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Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP to Hold National Convention in Baltimore

The NAACP says it will hold its 2016 national convention in Baltimore.


Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies at a May 15 hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face  to get medical care. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NAACP: We Notified Shinseki, McCain About Phoenix VA Hospital Last Year

Rev. Oscar Tillman says his letters, written over a year ago, went unanswered.


LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, looks on as his team plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on April 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Head of NAACP in Los Angeles Quits Amid Fury Over Honoring Donald Sterling

The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.


Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, on April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP: Sterling’s Lifetime Ban Isn’t Enough, Want To Meet With Silver

Several civil rights organizations are applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.


File photo of medical marijuana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Marijuana Bills, Civil Rights on Week’s Agenda

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.