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Updated | A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized after calling the police to eject a group of black women who had allegedly refused to leave the premises after being told they were playing too slowly. On Saturday, April 21, Sandra Thompson and four friends (Myneca Ojo, Sandra Harrison, Carolyn Dow ...
SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) - David Smith, President of the Mobile County Branch of the NAACP, has confirmed that they will hold a town hall Thursday at 6:00 pm. The event will be held at the Cedar Street Baptist Church, 541 Cedar St, Saraland, AL 36571. Mr. Smith believes the alcohol and threat that ...

The Georgetown Branch of the NAACP celebrated youth on April 21 during its Freedom Fund Banquet at the Howard Center. Brenda C. Murphy, the first woman to be elected president of the South Carolina Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, urged more than ...
Twenty years ago, Erica Brantley Gwyn and Marina Butler started the University of Georgia chapter of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People. This year, Gwyn gave the keynote speech at the NAACP "20 years of black excellence" Image Awards, which celebrated the achievements of ...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit NAACP branch will recognize students from about a half-dozen Detroit-area high schools for their activism, including participation in protests to end ... The dinner is the largest fundraiser by the Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Hide caption. Former Pine Bluff Police Chief Ivan Whitfield, left, and Ward 3 Pine Bluff Alderman Bill Brumett share a moment during Thursday night's candidate forum sponsored by the Pine Bluff Chapter of the NAACP. Whitfield is challenging Brumett in the Ward 3 race. Former Pine Bluff Alderman Glen ...

By Rosetta Miller Perry. NASHVILLE, TN — April 19, 2018. Throughout its long and distinguished history the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), not only its national but also its state and local branches, has been very cautious and careful in regards to involvement in ...
ATHENS, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey's most recent campaign ad on the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act continues to draw criticism from civil rights groups. The ad focuses on standing up to those who want to get rid of historical monuments across the state. The law was passed at a time when cities ...
Since the meeting last month, Herndon has been making the rounds throughout the community introducing himself, asking for new members and support for the chapter, which is still in reorganization status. In order to be an active NAACP chapter, at least 50 members need to be signed up and Herndon ...
These were the three main topics discussed at the first meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) TCU chapter. ... As a first-year student, Johnson said he went to his first NAACP meeting after talking with his mentor who tried to get him involved on campus.
NEW HAVEN — The Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches will hold events in Hamden and New Haven Friday and Saturday to provide information useful to the public and shine a light on the American criminal justice system, according to a release. The “Nothing About Us Without Us” event ...
“This event is a much-needed way to unite our community through the power of prayer,” NAACP Joliet Chapter President Mike Clark said in a news release announcing the service. It is the third year that the local NAACP chapter will host a National Day of Prayer service with Minister Naurice Moffett.
It's too late to register for the upcoming Indiana primary in May -- but it's not too late to register for future elections. The local NAACP chapter hosted a voter registration drive at the first avenue car wash this evening. Voters that attended were able to register or update their information at the drive. "Our goal is ...
Bay County NAACP holds sixth annual Essence Ball. Posted: Sat 9:33 PM, Apr 14, 2018 |. Updated: Sat 10:57 PM, Apr 14, 2018. CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Bay County Branch of the NAACP gathered to celebrate equality in an elegant way. The branch held its sixth annual Black and Gold Essence Ball at the ...
At top, Jefferson County Commission candidates Gregory Lance (D), David Tabb (R), Ralph Lorenzetti (D), Gary Cogle Jr. (R), Kevin Carden (D), and Jane Tabb (R) meet at the Jefferson County NAACP candidates forum on Thursday evening in Charles Town. Above left, Delegate Jill Upson (R-Jefferson, ...
The NAACP is celebrating 100 years, but what's next for this organization? How will it remain relevant? The Houston chapter of the NAACP tackled those questions and more in a town hall Thursday night with national and local officials. Report a Typo. Related Topics: community-eventsNAACPtown hall ...
... educator and past president of the NAACP's Muskogee Branch said that division is even greater than what he experienced during the era of segregation. "I know there's a lot of division going on," said Johnson, 86, who remains active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

