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  • Seats at Biden's NAACP Speech Pretty Much Empty

    07/12/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/12/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Vice President Joe Biden addressed the NAACP Convention today in Houston and according to the National Journal.....hardly anybody cared to show up to hear him talk, at the beginning of his remarks anyway.   Rain is being blamed for low attendance. Rain may have been a valid excuse if the majority of NAACP convention attendees weren't staying right down the street, a seven minute walk or three minute drive, from the George R. Brown convention center at the Four Seasons Hotel.
  • Pic: Biden Speaks To Empty House At NAACP Convention…

    07/12/2012 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | July 12, 2012
    The above picture was taken just before Biden was set to speak by CBS News’ Rodney Hawkins who says the NAACP is blaming the lack of attendance on the rain. Anyone buying that excuse? Talked to NAACP representative who tells me the rain is to blame… People are slowly coming in — Rodney Hawkins (@Rodney_CBSNJ) July 12, 2012
  • Obama talks up middle class in video to NAACP

    07/12/2012 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 12, 2012
    HOUSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has asked NAACP members to keep standing with him as he seeks re-election and sells his message of helping the middle class. Obama appeared in a taped video message at the civil rights organization's convention in Houston on Thursday.
  • Wolf Blitzer Blasts President Obama for Being NAACP ‘No-Show’: ‘Romney Did the Right Thing. . . .'

    07/12/2012 5:39:32 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Full Title:Wolf Blitzer Blasts President Obama for Being NAACP ‘No-Show’: ‘Romney Did the Right Thing. . . . The President Did Not.’ Earlier today on The Situation Room on CNN, Wolf Blitzer told viewers: Here is something I’d like to say to President Obama: You should have attended the NAACP convention in Houston today. Mitt Romney did. It was the right thing to do. The Republican knows the nation’s oldest civil-rights group isn’t exactly friendly turf but went anyway. On the whole, got a polite reception, but was booed when he said this: [from videotape] “I’m going to eliminate every...
  • Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black Community

    07/12/2012 5:02:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 12, 2012 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black CommunityPosted By John Perazzo On July 12, 2012 @ 12:42 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In choosing to address the NAACP national convention Wednesday, Mitt Romney reached out to an organization whose leaders and rank-and-file members alike will support, with virtual unanimity, President Obama’s reelection bid this November. Nonetheless, the audience greeted Romney respectfully when he first stepped to the podium. That tenuous respect, however, quickly dissipated when Romney began to talk about Obama. Murmurs of disapproval ran through the crowd when the...
  • Wolf Blitzer Blasts President Obama for Being NAACP ‘No-Show’: ‘Romney Did the Right Thing"

    07/12/2012 4:03:11 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 12 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/12/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Here is something I’d like to say to President Obama: You should have attended the NAACP convention in Houston today. Mitt Romney did. It was the right thing to do.Talk about disrespecting you key constituency! Instead Obama sent Mr. “Fast & Furious” Holder and Mr. “Foot in mouth disease” Biden. He might has well have flipped them the bird to make sure they got the point.
  • NAACP leader accuses Romney of favoring white people after speech

    07/11/2012 9:39:09 PM PDT · by Qbert · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/11/2012 | Alex Pappas
    The response from one NAACP leader after Mitt Romney’s speech before the organization on Wednesday? He favors white people. “I believe his vested interests are in white Americans,” Charlette Stoker Manning, the chairwoman of Women in NAACP, told the website BuzzFeed following the Republican candidate’s Wednesday speech in Houston. “You cannot possibly talk about jobs for black people at the level he’s coming from. He’s talking about entrepreneurship, savings accounts — black people can barely find a way to get back and forth from work,” Manning said. Romney was booed at several points throughout his speech — the loudest being...
  • Obama camp cites 'scheduling conflict' for NAACP convention no-show

    07/11/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Dan Lothian
    Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign insists a "scheduling conflict" is behind the president's decision to skip this year's NAACP convention. "We declined a few weeks ago and [the] NAACP was pleased [Vice President Joe Biden] was able to attend," a campaign official told CNN. But the president's schedule for Thursday, released Wednesday evening, appears to be wide open with the exception of his daily briefing with senior aides and advisers. Hilary Shelton, the NAACP Washington Bureau director and a senior vice president in the organization, said the White House never confirmed a visit. “They were trying to...
  • NAACP crowd calls Romney 'demeaning,' 'insulting'

