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The Greenville Branch of the NAACP has released a statement on the March 19 fatal shooting of a man the Greenville County sheriff said charged at deputies with a knife, saying the "deputy-involved shooting is evidence of the need for a greater level of communication between local law ...
The NAACP Springfield Branch, Faith Voices of Southwest Missouri, and the Council of Churches of the Ozarks have condemned the recent incident of vandalism in Springfield. The NAACP says neighbors noticed someone had painted a swastika on a woman's front door and smashed the windshield ...

Dozens gathered to celebrate the life of former Tallahassee NAACP President Robert Lee Travis Jr. ... I would think knowing Bob he would want to be remembered as a great and compassionate leader to helping the distraught live better lives," said Wilson Barnes, member of the Tallahassee NAACP.
The Akron chapter of the NAACP offered every leading candidate in both major political parties equal time to answer public questions and give their policy platforms. The forum, which Akron NAACP President Judi Hill said is not a debate, will be moderated by Northeast Ohio talk radio host Ron Ponder. GOP
After speaking once, a impassioned Veda Sterling, left, an aunt of Alton Sterling, jumps in to speak again, at press conference on the steps of City Hall called by the NAACP in response to rumors pertaining to the Alton Sterling case,Thursday, March 22, 201. Continuing from left are NAACP Baton ... activists

Fred Royal, who has been the NAACP president for three years, said the organization is focused on expanding mass transit to connect residents with far-flung jobs; decreasing the school to prison pipeline; improving accountability of the city Fire and Police Commission; and establishing universal ...
The president of the Philadelphia NAACP has suggested Rittenhouse Square as a better location for the proposed Temple University stadium rather than ... The NAACP was making their point heard in the latest development in the ongoing battle over where to build the stadium for Temple's football team. Bombings
The Greater Terre Haute NAACP branch invites the public to a program focused on food justice in the Wabash Valley and how the issues of economic justice, environmental justice and racial justice are being connected in the community. The program will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Vigo County ... Bombings
HUNTINGTON - The Huntington-Cabell branch of the NAACP will host an upcoming "meet the candidates" night, featuring candidates running for local and statewide offices. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the A.D. Lewis Community Center. Refreshments will follow. Bombings
The Indiana County NAACP is offering a getaway and enrichment trip to The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, with a dinner at Busboys and ... To register, make check payable to: Indiana County NAACP and send it to P.O. Box 345, Indiana, PA 15701 by March 25. Bombings
PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Following reports of a teacher calling a student a racial slur and a social media post targeting Black students, a local NAACP chapter says Black students at a Maryland high school are subject to daily abuse and humiliation. Anne Arundel County NAACP President Rev. Stephen ... Bombings
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PHENIX CITY, Ala (WRBL) - The Phenix City-Russell County NAACP chapter is calling a road rage incident an act of racism after they say a white suspect shot a black victim in the dispute. "I think the hate began long before it got to Mr. Freeman," says Phenix City-Russell County NAACP President Alfonza ... Bombings
Officials with the NAACP have said that the city's plans for the motorcycle rally over Memorial Day weekend, including a 23-mile traffic loop and increased police presence, are discriminatory against the black attendees coming for the event also known as Bikefest. The NAACP says “the City seeks to make Black Bike Week ... Bombings
CINCINNATI -- The city's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People threatened to take legal action against the "unhinged" and "irresponsible" Mayor John Cranley over his ongoing feud with City Manager Harry Black in a Thursday evening news conference. "You need to ... Bombings

