Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: NAACP

Va. Principal Mum on What, If Any,...

The principal of a Virginia elementary school has apologized for a gym class exercise that saw students simulate going through the Underground Railroad during...

Donald Glover gets 5 Nominations for NAACP...

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino have been nominated for five...

After Getting Beaten Blind by White Police...

A historical marker has been erected to honor the memory of a World War II veteran who was beaten blind by a white police...

Utah House Committee Advances Bill to Remove...

Progress has been made in getting the word slavery removed from Utah's constitution. In a decision from the state House Judiciary Committee, members voted unanimously...

NAACP Image Awards to Televise Live From...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre. NAACP and TV One officials...

Black Leaders Forged Alliance with Trump on...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged...

Energy Company Accused of Environmental Racism with...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been...

Homeland Security Launches Probe to Investigate Pattern...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and...

Intoxicated White Man Arrested at Airport Asks...

An intoxicated and combative white man yelled for the NAACP as he was being arrested at a Florida airport on Sunday. Brandon Strong of Utah...

Democrats Tap NAACP, Others to Engage ‘Infrequent’...

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by...

Black Voters Could Once Again be Key...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Sitting on the wooden pews of a small white brick church on a hot Wednesday afternoon in central Georgia,...

2 Black Men Sue Des Moines Police...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two young black men filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that they were racially profiled by two white Des Moines...

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...