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Tavis on Repositioning Dr. King as a Revolutionary

The “Death of a King” Interview with Kam Williams Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the...

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Launches 10-Day Voter Education and Mobilization Countdown

Florida Black Youth Vote kicks off 10-day countdown to Election Day on FAMU campus   Washington, DC – In an effort to increase Black voter turnout for the Nov. 4 election, this past...

Amidst Vigilantism & Police Violence Dream Defenders Propose Marketing Bulletproof Vests to Minors

As Midterms Approach #VestOrVote Billboard Campaign, Parody Website, and New PSA Dramatize Choice Facing Communities of Color Impacted by Violence *** View Vest Sales Page HERE:...

Supreme Court Blocks Appeals Court Order, Obstructs Access to Ballot by Reinstating Restrictive Voting Measures

A Statement from the North Carolina NAACP and Advancement Project WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court blocked the mandate issued by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to instate a preliminary...

COUNCILWOMAN CHARLES, DEPUTY MAYOR LEON, COUNCILWOMAN HUNTER AND MAYOR JACKSON DEMAND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION INTO RAMAPO WARD SCHEME

Current & Former Minority Elected Officials: Ward Referendum on 9/30 Would End 27-Year Black Representation on Town Board   New City, NY (BlackNews.com) — Leading African-American and...

North Carolina NAACP to Appeal Federal Judge’s Ruling in Battle Over State’s Voter Suppression Law

WASHINGTON – Fighting to protect the right to vote for all North Carolinians this November, the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP filed an appeal today in the legal battle over H.B. 589,...

Today the North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement Kick Off Seven Days of Moral Action by Standing Up for Working Families at the State Capitol

Groups in 12 other states are mobilizing similar campaigns at their state capitols on Friday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 28 RALEIGH – Across the South and the nation, justice-loving groups in...

North Carolina NAACP and Others Challenge State’s Voter Suppression Law in Federal Court

Crucial Hearing is Last Chance to Block Restrictions Before the 2014 Election WINSTON-SALEM, NC – On behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, today a legal team will begin...