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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 ...
Mirror photo by Greg Bock / LaShalamar Hogans of Altoona said she volunteers with the Blair County Chapter of the NAACP because she wants to help make the community a better place for all people. For LaShalamar Hogans of Altoona volunteering with the Blair County NAACP is a way she can help ...
"While the hospital has apologized, the Baltimore City NAACP wants to know that upon the completion of the internal investigation that those responsible are held accountable for this inhumane incident," the statement read. "We also are demanding that the practice of forcing patients out of the hospital or ...
On Sunday I caught up with Derrick Johnson, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as he prepared to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Johnson is the new president and CEO of the nation's largest and most storied civil rights organization, ...
Oregon NAACP leaders say the Oregon Department of education unfairly allocated millions of taxpayer dollars meant to help African-American students statewide succeed. The Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2016 in 2015, earmarking nearly $2.7 million in general funds that ended up being divided ...
The president of the NAACP said Saturday that "we know" President Trump · Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had ...
Goldstein has advised the Erie chapter of the NAACP and local community groups on CBAs, including how best to approach private-sector businesses about them. He also spoke with members of Erie City Council in November about community benefit agreements. The agreements can require a company ...

In "A Letter from a Birmingham Jail" in April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote, "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly," and, "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." With those words in mind, imagine a society where no one ...
Baltimore (WJZ) -- A video that reportedly shows a woman being left outside of a Baltimore emergency center earlier this week has gotten national attention, and social activists in Baltimore say they're not ready to let it go. The disturbing video caught outside the University of Maryland Medical Center ...
Jesse Frierson is ensuring that the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP will have a strong, vocal presence at the General Assembly. As the new 60-day session was gaveled to order Wednesday, the Richmond businessman prepared to lead a team of 12 volunteers to attend subcommittees, meet with ...
(CNN) As worldwide outrage grows after President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries," the president of the NAACP slammed Trump on Friday evening over the reported remarks, outright calling the president of the United States "a racist." "We know he's a racist.
The NAACP on Friday called on members of Congress to denounce President Trump · Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump ...
So much so that the national NAACP late last year stripped Hart of her office over abuse of power, prompting a round of appeals and threats by her supporters to quit. Beyond the warring factions and hurt feelings, however, are important issues dealing with sound business practices and the vibrancy of the ...
ALTON -- The Alton Branch of the NAACP's 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration service Jan. 14 will feature East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks as keynote speaker. "Because 2018 marks 50 years of Dr. King's death, we have chosen the theme: 'The Journey is Not Over After 50 ...
The NAACP now is taking an active role in the proceedings, dubbing the group arrested as the #Cartersville70. The civil rights organization has begun "investigating the allegations and assisting the teenagers and their families secure pretrial release and attorneys to protect their legal rights," according to a ...
The keynote speaker is Mr. Benard Simelton, President, Alabama State NAACP. Proceeds from the banquet are used to provide scholarships for Bullock County high school students and to advance the cause for economic, social, educational and political justice at the local, state and national levels.
The Williamsburg County Chapter of the NAACP is expanding its reach to provide intervention services for Williamsburg County children. Interim Chairperson Joe Castle said for the past year a committee created a youth outreach program, which has been in the process of forming partnerships with local ...
The NAACP is calling for change in law enforcement across Kent County after body camera video was released last week showing an 11-year-old girl handcuffed and detained during an investigation. Honestie Hodges, 11, was handcuffed and detained by Grand Rapids police Department officers while ...
Starting off the New Year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Pine Bluff Branch hosted their annual Emancipation Proclamation and Membership Kick-off. Members and non-members gathered at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the event, which is geared ...
Roanoke's chapter of the NAACP hosted its Annual Jubilee Day celebration Monday at the Loudon Ave Christian Church with a look to the future of the organization and community. Roanoke's branch of the NAACP kicked off 2018 with a jubilee celebration - timed with the anniversary of Emancipation Day.
A picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accompanies the words, "The time is always right to do what is right," on Paducah/McCracken County NAACP material promoting one of the local agency's biggest events of the year. MLK, the "formative figure in the modern fight for civil rights," pushed America to "fulfill ...
