Shannon Travis on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to being booed at a speech at the NAACP convention.
Mitt Romney touted his economic and educational proposals, tailored his message to the predominantly black audience, and beat back an uncomfortable chorus of "boos" in an address Wednesday to the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Can Romney win the black vote? Brooke speaks with Prof. Boyce Watkins about Romney's appeal to African-Americans.
The NAACP chapter in Dallas is calling for an end to the Texas state lottery, saying the game drains the finances of low-income ticket-buyers who can least afford it, especially minorities.
It's a safe bet that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not garner many votes from African-Americans in November.
A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.
Civil rights luminaries joined throngs of protesters carrying "Justice for Trayvon" signs on Saturday, slowly marching to the Sanford, Florida, police headquarters to demand the arrest of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's killer.
Civil rights leaders join protesters in Sanford, Florida, to demand the arrest of Trayvon Martin's killer.
Civil rights activists reenacting a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, are doing more than just reliving an important part of American history -- they are bringing a new message to an old fight.
CNN's David Mattingly talks to Ben Jealous on the anniversary of the march on Selma.
A Georgia woman who was convicted on misdemeanor charges in the death of her son who darted out into traffic will not spend time in jail, a judge ruled Tuesday.
For decades, Harlem has been a hub of African-American culture and the NAACP. But this month, the issue of charter schools has turned the New York City neighborhood into a battleground between activists and the 101-year-old civil rights organization.
There is a bipartisan tide of lawmakers who are trying to fix our nation's out-of-control corrections system, and make funding for education the priority.
Dr Manning Marable, director of Columbia University's Center for Contemporary Black History has died, according to a statement from the NAACP. He was 61.
The yearning to return to the antebellum South is not just being reflected in this year's celebration of the Confederacy, but also in growing efforts to reverse years of successful school integration.
The Mississippi NAACP has called on Governor Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.
A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.
A school in Pennsylvania is separating kids by race. It is part of a mentoring program for black kids.
A Pennsylvania high school says some students are separated by race, gender and language for a few minutes each day in an effort to boost academic scores, raising controversy over the historically contentious issue of segregation in schools.
Striking back against resegregation in schools, education leaders gathered Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina, to hear the president of the nation's oldest civil rights organization speak about the national state of education.
The nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization wants to sound the alarm on school resegregation, and is hoping a national educational summit will bring attention to what its members consider a huge problem, according to a news release from the NAACP.
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"My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution."
There is very little evidence, if any, that Sarah Palin hates teachers, or that Andrew Breitbart is a racist. Yet a recent flood of viral stories propagated by internet journalists allegedly catch prominent conservatives red-handed in acts of hate.
African-American workers continue to earn far less than whites, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
What does the rhetorical feud between the Tea Party and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have to do with the case of Shirley Sherrod, a black former Agriculture Department employee who resigned this week under pressure from the Obama administration?
On AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper talks about what he says is the "smearing of Shirley Sherrod."
In the midst of a prolonged recession, two wars, and an ongoing environmental catastrophe, it is unfortunate that inconsequential controversies about race are among America's most widely discussed subjects.
Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod tells HLN's Robin Meade how the uproar over her words have affected her family.
The arrest of 19 protesters at a rancorous school board meeting Tuesday brings the issue of busing and diversity in education into the national spotlight.
There is no issue that is more volatile, passionate, confusing, perplexing and complex than the reality of race in America.
The NAACP says "it was snookered" by a conservative blogger and now wants the USDA to re-hire Shirley Sherrod.
The NAACP has retracted its original statement condemning comments made by a former Agriculture Department official who resigned after a video clip surfaced of her discussing a white farmer.
This week at the NAACP annual convention, we passed over 75 resolutions. They addressed critical issues from education equity, to fixing our broken criminal justice and immigration systems, to our top priority: jobs, jobs, jobs.
CNN's Candy Crowley asks Sen. McConnell and Rep. Hoyer about recent issues regarding the Tea Party movement and race.
Core supporters of the NAACP and the Tea Party are in a heated battle over race. CNN's Carol Costello reports.
While Glenn Beck continues to pathetically assert that he is a modern day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his listeners and viewers are the rightful heirs to the Civil Rights Movement he spearheaded, it may catch some by surprise that Tea Party leaders claim their movement is also one that is about advancing the civil rights of Americans.
The NAACP has passed a resolution that condemns what it feels is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Members passed the measure on Tuesday at the organization's 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
NAACP President Ben Jealous and Tea Party's David Webb spar over alleged claims of racism within the Tea Party movement.
Legalizing marijuana is a civil rights issue, according to one of California's most prominent African-American advocacy groups.
Benjamin L. Hooks, a civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, has died, said the vice president for communication at the NAACP.
Frances Hooks reflects on the life and legacy of her husband. Civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Hooks died Thursday.
Friends and family mourn the passing of lawyer, judge and NAACP director Dr. Benjamin Hooks, who died last week.
Scores of mourners packed a Memphis, Tennessee, church Wednesday for the funeral of Dr. Benjamin Hooks, a civil rights leader described as deeply inspirational and widely influential.
The NAACP has dropped its racial discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo, the organization and the company said on Thursday.
Herb Brooks: On this day in 1980, the former University of Minnesota coach led a hockey team of college kids in a 4-3 victory over the best national team the Soviet Union had ever sent to the Olympics. The squad from the USSR practiced 11 months a year. Brooks was coaching amateurs.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to NAACP President Benjamin Jealous about honoring a White House official who resigned.
