NAACP Calls for an End to the War on Drugs

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CALIFORNIA — The NAACP passed an historic resolution calling to an end the war on drugs with a majority vote at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles, CA. The resolution outlines key details of the war on drugs, which the organization notes are crucial failings; the U.S. spends $40 billion annually on the […]

NAACP President Says Voter ID Laws are Like Jim Crow Reincarnated

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Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World The president of the NAACP, Benjamin Jealous, does not support the new photo ID requirements being enacted by state governments. According to Reuters, he “compare[s] photo ID laws to poll taxes and other past restrictions — since struck down by the courts — designed to keep blacks from voting in the segregated […]

Dr. Boyce: President Obama Set to Meet with Marc Morial and Ben Jealous, But Why?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins. I received an email today from the White House stating that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with NAACP President Ben Jealous and Urban League President Marc Morial.   President Obama’s schedule (which can be seen here) shows that the meeting will be roughly 25 minutes, giving these three important […]

Why CNN, HLN and MSNBC Won’t Have a Black Prime Time Anchor for a While

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins I recently noticed that the NAACP joined the call of other civil rights public figures (I’m not sure how I feel about the word “leaders”) in asking CNN and other networks to open the door for African American representation in nightly prime time news slots.  I was happy to see them […]