The 2012 NAACP Convention continues at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston this week. Roughly 5,000 attendees are in town for the election year-conference of the nation's largest African American organization.

Here is a running recap of headlines from the convention.

July 12

Biden's rousing speech makes NAACP crowd forgive Obama no-show (Houston Chronicle)

July 11
NAACP cool toward Romney's overtures (Washington Post)
Romney speech to NAACP draws boos, raises questions on strategy (Reuters)
Transcript of Mitt Romney's speech (Houston Chronicle)

July 10
Holder calls Texas voter ID law a 'pole tax' (Houston Chronicle)
Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws (The Washington Post) 
NAACP elder statesman Julian Bond warns of persistent racial inequality (Houston Chronicle)
NAACP president urges bloc to keep voting power (Houston Chronicle)

July 8 
NAACP launches new strategy to fight HIV (Houston Chronicle)
At 103, NAACP searches for its voice - and relevancy (Houston Chronicle)