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NAACP panel: Black community needs green future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At the NAACP's 101st Annual Convention here, political and community leaders from across the country discussed the impact green jobs could have on communities of color.

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NAACP meet: health crisis is civil rights issue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "We are fighting for the lives of a whole generation of children," Angela Glover Blackwell told the NAACP's 101st National Convention here July 10.

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Verdict in Oscar Grant murder case met with protests

OAKLAND, Calif. -A  jury found former police officer Johannes Mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of  Oscar Grant III.

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Carolina NAACP head calls for civil disobedience to protest “resegregation”

RALEIGH, N.C. - William Barber II, state NAACP chairman, this week called for mass civil disobedience July 20 to protest moves to "resegregate" public education in Wake County.

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Black and Latino home losses continue to mount

With close to 6 million homes at risk of being seized by banks, the foreclosure crisis continues to deepen, with the greatest risk to homeowners of color, a new study finds.

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Slaves who built U.S. Capitol to be honored

The U.S. Congress will acknowledge the role of slave labor in building the U.S. Capitol Building this week.

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Black Caucus members call for reform of ethics office

Close to half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus have called for reform of the recently created Office of Congressional Ethics.

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Nikki Giovanni: rap poetry is part of world literature

PHILADELPHIA -- Nikki Giovanni, world renowned poet, spoke here in Philadelphia, May 28, as par of Art Sanctuary's 26th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival.

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Minority, women farmers’discrimination suits nears settlement

U.S. government discrimination against minority farmers and women will be a thing of the past if the Obama administration has anything to say about it.

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Austin Is Doing Something about AIDS

Chicago community comes together to create cultural, educational movement on AIDS awareness.

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