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NAACP Head Sees Voter ID Fight Key

     HOUSTON – The head of the NAACP on Monday likened the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s.     Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said these are “Selma and Montg...
  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta

Get Ready To Vote 2012


Get Ready To Vote 2012
Photo By Brenda J. Turner/KACOM.COM

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:09 AM EDT

The Rev. Al Sharpton (second from left), head of the National Action Network and host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, stands with participants following a session of his NAN Ministers Division “Voter Engagement Tour” on July 10 at Salem Baptist Church. The goal of the na
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  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta

President Obama To Speak At UL Confab

     WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will address the National Urban League Conference on July 25 in New Orleans.     The conference by one of the nation's oldest civil rights organizations is focused on increasing employment for African-Americans, who now face a jobless rate of 13.6 percent, nearly 5 percentage points higher than the nat...
  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta

City of Atlanta Opens All Swimming Pools, Cooling Stations to Keep Atlanta Citizens Cool

ATLANTA – In response to the high temperatures expected this weekend, Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD), Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) and the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services have opened five cooling stations this weekend to ensure that Atlanta’s residents have a safe place to stay coo...
  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta