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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

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

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

(CBS4)

Tough Rules, Road Closures For Holiday Weekend In Miami Beach

The planning is over, the barricades are up and police officers are out in force as Urban Beach weekend kicks off on Miami Beach.

CBS4–05/25/2012

urban beach weekend

Security Measures, Road Closures On Miami Beach Begin For Holiday Weekend

Miami Beach is expecting to see an influx of people for Memorial Day weekend starting Thursday. Some 350,000 people are expected to flood the beach for a weekend of beachside parties and holiday fun.

CBS4–05/24/2012

File photo of a person at a same-sex marriage rally. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NAACP Backs Same-Sex Marriage As Civil Right

The NAACP has passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts “to codify discrimination or hatred into the law.”

05/19/2012

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