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Voters are seen lined up outside Henry Ford High School in Detroit. (credit: WWJ/Bill Szumanski)

Polls Stay Open Late In Detroit

Voters who got in line by 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote, no matter how long it takes — according to state law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2012

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NAACP Campaign Targets 2 Million Unregistered Michigan Voters

With less than two months before the November election the NAACP has launched a campaign to register the estimated 2 million Michigan residents who are eligible to vote but are not registered.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

NAACP: Emergency Manager Repeal Belongs On Ballot

The Detroit branch NAACP, along with local clergy and attorneys for “Stand Up for Democracy” are asking federal officials to force the state to place on November’s ballot a petition that would repeal Michigan’s emergency manager law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2012

File photo: Mitt Romney and John Sununu (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

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ProQuest Releases Digital NAACP Content Ahead of Schedule

Ann Arbor-based database and information publishers ProQuest announced Wednesday that its work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to create broad, digital access to the archives of the venerable civil rights organization is progressing far ahead of schedule.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2012

Crowds gather for the NAACP  - Fight for Freedom Dinner. (WWJ: Beth Fisher)

NAACP Fight For Freedom Dinner Brings Thousands To The Table

Chapter President, the Reverend Wendell Anthony, says the group has accomplished a great deal but still has more work to do to– particularly on the emergency manager law in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2012

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Detroit NAACP Holds ‘Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!’ Career Expo

The Detroit Branch NAACP will match opportunity with potential when it hosts the 7th Annual Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! – A Super Career Expo on Friday, May 4.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2012

Parents of Trayvon Martin at Macedonia Baptist Church, March 26, 2012 in Eatonville, Fla. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Death Of Trayvon Martin Brings Hundreds To Detroit’s Hart Plaza

Hundreds gathered in Hart Plaza for a peaceful protest over the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2012

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