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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

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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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Gingrich To Black People: Paychecks, Not Food Aid

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.

01/05/2012

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NAACP Launches Project 2012 To Register & Educate Voters

Getting out the vote. That’s the goal of a new nationwide and local push by the Baltimore NAACP.

01/04/2012

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NAACP Wants Md. Redistricting Plans Released Early

The NAACP and other groups are asking Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to release redistricting plans early so that the public can review them.

08/24/2011

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Black Leaders Discuss Job, Budget Cuts With Obama

Leaders of the largest and oldest black civil rights groups said they urged President Barack Obama in a White House meeting Thursday to resist deep cuts to programs that benefit urban communities — with some of the highest unemployment rates — as he negotiates the nation’s debt limit.

07/22/2011

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NAACP Asks For Probe Of Anne Arundel Police

The Anne Arundel County branch of the NAACP is asking for a Justice Department to probe into the hiring and disciplinary practices of the county’s police department, saying black officers have reported disparate treatment.

07/12/2011

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Candidates Gather For Mayoral Forum

Candidates for Baltimore mayor will be gathering at Coppin State University for a forum sponsored by the city chapter of the NAACP, the Greater Baltimore Urban League, and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

06/15/2011

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NAACP Joins With Gingrich In Urging Prison Reform

The NAACP is joining Newt Gingrich in calling for a reduction in the number of state and federal prisoners and spending the savings on education.

04/07/2011

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Fmr. NAACP President Teaches Kids How To Stop Bullying

It’s a problem that’s been around for decades and spans all ages: bullying. A high-profile community member hopes to teach city students how to stop behavior.

01/10/2011

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