    07/11/2012 4:40:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 11, 2012 | Susan Ferrechio
    HOUSTON - NAACP officials described Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's morning address to the nation's most prestigious civil rights group as demeaning and insulting. A three-quarters full auditorium greeted Romney with lukewarm applause, but the atmosphere quickly grew increasingly tense as Romney made the case that President Obama's economic policies have not helped the black community. He cited the jump in unemployment among African Americans from 13.6 percent to 14.4 percent in June. "If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone," Romney told the civil rights group's annual...
  • Biden To Speak At NAACP Convention,Shall We Predict The "Biden Gaffes"?

    07/11/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 30 replies
    At least Romney had the guts to speak in front of the NAACP, we can only assume Obama didn't want to be embarrassed by those who were going to heckle "Where Are The Jobs" and sing "Sollllynnndra !!". So now it looks like Biden has to fill in for Obama. He is bound to make a baffoon of himself again,who knows, he might inadvertantly mention watermelon,chicken or ribs in his speech.
  • Mitt Romney: Scrappy Underdog?

    07/11/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 11 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    After watching the NAACP tell Romney's he's 'too white' to listen-to (then booing him), I just happened upon Stacy McCain's take on how Mittens carried himself... he makes a superb  point: Today I watched Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP convention and was impressed that he did not pander. Yes, portions of his speech were aimed specifically at his audience — Romney talked a lot about education reform as a means of promoting opportunity — but for the most part, Mitt gave his standard Republican stump speech, saying the same things to the NAACP I’d heard him say to crowds in Iowa, New Hampshire,...
  • Obama Has Better Things To Do Than Campaign For The Black Vote...

    07/11/2012 2:28:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama is skipped the NAACP convention this year...can you blame him?
  • Romney Receives Standing Ovation for Straight Talk at NAACP Convention

    07/11/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney just wrapped up his speech to the NAACP convention in Houston, focusing mostly on the economy and education reform. Right out of the gate, Romney received laughs from the crowd after cracking a joke about President Obama. “I appreciate the chance to speak first – even before Vice President Biden gets his turn tomorrow. I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re playing favorites." Romney framed his speech in general economic terms and tailored parts of it specifically to the African-American community. He focused on the family and defended traditional marriage, which received applause....
  • No Black People Approved this Message…RACISM! (Kira Davis respods to Emmanuel Cleaver)

    07/11/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 37 replies
    Kira Davis blog ^ | July 11, 2012 | Kira Davis
    “I don’t know who’s advising Gov.Romney from the African America perspective but I would give him an F- on talking about Obamacare in terms of repealing it, not to this audience….he should never have gone there in the first place.” Rep Emmanuel Cleaver said this on MSNBC today (it doesn’t matter who the reporter was; I’ve decided to treat MSNBC like they treat Blacks as a monolithic group of lemmings with no individual opinions or personalities). He was referring to Romney’s visit to the NAACP. Now, I know I should really stop being shocked to hear our black Democrat “leaders”...
  • Romney to NAACP: I'm in Your Best Interest

    07/11/2012 1:13:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Root ^ | July 11, 2012 | Staff
    In his speech at the NAACP Annual Convention on Wednesday, things started off well for Mitt Romney. Addressing the civil rights organization in Houston, the Republican presidential candidate acknowledged the gulf between the GOP and black voters. "With 90 percent of African Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African-American community, and to address the NAACP," Romney said. "Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between. "But there...
  • CBS News White House Reporter Rips Obama For Ducking NAACP

    07/11/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    Why is Pres Obama not addressing NAACP Convention in this election year? Jay Carney repeatedly said "ask the campaign." (more) 3:32 PM - 11 Jul 12via web Two Obama Campaign spkspeople say Pres Obama not addressing NAACP because VP Biden is. (more) 3:34 PM - 11 Jul 12via webCircular reasoning since VP Biden is addressing the NAACP tomorrow because Pres. Obama is not. (more) 3:35 PM - 11 Jul 12via webA president's schedule allows for him to do anything he wants to do. He has a small army of personnel to make sure that';s (sic) the case. 3:38 PM -...
  • Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way'