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -. The Carbondale Branch of the NAACP will host its 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday breakfast on January 15, 2018. The breakfast starts at 8 a.m. in the SIUC student Center Ballrooms on the second floor of the Student Center with a program to follow at 9 a.m..
The review was prompted by a complaint lodged on behalf of a longtime county employee by local leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It appears likely minor policy revisions will be made, but the resolution of the complaint may be kept confidential unless private talks ...
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a statement on Thursday, regarding KRON-TV anchor Henry Wofford's use of racist stereotypes to insult and belittle Sean "Diddy" Combs' interest in purchasing the Carolina Panthers NFL team. "Wofford's comments were an ...
President of the Seacoast NAACP, Johnson was recently tapped by Gov. Chris Sununu to lead the state's new advisory council on civil rights, part of the formation of a civil rights bureau within the attorney general's office. New Hampshire has seen an uptick in domestic migration, with the Census Bureau ...
The Austin NAACP chapter president calls the city council's decision to deny APD's labor contract as destructive and disastrous. He says the city is not as safe with less-experienced officers and low morale. "They did nothing. They allowed this to spiral out of control us versus them that's not a good thing in ...
The Kansas City branch of the NAACP on Friday voiced its opposition to the Kansas City Council's approval of a plan to privatize Westport sidewalks on weekends and vowed to fight the ordinance before it takes effect this spring. The council's 8-5 decision earlier this month allowing privatization "amounts ...
(CNN) NAACP President Derrick Johnson will not attend the opening of the Mississippi civil rights museum Saturday, citing President Donald Trump's presence at the event as the reason for his absence. Johnson, who heads the group which seeks to eliminate race-based discrimination, insisted that his ...
By Tuesday, the company H&M had pulled the product and the ad and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had denounced it. The NAACP called it "racially insensitive." Richard Shinhoster from the Savannah Branch of the NAACP had to agree. "Well, that's the ...
The local chapter of the NAACP plans to formally oppose the privatization of public sidewalks in the Westport bar and Entertainment district, officials with the civil rights organization said Wednesday. The organization will host a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday at the Swope Parkway United Christian ...
The Greater Terre Haute NAACP Branch will host its 2017 Freedom Fund Awards Banquet Dec. ... awards ceremony, followed by dinner and special program are planned by the Freedom Fund committee to celebrate the civil rights work of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton City schools will rename the Performance Learning Center Campus at Lee, the Hampton Branch of the NAACP said Tuesday. Gaylene Kanoyton, president of the Hampton Branch, released the following statement: We are happy that Hampton City Schools have renamed the ...
Albuquerque - After sending the New Mexico Public education Department a strongly worded letter about the exclusion of Rosa Parks and Malcolm X from the state end-of-course history exam "blueprint," Albuquerque NAACP president Harold Bailey says his position has softened. Bailey met with PED ...
According to a presentation made to the school board at an Oct. 30 meeting, overall, 41 percent of current head principals in Knox County were leadership fellows. More importantly for NAACP President John Butler, 54 percent of all minority administrators placed in the county since 2011 have been fellows ...
San Antonio -- San Antonio will be hosting the 109th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People convention next year. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, according to its website. The goal of the annual convention is to ...
A proposed Anti-Discrimination policy that would allow students to select their own name, race or gender without parental knowledge and/or consent is an affront to the civil rights movement, the Central Delaware branch of the NAACP said Monday. La Mar Gunn, the group's president, issued a statement ...
civil-rights activists are praising American Airlines' plan to train employees to counteract bias in treating passengers. Nevertheless, the NAACP is still warning African-Americans about flying on the airline. The NAACP has not lifted the October "travel advisory" it issued after what it called a pattern of ...
American Airlines Makes Anti-Racism Training Mandatory After NAACP Issues Travel Advisory ... "We think we're on the right road, but the NAACP will continue to meet with Doug Parker and other senior American Airline[s] employees to ensure that the company walks the walk as well as it talks the talk," ...
Ajmel Quereshi, senior counsel to the NAACP legal defense Fund, called the meeting "a positive step for American Airlines" but said his organization will continue to monitor the progress at the airline. Parker said the Fort Worth-based airline will conduct a diversity analysis that will look at the hiring, ...
EVERGREEN -- When the NAACP's new president arrived in Evergreen for a speech recently, he focused on current events as expected, but ...


 

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