BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The lone surviving Ku Klux Klan member convicted in an Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963 is up for parole after spending 15 years in prison for murder, but civil rights activists spoke out Friday against any early release.
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.
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.
Get registered To schedule a voter registration drive with the NAACP call 423-280-0083 or email [email protected] Important dates Early voting ends July 30. The county general and state/federal primary election is Aug. 4. The general election is Nov. 8.
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.
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.
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.
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.