Police Violence Conversation in Charleston

Charleston NAACP hosts conversation about police violence

The Charleston branch of the NAACP put aside its regular business Thursday night to host a public discussion on police violence and its symptoms in black communities. About 30 people participated – three Charleston police officers, representatives of the police department’s Illumination Project and residents.

Cori Bush US Senate Candidate

U.S. Senate candidate Cori Bush a crowd favorite at NAACP candidate debate

COLUMBIA – The loudest applause at the Columbia chapter of the NAACP candidate debate on Tuesday erupted as Cori Bush, a U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri, pronounced her stances on public schools, health care and the death penalty. Bush, who was an activist in the Ferguson protests, said the school-to-prison pipeline is the most pressing issue in the country.

Black Support Needed To Win White House

NAACP: Trump, Clinton can’t win White House without black voters

Civil rights activists frustrated by police slayings of blacks across the nation are looking to flex their voting power to push for reforms. The continued alarm over how police treat black men has been a major focus of the NAACP national convention this week for thousands of participants in Cincinnati.

Clinton Addresses Convention

Clinton talks police brutality, jobs, healthcare at NAACP convention in Cincinnati

Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton took the stage for roughly 45 minutes at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati speaking at the 107th Annual NAACP Convention Monday. In her first minute on stage, Clinton came out swinging. “I have to start by saying we all know about that other convention happening in Cleveland, today,” she said, calling attention to the Republican National Convention.

NAACP Alongside Black Lives Matter

NAACP considers role alongside Black Lives Matter at annual convention

In its 107-year history, few National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) conventions have arrived at as charged a moment as this. Related: Baton Rouge shooting: details emerge about gunman’s radical views After high-profile police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and two targeted killings of police officers, the US is being forced to stare down its perennial struggles with race and justice.

Gov Speaks At Convention

John Kasich addresses NAACP convention in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Ohio Gov. John Kasich will take the stage shortly at the NAACP annual convention in Cincinnati. The governor’s remarks will come one day before presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who is scheduled to address the group Monday morning. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump declined an invitation to speak at the event.