    07/11/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 165 replies
    Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way' By Jonathan Easley - 07/11/12 10:01 AM ET Mitt Romney will tell the NAACP on Wednesday that President Obama has made it worse for African-Americans “in almost every way.” “If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone,” Romney will say, according to prepared remarks provided by his campaign. “Instead, it’s worse for African-Americans in almost every way. The unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income and median family wealth are all worse for the...
  • Romney Gets Standing Ovation From NAACP, But CNN Calls Reception 'Very Negative'

    After Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday, CNN's Jim Acosta focused on the boos he received from the audience without mentioning the crowd's standing ovation and their applause scattered through the speech. Acosta simply reported a "very negative" reaction from the audience.
  • Video: Romney booed at NAACP for pledging to repeal ObamaCare

    07/11/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Give Mitt Romney a lot of credit, first for agreeing to appear at the NAACP convention at all. Barack Obama won't make an appearance this year; he's sending Joe Biden instead. Romney had decided to focus on the economy, but part of that focus dealt with eliminating expensive and wasteful government spending --- including ObamaCare, which he pledged again to repeal. The result? A cascade of boos:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I will eliminate expensive non-essential programs like Obamacare, and I will work to reform and save Medicare and Social Security, in part by means-testing their benefits,” Romney said,...
  • Michael Berry on the NAACP

    07/11/2012 8:54:37 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 5 replies
    Michael Berry Talk Show ^ | 7/11/2012 | Michael Berry Michael Berry is not afraid to say what I have believed for a long time. This is only one of the reasons I download his podcasts every day. Turn up the volume and listen. This rant has content!Michael Berry's podcasts here: Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID

    07/11/2012 4:26:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. What did media need in order to attend? That's right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder's DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws. From the press release: "All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press credentials at...
  • NAACP welcomes top political figures, but Obama notably absent

    07/10/2012 10:45:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Maggie Kerkman
    An array of prominent political figures are converging on Houston this week for the NAACP's annual convention. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Tuesday, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday and Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled for Thursday. But one person is noticeably absent: President Obama himself. Political experts say this is an indicator of just how confident the president is that the majority of black voters will go his way. "Granted, the novelty and historic dimensions have faded," says political expert Mark Jones of Rice University, "but I believe the president feels the African-American community will turn...
  • Feds: One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D. (NAACP's Eric Holder meeting requires photo ID)

    07/10/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 48 replies
    WOAI radio ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
      Lawyers for several groups which are opposing the state's voter i.d bill have raised their estimate of how many otherwise eligible Texas voters would not be able to cast ballots if the law were implemented, 1200 WOAI news reports.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.   That is up from the 600,000 people that Attorney General Eric Holder said would be 'disenfranchised' if the law is implemented.   Westfall gave...
  • Holder tells NAACP Texas voter ID law 'harmful' to minorities.

    07/10/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/12
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday reinforced his opposition to Texas’ new voter ID law, saying during an NAACP convention in Houston that it hurts minorities and that politics is the driving force behind the issue.
  • NAACP Rallies Around Eric Holder After Contempt ‘Travesty’

    07/10/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    TPM Muckraker ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Ryan J. Reilly
    An NAACP convention in Texas broke into chants of support for Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday after the body adopted a resolution condemning the House of Representatives for finding him in contempt of Congress. The emergency resolution expresses strong support for Holder and calls upon NAACP members to contact their members of Congress to “express their outrage at the treatment of the first African-American and one of the best Attorney Generals in history.” It calls the contempt vote a “travesty of justice.” Members of the audience broke into chants of “Holder, Holder”... (Video at source link.)
  • NAACP head: Voter ID fight akin to 60s battles

    07/09/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT · by South40 · 68 replies
    AP ^ | 7/9/2012 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — The head of the NAACP says the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states is akin to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s. Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told delegates at the group's annual convention on Monday in Houston that these are Selma and Montgomery times.
  • NAACP head: Voter ID fight akin to 60s battles

