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NAACP sounds alarm on ‘decline’ in civil rights commitment

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften its focus on protecting voter rights and monitoring troubled police departments.

Spokane woman finds racist sign in her front yard

When Lena Negrete woke up and opened her blinds around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, she was greeted by an unfamiliar site: a large, white sign propped up in her front yard with the words “WHITE LIVES MATTER MORE” written on the front.

Police end NAACP sit-in against attorney general nominee

Several NAACP protesters led by their national president were escorted away in handcuffs by police after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, the civil rights group said.

NAACP: Noose put around neck of black student in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – White students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and “yanked backward,” the state NAACP said Monday. Ayana Kinnel, spokeswoman for the civil rights group, said the incident took place the afternoon of Oct. 13 at the Stone County High School field house in Wiggins. The group said in a statement that officials have mishandled the situation. The NAACP said no one has been charged with a crime, and the student’s parents have not told of any punishment for the other students involved.

Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal to speak at MLK day event in North Carolina

CARY, N.C. – Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, has been tapped to speak at a North Carolina Martin Luther King Day celebration in January. The Raleigh News & Observer reports the theme of the MLK Dreamfest Celebration in Cary, North Carolina, “Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation.”

Trump won’t speak at NAACP meeting

The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group’s upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer’s struggle to attract support from nonwhite voters.