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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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NAACP Discusses Its Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

The NAACP passed a resolution this weekend to support marriage equality as part of its commitment to equal protection under the law.

05/21/2012

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NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage As Civil Right

The NAACP has passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts “to codify discrimination or hatred into the law.”

05/19/2012

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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

Death Penalty,

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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