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NAACP Names Interim President, CEO

The NAACP has selected a former House of Representatives clerk as an interim president and CEO while the organization seeks a new leader.

10/22/2013

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NAACP Preparing Committee To Search For New CEO

Leaders of the nation’s largest civil rights group pledged to continue fighting for voting rights, health care, a higher minimum wage and immigration reform, even as the NAACP begins searching for a new president and CEO.

09/10/2013

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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 President Ben Jealous To Step Down This Year

Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Sunday that he plans to step down by the end of the year.

09/08/2013

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Md. NAACP Leader Receiving Evers Medal Of Freedom

Gerald Stansbury was not yet 12 when civil rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated June 12, 1963, in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Miss.

07/13/2013

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Former Md. Congressman Kweisi Mfume Voted Morgan State Board Chairman

Morgan State University announces its pick for Board of Regents chairman.

05/08/2013

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NAACP Seeks Answers On College Head’s Departure

The NAACP’s Frederick County branch is seeking answers about Frederico Talley’s departure last month as president of the county community college.

02/02/2013

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NAACP, O’Malley, Call For Death Penalty Repeal

Could this be the year of repeal? Governor Martin O’Malley sets the stage for another history-making legislative session. He expects lawmakers to repeal the death penalty in Maryland.

01/15/2013

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As Election Day Draws Closer, Conference Held To Attract Voters

Maryland officials are holding a conference to inform voters about their rights and options in November.

08/29/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

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