A panhandler in New York's subways had worked for years as a union painter and carpenter before he was reduced, by job cuts, to begging for a living.
Several groups recently joined an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit challenging Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB-56.
Since its founding 102 years ago, the NAACP has been at the forefront in the fight for civil rights and social justice for African Americans and all working people.
The NAACP put forth a resolution publically calling an end to the failed 40-year drug war, started in 1971 at the behest of President Nixon.
NAACP hosts town hall meeting on gay, lesbian and transgender issues and homophobia.
Vote suppression and denying ex-felons the right to vote are the new Jim Crow laws of the 21st century, says NAACP leader.
State officials sent letters to four Catholic Charities agencies that place children, explaining the decision to not renew foster care and adoption contracts.
South Carolina has become the fifth and latest state poised to enact a draconian anti-immigration law, after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed SB 20 last week.
The Rhode Island state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.
"There is no voter fraud problem in New Hampshire," the governor said before vetoing the bill. "We already have strong elections laws."