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July 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., the newly installed executive director of the NAACP, pledged to revitalize the 84-year-old civil rights organization with new spirit and new money. And he said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, hobbled in the past by infighting, has unified. "This time there's no fighting, no division," Chavis said at the opening of the group's national convention in Indianapolis. "Our ranks are together."
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July 17, 2009 | Christi Parsons
In his first address to civil rights leaders since his election, President Obama on Thursday marked the centennial of the NAACP by paying tribute to its history and calling on activists to tackle modern-day problems. Obama told the organization's members that only because of their forerunners could he stand before them as both an African American and president of the United States.
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NATIONAL
July 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
President Bush declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP's annual convention, the group said. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People expects more than 8,000 people to attend the convention opening Saturday. Democratic challenger John F. Kerry accepted an invitation to speak next Thursday, the final day of the convention, the NAACP said. Bush spoke at the 2000 NAACP convention in Baltimore when he was a candidate.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2009 | E. Scott Reckard
The NAACP sued subsidiaries of two major banks Friday for allegedly steering African American borrowers unfairly into costly subprime mortgages. The suits -- against Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., owned by Wells Fargo & Co., and against HSBC Mortgage Corp. (USA) and HSBC Bank USA, owned by HSBC Holdings -- arrive at a time when the housing crisis and soaring unemployment already are causing disproportionate harm in black neighborhoods, leaders of the rights group said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2001 | DALONDO MOULTRIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Celebrating the freeing of American slaves during the Civil War, about 200 people attended the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual Jubilee Day celebration Sunday at Pacoima's New Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ. Members of the community gathered to remember the struggles slaves endured for hundreds of years and the hardships faced by today's less fortunate. Jubilee Day, the recognition of President Abraham Lincoln's Jan.
NEWS
July 12, 1992 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leadership of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People gave independent presidential candidate Ross Perot a decidedly chilly reception Saturday. Perot, in his first foray before a black audience, appeared to offend a large number of delegates to the NAACP national convention here by seeming to equate the nation's crime and drug problems with the black community.
NEWS
May 15, 1987 | LEONARD GREENWOOD and JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writers
Despite protests from civil rights leaders--and from a line of pickets outside the Century Plaza--entertainer Frank Sinatra accepted a controversial Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP on Thursday night. Appearing late in the banquet program, and speaking from a dais shared with his daughter, Tina, and actor Gregory Peck, the singer called South African Prime Minister Pieter W. Botha "a bum," but denied that he had any need to clarify his position on apartheid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1998 | TINA DAUNT and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Members of the NAACP's Los Angeles chapter Tuesday called on the Board of Supervisors to investigate allegations that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has discriminated against African American job applicants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1998 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Compton's struggling school district came in for more criticism Monday when the local chapter of the NAACP called for parents to keep their children out of classes at McNair Elementary School because the campus' buildings allegedly are too dangerous. At a news conference near the school, Walter Goodin, the president of the Compton chapter of the National Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1989 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
In a generous but solid round of recognition for the accomplishments of black theater artists in Los Angeles, members of the NAACP's legitimate theater committee have announced a total of 93 nominees in 20 categories for the groups's second annual Theatre Awards. Topping the list in a close race were George C.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2008 | Greg Braxton
On the heels of issuing a critical report about Hollywood's minority hiring, the president of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People threatened the entertainment industry Thursday with unspecified political actions if it did not increase diversity. "At a time when the country is excited about the election of the first African American president in U.S.
NATIONAL
July 17, 2008 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
John McCain ventured into solid Barack Obama territory Wednesday when he addressed the 99th annual convention of the country's venerable civil rights organization, the NAACP. He did not draw the crowd that greeted his Democratic opponent here Monday, where, as one organization official put it, "even the overflow room had an overflow room," but McCain received a respectful reception for his speech on education reform.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2007 | Christi Parsons, Chicago Tribune
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Thursday decried the lack of outrage over gun violence in urban America and criticized President Bush's decision to commute the prison sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis Scooter" Libby while black men serve time for lesser crimes. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The NAACP sued a dozen mortgage lenders Wednesday, claiming that the companies discriminated against blacks by steering them into higher-interest, sub-prime loans while giving more favorable loan terms to white borrowers. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It demands a court order that would bar the lenders from discriminating against blacks and compel them to comply with fair housing and credit laws.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2007 | From Times News Reports
Board Chairman Julian Bond said Sunday that the NAACP was needed now more than ever because the Bush administration had done little to support blacks. On such issues as the administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq and immigration, Bush has seen his presidency questioned, Bond said in his address at the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People's convention in Detroit.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2007 | Tom Hamburger and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
Bruce S. Gordon, a longtime business executive who took the helm of the NAACP less than two years ago, surprised followers of the civil rights organization Sunday night by announcing his resignation as president and chief executive. Reached by telephone at his Manhattan home Sunday night, Gordon, 61, said he stepped down because he was at odds with the organization's board about his role as chief executive.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1994 | MARISA LEONARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Whitney Houston's night, but Michael Jackson dominated the 26th annual NAACP Image Awards with a five-minute speech of his own before presenting Debbie Allen with a choreography award. Jackson received a standing ovation from the audience gathered at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Wednesday night and had to pause several times during his remarks to let the cheers from the audience subside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
Several community activists Tuesday complained to the Police Commission that the Los Angeles Police Department is mishandling and covering up an investigation of what appear to be serial killings of prostitutes in the South-Central area.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
Laurence Fishburne and Erica Tazel were among the performers honored at the 17th annual Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theatre Awards, which pay tribute to local productions featuring African American themes and performers. Fishburne was named best actor in an Equity production for his performance in "Without Walls" at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A.
NATIONAL
February 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The 64-person board of directors of the NAACP failed to finalize details on moving its main offices from Baltimore to Washington. The group did not say when the issue might be taken up again. The move is being considered to put NAACP officials nearer government officials, lobbyists and media outlets. The 98-year-old nonprofit has been based in Baltimore since 1986, when it moved from New York.
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