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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, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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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September 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The NAACP did not violate the conditions of its tax-exempt status when its chairman gave a speech that criticized President Bush, according to a newly released letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the civil rights group. The IRS notified the Baltimore-based National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People in October 2004 that it was looking into a July 2004 speech by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond that was largely critical of Bush's policies.
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July 21, 2006 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
Declaring it a "tragedy" that the Republican Party has alienated black voters, President Bush ended his five-year boycott of the NAACP convention on Thursday with a pledge to repair his relationship with the country's oldest civil rights group. But even as Bush won a rousing ovation for his promise to sign a renewal of civil rights-era voting laws, he received a chillier reception as he laid out his ideas for improving the state of black America.
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July 20, 2006 | Jeff Zeleny, Chicago Tribune
One day before President Bush addresses the NAACP for the first time during his presidency, two Democratic senators Wednesday urged those attending the meeting to hold the administration accountable for renewing -- and enforcing -- the Voting Rights Act. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois warned NAACP delegates to be cautious of any civil rights promises Bush offers when speaking to the group today.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of the Western Regional NAACP accused the media Monday of giving excessive coverage to the allegations that Michael Jackson sexually molested a 13-year-old boy, and they announced the launching of a study to assess the media's coverage of African Americans. "Our primary concern is that Mr. Jackson is being tried and convicted in the press," Shannon Reeves, West Coast director of the NAACP, said at a news conference. "We're not going to stand by any longer and allow this to happen."
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July 18, 2006 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
President Bush is apparently ready to end his boycott of the NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, with a possible speech Thursday to the group's national convention here. Bush's appearance would underscore the GOP's continued efforts to recruit black voters.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2006 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to upcoming comedies on the four major broadcast networks, diversity does not seem to be a laughing matter. Although new and veteran dramas have large casts heavily populated with minorities, none of the 11 new comedies premiering this fall on ABC, CBS, Fox or NBC features a minority in a starring role.
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