    07/09/2012 1:11:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2012 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) -- The head of the NAACP on Monday likened the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s. Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said these are "Selma and Montgomery times," referring to historic Alabama civil rights confrontations.
  • NAACP Demands End to Lotto Because It's Racist

    06/30/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 109 replies ^ | 06/27/2012 | KDAF-Dallas Unattributed
    Juanita Wallace, the president of the NAACP Dallas Chapter: “It’s the poor people, the uneducated people who spend the most money on the Lottery and it’s not going for [them] the way they thought it was going to go,”
  • Romney to speak at NAACP next month

    06/20/2012 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    The Wire ^ | 6/19/2012
    Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney will address the largest black civil rights group in the United States next month, the NAACP said Tuesday. Romney, who squares off against President Barack Obama in November's election, will attend the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, set for July 7-12 in Houston, Texas. Romney was invited to address the convention shortly after he clinched his party's presidential nomination last month, NAACP spokesman Derek Turner said. The organization is also hoping Obama, the country's first African-American president, will attend the event. Both he and Senator John McCain...
  • Black Leaders and Gay Advocates March in Step

    06/12/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 6/9/2012
    For years, gay rights organizations and major civil rights organizations viewed each other warily. African-American leaders often saw the gay rights groups as insensitive to racial concerns, and some resented the movement’s use of civil rights language to make the case for same-sex marriage. Advocates for gay rights, in turn, sometimes blamed socially conservative African-Americans for their defeat in crucial electoral battles. But since the relationship reached something of a crisis with the passage of Proposition 8, California’s ballot initiative against same-sex marriage, in 2008, leaders in both movements have made an effort to bring their groups closer together. Now,...
  • Obama Confuses NAACP With NCAA At Medal Of Freedom Ceremony

    05/29/2012 8:21:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/29/12 | staff
    Video at link
  • EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production

    05/24/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/12 | Josh Peterson
    The Environmental Protection Agency held 12 hours of stacked hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Thursday in favor of a regulation that analysts have concluded would kill the building of new conventional coal plants in the U.S. Among the participants scheduled to testify in consecutive five minute blocks throughout the day were multiple representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and environmental activists from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. The proposed rule, reported by The Washington Post in March, limits the amount of greenhouse gases emitted...
  • African American leaders blast NAACP 'gay marriage' support

    05/23/2012 2:58:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12 | Michelle Bauman
    The NAACP's recent endorsement of “gay marriage” drew harsh criticism from within the African American community for misrepresenting civil rights and undermining families. Pastor Derek McCoy, executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, said that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's “unfortunate” stance on the issue will contribute to the “further demise of the family.” McCoy told CNA on May 21 that the NAACP is “endorsing an epidemic” of fatherless households, a “tragic” phenomenon in the United States and particularly in the African American community. On May 19, the association released a statement in support of redefining...
  • Black Pastors Bash NAACP For Endorsing Gay Marriage [Will Blacks Vote God or Mammon?]

    05/22/2012 4:57:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    The daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2012 | Meagan Clark
    Black Pastors Bash NAACP For Endorsing Gay Marriage By Meagan Clark - The Daily Caller The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage. CAAP launched a petition last week to oppose broadening the legal definition of marriage. The coalition includes leaders of black churches and veteran civil rights leaders who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP voted to endorse same-sex marriage Saturday, and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous publicly endorsed gay marriage Monday. “The NAACP has...
  • Iowa NAACP president thinks about leaving after national board endorses gay marriage

    05/22/2012 4:42:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | May 22, 2012 | Dar Danielson
    The President of the Iowa/Nebraska chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says he is thinking about his future with the group after the national organization’s board of directors voted at its recent meeting to endorse gay marriage. Reverend Keith Ratliff says he had no warning that the issue was going to be part of the national board meeting. “We were not sent out any information that this was going to come up for a vote at that particular May board meeting. It was something that was brought up while people were there. I had other...
  • A Breitbart-Type Reward Offered

