The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is disappointed by the decision by President Trump’s Department of Justice not to bring civil rights charges against the six Baltimore Police officers who were associated with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
The new leadership team for the Ohio Conference NAACP has plenty of representation from Akron. Three members of the Akron chapter of the NAACP were elected last week during the statewide group’s biennial election, held Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Columbus: * Ophelia Averitt, former president of the Akron NAACP and current NAACP national board member, was re-elected as 1st vice president.
BELTON – A local chapter of the NAACP is calling for the relocation of a confederate statue that has been in Bell County for more than 100 years. This comes on the heels of rising violence and racial tensions across the country as confederate statues are being removed.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland NAACP said the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association’s decision not to hold the flag for the Browns’ season opener is “fanning flames of racial division.” A statement released Tuesday afternoon says the branch respects the patrolmen’s association right to free speech under the Constitution, but hopes the union understands the impact a counter-protest has in the community.
CLOSE ASBURY PARK – The local chapter of the NAACP is condemning the anti-Semitic and racist flyers that were recently posted in the city. “If the white supremacists were truly supreme, there would be no need for them to engage in acts or expressions of racial or religious hatred,” said Adrienne Sanders, President of the NAACP Asbury Park-Neptune chapter.”Only the weak and insecure have the need to indulge in such a derogatory manner.”
NAACP vows to stand with the transgender community, and will fight any efforts to codify discrimination into law BALTIMORE (August 25, 2017) – The NAACP, the country’s largest social justice organization today responded to President Trump’s plans to bar transgender applicants from joining the military: “Defending our nation’s freedoms on the front lines is one of the highest callings imaginable.
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) – During a Thomas County Commission meeting NAACP President of Thomas County Lucinda Brown called for the resignation of sheriff Carlton Powell. If he does not resign, Brown said Tuesday the group would look into filling a petition for recall.