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NAACP Official Seeks To Strip Organization Of Its Nonprofit Status

A suspended NAACP official today began circulating a petition to strip the organization of its nonprofit status. “I am doing it because the NAACP is proclaiming to be helping the people in the community and […]

WAOK-AM–12/11/2012

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EXCLUSIVE: NAACP Tells Official Who Was Threatened By Obama Camp To ‘Shut Up’

The Illinois NAACP president has sent a “cease and desist” letter to a local chapter head who says he was threatened by the Obama for America presidential campaign. “That letter is trying to push me […]

10/08/2012

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Your Power, Your Decision-VOTE!

70th Annual NAACP Georgia State Convention & Civil Rights Conference Theme: “Your Power, Your Decision – Vote!” Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria Hotel ~ Marietta, Georgia 30339 October 11th – October 14th, 2012 The NAACP […]

WAOK-AM–10/04/2012

File photo of NAACP sign. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

NAACP Rallies To Free John McNeil

ATLANTA (WAOK)-National and local NAACP officials will join civil rights activists and local elected officials in Atlanta on Monday to rally for the freedom of John McNeil. McNeil, a successful African American businessman in Cobb […]

WAOK-AM–09/09/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Atlanta Mayor And DeKalb NAACP Head Square Off (Sort Of) Over T-SPLOST

ATLANTA (WAOK)- If nothing else gets voters to the polls on July 31st, the transportation special purchase local options sales tax (T-SPLOST) ought to. Officials on both sides of the issue are ramping up their […]

WAOK-AM–07/25/2012

File photo of NAACP sign. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

NAACP Develops Manual For Church Leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP has developed a manual to help the leaders of black churches to talk to their congregations about HIV and AIDS. It’s a recognition of the impact the disease has on […]

WAOK-AM–07/21/2012

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Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

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Joe Biden Visits The NAACP

A day after Mitt Romney gave his speech, Vice President Joe Biden was next on the agenda to talk to the NAACP Convention to address many issues concerning African-Americans, and the upcoming election. As he spoke […]

07/12/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

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