NAACP

Demoyas Baker

NAACP Wants Independent Investigation Into Rec Center Worker’s Arrest

The NAACP is coming to the defense of a recreational worker in Grand Prairie who was arrested for allegedly showing two teens a sexually explicit video.

07/23/2015

With AFP Story by Mira 
The University of Texas at Austin's clock tower is seen on October 4, 2011.  Some 40 percent of the jobs created since the recession officially ended in June 2009 were in Texas, but critics note that most of those jobs were low-wage positions because the Lone Star state isn't investing enough money into education and has too few high-skilled workers.    AFP PHOTO / Mira OBERMAN (Photo credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Students Take Aim At Jefferson Davis Campus Statue

Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.”

05/08/2015

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to the National Convention of the NAACP on July 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (credit: Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Sebelius Touts Community Healthcare Effort

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits Dallas on Friday to promote community-based efforts to sign Texans up for health insurance.

01/31/2014

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Hispanic Group, NAACP Join Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn the state’s Voter ID law, joining the Justice Department in fighting the law.

09/17/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

NAACP LDF To Join Federal Lawsuit Over Texas Voter ID

The NAACP has asked to join the Justice Department’s lawsuit to overturn the voter ID law in Texas.

08/27/2013

DISD Superintendent candidate Mike Miles. (credit: Facebook)

Critics Want DISD Superintendent Fired Over Principal Evaluation Plan

Mike Miles has not yet made it to his one-year mark as superintendent of Dallas Independent Public Schools, and he continues to meet resistance in his efforts to right that troubled ship.

05/08/2013

(credit: Arlington PD)

Woman Claims Store Owner Racially Profiled And Beat Her

An North Texas woman says her civil rights were violated at an Arlington beauty supply store after she was racially profiled, falsely accused of stealing, then beaten by the store’s owner.

CBS 11–03/15/2013

People stand in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Law Gets Supreme Court Challenge

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.

02/27/2013

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Groups Want Teacher Fired For Pencil Shavings

Local organizations are demanding answers from the Arlington ISD after a junior high school teacher was suspended, not fired, for allegedly pouring pencil shavings into a student’s mouth.

02/19/2013

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

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