The local NAACP branch is requesting that the new superintendent be committed to diversity, especially diversifying school faculty and staff. The Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP is requesting that the new Superintendent of Schools in Medford be committed to diversity, especially diversifying faculty ... Bombings
DANBURY — The Danbury Library will host a screening of the movie “Hidden Figures” at 1:30 p.m. March 25 to celebrate Women's History Month. The PG-13 film tells the story of three African-American women who broke down barriers at NASA and worked on the first successful U.S. space programs. Bombings
A vibrant downtown — one with an energetic nightlife, ample arts and cultural events, a main street brimming with strollers and shoppers and neighbors — is what characterizes a city. Downtowns define cities. And making them thrive is tricky. Because of the historic French Quarter, legendary Canal Street ... Bombings
The Flint Branch-NAACP will hold its 37th annual Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, March 10 at the Genesys Banquet & Conference Center in Grand Blanc Township. "Steadfast and Immovable" is the 2018 theme and the organization will honor several community members who exemplify that theme with ... Bombings
PRESS ROOM: NAACP Critical of Ben Carson's Move to Change HUD's Mission Statement. NNPAFreddie. 6 hours ago. The NAACP releases a statement on Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson's move to dilute the agency's long-standing mission. Bombings
... the NAACP is asking for a much harsher punishment for a Kernan Middle School teacher who was suspended this week for 10 days without pay after allegations that he used the N-word in front of students in October. The local president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ... Bombings
ATLANTA (CN) — Attorneys for the Georgia NAACP and Common Cause sought to convince the 11th Circuit on Wednesday that their lawsuit challenging the state's removal of certain names from its voter registration rolls was improperly dismissed by a lower court. In Georgia, registered voters who have ... Bombings
Hill-Aston, former president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP who left the organization under dubious circumstances (she says she resigned, others say she was forced out) said the needs of the 41st district simply bring her back to her life-long roots of community activism. “When I started activism with ... Bombings
WASHINGTON - The Fairfax County NAACP is demanding reform for the School Resource Officers program at a time when the country is on edge in the aftermath of the deadly mass school shooting in Florida. The civil rights organization said African American and minority students are disproportionately ... Bombings
Jo Ann Hardesty has mounted a campaign for City Council based partly on the recognition and influence she has as president of a local NAACP branch. Now she's being forced to depart that position. In the face of concerns that NAACP officers aren't allowed to run for public office, Hardesty has announced ... Bombings
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 ... Bombings
The Elmira/Corning branch of the NAACP will hold an informational program about the history of the branch from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Economic Opportunity Program Inc. gym, 650 Baldwin St. in Elmira. The forum is designed to reveal the history of the branch beginning in 1917. Westley Williams, a ... Bombings
The University of Michigan's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People invited local law enforcement officers to the Afro-American Lounge in South Quad Residence Hall Monday evening to discuss prominent social and legal issues facing African Americans on campus. Bombings
The NAACP lawsuit claims that the city and Myrtle Beach police discriminate against the black motorcyclists who attend Bikefest by putting in place a strict traffic plan for riders. Vehicles that enter Ocean Boulevard, a beachside road that is popular with festivalgoers, must enter a 23-mile loop at night. Bombings
By Joan Marsh, NAACP-Gary, Communication Committee. On Thursday, February 22, 2018 a busload of Gary citizens, students and adults, rode to the Capital in Indianapolis to oppose House Bill 1315. The trip was sponsored by NAACP-Gary and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. Citizens arrived at ... Bombings
13 meeting, council voted to approve a memorandum of understanding among the Leesburg Police, the NAACP and the town. The police and NAACP had previously agreed to a memorandum in 2006, but as Tanja updated it, she decided to involve Mayor Kelly Burk and Town Manager Kaj Dentler so the ... Bombings
The Calvert County Branch of the NAACP held their Annual Summit Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17, hosted by the Gray Ray American Legion Post #220. After a country breakfast, the more than 70 attendees gained valuable information from a number of notable speakers. Kathryn Marsh, Deputy State's ... Bombings
Discussions about upcoming events including a state conference will be held Saturday by the Joplin branch of the NAACP. The business meeting is open to NAACP members only. It will be held at 2 p.m. at the Community Service Center, 110 S. Main St. President Jim West said members also will discuss ... Bombings
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund has joined a growing list of national, state and local civil rights organizations demanding the resignation of Harris County's longest-serving felony judge over his comments about black defendants,. The NAACP Houston chapter, Black Lives Matter Houston, ... Bombings
Over the past two years, Capital One Bank has been closing many of its brick-and-mortar locations around the state of Texas in what the bank claims to be a cost-cutting measure. The NAACP, however, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the publicly traded company, alleging that its actions are ... Bombings
"I took office as president for NAACP Portland Branch in 2016, and I have never used any resources from the NAACP to benefit myself or my Portland City Council campaign. My candidacy stands on its own, which feels threatening to those who wish that the City continues its business as usual. My track ... Bombings
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 ... Bombings
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 ...
Members of the NAACP and Black Lives Matter organizations came together in Joplin this afternoon to support a man they claim has been wrongfully accused of murdering a Carl Junction girl. Police found three-year-old Jayda Kyle unconscious and not breathing in December while responding to a call at ...
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released The Minority Report on Tuesday. The report outlines how African Americans are doing after the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer back in 2016. The report ...
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A report from the NAACP shows the disparity amongst African Americans and others in Baltimore and cities across the country. The NAACP is calling on businesses, as well as local and state leaders to address decades of inequality in Baltimore's African American communities.
In a new report, the NAACP says racism, segregation and inequality continue to hurt St. Louis economically. ... which it calls economic inclusion plans, on Baltimore and Charlotte, N.C. In a statement, NAACP President Derrick Johnson said that "racial tensions in St. Louis are still at alarmingly high levels, ...
Saying Charlotte is at a crossroads, leaders of the NAACP and community groups Tuesday issued a “call to action” to address lingering problems of poverty and racial discrimination. Charlotte NAACP leaders released a report that addresses disparities in education, housing, economic opportunity and ...
The Shreveport branch of the NAACP will host an event to inform parents about the importance of public education Feb. 15. The event is inspired by the number of "D" and "F" schools in Caddo Parish, the large proportion of students of color at these schools and the need to get guardians more involved in ...
The NAACP recommends against traveling to Missouri, and the man at the helm of the NAACP's Missouri State Conference wants to see that recommendation lifted, but underscores the need for change in Missouri first. Nimrod "Rod" Chapel Jr., president of the NAACP's Missouri State Conference, spoke ...
The Providence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called a press conference Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Brook and George streets. Around 100 people gathered for a period of 20 minutes to show community solidarity in response to the discovery of ...
Horton, 65, president of NAACP's Erie chapter and director of the E.F. Smith Quality of Life Learning Center, has been witness to this for nearly his entire life. He grew up watching his mother, Mildred Horton, president of the NAACP from 1966-1970, advocate to integrate the Florence Crittenton program that ...


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