Families seek justice in Atlanta police shootings

Family members of Black men who died in incidents involving law enforcement speak out at the Atlanta branch office of the NAACP; Urging reform and justice. (June 26)

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NAACP, police in Michigan announce listening tour

Some Detroit-area police departments are joining forces with the NAACP to host a listening tour following weeks of protests since the death of George Floyd. (June 16)

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NAACP march for racial injustice and reform begins in Atlanta | AFP

Protesters in Atlanta gather for a “March on Georgia” aimed at highlighting racial injustice and calling for criminal justice reform. The march follows a fatal police shooting of a black man in the city on Friday evening. IMAGES

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Family lawyers speak on released footage of Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery’s family attorneys have condemned the release of police footage of the slain 25-year-old man. They joined local NAACP leaders at a news conference to speak out against what they call attempts to portray Arbery in a negative light. (May 19)

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Ex-NAACP leader Mfume wins Maryland US House Seat

Democrat Kweisi Mfume easily won a special election Tuesday to finish the term of the late Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat he held for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP. (April 29)

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Today in History for February 12th

Highlights of this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln and naturalist Charles Darwin born; The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial; Founding of the NAACP; Cartoonist Charles Schulz dies. (Feb. 12)

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Foxx: ‘We don’t make movies to win awards’

Actor Jamie Foxx says he is happy that “Just Mercy” has received NAACP and SAG nominations, but says he doesn’t make movies with that in mind. (Jan. 16)

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Presidential hopefuls: Trump is trying to divide

Several Democratic presidential candidates who took part in a forum at the NAACP national convention in Detroit say President Donald Trump is trying to divide voters with racial rhetoric. (July 24)

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Tlaib to NAACP attendees: You’re all ‘the squad’

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib tells an audience at the NAACP’s national convention that they’re all members of “the squad” (July 22)

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Today in History for February 12th

Highlights of this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln and naturalist Charles Darwin born; The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial; Founding of the NAACP; Cartoonist Charles Schulz dies. (Feb. 12)

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Maryland Democrats Nominate Ben Jealous For Gov.

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous won the Maryland Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday. The candidate faces a popular Republican incumbent, Governor Larry Hogan. (June 27)

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ShowBiz Minute: O’Riordan, NAACP, House of Cards

UK police say death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan not suspicious; DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards; “House of Cards” alumnus Paul Sparks pleased with show’s direction following Kevin Spacey’s exit. (Jan. 16)

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Marching for Change: State of Emergency – Ferguson, Missouri (Dispatch 6)

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Rallies, marches, and protests continued in Ferguson and Saint Louis ahead of Michael Brown’s funeral today. VICE News spent the weekend speaking to people about what’s next for the city and the movement against police brutality and racism.

On Saturday, NAACP members and supporters marched through Ferguson. On Sunday, the annual Saint Louis “Peace Fest” turned into a tribute to the slain teenager attended by community leaders, Brown’s family, and the parents of Trayvon Martin — who spoke with the crowd about ending all violence, not just that perpetrated by police.

Residents and activists pledged to carry on their fight for justice beyond Brown’s burial, while the teen’s father asked the public for a day of “silence” — and no protests — today.

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