NAACP | NAACP HOSTS RECEPTION TO LAUNCH NEXT GENERATION YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
BALTIMORE (July 21, 2017) – The NAACP will host a reception at its 108th National Convention in Baltimore, MD to announce the launch of its Next Generation (NextGen) Program on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Pisces Room.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.