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.