    05/22/2012 8:29:32 AM PDT · by reformedcrat · 3 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | 5-14-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Recall that in March, 2010, when the Obamacare battle was raging, following a walk through a Tea Party rally outside the Capitol, black congressional leaders John Lewis and Emanuel Cleaver accused the Tea Party protesters there of spitting on them and calling them the “n-word.” Media outlets ran with it, but then Andrew Breitbart promised a $100,000 reward to the NAACP if anyone can show a video confirming the charge. The $100,000 was never paid.
  • Planned Parenthood celebrates ‘National Masturbation Month’

    05/21/2012 3:45:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 21, 2012 | KAthLEEN GILBERT
    May 21, 2012 ( - A Florida Planned Parenthood affiliate has taken the opportunity of “National Masturbation Month” to highlight the national organization’s promotion of masturbation as part of a “a common and safe kind of sex play” with “many health benefits.” On Friday, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida tweeted, “Happy Masturbation Month! We’ve got lots of info on masturbation here,” providing a link to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s page on masturbation. There, Planned Parenthood states that “there are many harmful myths about masturbation that may cause us to feel uncomfortable about it. These myths can...
  • NAACP Flunks GOP Legislators

    05/13/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens
    The latest National Association for the Advancement of Colored People annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card gives every Republican member of the U.S. House and Senate a failing grade. NAACP President, Benjamin Jealous, explained the grades saying “the GOP has consistently opposed advancing the interests of African Americans. Their argument that they want a ‘color blind’ rule of law explicitly rejects the idea of special help for our people. Equal opportunity is not enough to compensate us for centuries of slavery and oppression.” Jealous suggested that the GOP might improve future grades by helping pass reparations legislation. “Incalculable harm was...
  • Every Republican in Congress Fails Blacks (NAACP Report Card)

    05/07/2012 3:58:44 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 34 replies
    Afro ^ | 5/4/12 | George E. Curry
    The new NAACP Report Card for the first session of the 112th Congress is out and it shows that every graded Republican member of the House and Senate received an F on issues considered important to the nation’s oldest civil rights group. In the Senate, all 46 GOP senators received Fs from NAACP. Of those, 34 voted against the NAACP’s position every time, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former presidential candidate John McCain. In the House, all 238 Republicans graded also received Fs. Although GOP House members have a reputation but being more conservative than their Senate colleagues,...
  • NAACP Bars Allen West From Giving Keynote Address Following His ‘Communist’ Remarks

    04/23/2012 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has taken intense heat from the media and the left over his statement that there are “78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” In the wake of the controversy that has resulted from his remarks, West, who was slated to be a speaker at an event hosted by the Martin County chapter of the NAACP this past Saturday, was disinvited from addressing the group. Mediaite has more about the reasons behind the decision to axe the congressman as the event’s keynote speaker: In Martin County chapter president Jerry...
  • Many black voters unhappy with Obama over same-sex marriage

    05/21/2012 7:13:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2012 | Anthony Man
    At the Neighborhood Unisex Barbershop on Sistrunk Boulevard in northwest Fort Lauderdale, the room fell silent as the president's interview came on TV. At Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, the pastor turned the midweek Bible study into an open forum on the controversy. At St. John Primitive Baptist Church in Delray Beach, the pastor expressed his concerns.
  • Supreme Court Plaintiff Speaks to NAACP About Gun Rights (IL)

    05/20/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 18 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    On May 17, Otis McDonald spoke at an Illinois NAACP office about the issues of gun rights. The chapter president invited Otis to speak because he felt it was important to let his fellow members hear both sides of the argument, especially considering that African Americans traditionally support guns less than whites do. A lot of you probably won't recognize Otis' name, but he was the lead plaintiff in the McDonald vs Chicago US Supreme Court case. The Court ruled that the Second Amendment also applied to the states, because as Justice Samuel A. Alito put it, rights that are...
  • NAACP backs gay marriage

    05/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    NAACP backs gay marriage By DONOVAN SLACK | 5/19/12 5:35 PM EDT CAMP DAVID – The board of the NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African American advocacy organizations, has passed a resolution supporting gay marriage in the wake of President Obama’s public endorsement of same-sex unions. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people,” board chair Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement following passage of the resolution on Saturday. “We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law.” The chairman emeritus, Julian Bond,...
  • NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage [An Obama, NARAL, GLBT Affiliate?]

