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Harnett County, N.C. - The North Carolina NAACP held a vigil in Harnett County Saturday night, speaking out against the deportation of a pregnant woman.
... and it will be an interesting thing to see how it's carried out in the future," he said. The meeting was cut short due to inclement weather, but officials from the Charlottesville-Albemarle NAACP say they plan to bring Mentore back to talk about ...

Former Jefferson City NAACP Chapter President died last Tuesday. Nimrod Chapel, Sr. was 76 and died from a recent stroke. A longtime civil rights advocate, Chapel sought to protect voter rights for African Americans.
East Carolina University's chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People aims to honor those who have exemplified the desire of uplifting the black community at ECU next Tuesday with the NAACP Black Excellence Awards.
Oak Ridge City Council will vote Monday night on whether to approve Scarboro Park as the site for construction of a new Oak Ridge schools' preschool.
YORK, S.C. -- Local NAACP chapters are teaming up to protest the SC Sons of Confederate veterans' annual conference this weekend.

Cobb County, GA. - The principal of North Cobb high school sent home a letter to parents telling them the investigation into a racist and threatening social ...
In the fifth of seven public hearings, the NAACP Task Force, the Detroit branch of the NAACP and the Michigan State Conference held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the state of quality education and issues surrounding new education policy authored by ...
SPOKANE, Wash. - Community leaders, local politicians and law enforcement stepped away from their party lines and stepped up to the base line on Sunday to ...
Early last week, Cranley, in a battle for re-election, was catching heat from his two African-American opponents and the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP for refusing to accept the invitations of black organizations to debate. Thursday afternoon, the ...
The renovations were financed by donations and labor from Lorman Construction, Home Depot of Deptford, South Jersey Federal Credit Union, the Winters family and members of the NAACP. Don E. Woods may be reached at dwoods@njadvancemedia.com.
York County NAACP groups announced Friday they are planning a "peaceful" protest next weekend as the South Carolina Sons of Confederate veterans gathers for a convention at York Technical College.
The North Carolina NAACP held a vigil in Harnett County Saturday night, speaking out against the deportation of a pregnant woman.
San Antonio - Oliver Hill said having lived through the Jim Crow era, he was denied the use of public restrooms because of his skin color.
"However, upon reflecting on the fact that one of those debates is being hosted by the NAACP, Mayor Cranley decided to make the NAACP debate work," campaign manager Jay Kincaid said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "Mayor Cranley respects the ...

EVERETT - The Snohomish County branch of the NAACP wants to hear from people who have concerns that violence may be escalating here against people of color and religious minorities.
With the completion of the renovations to its new office in Woodbury in the Woodbury child Development Center, 36 Carpenter St., Woodbury, the Gloucester County NAACP will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m., in celebration of ...
THE ISSUE: Following last month's Moral March demonstration in Raleigh, the North Carolina NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement released a list of six key demands to federal lawmakers.
ROCK ISLAND - The Rock Island County chapter of the NAACP has scheduled three candidate forums this month. The forums will feature candidates for the Rock Island-Milan school board, the Rock Island City Council and Rock Island mayor.
Are charter schools adding value in the City of Detroit? That was a question that led to some spirited exchanges during a hearing tonight in Detroit to address the quality of education in the city.
The Elmira/Corning Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its 28th annual membership luncheon at noon Saturday at the Holiday Inn-Riverview, 760 E. Water St. in Elmira.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Veronica Dukes, president of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, isn't afraid to acknowledge that notion.
An NAACP training program is coming to Orlando this week to talk to the leaders of Orlando's black churches about the importance of their institutions in tackling HIV infection in the African American community.
The new Trump administration appointee said in a speech that "there were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships.
Several speakers and audience members at a Hampton NAACP forum on marijuana legalization Monday voiced concern about what they termed unfair current enforcement of the state's pot laws.
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - The Hampton branch of the NAACP held a forum Monday to discuss the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana.
THE ISSUE: Following last month's Moral March demonstration in Raleigh, the North Carolina NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement released a list of six key demands to federal lawmakers.
SELMA, Alabama (NBC) - North Carolina's NAACP president joined thousands of people in Selma, Alabama Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the infamous march on Selma that occurred on this day 52 years ago.
President Dwight Eisenhower talked about integrating public schools and other issues in a meeting June 23, 1958, with civil rights leaders Lester Granger of the Urban League, far left; Martin Luther King Jr.
Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal takes African name. Originally published March 2, 2017 at 8:21 am Updated March 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm.
A civil rights group asked Philadelphia's top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse.
AMHERST - Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Ben Jealous spoke on Thursday to a crowd of 100 in the University of Massachusetts Amherst student Union Ballroom.
Local branches of the NAACP will visit congressional offices across the state, including Congressman Mark Meadow's office in Hendersonville.
"The goal of the workshop and outreach program is to engage and support churches in the fight against HIV/AIDS by promoting advocacy, community mobilization and education and training," Linda Brooks, local NAACP's Health Committee chairperson said ...
"As your constituents we ask you to hold a public town hall before the end of March at a time and location convenient for all those living in your district so we can continue this conversation," New Hanover County NAACP President Deborah Dix Maxwell said.
The 2017 Executive Committee for the Fayette County NAACP Branch is comprised of President Terrence K. Williamson, Gail Davis, Elverta Williams, Kenneth Bryant, Malcolm Hughes, Carolyn Edwards, Dr.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Local chapters of the NAACP rallied outside the offices of congressmen and senators across the state on Monday.
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the NAACP) - The NAACP board of directors has elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York.
One by one, 51 residents filed into the Chapel Hill office of U.S. Rep. David Price on Monday to present a signed letter asking for a public conversation and ...
Black History Month is coming to an end, but a local chapter is just beginning. A Henderson native has reactivated the local NAACP chapter, and chapter that hasn't been activated for six years. Deborah Jackson Hoda, President of the Henderson NAACP ...
Marie Nicholson is seen here leading the hymn "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" as part of a Black History Month celebration hosted by J.J.
St. Louis, MO (KTVI) - Ina Boon, a St. Louis NAACP icon, died on Monday at the age of 90. Boon had spent more than 55 years of her life working for the ...
The NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference of Branches is asking to meet with state Sen. John Eichelberger because of remarks he made at a recent town hall in Cumberland County.
The former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black says she is near homelessness.
Superintendent Buzz Thomas said Monday he hopes the NAACP will reconsider dropping its federal civil rights complaint against Knox County schools when ...
DULUTH, Minn.- Throughout the years, many Iconic Figures have progressed the civil rights movement, and Sunday, images honoring some of those people ...
Antoine Simmons, president of the Dalton-Whitfield NAACP, said the display of organizations at the banquet represents the community.


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