The new chairwoman for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation, said Sunday she'll work to bring a new generation into the organization.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation, announced the successor to Chairman Julian Bond on Saturday as the organization strives to prove its relevance and influence to a new generation.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation, will announce the successor to Chairman Julian Bond on Saturday as the organization strives to prove its relevance and influence to a new generation.
In an unprecedented gesture, Tyler Perry has pledged $1 million to the country's oldest and largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The director is "blessed to be in a position where I can give" to the civil rights organization
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is like the NAACP -- both are a bit retro in their language. Nobody says "colored people" anymore, and, at least in sports, "ladies" is passe. Apart from golf, the females playing professionally today are not L's, but W's -- women: the WTA, the WNBA, and so forth. After the old joke: that is no lady, that's my athlete.
Several hours before President Barack Obama gave his well-received speech at the NAACP centennial convention in New York City, he spoke before another probing audience of African-Americans aboard Air Force One.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux previews President Obama's remarks to the NAACP's 100th convention.
President Obama commended the progress of African-Americans in a speech on the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, but said there was still much work to be done.
Fight police misconduct with a cell phone, the NAACP says.
As the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People prepares to celebrate its Centennial in New York, the city of its birth, I'm confident that we as a nation have turned an important corner on the long road toward racial and economic equality for all Americans.
Thursday the U.S. Senate passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and for legalized segregation.
The NAACP filed lawsuits Friday against two of the nation's largest mortgage lenders -- HSBC and Wells Fargo -- alleging "systematic, institutionalized racism" in their subprime lending.
The NAACP filed lawsuits Friday against two of the nation's largest mortgage lenders -- HSBC and Wells Fargo -- alleging "systematic, institutionalized racism" in their sub-prime lending.
Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of the New York Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it's racist and encourages violence toward President Obama.
After being back in the spotlight at the Super Bowl, the star is ready to make several more appearances
The world will be watching as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States of America. In anticipation of the inauguration, reporter John Zarrella, photojournalists Dominic Swann and Greg Kilday and I traveled to some of the landmark sites of the civil rights movement to reflect on events that helped shape this historic moment.
Students at a school where segregation was challenged see themselves as a microcosm of the nation.
The actress-singer faces off with Beyonce and Alicia Keys in music and film categories
CNN's Rick Sanchez discusses a plan to convert a historic Atlanta cemetery to a waste landfill.
The NAACP in Georgia is calling for the state attorney general's office to investigate a county board after it voted to move about 300 African-American graves from a site that will be used to expand a landfill.
Dan Lothian reports on the NAACP lawsuit against the Virginia governor and election officials.
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain received a polite but tepid welcome Wednesday as he spoke before a hugely pro-Barack Obama and Democratic crowd at the NAACP convention.
Sen. Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the black leadership in the civil rights battles of the '60s and '70s, but reminded members of the NAACP that those leaders "were not much older than many of you when they made their mark on history."
Roland Martin responds to John McLaughlin's depiction of Sen. Barack Obama.
The NAACP has chosen Ben Jealous as its new president after a contentious debate that lasted long into the night, members of its board of directors said Saturday.
The NAACP has an incomparable record. It has the longest list of achievements in the history of this country as being the undisputed champion in the fight against discrimination, racial prejudice, and unjust public policies, which have caused people made in the image of God to be treated as less than human or treated as second-class citizens.
No debate: Denzel Washington's film The Great Debaters won hands down Thursday at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards.
NAACP Chairman Julian Bond's decision to weigh in on the Democratic Party's conundrum when it comes to seating delegates from Michigan and Florida has created a firestorm of discussion on blogs and talk shows, and frankly, I'm still unclear as to what his intent was.
David Bowie has donated $10,000 to a legal defense fund for six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate in the tiny central Louisiana town of Jena
The head of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP said Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has made mistakes but that they should not cost him his football career with the NFL.
Some African Americans have had a profound impact on American society, changing many people's views on race, history and politics. The following is a sampling of African Americans who have shaped society and the world with their spirit and their ideals.
President Bush will address the NAACP's annual convention this week, the White House said Tuesday, making an appeal for unity in what will be the president's first appearance before the nation's oldest civil rights group since coming to office.
Use the following timeline to learn about some of the key events in civil rights history.
Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2006.
Hollywood star Will Smith made a whirlwind tour of Britain, appearing at three premieres in one day to promote his new film, "Hitch."
Lawyers for the NAACP say their client will not supply documents the IRS has requested as part of an investigation into a political speech given last year by the group's chairman.
Kweisi Mfume, outgoing head of the NAACP, said Tuesday he had a "man-to-man" meeting with President Bush during which they talked about health care, education reform, Social Security and other issues.
Kweisi Mfume, the president and chief executive officer of the NAACP for the past nine years, resigned Tuesday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.
Sen. John Kerry promised civil rights leaders Thursday he will be a "uniter," bringing opportunities and justice to those he said have been left out in the cold by the Bush administration.
STRONG PITCH: In his strongest pitch yet to a key voting bloc, John Kerry yesterday unveiled a $2 million advertising campaign targeting African-Americans, announced that an up-and-coming black Democrat with a compelling life story will deliver the keynote address at the party's national convention July 27. Kerry also will travel to Philadelphia this morning to address the NAACP's 95th annual convention.
NAACP Chairman Julian Bond called on members of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization to boost voter turnout to help oust President Bush.
Leaders of the NAACP say they're furious with President Bush for refusing to address their convention this past weekend.
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