    05/19/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2012 | Peter Wallsten
    NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage Peter Wallsten 05/19/2012 The NAACP’s board of directors voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage rights – adding the influential voice of the country’s leading black civil rights organization to a debate that has divided the African-American community. The decision has political implications for President Obama, who needs an enthusiastic turnout from black voters to help him win reelection in November but angered some African-American church pastors with his announcement this month that he believes gays and lesbians should have the right to marry. The NAACP now presents itself as a counterbalance to the influence of the...
  • Lawsuit alleges Massachusetts officials failed to help welfare recipients register to vote

    05/15/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Massachusetts citizen and community groups are suing the state for allegedly failing to offer recipients of public assistance help in registering to vote. The suit was filed in federal court on Tuesday by the regional office of the NAACP, the group New England United for Justice and Bethzaida Delgado, a Massachusetts woman who said she was repeatedly denied voter registration services. The suit alleges that Secretary of State William Galvin's office and the state Department of Transitional Assistance violated the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 by failing to offer registration opportunities to the poor.
  • NAACP Annual Report Card for the 112th Congress - every GOP in the House and Senate received an F

    05/08/2012 11:33:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The NAACP Washington Bureau has produced an annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card since 1914. This resource is designed to provide NAACP members with insight into the general voting patterns of their congressional representatives over the course of the year. The NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Report Card demonstrates how every Member of Congress voted on the bread and butter civil rights issues and priorities important to the NAACP.
  • AG Eric Holder Invokes Trayvon Martin Case in Speech to Detroit NAACP

    05/07/2012 10:09:32 AM PDT · by Justaham · 19 replies ^ | 5/7/12 | Susan Jones
    Despite "significant" progress in civil rights, the nation is still struggling to "overcome injustice" and "eliminate disparities," Attorney General Eric Holder told the Detroit chapter of the NAACP on Sunday. The attorney general also mentioned Trayvon Martin by name, as he decried the violence and crime involving young people. "This (violence) is an issue that has -– rightly -– garnered significant national attention in recent months, as our nation has struggled to make sense of the tragic shooting death of a Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin," Holder said. "As this case moves through the legal system, Justice Department officials will...
  • Sharpton & the NAACP Use Megachurch to Host Racially-Charged Trayvon Martin Rally

    04/27/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 27, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    It’s been two months since his death, but the drama surrounding Trayvon Martin is nowhere near over. As the courtroom battle is preparing to ramp up, the teenager, who was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, is still widely discussed in U.S. news outlets. On Thursday, celebrities, civil rights activists and Martin’s relatives all assembled to mark the two-month anniversary at a church in Los Angeles, California. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has more about the rally, which was also held in honor of another young life that was more recently lost: Hundreds gathered Thursday night for a rally...
  • Magic Johnson, Stevie Wonder Expected at LA Trayvon Martin Rally- (Zimmerman Takes Down Website)

    04/26/2012 3:26:28 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 50 replies
    NBC News - Los Angeles ^ | April 27, 2012 | Jason Kandel
    A rally expected to draw prominent civil rights leaders is set to take place at a Los Angeles church on Thursday to mark the two-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. The rally starting at 5:30 p.m. at the West Los Angeles Church in Christ at 3045 Crenshaw Boulevard will be attended by the Martin family, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Bishop Charles Blake, who preaches at the church. Several celebrities are expected, including Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, David Banner, Paul Rodriguez, radio host Big Boy and Magic Johnson. (snip)...
  • NAACP holds LA rally on violence against black youth; Trayvon Martin's family attends

    04/26/2012 8:01:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    A rally in the Crenshaw district is bringing together prominent black leaders, the family of Trayvon Martin and plenty of celebrities to keep the public’s attention on the recent killings of young black men. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP is hosting the family of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin at a rally at a South L.A. church. They're joined by the reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson — and they're joined by celebrities Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Magic Johnson. The Martins were the first to come out to the audience’s applause, holding signs which displayed the now-famous picture...