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Various records examined by WSMV-TV's investigative team have raised questions about how some troubled teens were getting treated at a Columbia juvenile detention center.
The luncheon's theme was, "Reflecting on the Past, Remaining Focused on the Future: 100 Years of civil rights and human rights Advocacy.

That's the question the Winchester Chapter of the NAACP will ask during a public focus group today on health problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, cancer, heart disease and diabetes that concern local African-Americans and members of other ...
The Lee County NAACP says Fort Myers police is making the right changes after a scathing audit revealed disturbing allegations of racism and favoritism in the ...
Jeff Sessions is crowded, but the Alabama State Conference NAACP is offering voters a chance to narrow their choices. The organization will host a forum from 6-8 p.m.
Alamance NAACP will award the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, its Lifetime Achievement Award this evening at its 43rd annual Freedom Fund Banquet, the organization announced Thursday night.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The National Register of Historic Places now includes the home of a Mississippi civil rights advocate who was killed in a 1967 ...
Swan, president of the Greater Springfield NAACP, said it is not enough that the unidentified officer resigned from the Layton police Department.
The Department of Justice is getting backlash from the NAACP after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to the civil rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees.
In honor of men's health month, the Jackson-Madison County Branch of the NAACP hosted an inaugural men's health awareness event at Liberty garden Park and Arboretum Saturday afternoon.
Postlewait was mainly interested in gathering input Thursday night at the Charleston Branch NAACP's education town hall, hosted at Morris Brown AME Church.
In a strongly worded statement, A.S. Pinkett, local NAACP secretary this week rapped District Attorney Leslie Garnett for failure to take action in the case of V. H. Landrum, white policeman, freed recently in the killing of Lawrence Basey, 27-year-old ...
When the Memphis Branch NAACP holds its annual Freedom Fund Luncheon Saturday, June 24, there will be a lot of memories and a lot of history.
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. -- It is a court case that has pitted a local chapter of the NAACP against its parent organization, and now the Crittenden County, Arkansas, chapter is claiming victory.
The Rock Island County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 2017 Freedom Fund Banquet, is set for 6 p.m.
South Carolina District 90 Representative Justin Bamberg is the featured speaker for the Colleton County NAACP's 32nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
Maxine Waters of California, one of the Democratic party's most outspoken and controversial voices today, will be keynote speaker at the St. Louis County NAACP's 2017 Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner Thursday in Clayton. "Waters has been a tireless ...

EXCLUSIVE: N.C. NAACP members make urgent personal, public appeal to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the State ...
Yasmine Ellis, left, Kathryn Pleasant, Hannah Scardino, Rayonna Armstrong, Reginald Harris, Ezra DeBerry and Briana Adams smile for the camera after the Halifax County NAACP Essay Contest award ceremony Monday night at H.D. Pope Funeral Home.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Doctor Reverend William Barber is bringing his movement to Greenville today with the help of Reverend Al Sharpton, and the family of Dontae Sharpe.
Five Battle Creek-area students won gold this year in an NAACP competition. The students - three from Battle Creek Central high school and two from Lakeview High school - won gold medals in the Afro-Academic, cultural, technological and science ...
Each year, the Halifax County branch of the NAACP holds an essay contest for local students to compete for monetary prizes.
Raleigh, NC (AP) - One of North Carolina's most prominent civil rights leaders has been banned from entering the state Legislative Building after he was arrested at a protest there last month.
The unanimous position taken by the local NAACP leadership follows the resignation of Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mary Felton, effective June 30, after Wilson did not offer her a contract renewal.
Pallbearers carry Jacqueline Owens, past president of the Norwich chapter of NAACP Friday after a memorial service for the Lebanon resident at The Jacqueline Owens Auditorium at Kelly Middle school in Norwich.
Apparently there is a lot wrong with NAACP leadership, which may be why America's "venerable" civil rights organization seems to be falling apart.
(KUTV) A Layton City police officer has resigned after posting an offensive meme on a prominent member of the NAACP's facebook page.
It's hard to imagine a more perilous birth than the one that brought the Memphis Branch NAACP into the world a century ago. Let's be specific about what that ...
Congress(wo)man Maxine Waters is the one that pointed out to me that when Dylann Roof killed nine students of scripture at Mother Emanuel, it was the NAACP that first linked the crime to the removal of the confederate flag. The rank and file members in ...
The Rev. William Barber, the N.C. NAACP president, has been banned from entering the N.C. Legislative Building following his arrest during a protest there on ...
"Just about everyone today could benefit from an opportunity for free prescriptions," said Drucella Thomas, local NAACP health committee chair. "That's why the NAACP is excited to present a local pharmacist with information about an amazing program.".
The NAACP of Jersey City will be hosting a walk against City Hall on Monday. The branch's labor and industry committee chairman, Rev.
The Rev. William Barber II, center, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is arrested in front of Sen. Phil Berger's office during a sit-in Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
On June 6, Bishop Talbert Swan, president of the Springfield, Massachusetts chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) posted commentary on the trial of comedian Bill Cosby on facebook. In a reply, a Facebook ...
FORT MYERS, Fla. The Lee County NAACP is working to remove a statue and painting of Robert E. Lee after failed efforts several years ago.
I attended an NAACP meeting for the first time about a year ago, 107 years after W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. wells, and the original "founding forty" convened in New York.
The annual Portage County NAACP Branch Scholarship Brunch, "Celebration of Scholars," recently was held in the community room of Ravenna high school.
NORWICH - Regarded by those who knew her as a straight shooter who told it like it was, former Norwich Branch NAACP President Jacqueline Owens was unusually silent about one personal detail: her age.
The Metro Birmingham National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently held its 17th Annual Salute to Wonderful Outstanding women (WOW) at the Birmingham Museum of Art in the Steiner Auditorium.
You have to get a job," said Joshua Fee of the Greater Hartford NAACP. The rally pushed for what they called justice and inclusion in policies and lawmaking.
Oregon's four NAACP branch presidents were in Salem Monday, June 12, to announce the release of the organization's "Oregon Environmental Justice" report and to support several bills before the end of the state's 2017 regular legislative session.
The St. Louis County NAACP on Monday announced its keynote speaker for its annual Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The NAACP in Alachua County filed a complaint against Gainesville City manager Anthony Lyons, leading to an investigation.
Springfield's local NAACP chapter is preparing for its first Corporate Sponsorship Dinner on June 21. The dinner will feature the president of the Dayton NAACP chapter, Derrick Foward, as the keynote speaker. The history of the NAACP and its ...
COLUMBIANA- The Shelby County chapter of the NAACP held its fourth annual Restore the Vote Weekend from Friday, June 9, to Sunday, June 11, at several locations in Columbiana and Alabaster.
The Paris NAACP Chapter 6213 and Wal-Mart will sponsor a Juneteenth Program Friday, June 16th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
activists with the N.C. NAACP were threatened with arrest Tuesday when they attempted to deliver a letter to House Speaker Tim Moore's office, a video shows.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's legal defense and Educational Fund, the National Partnership for Working Families, history professors as well as the mayors of Atlanta and Gary, Indiana ...
Rev. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, on Tuesday called on the N.C. General Assembly to "cease and desist" all legislative action until the state's election maps have been redrawn.
Raleigh, N.C. - State NAACP President Rev. William Barber called on legislators Tuesday to "cease and desist" from passing additional legislation until districts ruled unconstitutional by the U.S.


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