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NAACP: Civil rights organization in the United States
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells.

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Georgia trooper charged with murder in shooting of Black man. 'He was a kind soul,' widow says at vigil.

A NAACP leader called the slaying of Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis another example of a Black man being killed unlawfully by a white police officer.
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NAACP offers "race-conscious" investors a way to cash in

Civil rights group says its exchange-traded fund can deliver superior returns by empowering people of color.
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NAACP investment fund now enters third year

Marvin Owens of the NAACP and Ethan Powell of Impact Shares discuss an exchange traded fund that the civil rights organization created two years ago. The fund has returned almost 12% to investors since..
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The NAACP has an investment fund that trades on the NASDAQ

Marvin Owens of the NAACP and Ethan Powell of Impact Shares discuss an exchange traded fund that the civil rights organization created two years ago. The fund has returned almost 12% to investors since..
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Dorothy Parker’s Ashes Could Be Moved. Again.

The writer’s ashes may be disinterred when the N.A.A.C.P. moves its headquarters to Washington from Baltimore. But where should they go?
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California officer under investigation for allegedly sharing 'vulgar image' of George Floyd; NAACP San Diego calls for his firing

A San Diego officer is under investigation for allegedly sharing an "altered photograph" of a "naked black male porn star" kneeling on George Floyd.
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Families seek justice in Atlanta police shootings

Family members of Black men who died in incidents involving law enforcement speak out at the Atlanta branch office of the NAACP; Urging reform and justice. (June 26)  
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During trying times, Shaquille O'Neal, Rob Gronkowski join forces to 'party with a purpose'

The proceeds from the live-streamed, virtual party on June 27 will benefit the NAACP, the Boys & Girls Club and Feeding America.
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Boycott Facebook: Civil rights groups call on big advertisers to yank ads over hate speech policies

Civil rights groups from the NAACP to the ADL are calling on advertisers to boycott Facebook in July to protest its failure to remove hate speech.
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NAACP, police in Michigan announce listening tour

Some Detroit-area police departments are joining forces with the NAACP to host a listening tour following weeks of protests since the death of George Floyd. (June 16)  
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Family lawyers speak on released footage of Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery's family attorneys have condemned the release of police footage of the slain 25-year-old man. They joined local NAACP leaders at a news conference to speak out against what they call..
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Nashville Police Investigate Bull’s-Eye in N.A.A.C.P. Leader’s Yard

The Rev. Keith Caldwell found the target propped up outside his house on Saturday night. A police officer was dismissive, he said, but the department is now investigating.
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Ex-NAACP leader Mfume wins Maryland US House Seat

Democrat Kweisi Mfume easily won a special election Tuesday to finish the term of the late Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat he held for five terms before leaving to lead the..
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Mfume to Return to Congress, Succeeding Elijah Cummings

He first held the seat from 1987 to 1996 until he left to serve as president of the N.A.A.C.P. and was replaced by Mr. Cummings, who died in October.
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Amid vote-by-mail push, civil rights groups say in-person voting still needed during pandemic

A new report from the Center for American Progress and NAACP says cutting in-person voting would disenfranchise many Americans.
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Today in History for February 12th

Highlights of this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln and naturalist Charles Darwin born; The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial; Founding of the NAACP;..
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Nathaniel R. Jones, Rights Lawyer and Federal Judge, Dies at 93

As a voice of the N.A.A.C.P., he challenged school segregation in the North and racial bias in the military. But, he cautioned, the struggle is not over.
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‘I was raised in the black church politically,’ Biden says at N.A.A.C.P. event.

Mr. Biden’s strong support from black voters may not play a significant role in the Iowa caucuses, but it is of vital importance in future nominating contests.
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N.A.A.C.P. Tells Local Chapters: Don’t Let Energy Industry Manipulate You

The civil rights group is trying to stop state and local branches from accepting money from utilities that promote fossil fuels and then lobbying on their behalf.
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Former NAACP president to run for Elijah Cummings' seat in Congress

Kweisi Mfume once held the seat left vacant by the late Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings
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'Deeply alarming.' NAACP wants Dallas police investigated after death of Guyger witness Joshua Brown

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund wants an independent investigation of Dallas police after a witness in the Amber Guyger trial is killed.  
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Bill Weld: Trump is a 'raging racist,' GOP will be known as 'party of racism'

Addressing the annual convention of the NAACP in Detroit this week, GOP 2020 candidate Bill Weld also said that Republicans must denounce President Donald Trump in 2020 or be known as the "party of..
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NAACP calls on Democrats to begin Trump impeachment inquiry

NAACP members voted unanimously at their convention this week to call for impeachment proceedings to begin against President Trump. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns was at the convention to..
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Democratic presidential candidates speak at NAACP convention

Democratic presidential hopefuls took the stage in Detroit on Wednesday at the 110th annual NAACP convention. Candidates spoke on topics including criminal justice reform, slavery reparations, and..
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Dems tell NAACP it's time to impeach

While Robert Mueller was testifying about his high-profile report, some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates were 500 miles away in Detroit
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What the 2020 Democrats Said About Trump and Race at the N.A.A.C.P. Forum

The candidates argued that the president is a bigot and outlined their plans to uplift black people at the civil rights group’s convention in Detroit.
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O'Rourke calls for $500 billion fund for education inequality

Leading up to his speech at the NAACP, O'Rourke releases plan to address racial and social economic disparities in the public school system
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NAACP calls for Trump's impeachment saying he's 'unfit to serve as the president'

Leaders at the NAACP convention in Detroit voted Tuesday to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib to NAACP convention: "You are all the squad"

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of the so-called "Squad" of progressive Democrats, addressed the annual NAACP convention in Detroit Tuesday. She spoke about President Trump's racist tweets and the need to..
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Rachel Dolezal reveals that she's bisexual in the middle of Pride Month

Rachel Dolezal, the woman who "self identifies" as black and stepped down from a senior NAACP post in 2015, says on social media that she's bisexual.
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