Obama urges 'calm reflection' after Zimmerman acquittal

Obama urges 'calm reflection' after Zimmerman acquittal

SANFORD, Fla., July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Sunday Americans should "respect the call for calm reflection" from Trayvon Martin's parents after the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

FBI: Detroit rights leaders on 'hit list'

DETROIT, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Detroit leaders of a civil rights group and a Jewish organization say the FBI told them they had been targeted by an alleged white supremacist

Detroit chapter reinstated by NAACP

DETROIT, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit NAACP chapter is back in business after falling behind on payments, the national headquarters says.

Public defense for terror suspect blasted

DETROIT, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Critics say it's outrageous to spend U.S. taxpayer funds on three public defenders for a Nigerian terrorism suspect.

NAACP official: Take nooses more seriously

DETROIT, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The head of the Detroit NAACP argues the federal government should increase penalties for people who hang nooses.

NAACP funeral for N-word may be premature

DETROIT, July 7 (UPI) -- The NAACP held a mock funeral in Detroit Saturday to bury the hated "N-word," which has made a comeback in rap lyrics and youthful slang.

Racial university admissions back in court

DETROIT, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A Michigan anti-affirmative action ballot initiative that goes into effect Friday has been challenged by the Detroit chapter of the NAACP.

Detroit radio host to get NAACP award

DETROIT, April 30 (UPI) -- A Detroit radio-talk show host is to receive an award from the Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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