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Feagler & Friends: A Contraversial Verdict

Posted on August 5th, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

Cleveland NAACP Executive Director, Sheila M. Wright talks about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.  When the verdict came back, the jury of six women had found George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter. The national organization held its convention in Orlando, FL days after a..
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Voting Rights

Posted on August 1st, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

On February 27, 2013, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which challenged the constitutionality of the “preclearance” provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The NAACP submitted an Amicus Brief on behalf of Attorney General Holder and the Voting Rights Act. On..
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Petition

Posted on August 1st, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

Please join State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) and the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus in opposing House Bill 203, the so-called “Stand Your Ground” law for Ohio. http://www.change.org/petitions/ohio-house-republicans-ohio-governor-john-kasich-keep-stand-your-ground-out-of-ohio-kill-ohio-house-bill-203 Please click the link above and join State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) and the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus in opposing House Bill 203,..
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Membership Drive

Posted on August 1st, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

Join us this Saturday, August 3rd, for the NAACP Membership Drive at the York Rite Masonic Hall (outside) at 13512 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, OH.

“Trayvon’s Law”

Posted on August 1st, 2013 · Posted in News and Events

In light of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and the overwhelming national awareness around numerous issues surrounding this case, the NAACP advocates for creating a set of laws called “Trayvon’s Law” which embodies legislative responses that will greatly reduce the likelihood of another tragedy like the Trayvon Martin incident...
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