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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

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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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