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Swayed by project’s job potential, NAACP endorses maglev proposal

Wandra Ashley-Williams, first vice president Maryland State Conference NAACP, said poor black residents of Baltimore desperately want access to decent paying jobs. The organization believes Northeast Maglev's proposed train line will help provide those jobs.  (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

Maryland’s NAACP says its support for a proposed maglev train linking Baltimore and Washington boils down to jobs. Officials from the Maryland State Conference NAACP said on Friday the organization supports the project, expected to cost more than $10 billion ...

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Rosenstein: “mutual respect” needed for confidence in police

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at the NAACP’s national convention Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Baltimore,. Rosenstein told the audience that building public confidence in law enforcement “is one of our great challenges,” adding that while police have a special responsibility to follow the law, citizens have an obligation to respect the police. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation’s oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement “is one of our great challenges.” He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and ...

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Holder calls for ’60s-style fight for voting rights

The American people must ‘encourage, not limit participation’ in elections, former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told attendees of the NAACP’s annual convention Monday in Baltimore. (File photo)

The NAACP must mount a 1960s-style fight to protect the voting rights of blacks and other ethnic minorities amid efforts to suppress their votes through photo identification requirements and intimidation, former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday ...

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Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention

President Donald Trump listens during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP’s annual convention next week in Baltimore, leading the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to question the president’s commitment to his ...

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