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  • Why not just have civil unions for everyone?

    Why not just have civil unions for everyone?
    Today's question: Why should the state recognize marriage at all? Wouldn't it be better to leave marriage to religious groups and instead have civil unions for everyone? Previously, Broyles and Jean offered their views of what would happen to married...
  • NAACP head hopes to mobilize voters

    By age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more. At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...
  • Black activists go blogging in challenging status quo

    Black activists go blogging in challenging status quo
    The first time Eddie Griffin set out to fight for civil rights, back in 1972, he joined the Black Panthers, picked up a gun and robbed a bank in Ft. Worth. The crime landed him in federal prison for 12 years. Today, Griffin's weapon is an Internet blog....
  • WGA gives Image Awards a break

    WGA gives Image Awards a break
    The show will go on for the 39th NAACP Image Awards. The WGA agreed Tuesday to give the Feb. 14 show a waiver that allows writers to script the show and keep the picketers away. Here is the press release: LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America, West...
  • Obama win a civil-rights revolution

     
    by James Oliphant Remember the struggles. Little Rock. James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. Brown vs. Board of Education. Birmingham and Bull Connor. The Boston busing riots. Throw in, if you like, Rosa Parks. Or Jackie Robinson. Social...
  • Washington closed, White House open

     
    by Mark Silva and James Oliphant The answers may be blowing in the wind, but the snow certainly was -- though this couldn't stop Bob Dylan, Morgan Freeman and a cast of all-stars from acknowledging the struggles of the Civil......
  • 'Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965'

    'Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965'
    One of television's most celebrated documentary miniseries, creator-producer Henry Hampton's PBS-broadcast program re-examines many pivotal events connected to the title subject - including the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'...
  • Mfume says he was not forced out

    Kweisi Mfume denied yesterday that he was forced to resign as president of the NAACP amid allegations of nepotism and sexual harassment, saying someone is trying to derail his campaign for U.S. Senate. Speaking in Clinton at a rally of African-American...
  • Retired Verizon executive Gordon is picked as next NAACP leader

    ATLANTA - Saying a dedication to civil rights activism is in his blood, former Verizon executive Bruce S. Gordon was elected as the NAACP's next president and chief executive officer yesterday. The board of the National Association for the Advancement of...
  • Hayes no stranger to interim role

    Dennis C. Hayes is ice to Kweisi Mfume's fire. A decided introvert compared with the outgoing - and magnetic - NAACP president. So, when reporters asked yesterday whether Hayes, the NAACP's general counsel since 1990 and its interim president beginning...
  • Mfume might be glad to go, but the NAACP will miss him

    KWEISI MFUME had that "Lyndon Johnson" gleam in his eye. The man whose name means "conquering son of kings" strode yesterday into the press room of the NAACP's national headquarters to a welcome fit for, well, a conquering son of kings. The assembled...