The national leader of the NAACP says people should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated, including an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP.

Cornell William Brooks told hundreds of people in Colorado Springs on Saturday that they should continue to fight bigotry, voter disenfranchisement, income inequality and unfairness in the criminal injustice system.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (http://tinyurl.com/phcarsf ) that Brooks is visiting Colorado Springs in response to the Jan. 6 attempted bombing of a building that houses the organization's offices and Mr. G's Hair Design Studios.

No one was injured in the explosion that occurred next to the wall of the barbershop. So far, no arrests have been made and the case is still under investigation.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com