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$3M excessive suit filed against Laurel

The NAACP wants the Maryland State Police to investigate claims a Laurel City police officer struck a handcuffed man multiple times, and the man in custody is suing for $3 million.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 10:05am EDT

Tags: Laurel, Craig Moe, NAACP

NAACP chief: Marriage equality is a civil right

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 - 05/21/2012, 06:45pm EDT

Tags: NAACP, gay marriage, same-sex marriage

Desegregation project comes to Richmond

A project to gather the stories of Virginians who lived through desegregation of the state's public schools is coming to Richmond.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 06:47am EDT

Tags: Norfolk, Javaid Siddiqi, AARP, NAACP, desegregation

Hundreds rally in Md. in memory of slain Fla. teen

Hundreds of people _ many of them wearing hoodies _ marched through downtown Baltimore's streets to call for justice for a black Florida teenager who police say was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:18pm EDT

Tags: Southern Christian Leadership Council, NAACP, Trayvon Martin, Baltimore National Action Network, CASA de Maryland, George Zimmerman

Voter ID bill passes Senate on Bolling tiebreaker

Legislation forcing voters to bring identification to Virginia polling places on election day won Senate passage Monday after Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling broke a 20-20 partisan deadlock.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 06:46am EST

Tags: NAACP, Del. Charnielle Herring, Benjamin Chavis

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