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Facing a changing political landscape, NAACP national convention comes to Baltimore

The last time the NAACP held its national convention in Baltimore, in 2000, the speakers includedthen-President Bill Clinton and the two men who were vying to replace him, Al Gore and George W. Bush. Seventeen years later, much has changed, in the country and for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.

Confederate Flag At NAACP Leader Home

Confederate Flag Outside NAACP Leader’s Home

Evelynn Foxx, the president of the Alachua County NAACP, found a confederate flag outside her home just before she was set to go for a morning walk with a friend. “”If they were trying to upset me…they did… however they’re not gonna stop me, their not gonna stop me from fighting for equal rights and justice,” said Ms. Foxx.

Rev Barber Banned


NAACP’s Rev. William Barber banned from NC Legislative Building

The Rev. William Barber, the N.C. NAACP president, has been banned from entering the N.C. Legislative Building following his arrest during a protest there on May 30. The ban also applies to 31 other protesters arrested that day during a health care sit-in after they refused to clear the hallways outside legislative leaders’ office.

Brooks Outlines His Accomplishments

Recently Ousted, Brooks Proudly Outlines His NAACP Accomplishments | Afro

Cornell William Brooks is not leaving the NAACP quietly. Brooks, 56, who serves as the NAACP’s President and CEO, was dismissed by the organization’s 64-member board last week and will move on from the nation’s oldest civil rights group when his contract expires June 30. He led the NAACP for just three years.

Dallas Branch Calls For Investigation

NAACP Dallas calls for investigation of Balch Springs Police

DALLAS – Teams from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are deep into the investigation of an officer involved shooting. Police say former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver killed 15-year old Jordan Edwards when he fired his rifle into a car filled with unarmed African American teens.

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