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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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville on June 10, 2012 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker/NYC Mayor's Office Flickr)

Bloomberg Defends NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Program, Says It Should Be ‘Mended, Not Ended’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the pulpit of a black church in a high-crime area of Brooklyn on Sunday to make a tough point: The New York Police Department policy of street stops would continue in a city where “96 percent of shooting suspects are black or Hispanic.”

06/11/2012

George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Makes First Court Appearance In Shooting Death Of Trayvon Martin

During the brief appearance Thursday, Zimmerman stood up straight and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer “Yes, sir,” after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him.

04/12/2012

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

NJ State Police Seeking Diverse Applicants; NAACP Remains Skeptical

Officer Julian Castellanos, head of the state police recruiting unit, said the force should ideally mirror the state population.

04/12/2012

Members of the New Jersey Supreme Court - Justice Anne M. Patterson; Justice Barry T. Albin; Justice Helen E. Hoens; Judge Dorothea O'C. Wefing (top) and Justice Virginia Long; Chief Justice Stuart Rabner; Justice Jaynee LaVecchia (bottom) (credit: New Jersey Courts)

Christie Pressed To Make NJ Supreme Court More Diverse

Groups representing minorities in New Jersey have appealed to Gov. Chris Christie to make the state Supreme Court more diverse. The Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter this month urging Christie to use his next appointment to nominate a minority.

10/21/2011

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

New Jersey State Police Under Fire For Minority Recruiting Practices

A decade after a discrimination court settlement, the percentage of black troopers has dropped from 8 percent to 6.4 percent in a state with an almost 14 percent African American population.

08/16/2011

Charter schools

Battle Over NYC Public School Resources Given To Charter Schools Pits Parent Against Parent

A surprising coalition of the teacher’s union joined by the NAACP is suing to stop what they see as the city’s unfair direction of public school resources to charter schools.

06/21/2011

UFT lawsuit protest (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Teachers Protest Lawsuit Against Charter Schools In NYC

Demonstrators gathered outside the state office building on 125th Street in Harlem to demand the NAACP withdraw from a lawsuit filed by the United Federation of Teachers.

05/27/2011

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Criticized For Comments On School Parents

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being criticized by some community leaders over comments he made while discussing a lawsuit seeking to prevent the city from closing 22 poor-performing schools.

05/21/2011

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

Teachers Union Files Suit Against Closing Of Struggling NYC Schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the lawsuit claims the city broke its promises to give failing schools the support needed to improve.

05/18/2011

Tanya McDowell is seen with the Connecticut NAACP's Scott X. Exdaile outside state superior court - Norwalk, CT - Apr 27, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Stephanie Reitz)

Supporters Rally Behind Homeless Woman Arrested For Sending Son To Norwalk School

Imagine being arrested for sending your child to the school of your choice. That’s what happened to a homeless mother who faces felony charges and 20 years in prison if convicted.

05/11/2011

School Bus

4 Yeshiva Students Charged With Harassing Black Bus Driver

Four New Jersey Yeshiva students have been charged with bias intimidation after being accused of harassing a black school bus driver.

12/18/2010

School Bus

NJ Teens Face Bias Charges On School Bus

The boys attend a private school and are about 15 years old. Lakewood police did not know which school.

12/17/2010

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