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NAACP | Milwaukee sues to stop Milwaukee County’s I-94 east-west project

MADISON – Civil rights and environmental groups sued the state Department of Transportation this week to block the expansion of I-94 in Milwaukee. The megaproject is already stalled because of a funding crunch and the lawsuit will make it harder for the state to put it back on track. The groups bringing the lawsuit are […]

Black Female Physicist, Tuskegee Professor Awarded $1.1 Million Grant To Fight Cancer

Alabama scientist, one of nation’s few black female physicists, breaks ground in cancer research When Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green receives invitations to be a guest speaker for professional groups, schools and nonprofit organizations, she almost never turns them down. “Usually if there is an invitation to speak at a forum like that, I accept it because […]

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Passing of Boxing’s Greatest Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016

Muhammad Ali – Athlete, Boxer, Philanthropist Early Life Boxer, philanthropist and social activist Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali showed at an early age that he wasn’t afraid of any bout—inside or outside of the ring. Growing up in the segregated South, he experienced racial […]

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Launch Code, NAACP partner up to offer free summer coding classes

ST. LOUIS, Mo. St. Louis has been making a name for itself as a technology hub. Community leaders are now making sure minorities don’t miss out on opportunities from it. Launch Code is offering a summer of free coding classes. The organization is partnering up with the NAACP to target young, African American men and […]

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NAACP files lawsuit over Flint water crisis

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAACP files lawsuit over Flint water crisis   State officials, companies named in class action civil suit BALTIMORE, Md.- Attorneys with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of people and businesses affected by the failure to provide safe drinking water […]

President Obama’s Last SOTU Address [Text & Video]

Watch or Read President Obama’s Last State of the Union (SOTU) Address Full Speech (.PDF)

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Middle Passage Memorial Service

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks is honoring America’s Journey for Justice participant Middle Passage. He was a 68 year old veteran and justice seeker and had joined the Journey from its start in Selma, Alabama. Middle Passage marched over 900 miles on his way to Washington, DC in support of voting rights, police […]

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