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Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: ‘Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship’

Denzel Washington at NAACP Image Awards: ‘Ease is a Greater Threat to Progress than Hardship’

The nation’s oldest civil rights organization honors talent the Oscars are slow to recognize.

John Lewis Should 'Thank' White Men for Civil Rights, Says Maine Gov. Paul LePage

John Lewis Should ‘Thank’ White Men for Civil Rights, Says Maine Gov.

Gov. LePage later suggested the NAACP apologize to white people.

Jeff Sessions Chosen as Trump's Attorney General

1,330 Law Professors Oppose Jeff Sessions as AG Nominee

"All of us believe it is unacceptable for someone with Senator Sessions' record to lead the Department of Justice."

The Selma Initiative: NAACP Mobilizes for Voter Protection

The Selma Initiative: NAACP Mobilizes for Voter Protection

“The kinds of threats we have heard in recent months harken back to the first half of the 20th century,” said NAACP President and CEO Cornell W. Brooks.

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

A district judge called the voter registrations removal process "insane" and said it "sounds like something that was put together in 1901."

Mississippi NAACP Seeks Investigation of Noose Incident at School

Mississippi NAACP Seeks Investigation of Noose Incident at School

The Mississippi NAACP has called for a federal investigation into the disturbing incident, saying, "These incidents should not be swept under the rug."

Dear Trump: Not all Black People Live in Inner Cities

Dear Trump: Not all Black People Live in Inner Cities

Social media users, including the NAACP, corrected Trump’s response to a question asked at the second presidential debate.

Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate white people because white people are successful’

Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate white people because white people are successful’

Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger blamed Black resentment of whites as the reason for the protests, not police injustice.

The local White Lives Matter group is connected to the Aryan Renaissance Society, a neo-Nazi group.

NAACP in Houston Denounces ‘White Lives Matter’ Protest

The local White Lives Matter group is connected to the Aryan Renaissance Society, a neo-Nazi group.

"White Lives Matter" protest

Armed ‘White Lives Matter’ Group Protests at NAACP in Houston

Organizer Ken Reed said amid Confederate flags, "Obviously we're exercising our Second Amendment rights but that's because we have to defend ourselves."

Muhammad Ali: The Loss of a Legend

As a stellar athlete and social activist, Ali was a leader both inside and outside of the ring.

North Carolina District 12

N.C.’s Latest Attempt to Limit Black Voter Influence Statewide Fails 

Republican state lawmakers packed more Blacks into two districts in an attempt to reduce the number of Blacks in other districts.

Flint Paid Highest Water Bill in the Country

Of the 500 largest community water systems in 48 states, Flint’s charged the most for its toxic water. NAACP has threatened “civil disobedience” if the pipes are not replaced.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy fired

Chicago Police Chief Fired in Face of Mounting Pressure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood by police superintendent until very end but was forced to change his mind. Protesters say more still remains to be done.

Rachel Dolezal: ‘I Was Born Biologically White’

After numerous denials and evasions, Dolezal finally admits her heritage.

MLK Monument on Stone Mountain Meets Resistance

Civil rights organizations ask governor to stop plans, while defenders of the Confederacy call monument "disrespectful."

New Racial Profiling Laws in Maryland Amid Unrest

“We need people to understand that racial profiling is illegal, and it’s bad police work.”

Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75, Leaders Call Him ‘Hero’

Prominent leaders and friends are mourning the death of a civil rights icon.

President Obama ‘Feels Great Urgency’ Toward Race Relations

President Obama said in an interview the “awakening around the country” to problems in race relations offers him an opportunity to “shape the debate.”

Marilyn Mosby: ‘Unafraid to Challenge the Status Quo in the Pursuit of Justice’

During the annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia, Baltimore Chief Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby discussed the disparities black women face, yet their ability to greatly influence the future of public policy.

Rachel Dolezal’s Replacement Naima Quarles-Burnley Speaks Out

The integrity of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP was tarnished due to its former president Rachel Dolezal’s racial identity controversy. Naima Quarles-Burnley plans to change that.

Leaders Urge South Carolina to Take Down Confederate Flag

A Confederate flag still flies from the South Carolina Capitol grounds, which many demand be removed after the mass murder of nine in Charleston.

Black Man Found Hanging From Tree in Mississippi

On Thursday, a missing Black man was found hanging from a tree in Claiborne County, Miss. An FBI investigation is under way to determine whether it was a homicide or suicide.

NAACP office in Colorado bombed.

NAACP Office Bombed

Police in Colorado are investigating the bombing of an NAACP office as a possible hate crime.