Monday, August 20, 2018

Tag: NAACP

Legacy of Slavery, Segregation Impacts Debate on...

EASTON, Md. (AP) — When residents here describe their town, they describe a paradise. There's no crime and everyone_black and white_gets along in neighborhoods...

Police Arrest Florida Man Who Threatened to...

A Gainesville, Fla. man was arrested on hate crime charges Thursday after police say he threatened to lynch the president of the Alachua County...

California Sen. Kamala Harris to Speak at...

CINCINNATI (AP) — A U.S. senator who's considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 will keynote an NAACP dinner in Ohio. The Cincinnati chapter...

Medgar Evers Home Added to African-American Civil...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers to the African-American Civil Rights Network,...

Utility Company ‘Unintentionally’ Sends Customer a Racial...

A Washington State utility company Puget Sound Energy sent a customer a temporary password that happened to include a racial slur. The energy company...

Vanderbilt University Faculty, Students Receive ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Email...

An email promoting white supremacy was sent to Vanderbilt University officials and several Black students on Monday evening. The college's NAACP chapter shared a screenshot of...

NAACP Agrees to Lift Travel Advisory Against...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying improvements are being made to address worries about African-Americans being...

Court Finds Ferguson School District’s Election Methods...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Missouri school district that includes students from Ferguson violated the federal Voting Rights...

‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ The Wrenching...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s...

Oprah-Backed ‘Rape of Recy Taylor’ Recounts Woman’s...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s...

NAACP Alleges Inmate Count Practice Weakens Urban...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NAACP sued Connecticut on Thursday over how the state counts its inmates when crafting legislative districts, arguing that urban...

Poor People’s Campaign Launches Six Weeks of...

Activists converged on state capitals around the U.S. on Monday to begin six weeks of non-violent protests calling for new programs to help the...

Benjamin Crump Calls Out Inconsistencies Between Parkland...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNtMCNBKSUw The family of slain Sacramento man Stephon Clark, who was gunned down by police in his grandparents' backyard earlier this month, is demanding answers,...

Black Parents Threaten to Pull Kids Out...

Lawmakers' push to arm teachers in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has some parents very concerned — particularly for...

White Male Wanted for Making ‘Terroristic Threats’...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=pA72dd_0VC8 The Cobb County Police Department is investigating racist terroristic threats made towards the NAACP branch office in Marietta, GA around 1 a.m Monday. Executive Director...

In Light of FBI Probe Into NCAA...

https://youtu.be/FVs5EQmiITY?t=3m4s In wake of the college basketball scandal, an ongoing federal investigation reported by Yahoo Sports, details top players allegedly receiving benefits from NBA agents...

Lena Horne, The Elegant and Beautiful Talent...

Lena Horne (1917-2010) Horne became a part of the Civil Rights Movement and performed at rallies on behalf of the NAACP and the National...

Have You Heard: Top 5 Stories You...

Nelly's girlfriend Shantel Jackson says the sexual assault allegations against the rapper are false. She says the women who accused the Nelly are...

Catholic School Principal Ends 40-Year Career After...

https://youtu.be/JoHf8Fm1SKU The principal of a Catholic high school in Rhode Island was forced into early retirement after a video surfaced of him using racially offensive...

NAACP Wants Fans At College Title Game...

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP wants to see white towels amid the crimson, white, red and black worn by fans to send a message...

American Petroleum Institute Dismisses Study Linking Oil,...

Officials with the American Petroleum Institute are refuting the findings of a recent report highlighting the disproportionate risk of pollution-related health problems facing African-Americans,...