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A "complex and punitive regulatory scheme." These are the words a federal judge used this past week when she issued an injunction to stop implementation of a Tennessee law that would have made voter r...


Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some "20 and odd Negroes" originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the...


NAACP Slams Trump Administration and Calls for End to Government Shutdown

In a statement released last week the NAACP called on the White House and Congress to work swiftly to bring an end to the current, partial shutdown of the federal government in a way that does not...


MLK50: Fifty Years after Kerner and King, Racism Still Matters

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NAACP President Derrick Johnson talks about Dr. King's assassination and the Kerner Commission." Segregation and poverty...


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