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North Carolina legislature debates a new voter ID bill

  Monday marks the 12th straight week of “Moral Monday” protests outside North Carolina’s state capital, as focus turns this week to a harsh new voter ID bill before the Republican-controlled state Legislature. The NAACP’s Senior Director for voting rights Jotaka Eaddy talks about the bill with MSNBC’

SC President of NAACP arrested after incident at dry cleaners, police say

The president of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP was arrested after a confrontation at a Columbia dry cleaners. Full story

Holder condemns ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

“It’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense,” he said. “These laws try to fix something that was never broken.” Full story

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  A movement spurred after Zimmerman verdict

Anger and frustration following the verdict in the George Zimmerman case are being channeled into organized action reflected in the NAACP convention where Attorney General Eric Holder spoke, as well as further protests across the country.  Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder and President of the Rainbow PUS

  Breaking down Holder’s speech before NAACP

Georgetown Prof. Michael Eric Dyson joins Martin Bashir to analyze Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments before the annual NAACP convention on the topic of race, gun violence and the George Zimmerman Trial.

  Zimmerman verdict fuels attempt to change Stand your Ground laws

Hilary Shelton of the NAACP and Lisa Graves of the Center for Media and Democracy discuss the  Stand Your Ground laws and efforts to change them in the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict.

  Zimmerman juror says race wasn’t an issue

One of the six jurors responsible for deciding George Zimmerman’s fate has come forward with details about their decision. She believed race was not an issue and that it wasn’t even discussed during deliberations. Martin family attorney Natalie Jackson joins MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to discuss. Later

  Conversations about race take center stage after Zimmerman’s acquittal

In the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, NAACP president Ben Jealous said his organization’s website has been flooded with petitioners urging federal intervention. An all-woman jury acquitted Zimmerman, who said he killed teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense. NBC’s Ron Mott repor

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the NAACP convention in Orlando
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Orlando July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Manning

Hazel Dukes, a member of the board of directors of the NAACP, cheers at the end of a speech by NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, in Orlando
Hazel Dukes, a member of the board of directors of the NAACP, cheers at the end of a speech by NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, in Orlando

Hazel Dukes, a member of the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , cheers at the end of a speech by NAACP president Benjamin Jealous to the 2013 NAACP convention in Orlando, Florida July 15, 2013. In the wake of the George Zimmerman murder trial, civ

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Author Bret Sweet promotes his book at the 2013 NAACP convention in Orlando

Author Bret Sweet promotes his book at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People convention in Orlando, Florida July 15, 2013. REUTERS/David Manning (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)