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Capital One Sued For Discrimination Against Blacks and Latinos

Capital One Sued For Discrimination Against Blacks and Latinos

*The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Houston Branch (“NAACP”), League of United Latin American Citizens, District VIII (“LULAC”) and a former bank employee have filed a major federal racial discrimination lawsuit against Capital One Bank, a publicly-traded national bank. The suit alleges Capital One has engaged in a conscious and deliberate plan […]

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NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

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*On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a ground-breaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP will work with the Africa-America Institute (AAI) on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments, achievements and […]

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NAACP: GOP Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy Lacking Compassion for Most Americans

NAACP: GOP Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy Lacking Compassion for Most Americans

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BALTIMORE — The NAACP issued the following statement regarding the horrendous tax plan passed this week by the GOP in Congress: This new tax giveaway removes healthcare for 13 million Americans, and dumps over $1.5 trillion dollars of debt onto the American public while continuing to perpetuate the sad mythology which says by giving the […]

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NAACP 108th National Convention (‘Steadfast and Immovable’) Heads to Baltimore July 22-26

NAACP 108th National Convention (‘Steadfast and Immovable’) Heads to Baltimore July 22-26

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*BALTIMORE – The NAACP, America’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization, has announced its 108th annual convention, beginning Saturday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 26th at the Baltimore Convention Center, One W. Pratt St. Embracing the theme, “Steadfast and Immovable,” the NAACP will be headed back to its headquarters city to set policies, programs and […]

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NAACP Denounces Recent Wave of Vandalism Against African-Americans

NAACP Denounces Recent Wave of Vandalism Against African-Americans

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*BALTIMORE – The NAACP issued the following statement after a noose was found Wednesday, May 31, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and after NBA star LeBron James’ house in Los Angeles, California was defaced with the N-word. “We are deeply troubled and disturbed by the heinous acts […]

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NAACP President (Cornell William Brooks) to Join Texas Police Killing Demonstrations TONIGHT

NAACP President (Cornell William Brooks) to Join Texas Police Killing Demonstrations TONIGHT

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NAACP President to Join Dallas area Interfaith Leaders at Demonstration and Non-Violent Direct Action Training Against Killing of 15-Year Old by Police Dallas, TX – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will fly to Dallas this evening to join Dallas-area Interfaith leaders for a multi-faith community prayer in honor of Jordan Edwards, a 15 […]

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The NAACP President’s Statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s HB2 Repeal

The NAACP President’s Statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s HB2 Repeal

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*BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s Repeal of HB2. “The NAACP condemns the perplexing attempt to address the discriminatory HB2 law through a proposal that on the surface repeals HB2, while subtly embedding a greater layer of discrimination and confusion into the […]

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On 52nd Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March NAACP ‘Democracy Letter’ to all 50 Governors

On 52nd Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March NAACP ‘Democracy Letter’ to all 50 Governors

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AL, TX, AND NC AMONG FIRST LETTERS ELECTRONICALLY SENT *The NAACP today released the following statement regarding its letter sent to state officials around the nation regarding the issue of voter suppression. On the 52nd anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march, the NAACP is sending a letter to all Governors, Attorneys General and Secretaries […]

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NAACP Voices Concerns on Civil Rights Laws and Election Integrity to DOJ

NAACP Voices Concerns on Civil Rights Laws and Election Integrity to DOJ

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FRANK DISCUSSION WITH AG SESSIONS ON VOTER PROTECTIONS, POLICE BRUTALITY, CUTS TO DOJ CIVIL RIGHTS STAFF AND PARALLELS BETWEEN ALLEGED RUSSIAN ELECTION MANIPULATION AND DOMESTIC VOTER SUPPRESSION BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP today engaged Attorney General Jeff Sessions in frank discussion on current threats to civil rights including voter suppression, police misconduct and civil rights […]

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NAACP President: Voter Fraud is A Myth. Voter Suppression is Not.

NAACP President: Voter Fraud is A Myth. Voter Suppression is Not.

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BALTIMORE, MD— Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement: “President Donald Trump called for the federal government to spend resources investigating alleged ‘voter fraud’ in the 2016 elections. Unable to accept the fact that he lost the popular vote by some 2.8 million votes, President Trump has repeated his naked and reckless claim that 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election by […]

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