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The NAACP is focusing on welfare fraud in Mississippi specifically that caused over $94 million in misspending from 2017 to 2019, and they're calling on the Department of Justice to investigate and fully prosecute those at fault. 

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The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, on Tuesday urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring federal civil rights charges against the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot Black teenager Laquan McDonald.

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As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its priorities.

It appears the University of Texas at Austin has been getting in the school spirit for over a century with a chant linked to Confederate leader Robert E. Lee and minstrelsy. 

"President Trump’s last-ditch attempt to pressure the Georgia Secretary of State to overturn the unequivocal results of the presidential election places our democracy squarely at a crossroads," the LDF said in a released statement.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television and the NAACP has reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience. The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus on creating and producing scripted, unscripted and documentary content for […]

Last month, Kesha Gray was arrested in Cordova, Tenn. after police officers stopped her for questioning about a reported domestic violence incident and appearing to be too distraught to talk to them. Video footage of her arrest went viral on social media. Now, the Memphis branch of the NAACP is calling for an expedited inquiry into […]

Parents in a New Jersey school district began calling for the resignation of an interim superintendent after he allegedly said he doesn’t mind racist teachers. In fall 2019, Montclair Public Schools’ interim superintendent Nathan Parker attended a meeting of the Montclair NAACP. According to Montclair Local, several attendees, and by his own admission, Parker took the […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. senator from Kansas and the NAACP are demanding action after up to 50 black employees of the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center have complained about widespread discrimination at the hospital. Their complaints include hearing jokes about lynchings and being compared to monkeys, having white co-workers secretly monitor […]

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Officers with the Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) are under fire after video emerged online showing them roughing up Black spring breakers, beating a Black woman’s head into the pavement, and shooting a man on Ocean Drive. Now the Miami-Dade County chapter of the NAACP is calling for the resignations of City Manager Jimmy Morales and Police Chief Richard Clements. […]