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NAACP Legal Defense Fund tells Florida schools to stop policing Black hair

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has sent a letter to the Florida Department of Education this month asking that it ban schools from enforcing racist policies that prohibit Black students from wearing certain hairstyles, such as dreadlocks, Afros and braids. The letter was sent following a Huffington Post investigation into the issue. The HuffPost ...

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Georgia Lawsuit Latest Blow in US Fight Over Voting Rights

U.S. voting rights advocacy groups Thursday sued Georgia’s top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign. Kemp is the Republican nominee for governor in one of this year’s highest-profile state races, in which Democrat ...

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Maine Candidates Aim for Civility After Outgoing Firebrand Governor

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by ... /
Power of 5: NAACP calls on Black voters nationwide to register 5 people and get them to the polls

On Wednesday night the NAACP hosted a “National Call to Action” in preparation for the highly anticipated midterm elections. The post Power of 5: ...

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