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Just one month after the Ocala City Council voted in favor of a ban against saggy pants in which offenders were subject to a fine or jail time – but the controversial ordinance was repealed this week after the NAACP threatened legal action. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida City Repeals Saggy Pants Ordinance After Legal Threats From NAACP

Just one month after the Ocala City Council voted in favor of a ban against saggy pants in which offenders were subject to a fine or jail time – but the controversial ordinance was repealed this week after the NAACP threatened legal action.

CBS Tampa–09/17/2014

Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, are seen with the family's legal counsel Benjamin Crump. (Photo by PAULA BUSTAMANTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Time To Reassess Stand-Your-Ground Laws

Citing concern over the killing of Trayvon Martin in central Florida, Attorney General Eric Holder said stand-your-ground laws, which allow a person who believes they are in danger to use deadly force, should be reassessed.

07/17/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

File photo: Mitt Romney and John Sununu (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Opinion: Learn To Be An American

One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.

07/18/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, along with other civil rights leaders, spoke against the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at a Sanford town hall meeting Tuesday night.  Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images.

Civil Rights Leaders to Keep Up Pressure in Sanford Shooting

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — After declaring victories in getting federal and state officials to investigate the case of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain, civil rights leaders continued to […]

03/21/2012

A new Florida state law allows county jails to now housing juveniles and adult felons under the same roof, causing a stir amongst local Polk County leaders. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Juveniles, Convicted Felons Under Same Roof in Florida Jail

Juveniles and adult criminals are now being housed together at the Polk County Jail, a legislative move that has caused a stir among local ACLU and NAACP leaders arguing for appropriate detention rights for juveniles.

10/13/2011

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