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By Brett Zongker | Monday Sep 9, 2013
Months before Benjamin Jealous took the helm of the NAACP, his predecessor quit following clashes with the board and the organization cut a third of its national staff amid declining revenues.
By Justin Snow | Tuesday Jul 24, 2012
An organ played ’’God Bless America’’ as Mitt Romney took the stage at the NAACP’s annual convention in Houston July 11. The audience stood to welcome him, but for most of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s speech, the reception was chilly.
By Jessica Gresko | Monday Jul 23, 2012
A group of pastors from the NAACP wrote a manual for church leaders on talking to their congregations about HIV, which has a disproportionate effect on the black community.
By Brian Witte | Tuesday May 22, 2012
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Monday he hopes the group’s resolution supporting same-sex marriage will encourage blacks to support marriage equality as a civil right if the question is put to voters on the ballot in Maryland or other states.
Monday May 21, 2012
The NAACP passed a resolution Saturday endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right and opposing any efforts "to codify discrimination or hatred into the law."
By Peter Cassels | Tuesday Feb 7, 2012
In November 2008, black support of California’s Prop. 8 shocked gay activists. Since then, in spite of the rhetoric of some black pastors, progress has been made at bridging a tragic gap in understanding.
By Megan Barnes | Monday Aug 1, 2011
CNN anchor Don Lemon questioned civil rights icon Julian Bond, comedian Wanda Sykes, transgender activist Ashley Love and others at the NAACP’s first-ever LGBT town hall during the organization’s annual convention in Los Angeles on Monday, July 25.
By Russell Contreras and Marilynn Marchione | Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
The NAACP’s newly revived Worcester chapter elected a 28-year-old openly gay black man as its president this month.
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Sep 22, 2010
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous spoke at New York City’s LGBT Community Center on Wednesday, Sept. 22, about the importance of an upcoming march on Washington that seeks to spur lawmakers to tackle unemployment, education and social justice.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 17, 2009
President Barack Obama addressed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of the group’s 100th anniversary, noting that prejudice is still alive, though diminished, in America--and citing the country’s GLBT citizens as an example.
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