May 17, 2014 — Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.
Oct 22, 2013 — The nation's largest and oldest civil rights group makes the temporary appointment after Benjamin Jealous announced his resignation as president and CEO.
Jul 16, 2013 — "It's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," the attorney general said Tuesday. Such a law hovered over the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin.
Jul 11, 2012 — The Republican presidential candidate's message to African-Americans is that his economic and education policies will "help hundreds of millions of middle class Americans of all races."
Mar 9, 2012 — The NAACP hopes to apply international pressure to states with strict new voter ID laws.
Mar 29, 2011 — The civil rights organization is seeing gays, Latinos and whites join its leadership ranks. Those new leaders say black members need not worry about issues of concern to African-Americans getting less emphasis.
Dec 30, 2010 — The head of the NAACP says the Mississippi governor had "shown interest for a long time" in the case of the Scott sisters, who were sentenced to life for their role in an $11 armed robbery.
Jul 22, 2010 — Host Michel Martin says the point of Sherrod's story is not just understanding your own truth, but also that of someone else.
Jul 13, 2010 — The NAACP condemns racism in the Tea Party ranks.