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.
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.
The NAACP passed a resolution this weekend to support marriage equality as part of its commitment to equal protection under the law.
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.”
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Thursday the civil rights group supports legislation in Maryland to extend rights to transgender residents.
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.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.
Getting out the vote. That’s the goal of a new nationwide and local push by the Baltimore NAACP.
The NAACP and other groups are asking Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to release redistricting plans early so that the public can review them.
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.
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.
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.