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Voting Rights Act turns 50

On August 6, 2015 Newark Branch NAACP members Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Common Cause, and Delaware Sierra Club for a press conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.  The U.S. Justice Department has called this Act the most effective civil rights law ever passed in this country.

Newark Branch NAACP asks state officials to install crosswalks and bicycle safety measures on Cleveland Avenue

Dear Governor Markell, Mayor Sierer, Ms. Cohan and Mr. Zegeye, We are writing to express our concern about the lack of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety on Cleveland Avenue in Newark, particularly in the area near Alder Creek. The recently redeveloped Cleveland Heights public housing project, now known as the Alder Creek community, will be

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FUNDS FROM SETTLEMENTS SHOULD GO TO VICTIMS RALLY WITH US! Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:30PM – 8:30PM Longshoremen Union Hall, 200 S. Claymont Street, Wilmington, DE   VICTIMS STAND AGAINST FORECLOSURE EVERYWHERE – V.S.A.F.E Victims Stand Against Foreclosure Everywhere or VSAFE is a grassroots movement founded, (December 13, 2014)  by victims of unfair foreclosure, under

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March 7th Environmental Summit to discuss environmental racism and other important topics

Delaware’s annual Environmental Summit is an opportunity for advocates state-wide to meet and discuss strategies on a range of issues.  The 2015 Environmental Summit will be held on March 7 at Wesley College in Dover.  Themes for this year’s summit include environmental racism, energy efficiency, the role of democracy in the environmental movement, and sustainable

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Newark Branch NAACP writes Joint Finance Committee on racial disparities at the University of Delaware

Dear Representative Melanie George Smith & Senator Harris McDowell, III Co-Chairs of the Joint Finance Committee: We are writing in regard to the issue of Racial Disparities at the University of Delaware in Newark -UD Campus. We have spoken to the President of the UD College Chapter of the NAACP and she expressed concern about

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