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Marijuana Bills, Civil Rights on Week’s Agenda

Two bills that would decriminalize marijuana will get their first hearing Tuesday in a Senate committee.

02/24/2014

Ken Cuccinelli (left) and Terry McAuliffe (right). (Photo credits: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cuccinelli, McAuliffe Attend NAACP Meeting

Each looking for momentum after their final formal debate, Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe planned their campaign’s final days before a scheduled turn at the state’s NAACP meeting on Friday evening.

10/25/2013

Benjamin Jealous. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NAACP Preparing Committee to Search for New CEO

NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn Brock says the board of the nation’s largest civil rights organization is forming a search committee to select a new president and CEO.

09/09/2013

File photo of President and CEO of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP President Ben Jealous To Step Down This Year

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting finances at the nation’s largest civil rights organization and helping to stabilize it, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.

09/08/2013

File photo of a KKK rally. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ku Klux Klan Organizer Pays $50 to Join NAACP

A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and a Ku Klux Klan organizer ended with the Klan organizer paying $50 to join the civil rights organization, participants said.

09/04/2013

Members of the KKK (Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NAACP-KKK Meeting Believed To Be A First

A weekend meeting between the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan over the weekend is believed to be the first of its kind.

09/03/2013

NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NAACP Turning Over Petition To Pressure DOJ On Trayvon Martin Case

NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

08/26/2013

People from across the globe arrive on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech on AUGUST 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed in 1963. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

100,000 Expected To Participate In Civil Rights March In DC

Alice Long planned months ago to use vacation time to travel from Huntsville, Ala., to the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/24/2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley stood with state and NAACP officials at a news conference Tuesday as they laid out the reasons why the death penalty should be repealed in the state. (Credit: Karen Adams/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

NAACP, O’Malley Call for Death Penalty Repeal

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he believes the Maryland General Assembly has the will to repeal capital punishment this session.

01/15/2013

NAACP Chairman Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Feb. 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP)

Report: First Non-Clergy Member To Give Invocation During Inauguration

The widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 21.

01/08/2013

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