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Former NAACP president to run for Cummings' House seat

Former congressman and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume will run for the Maryland's House seat left vacant after the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.),...

naacp - The Hill
1:50pm PST - November 5th, 2019

Teacher put on leave after video shows him in blackface as rapper Common for Halloween

As part of a Halloween costume, the teacher mimicked Microsoft commercials in which the rapper showcases the future of artificial intelligence.

naacp - USA Today
10:47am PST - November 5th, 2019

Former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume to run for Maryland congressional seat

Kweisi Mfume, a close friend of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, held the Maryland congressional seat from 1987 to 1996 before stepping down to lead the NAACP

naacp - NBC News
8:42am PST - November 5th, 2019

Former NAACP president to run for Elijah Cummings' seat in Congress

Kweisi Mfume once held the seat left vacant by the late Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings

naacp - CBS News
11:55am PST - November 4th, 2019

Castro meets fundraising goal to stay in 2020 race

The former Cabinet secretary told supporters he had to raise $800,000 in the last 10 days of October to avoid dropping out.

naacp - Politico
7:12am PDT - November 1st, 2019

From Annie to Tina Turner, and Trained to Go the Distance

Singer, dancer, athlete, fan: how Adrienne Warren learned to stop fighting herself and interpret the musical role of a lifetime.

naacp - The New York Times
12:28am PDT - October 31st, 2019

Maryland governor sets special election date to fill Cummings' seat

The special general election will be April 28 — the same day as the state's presidential primary

naacp - CBS News
10:31am PDT - October 28th, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond Pulls Black Jack-o'-Lanterns over Blackface Complaint

Retailer Bed Bath & Beyond reportedly pulled all of its black jack-o'-lanterns from its stores after receiving a complaint stating that the lanterns were a form of blackface.

naacp - Breitbart News
3:01pm PDT - October 23rd, 2019

US: Two UConn students charged with shouting racial slur

Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj were charged with ridicule on account of creed, religion, colour or race, police say.

naacp - Al Jazeera English
5:43pm PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Joe Biden suggested Bill Clinton's impeachment was a 'partisan lynching' in 1998

Vice President Joe Biden condemned President Donald Trump's use of the term "lynching" to describe the House's impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, calling Trump's comments "despicable." In 1998, Biden similarly suggested that former President Bill Clinton's impea…

naacp - Business Insider
5:07pm PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Trump slammed for calling impeachment inquiry a 'lynching'

Democrats and some Republicans condemn remarks, pointing to US's racist history of lynching black people.

naacp - Al Jazeera English
5:06pm PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Gwen Ifill memorialized with USPS Forever stamp

The Postal Service announced on Tuesday that Gwen Ifill’s photograph will be featured on the 43rd stamp in the Postal Service’s Black Heritage series.

naacp - NBC News
3:29pm PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Trump portrayed himself as the ultimate victim by describing impeachment as 'a lynching.' We spoke to historians who say the comparison is 'laughably absurd' and 'deeply offensive.'

President Donald Trump has racked up a record of stoking racial fault lines for his own gain. Confronted with escalating pressure from impeachment proceedings he's called "a coup," Trump added another example of his willingness to employ racial attacks on Tue…

naacp - Business Insider
1:44pm PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Trump calls impeachment inquiry a "lynching"

Several lawmakers have spoken out against the president's use of the word – including Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate

naacp - CBS News
10:42am PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Students ARRESTED after racial slur dare game is recorded & posted on Twitter

Two University of Connecticut students have been arrested after they were filmed trading racial slurs back and forth in what appeared to be a vulgar word game. The video was posted online and sparked protests on campus. Read Full Article at RT.com

naacp - RT
9:09am PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Trump Faces Swift Criticism After Likening Impeachment Inquiry to a ‘Lynching’

President Trump injected racial overtones into the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday by comparing the investigation to a "lynching."

naacp - Time
8:13am PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Connecticut College Students Charged With Violating State Law Prohibiting ‘Ridicule’ after Using Racial Slur

Students Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj were arrested by campus police Monday night after using a racial slur in an incident captured on video.

naacp - National Review
7:06am PDT - October 22nd, 2019

2 white students arrested after video showed them shouting racial slurs

Two white college students were arrested Monday at the University of Connecticut after video surfaced of them shouting racist epithets in a parking lot

naacp - NBC News
5:17am PDT - October 22nd, 2019

A video caught white students saying the n-word. Amid outcry, they’ve been criminally charged. - The Washington Post

A video caught white students saying the n-word. Amid outcry, they’ve been criminally charged. The Washington Post UConn students charged after being caught on video shouting racial slurs New York Post View full coverage on Google News

naacp - The Washington Post
2:57am PDT - October 22nd, 2019

Civil rights groups urge Facebook to act against discrimination and voter suppression

More than 45 civil rights groups, including the NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign, came together to urge Facebook to protect civil rights and address discrimination on its platform.

naacp - CNN
4:40pm PDT - October 21st, 2019

NAACP Chapter Calls on UConn Administration to 'Apply the Proper Justice' After Students Filmed Shouting N-Word

The NAACP UConn chapter also demanded the Delta Epsilon Psi fraternity be disbanded after two members allegedly called a student a racial slur during an off-campus party.

naacp - Newsweek
8:11am PDT - October 21st, 2019

Judge hits Florida law limiting felon vote in limited ruling

The decision means that the legal battle will churn on in the months ahead of the 2020 election in which President Donald Trump is seeking a second term in office.

naacp - Politico
3:38pm PDT - October 18th, 2019

Trump judicial nominee faces another setback

“I think there’s still some folks that have questions, kind of struggling and going through the vetting,” said Sen. Joni Ernst.

naacp - Politico
2:15pm PDT - October 17th, 2019

Smithsonian Museums Are Supposed to Tell the American Story. So Where’s the One Dedicated to Latinos?

When I was growing up in San Antonio, Mexican culture permeated every aspect of American culture. I heard Spanish every day: at the grocery store, on the playground and, of course, at home. The staples in the school cafeteria included corn dogs, but also chee…

naacp - Time
11:17am PDT - October 15th, 2019

The Hardest Part of Home Schooling Was the Guilt

I had home-schooled my daughter for the past two years, so the test also felt like a final exam for me: Her score was also my teaching evaluation.

naacp - The New York Times
2:00am PDT - October 10th, 2019