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Who's laughing now? Anti-gay Houston Republican who pretended to be black to win election gets lampooned

By Tyler Rudick

After winning a close election in a predominately African-American district, Houston Republican David Wilson is making national headlines as details emerge about the efforts he undertook ...


Drama

Did the NAACP stiff the Four Seasons on a $100,000 bill? Big-name convention triggers a lawsuit

By Whitney Radley

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People took the Bayou City by storm last July, hosting its 103rd Annual Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center and its environs, ...


Fighting for equality

A Texas first: Austin stands up for same-sex marriage with a historic city council vote

By Michael Graupmann

Early Thursday morning, Austin City Council voted on a resolution to support marriage equality in the state of Texas, a resolution sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole and co-sponsored by Mayor L ...


Chalk Talk

What the media missed at the NAACP: Romney boos way overblown, voter suppression way underplayed

By Kim Davis

The theme of the 2012 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Annual Convention was: “NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision, Vote!” That theme was heard and felt throughou ...


Strong Words

"Preaching to the choir": Joe Biden asks the NAACP to imagine a Mitt Romney nightmare America

By Whitney Radley

Vice President Joe Biden's keynote at the 2012 Annual Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Thursday morning was expected to serve as a so ...


Respect For Showing

Boo Man: Mitt Romney tells the NAACP he's the prez who would truly help African-Americans

By Tyler Rudick

Amidst reluctant clapping and several moments of loud booing, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney weathered a 25 minute speech at the NAACP national conference Wednesday morning ...


Not Backing Down

Eric Holder is ready to fight: Jokes about DC, vows to battle Texas voter law in fiery NAACP speech

By Tyler Rudick

After having to reschedule his talk at the NAACP national conference, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder rolled into the George R. Brown Tuesday with a soaring speech concentrating on voting ri ...


sorry . . . airplane delays

Embattled Eric Holder no-shows the NAACP as the headlines around him grow

By Tyler Rudick

UPDATE: Eric Holder rescheduled to address the convention at 11 a.m. Tuesday. ----------------- Hours before he was set to speak at a Monday luncheon event for the NAACP national convention ...


In Houston

Don't forget the mission: NAACP worries Romney & Biden duel will overshadow voting rights crusade

By Tyler Rudick

With the addition of Mitt Romney and Joe Biden to its official speaker lineup, the 2012 NAACP convention — which starts Saturday at the George R. Brown — is making national he ...


Decision expected soon

Update — #TooMuchDoubt: How social media may save Troy Davis from the death penalty

By Nicole Kreisberg

UPDATE: The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Troy Davis, allowing for his execution to be carried out on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern time. As reported by the Atlanta Journal ...


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