A prominent civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Alabama over a law that would ban cities for enacting their own minimum wages. Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the law in response to Birmingham enacting a minimum wage. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) argues the law infringes on the civil rights of Birmingham workers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAACP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of Baltimore unrest: “One year ago today, the NAACP and the nation watched in shock as police in riot gear confronted a mob of teenagers on the streets of Baltimore, sparking a series of fires and acts of violence that caused more than 200 arrests, and resulted in millions in damage to property in one night.
2 images STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times Citizens reiterated their demands that Roanoke County police release the names of officers involved in the shooting as well as dash-cam video.
North Carolina’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said on Tuesday that it would appeal against a judge’s decision to uphold a voting law that the civil rights group and other critics have said is discriminatory.
CLAYTON * The St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP is asking County Executive Steve Stenger to appoint an independent committee to investigate the circumstances that led to widespread irregularities in the April 5 municipal election.
NEW YORK (AP) – The cast walked off the stage and left conductor James Levine to watch and listen Saturday as the orchestra cheered and the … GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – Researchers are working on a plan to study wolverines in four Rocky Mountain states to see if the animals that loo…
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – The Dubuque branch of the NAACP and Dubuque police say they are cooperating and communicating about the investigation of a recent cross burning. This comes one day after the NAACP demanded more information about that police investigation.
WORCESTER –€” The Worcester NAACP has entered the debate about the city’s proposed policy for TIFs –€” so called tax increment finance deals given to companies to incentivize new development. The deals, which are often decades long tax breaks on new construction, have been routinely criticized by the Worcester Community-Labor Council (WCLC), a coalition made up of members of organized labor and community groups for what they give away.