African-American – News December 7, 2011
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NAACP Taking Complaints About U.S. Voter Laws to United Nations (Free Republic)
The NAACP is calling on the United Nations to intervene as it claims state governments are colluding to “block the vote” for minority communities ahead of the 2012 election — a charge those governments vehemently deny.
Voter watchdogs: Republicans are the real election frauds (The Raw Story)
Election watchdogs on Tuesday accused Republicans – who have been adamant about the need to fight voter fraud – of being the real frauds after a former Republican governor’s aide was found guilty of voter suppression.
Rep. Pence Claims Abortion Is The Leading Cause Of Death In The Black Community (ThinkProgress)
Rep. Mike Pence joined several of his Republican colleagues today in touting proposed legislation that would ban physicians from performing abortions based on the fetus’s race or sex .
Negro Creek will remain in Calif Gold Rush county (KMPH-TV Fresno)
Negro Creek in Nevada County will keep its name, after officials voted down a proposal to change it to something a local resident thought would be kinder.
NAACP Decries “James Crow Esq.” (MotherJones)
State-level voting restrictions are an attempt to suppress the minority vote and prevent them from exercising political influence, according to a report released by the NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Monday.
State pols dismiss NAACP claims over new voting laws (WSTM-TV Syracuse)
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NAACP Turns To United Nations For Anti-Voter Suppression Help (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
The largest civil rights group in America, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , is petitioning the UN over what it sees as a concerted efforted to disenfranchise black and Latino voters ahead of next year’s presidential election.
BET Sets Cain Interview (Multichannel News)
BET will air its interview with former Republican Presidential nominee Herman Cain on Dec.