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  • In Georgia race for Senate seat, a battle over who can vote

    The best chance for Senate Democrats to play offense this midterm election has always centered on Georgia and newcomer Michelle Nunn's ability to turn out African American voters in a state whose demographics are rapidly shifting. Nunn's well known...
  • Foley, Malloy Lay Out Urban Agenda At NAACP Forum

    Foley, Malloy Lay Out Urban Agenda At NAACP Forum
    WATERBURY — The two major party candidates for governor made a pitch for votes at an NAACP forum this past weekend, pledging to help raise up the urban underclass, improve big-city schools, and create second chances for people who have served time...
  • Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes

    Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is slated to pass a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts next week that won't be a game-changer for Democrats. Both the House and Senate's redistricting committees signed off on an identical new...
  • Redistricting Redux in the courtroom

    Redistricting Redux in the courtroom
    TALLAHASSEE -- The authors and critics of Florida's re-drawn congressional map were back in a courtroom Wednesday haggling over the same seat that sparked their two year legal fight: the African-American-leaning district of Rep. Corrine Brown, D-...
  • Mosher tells Mathews NAACP he wants to protect 'social safety net'

    MATHEWS — Democrat Norm Mosher told the NAACP in Mathews County on Monday night that the three legs of the "social safety net" — Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act — continue to be under attack by Republicans....
  • Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

    Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.  And...
  • The ominous symbolism of the noose

    The ominous symbolism of the noose
    Two nooses were found hanging at high schools in Los Angeles County on Oct. 15 and 16. At Bellflower High, the hangman's knot was accompanied by graffiti declaring that God hates black people. At nearby Mayfair High, the noose wasn't captioned, and a...
  • Human Relations Commission addresses claims of racial inequity in Bethlehem Area schools

    Human Relations Commission addresses claims of racial inequity in Bethlehem Area schools
    While complaints from community members about racial inequities in the Bethlehem Area School District brought the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to the city for its monthly meeting, district educators and other community representatives stood...
  • 5 former candidates back Tarrant's write-in campaign against Conaway

    5 former candidates back Tarrant's write-in campaign against Conaway
    Five Baltimore Democrats who lost to state Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. in this year's primary election are asking voters to support a write-in candidate after Conaway posted a series of rambling videos online in which he referred to himself as "meta,"...
  • Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention

    Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention
    The NAACP will hold its 2017 national convention in Baltimore, the nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Wednesday. The decision could mean an economic boost of as much as $10 million to the city two summers from now. Officials with the...
  • Hampton NAACP to host Community Education Forum with schools superintendent Nov. 3

    Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette will discuss education issues at a Community Education Forum hosted by the Hampton NAACP on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 94 Lincoln St. The event is free and open to the public....