Several Southern Black Churches Have Caught Fire. The Latest One Was Once Burned by the KKK.

SLATE In the two weeks since the deadly racist shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, at least six black churches in the South have been hit by a string of raging fires. The most recent fire broke out late Tuesday night in Greeleyville, South Carolina, just 65 miles north of Charleston. This is… More Several Southern Black Churches Have Caught Fire. The Latest One Was Once Burned by the KKK.

Rachel Dolezal Quits N.A.A.C.P. in Spokane

This was expected… THE NEW YORK TIMES The head of the N.A.A.C.P. chapter in Spokane, subjected to national scrutiny and ridicule after it appeared she lied about her own racial background, announced Monday that she was quitting that post. “It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the N.A.A.C.P.… More Rachel Dolezal Quits N.A.A.C.P. in Spokane

10 things you need to know today: January 8, 2015

The Week French police hunt for Charlie Hebdo killers, “Je suis Charlie” posts go viral, and more 1. Manhunt continues for two suspects in Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Thursday that police had arrested and interrogated several people overnight in connection to the murder of 12 people at the editorial… More 10 things you need to know today: January 8, 2015

FBI Searching for Suspect in Terrorist Bombing Outside NAACP Office

TPM News (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who may have information about a homemade explosive that someone set off near the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP. The blast happened Tuesday outside a barber shop that’s next door to the group’s office, which is about an hour south of Denver. There were… More FBI Searching for Suspect in Terrorist Bombing Outside NAACP Office

10 things you need to know today: May 2, 2014

The Week Reports of rape in the military skyrocket, Ukraine fighting intensifies, and more 1. Military rape reports skyrocket Reports of rape in the military shot up by 50 percent last year, according to a Pentagon study released Thursday. Administration officials said the increase showed that victims have felt more comfortable coming forward since the… More 10 things you need to know today: May 2, 2014

Glenn Beck: NAACP Is A ‘Joke’, White People Were Lynched And Other Topics Of His Latest Rant

Let’s be clear here, Glenn Beck wants to replace his  former Fox News colleagues as the most outrageous commentator in the media.  His brand of manufactured outrage sells and believe me he’s selling and his audience is buying: his books, lectures, rallies and so on.   Having said that, what blows my mind is that millions of… More Glenn Beck: NAACP Is A ‘Joke’, White People Were Lynched And Other Topics Of His Latest Rant

Tweet of the Day

Ta-Nehisi Coates referencing Sen. Rand Paul’s lecture and Q&A at Howard University. Seriously. You don’t come to HOWARD of all places and act like these cats don’t know who founded the NAACP. They live this, son. — Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisi) April 11, 2013 Related articles Fear of a Black Pundit (observer.com) How ‘Accidental Racist’ Is… More Tweet of the Day

Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney the Race Baiter at the NAACP

Michael Tomasky holds nothing back in the following article… The Daily Beast – Michael Tomasky Until yesterday, I thought of Mitt Romney as a spineless, disingenuous, and supercilious but more or less decently intentioned person who at least wasn’t the race-mongering pyromaniac that some other Republican candidates of my lifetime have been. Then he gave his speech… More Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney the Race Baiter at the NAACP

Romney responds to NAACP booing: ‘If they want more stuff from the government tell them to go vote for the other guy’

The consensus among the talking heads on MSNBC and elsewhere about Mitt Romney’s speech at the NAACP Conference on Wednesday is that he said what he said intentionally to get the crowd to boo at him. Many politicians and news pundits were reluctant to say that Romney’s remarks to intentionally solicited the boos, but his response at… More Romney responds to NAACP booing: ‘If they want more stuff from the government tell them to go vote for the other guy’

BREAKING: NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality

“The times, they are a changing…” Bob Dylan – 1964 Think Progress The board of the NAACP, the “nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization,” endorsed marriage equality at a meeting this afternoon. The move comes 10 days after President Obamaannounced his support of same-sex marriage. The NAACP’s move comes as attitudes about gays and… More BREAKING: NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality