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Four Seasons Sues NAACP

According to court documents, the Four Seasons is suing the NAACP for an unpaid bill. The Houston hotel is claiming that the the NAACP did not pay nearly $100,000 owed to them for a rented room.

01/24/2013

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Report Accuses Miss. Schools Of Sending Students To Juvenile Detention For Farting

Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.

01/18/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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

File photo: Mitt Romney and John Sununu (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

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

File photo of Mitt Romney speaking at NAACP convention. (Credit: Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney: I Would Do More For African Americans Than Barack Obama

Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat’s policies.

07/12/2012

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Marion Barry: Black Community ‘Not Going To Support Mitt Romney’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will tell black voters Wednesday that backing him over the Democratic incumbent, who won their overwhelming support in 2008, is in the best interest of their families.

07/11/2012

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Mitt Romney Making An Effort To Get Black Vote At NAACP Annual Meeting

Mitt Romney isn’t going to win the black vote. But he’s making a pitch to African-Americans at the NAACP’s annual meeting, giving a major speech that’s also aimed at showing independent and swing voters that he’s willing to reach out to diverse audiences — and demonstrating that his campaign and the Republican Party he leads are inclusive.

07/11/2012

President Barack Obama delivers a statement at the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Declines Invitation To Speak At NAACP Convention

President Barack Obama won’t be attending the NAACP’s annual convention in Houston despite being advertised as a guest speaker.

07/09/2012