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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 29: President and CEO of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous speaks during a National Press Club luncheon August 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. Jealous discussed on various topics including the issues raised in the trial of George Zimmerman over the killing of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NAACP President To Step Down At End Of This Year

The NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.

09/08/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Attorney General Critical Of Stand Your Ground Laws

United States Attorney General Eric Holder will speak at the NAACP’s annual convention in Orlando Tuesday and could address the Trayvon Martin shooting along with gun violence in general.

CBS Miami–07/16/2013

(Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Challenges In Bringing Civil Rights Case Against Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly reviewing evidence to determine whether criminal civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

CBS4–07/15/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom during a recess in his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel)

NAACP Petition Calls For Civil Rights Case Against Zimmerman

The NAACP has called for the Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman.

07/14/2013

Haitian President Michel Martelly (STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Haitian President Attending NAACP Convention In Orlando

The United State’s oldest civil rights organization will mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers at the NAACP convention in Orlando over the next few days.

CBS Miami–07/12/2013

– Members of the local chapter of the NAACP will meet early Thursday evening in Richmond Heights to pray for the jury in the second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman. (Source: CBS4)

Local Pastors Meeting With MDPD Ahead Of Zimmerman Verdict

Local pastors will meet with Miami-Dade Police in two local churches Thursday to talk about the impending verdict from the George Zimmerman murder trial in Sanford, Florida.

07/11/2013

Source: CBS4

Miami-Dade NAACP Discusses Zimmerman Verdict Plan

The Miami-Dade NAACP is preparing it’s Zimmerman verdict plan.

07/10/2013

Voters In Hialeah  (Source: CBS4)

New Laws Forcing Voter Registration Groups To Get Creative

State laws restricting face-to-face registration drives are forcing organizations to turn to sophisticated data-mining to target specific groups.

CBS Miami–09/07/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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

File photo: Mitt Romney and John Sununu (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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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