The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
By United Press International
The Issue: Supporters want immigration reform back in the limelight

The Issue: Supporters want immigration reform back in the limelight

The federal government shutdown, worry about the U.S. government reaching its borrowing limit, Syria and world events have pushed immigration reform to the back burner for awhile.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.

Arrests in Keystone protest at White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Washington arrested 48 people who handcuffed themselves to a White House gate Wednesday in a demonstration against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Gay marriage referendum on ballot in Maryland

Gay marriage referendum on ballot in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 11 (UPI) -- Maryland voters will be able to decide in November if the state's new law legalizing same-sex marriage will stand.

LIU-Brooklyn takes Northeast title

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- C.J. Garner led all five starters into double figures Wednesday, sending Long Island-Brooklyn to the NCAA Tournament with a 90-73 win over Robert Morris.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

New U.S. Navy ship named for Medgar Evers

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers said the ship she christened in San Diego this weekend will keep her late husband's memory alive.
Brock expected to be named NAACP head

Brock expected to be named NAACP head

ATLANTA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- NAACP officials say they are set to announce the new head of the U.S. civil rights organization, with NAACP Vice Chair Roslyn Brock as the leading candidate.

New NAACP president to be Jealous

BALTIMORE, May 17 (UPI) -- Benjamin Todd Jealous says he's ready to become the youngest national leader of the NAACP in the U.S. civil rights organization's 99-year history.

WGA grants waiver for NAACP awards gala

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The striking Writers Guild of America West said Tuesday it will sign an interim agreement with the NAACP for its 39th NAACP Image Awards.

NAACP urged to keep fighting

DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- The head of one of the nation's oldest civil rights groups said many Americans wrongly think racial discrimination is a thing of the past in the United States.

NAACP: End hate talk

DETROIT, July 8 (UPI) -- The NAACP opened its 98th annual convention in Detroit with Chairman Julian Bond vowing to bury hurtful slang used against African Americans.

NAACP to cut staff, close offices

BALTIMORE, June 8 (UPI) -- The NAACP, a leading U.S. civil rights group, plans drastic staff cuts and will close its regional offices to save money.

NAACP delays move to Washington

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Problems with fundraising have delayed plans by the nation's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, to move headquarters from Baltimore to Washington.

President of NAACP steps down

BALTIMORE, March 4 (UPI) -- NAACP President Bruce S. Gordon is stepping down after just 19 months in office, The New York Times reported.

Bono to receive NCAAP award

BALTIMORE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Irish rocker and activist Bono will receive the NAACP Chairman's Award, NAACP board chairman Julian Bond said in Baltimore.

Black leaders urge more HIV testing

TORONTO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A coalition of African-American leaders is reportedly calling for an urgent drive to increase AIDS testing and awareness programs in their communities.

NAACP headquarters may move to D.C

BALTIMORE, May 6 (UPI) -- The chairman of the NAACP said Thursday he wants to move the headquarters of the nation's oldest civil rights organization from Baltimore to Washington.

Race relations focus of NAACP convention

MILWAUKEE, July 10 (UPI) -- NAACP Chairman Julian Bond kicked off the group's annual convention in Milwaukee with a call for better race relations at home and abroad.

NAACP chooses new president

ATLANTA, June 26 (UPI) -- The NAACP has named former Verizon Communications executive Bruce Gordon to the post of chief executive and president of the civil rights organization.

Responsible Lending Act bill protested

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. civil rights groups and consumer organizations Friday protested proposed legislation they said would gut protections against predatory lenders.

NAACP refuses to comply with the IRS

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The NAACP is refusing to give the U.S. Internal Revenue Service documents the agency requested in an investigation into alleged improper political activity.

Winfrey in NAACP Image Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, producers of the NAACP Image Awards telecast said Wednesday.
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