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ACLU, Roanoke NAACP ask DOJ to investigate police killing of Kionte Spencer

The ACLU and the Roanoke NAACP have asked the Department of Justice to investigate the practices of the Roanoke County Police Department.


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NAACP meeting features JustChildren report on black suspension rate

The Albemarle-Charlottesville branch of the NAACP will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, September 12.


Civil rights complaint challenges discrimination Richmond Public Schools

Two students and the local branch of the NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination complaint against Richmond Public Schools.


Reflections on Julian Bond

His voice, in personal conversation, was what you heard on “Eyes on the Prize.” My mother had asked me what it was like being in a class with Julian Bond, the civil rights pioneer, and this was my first impression.


Myrlie Evers-Williams to speak during Black History Month at W&L

Myrlie Evers-Williams, author, civil rights activist and past chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be the keynote speaker for Black History Month at Washington and Lee University.


NAACP chairman keynotes Washington and Lee Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Her speech and all other events in the multi-day program, “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” are open to the public at no charge.


Groups push Cantor, Goodlatte on Voting Rights Act

Local chapters of civil rights and voting groups are taking out full page ads in the Roanoke Times and Richmond Times-Dispatch calling on their members of Congress to move the process forward on the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act


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Restore Access UVa.: Thanks to University for boosting program

On behalf of the Restore AccessUVA Campaign, we would like to express our immense gratitude to the University of Virginia (U.Va.) board member and alumnus John Griffin for his generous $4 million dollar challenge donation toward AccessUVa.


Blog: Communities of color and the environment

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Campaign for Communities, which created a coalition of Latino, African American, low-income and environmental organizations working to educate, register and turn out voters using environmental issues as motivation.


ACLU of Virginia Election Day hotline to help voters with problems at polls

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will offer an election hotline to answer questions from voters who encounter problems at the polls on Election Day. Most problems at the polls arise from a combination of voters not knowing their rights and poll workers not being sufficiently informed about election law.


Four perspectives on Confederate History Month

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared April to be Confederate History Month, but if you’ve read a newspaper or turned on the TV news anytime in the past few days, you knew that already. You also know that plenty of people are plenty mad that he did this, that plenty […]


ACLU, NAACP team up on voter cards

Between now and Election Day, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP will be distributing informational cards describing voters’ rights at the polls. Available free in small or large numbers to civic groups, non-profit organizations, individuals and political campaigns (regardless of affiliation), the 2009 Virginia Voters’ Rights […]


AFP Politics Blog – Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

– News: Webb statement on NAACP anniversary, Thursday, 9 p.m. – News: Family Foundation president offers statement on House of Delegates votes on pro-life amendments in Virginia budget, Thursday, 9 p.m. – News: Shannon gets endorsements of Richmond, Norfolk mayors, Thursday, 4:15 p.m. – News: Perriello praised for voting against pay raise, Thursday, 4:15 p.m. […]


AFP Politics Blog – Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

– News: Transportation secretary meets with state leaders to discuss stimulus, Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. – News: Moran gets Petersburg endorsements, Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. – News: Perriello honors NAACP, Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. – News: Bills blocking REAL ID pass House, Senate, Wednesday, noon – News: Deeds announces campaign communications team, Wednesday, 9:20 a.m.