John Legend Responds To NAACP

John Legend Pens Impassioned Response To NAACP Schools Resolution

John Legend said Thursday that he can’t stand with the NAACP on education reform, responding in an op-ed published on Essence.com to the civil rights group’s recent resolution against charter schools. On Oct. 15, the NAACP formally ratified a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charter schools until several measures were met, including subjecting the schools to greater oversight.

NC Early Voting & State Convention

NC NAACP convention held as early-voting continues :: WRAL.com

The North Carolina state NAACP is holding its state convention even as the civil rights organization and its allies are involved in encouraging turnout during early in-person voting. The group’s 73rd annual convention set for Thursday through Saturday in Raleigh had been scheduled for earlier this month, but it got postponed as Hurricane Matthew approached the Atlantic coast.

NAACP Charter School Moratorium

NAACP Ratifies Resolution Calling For Moratorium On Charter Schools

In a controversial but anticipated move, the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ratified a moratorium on charter school expansion on Oct. 15. This move comes three months after delegates to the NAACP’s national convention in Cincinnati voted to adopt the resolution.