Obama had harsh words Wednesday for how police handled the arrest of Harvard professor Gates.
But as the organization celebrates its centennial in New York, some young people have mixed feelings about how the NAACP fits in their lives.
He emphasized the continuing need to close racial and ethnic disparities while also talking about personal responsibility.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has launched a program that lets people use their cell phones to report incidents of police misconduct.
The nation has elected a black man as president, but that hasn't erased deep-seated racism or economic inequalities.
His race may hamper his ability to respond to needs of African-Americans, some say.
Civil rights activists praise the court for not throwing out a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Fed up with growling tailpipes, one more city cracks down on the world's largest Harley rally.
Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin.