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100 years ago, white mobs attacked blacks across the country

Thelma Shepherd was riding back to her Chicago apartment on July 27, 1919, when her streetcar came under attack. Black and white men hurled rocks at each other and at the passing vehicle. The 19-year-old who had recently left the South for a job in the bustling city didn't know it, but she had witnessed one of the most violent clashes of the "Red Summer."

Restaurant manager admits beating black employee

For years, John Christopher Smith suffered in silence as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work over 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say.

Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who represented herself as black for years and once headed a local chapter of the NAACP in Washington state, is facing charges of welfare fraud.

NAACP president on Trump: 'We know he's a racist'

As worldwide outrage grows after President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "sh--hole countries," the president of the NAACP slammed Trump on Friday evening over the reported remarks, outright calling the President of the United States "a racist."

Dane Co. NAACP plans summit addressing ‘militaristic tactics'

Group plans to invite law enforcement from around Dane County

Following the police response to Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, MO, Dane County NAACP members voted Tuesday night to spend the next few months planning a countywide law enforcement summit looking at what the civil rights organization feels are local authorities using militaristic tactics.

NAACP plans to take concerns of militarization to MPD chief

Military vehicle could amp up tension in Ferguson-like clash, NAACP leaders say

A big theme coming out of Ferguson is the question over militarizing local law enforcement. And Tuesday night, during a Dane County NAACP meeting, executive members approved taking those concerns to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval.

WISC Editorial Agenda 2014 - One Madison/Re-chartering NAACP

Our response to the Race To Equity report on racial disparities in Madison, which we are calling One Madison thanks to the Urban League of Greater Madison graciously allowing us to steal the name of their annual report, requires a multitude of partners.

Commentary: What's Happened To The NAACP?

Local radio show host Derrell Connor offers his perspectives on issues in a new column. His column will run the second and fourth Thursday of the month on Channel 3000.