An advocate, heroine and legend in her own right is how those who knew and loved longtime Marshall-Harrison County NAACP president and school board trustee, Mrs. Charles Wilson, remember her. The school board trustee of 28 years and NAACP president of more than 50 years died peacefully at her ...
Ambrose Douzart, president of the Monroe/Ouachita Parish NAACP chapter, told other media outlets that the group is prepared to consider a new suit or an appeal of the judge's decision. The News-Star's attempt to reach Douzart has not yet been answered. Monroe City School Board President Bill Willson ...
FORT MYERS, Fla., -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is seeking a partnership with the Daughters of Confederacy to relocate the Robert E. Lee statue in downtown Fort Myers. “This is my nightmare, this is not a symbol of beauty," says James Muwakkil, NAACP ...
WASHINGTON — The NAACP is spearheading a lawsuit against the Census Bureau and President Donald Trump, warning that the federal government is unprepared for the 2020 Census. The lawsuit contends that understaffing, inadequate funding and use of on-line forms will lead to a massive ...
WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the NAACP and Prince George's County say the federal government hasn't done enough to make sure African-Americans and Latinos are counted accurately in the 2020 census. Citing what they say is the “imminent threat” of an undercount by the U.S. Census Bureau, ...
“Alan has dedicated a majority of his life to improving the lives of people,” NAACP Chairman Leon W. Russell said. “His personal convictions and experiences advocating for positive social change make him an asset on the national NAACP board.” In 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Lazowski as ...
The Baton Rouge Chapter of the NAACP will gather tonight on the steps of City Hall for a 7:30 p.m. press conference to once again call for the firing of Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II. The officers—both white—were involved the 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, ...
Local NAACP chapter president Betty Williams will meet with Sacramento Police Department Chief Daniel Hahn on Thursday amidst rising tensions stemming from the shooting of Stephon Clark on Sunday, video of which was released Wednesday afternoon. The NAACP released a statement Wednesday ...
The NAACP has joined a coalition of other social justice organizations to push for more affordable housing policies across the country through the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign. Recent NLIHC research shows the U.S. has a shortage of 7.2 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely ...
The Charles County Branch of the NAACP held its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday at Middleton Hall, honoring black law enforcement pioneers in addition to the 2018 class of inductees. A total of 10 members received awards, eight earning branch certificates and two garnering community honors ...
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a 13-year-old threatened a local chapter of the NAACP and left a message filled with racial slurs. The teen claimed his job was to “kill black people,” police said. Channel 2's Chris Jose spoke to Deane Bonner, who is the leader of the Cobb County chapter of the NAACP.
Robert Travis Jr., president of the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP and an icon in the local civil rights movement, has died. Travis died of cancer Monday at the age of 78, according to a statement from the organization. He started his career as a lawyer and in the struggle to end segregation and other ...
Two local chapters of the NAACP are calling for New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to take over the investigation of an arrest in which a Camden police officer was caught on video repeatedly punching a man in the head. Edward Minguela, 32, a father of three, was walking on Collings Road Feb.
The NAACP finds the very idea of arming teachers as a solution to gun violence utterly absurd and misguided. We know that children of color are portrayed and seen as more dangerous, more culpable and less human than their White peers. Given this background, how can parents of Black children feel ...
(WCTV) -- The NAACP has issued a statement in response to the Florida Legislature's passage of a school safety bill that would arm some of the state's teachers. The state House narrowly passed the bill on Wednesday after a Senate vote Monday. It now goes to Governor Rick Scott for a final decision. Gov.
The Pike County NAACP is calling on Troy officials to release body cam footage of the forceful arrest of a black juvenile on Dec. 23, 2017. “The Pike County Branch of the NAACP position on the administration of criminal justice is unchanged,” said Dianna Bascomb, local NAACP president, in a statement ...
The local chapter of the NAACP will host a silent protest this weekend after what they call an unfair prison sentence. That sentence was given to 50-year-old Anthony Carter, who was sentenced in November 2017 to 90 years in prison for selling synthetic marijuana. It is a highly addictive drug that was legal ...
