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  • U. S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.,  listens to a question at a town hall sponsored by the Rock Hill branch of the NAACP on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Rock Hill, S.C. Mulvaney has done about 50 town halls during his four years in office and not all of them have been in front of friendly crowds. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

    Mulvaney's town halls not just with like-minded

    After another tiring week in Washington and two hours sitting on a runway, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney made one stop before he headed home to see his family - a town hall at the Rock Hill branch of the NAACP.

  • NASCAR racing legends Dale Jarrett, left, and Rusty Wallace are seated on the House floor during the opening session of the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 14, 2014 where lawmakers honored the NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees. (AP Photo)

    NC Legislature return to work, as do GOP critics

    North Carolina lawmakers returned to work Wednesday, met by some interest groups calling for the GOP-controlled legislature to reverse course.

  • GOP candidate calls on NAACP to end boycott of SC

    A black Republican candidate for superintendent of South Carolina schools has called on the NAACP to end its business boycott of the state in protest of the Confederate flag flying on Statehouse grounds.

  • ** FILE ** In this April 28, 2014, file photo, Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, announces that Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling will not be receiving his lifetime achievement award, at a news conference in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

    Donald Sterling controversy swirls around NAACP

    The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP offered the same thing for Clippers owner Donald Sterling and civil rights advocate Leon Jenkins - an opportunity for image rehabilitation.

  • Final briefs filed in case of executed SC teen

    It is now up to a judge to decide whether to grant a new trial for a black 14-year-old electrocuted 70 years ago for the slaying of two white girls.

  • Wis. Supreme Court to hear voter ID arguments

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is getting ready to listen to oral arguments in two lawsuits challenging the state's voter photo identification law.

  • FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2013 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14, in Los Angeles. Winfrey is paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Fruitvale Station," ''Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Best Man Holiday" are vying for the outstanding motion picture trophy. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)

    '12 Years a Slave' wins big at NAACP Image Awards

    "12 Years a Slave" swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards with four wins.

  • Chavis choice worried some NC Democrats

    The planned hiring of a long-term executive director for the North Carolina Democratic Party has been delayed as both allies and critics of Chairman Randy Voller expressed concern about his early choice of former national NAACP leader Benjamin Chavis.

  • Ex-NAACP leader could join NC Democrat leadership

    The North Carolina Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he will name a new interim executive director later this week, and it appears former national NAACP leader Benjamin Chavis is his choice.

  • Kathy Jones reacts during the closing remarks by Rev. William Barber at the "Moral March on Raleigh" on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, N.C.,  on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  Nearly 200 organizations are joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the "Moral March on Raleigh," a new name for the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street," as it was originally called. Jones Street referred to the street where the Legislative Building stands and the usual terminus of the march. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

    Multitude at "Moral March" protest NC GOP policies

    Following a year marked by hundreds of arrests and national publicity but few policy victories, leaders of the movement opposing the Republican agenda in North Carolina vowed Saturday to keep fighting and to speak clearly at the ballot box in 2014.

  • NAACP-led rally builds from NC 'Moral Mondays'

    Democrats controlled the North Carolina General Assembly and lived in the Executive Mansion in 2007 the first time the Rev. William Barber and fellow advocates rallied outside the Legislative Building in the dead of winter demanding change.

  • North Carolina NAACP President William Barber, left, interim national  NAACP President Lorraine Miller, center, and South Carolina NAACP President Lonnie Randolph, right, march to the South Carolina Statehouse as part of the King Day at the Dome rally on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

    NC NAACP president celebrates King Day in SC

    What conservative leaders have done to social justice in North Carolina and South Carolina has been mighty low, North Carolina NAACP President William Barber said, but he thinks people in both states are ready to go to higher ground.

  • McCrory again defends 12th District election date

    A civil rights organization pressed North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday not to wait until November to let voters elect a successor to former U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, saying that will deny representation to 12th Congressional District residents for too long.

  • This film publicity image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." The film was nominated for an Image Award for best motion picture on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.  The 45th NAACP Image Awards will be held on Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Jaap Buitendijk)

    '12 Years a Slave' nabs NAACP Image Awards nods

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a year rich with black-oriented films, nominees for the NAACP Image Awards include "12 Years a Slave" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

  • NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous speaks at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    NAACP leader Benjamin Jealous to step down this year

    Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he plans to step down by the end of the year.

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