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Worker Rights Bills Inspire Rally In Md.

A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night. Their chants of “Sφ, se puede” and the rough English translation, “Yes, we can,” filled the chilly air outside the statehouse.

02/24/2014

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Outgoing NAACP President Ben Jealous Credited With Boosting Group

A surprise announcement from the president of the NAACP. After just five years, Ben Jealous, who has spear-headed a number of civil rights issues, says he will step down to spend more time with his family.

09/09/2013

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NAACP Head Gives Keynote At LGBT Conference

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Thursday the civil rights group supports legislation in Maryland to extend rights to transgender residents.

01/26/2012

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NAACP President Calls For End Of Md. Death Penalty

The end of the death penalty in Maryland. That’s what some lawmakers are hoping to accomplish as the General Assembly prepares to return to work in Annapolis in a matter of hours.

01/10/2012

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