SPOKANE, Wash. - City leader Phil Tyler, former NAACP president and an Air Force veteran, has fought for equality, spoken out against racism, and recently walked the path of the civil rights leaders with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. He was also the individual behind a powerful video, ...
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will deliver the keynote at the annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in downtown Detroit. The Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Wednesday that the New Jersey Democrat will headline the May 6 event at Cobo Center. The dinner ...
Detroit — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be this year's keynote speaker at the 63rd annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner, the Detroit branch of the NAACP announced Wednesday. The event, to be held on May 6 at Cobo Center, is the largest fundraiser for the Detroit branch. The theme for this year's ...
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A hearing for a judge to consider the NAACP's request to stop the City of Myrtle Beach from utilizing a 23-mile traffic loop during Memorial Day weekend bike fest will be 10 days too late. A June 5 hearing is set for Judge A Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. to hear the case inside the ...
The Elmira/Corning branch of the NAACP will hold an informational program, “Elmira/Corning NAACP: History Concealed Is Now Revealed,” from 1 to 3 p.m. March 10 at the Economic Opportunity Program Inc., 650 Baldwin St., Elmira. The forum is designed to reveal the history of the branch beginning in ...
The program organized by the Waco NAACP is about halfway through its seven-week run leading up to state testing season, which lasts from mid-April to mid-May. Student participation has doubled since Lean on Me Mondays started three weeks ago, NAACP President Peaches Henry said Monday.
The NAACP announced they will be filing a race discrimination lawsuit against the the City of Myrtle Beach and the city's police department over the traffic pattern in place during Bikefest. NAACP says the traffic loop used during the festival is a form of discrimination. The loop, created in 2015, is a 23-mile ...
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The NAACP has filed a race discrimination lawsuit against the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Police Department, claiming discrimination against African-American tourists during Memorial Day Bikefest, also known as "Black Bike Week." The lawsuit filing was ...
MANSFIELD - The state president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wants more involvement in the local branches of the organization, especially from young people. Ohio Conference NAACP President Tom Roberts stopped by the monthly meeting of the NAACP Mansfield ...
The three local women to be honored this weekend at the Long Island NAACP biennial awards luncheon have different life stories and lines of work, but they share an encompassing commitment to uplift their communities. Autumn Williams, of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, is 24 and works as a ...
Common Cause announced Thursday night that it had completed a “further analysis” of the state's new districts, and that they do not violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act. On Friday, NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference president Joan Evelyn Duvall-Flynn said her group reached the same conclusion.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- In the NAACP's first state of the community address, president Linda Brown-Robinson laid out approximately 20 issues the group planned to address in the next 10 months before honing in on several of them. Brown-Robinson singled out several and talked about them at length, ...
The Columbus branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people has been placed under the control of a national administrator due to infighting. James Gallman, a national NAACP board member from Aiken, S.C., said the national unit and membership committee appointed him ...
Gwyn and Marina Butler are the founders of the NAACP Chapter at UGA, which was established Feb. 19, 1998. When Gwyn first came to campus in 1997, she said she had a drive to make the UGA campus a more unified and inclusive community for all students. "It didn't dawn on me that I was doing ...
BALTIMORE – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America's premier civil rights organization, has released its Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card for the first session of the 115th Congress (January 3, 2017 – December 22, 2017). Since 1914, the NAACP ...
For Floyd Anthony, Black History Month is a time to reflect on not only the obstacles but the accomplishments. "My great-grandfather was the first one and I had the opportunity to know him, that was born free, his dad was born into slavery." The month is important to him because it reminds him of the ...


 

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