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The First Space Capsule Since Apollo to Send An Astronaut Beyond Low Earth Orbit is Delayed. Will It Launch?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Orion space capsule is NASA’s first attempt to send an astronaut capsule beyond low Earth orbit since the Apollo program, but the launch was delayed. 

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The Takeaway

Activists Confront a Changing Voting Rights Landscape

Friday, August 23, 2013

This week, The Takeaway has gone on a voting rights tour, examining how the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County Vs. Holder has changed voting laws across the country. Today, Marvin Randolph, senior vice president for campaigns at the NAACP, explains how his organization has had to revamp its get-out-the-vote strategies in light of the Supreme Court's voting rights decision. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NAACP Against the Soda Ban

Friday, January 25, 2013

The NAACP came out against Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large, sugary drinks. WNYC's Fred Mogul and Keli Goff, The Root's political correspondent and writer for their Blogging The Beltway blog, discuss why the NAACP has taken this position.

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Walter White of NAACP Asserts America's 'Race Problem' Undermines Overseas Efforts

Monday, January 21, 2013

WNYC

Walter White, head of the NAACP, ponders race and foreign relations at the Great Hall of Cooper Union, in New York City, in this 1949 recording.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Discriminating Test

Monday, October 01, 2012

An NAACP lawsuit contends that the path to entry in NYC's elite public high schools is discriminatory. Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, discusses the case. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Crying Wolf on 'Voter Fraud' and Other Dirty GOP Tricks

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I don’t believe that Maryland Republicans are racist. I truly don’t. They’re just practical. If black voters had a tendency to vote in a manner that pleased the Maryland Republican Party, they would help them get to the polls.

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday: Romney and Biden Address NAACP

Friday, July 13, 2012

Our Follow Friday team discusses the top stories of the past week, including Romney and Biden's speeches to the NAACP, the Obamacare repeal in the House, and building tensions over the Texas Voting Rights Act.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Why Romney Will Make Gains with Black Voters in November

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I suspect ears of some black voters that had always tuned Romney out listened in and heard a different person than they've been told about.

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It's A Free Country ®

Biden to Romney: Here's How You Address the NAACP

Thursday, July 12, 2012

He had weed jokes—another thing Mitt Romney was missing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Campaign Trail To the NAACP

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sherrilyn Ifill, civil rights lawyer, University of Maryland law professor and the author of The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-first Century, offers analysis of Governor Romney's message yesterday and of Vice President Biden's speech today at the NAACP convention in Houston.

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It's A Free Country ®

The 5 Boos Mitt Romney Heard During His NAACP Speech

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney told the NAACP Wednesday morning, "If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you are looking at him." The response was mixed.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Why the GOP Lost Black Voters

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

As we head into what everyone seems to agree will be the defining contest for the GOP, I find myself wondering whether African Americans have a reason to vote Republican.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Benjamin Jealous on Voter Access

Friday, December 09, 2011

A recent NAACP report charges that new voter laws in 14 states curtail the participation of Black and Hispanic voters. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous discusses his organization's work around voting rights, and more.

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The Takeaway

NAACP Attacks New Voting Laws

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Both parties recognize that minority voters could spell the difference between victory and defeat in next year's election. Changing demographic numbers underscore the importance of Latinos especially on polling day. And there are any number of voter registration efforts going on to try and get more blacks and Latinos to the polls. But in a new reports, according to the NAACP, there is concerted effort to disenfranchise African-American and Latino voters ahead of next year's presidential election. They say that new voting laws are an attack on minority voting rights. In fact, the NAACP will be petitioning the United Nations on Saturday over new laws in 25 states that they say target blacks and unfairly restrict the right to vote.

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WNYC News

City Can Move Ahead on School Closings And Charters, Judge Says

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A state judge has given the city the green light to close 22 failing schools, and let 15 charter schools share space with regular schools when he declined to grant an injunction requested by the teachers union and the NAACP.

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WNYC News

Construction Starts on Controversial Upper West Side Charter

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A $500,000 construction project has started so a new charter school can open inside an Upper West Side high school building — but the work could come to a halt if the teachers union and the NAACP win a lawsuit.

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WNYC News

Charter School Wins Latest Round in Fight to Use Upper West Side High School Campus

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A state judge Thursday declined to continue a restraining order that prevented a charter school from starting construction inside an Upper West Side high school. But the charter still hasn't exactly gotten a green light.

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WNYC News

City Goes to Court Over Charter Schools

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The city, the teachers union and the NAACP will square off in court Tuesday over plans to let 19 charter schools take space in the same buildings as regular schools. And, like most things in New York City, the feud is largely about real estate.

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WNYC News

Higher Grad Rates at Some High Schools Set to Close

Monday, June 20, 2011

Seven out of 14 failing high schools the city wants to close posted higher on-time graduation rates last year — and advocates who have sued to keep the schools open says that's a good sign.

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WNYC News

As Court Date Looms, City Revises Plans for Charter Schools

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ahead of a court date Tuesday, the city has been revising plans for charter schools it plans to move or expand inside buildings with regular schools.

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