JERSEY CITY – The Jersey City branch of the NAACP will elect a new president tomorrow after an abrupt postponement earlier this month pushed the election back two weeks. Four candidates – Jennifer Watterman, Joan Terrell, Nathaniel Legay, and Mofalc Meinga – are vying for the presidency, seeking to succeed Bill Braker, a retired Jersey City police officer who decided not to run for re-election.
The Alabama NAACP State Conference issued a statement today criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. The statement mentioned Sessions’ failure to win Senate confirmation as a federal judge in 1986 after he was accused of making racially charged comments.
BALTIMORE, MD – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP: “The NAACP resolutely condemns President-elect Trump’s proposed plans for a ‘Muslim registry.’ Our nation’s history contains far too many horrific examples of the oppression and demonization of groups based on religion, race, origin or political affiliation, and we refuse to sit by silently and allow for the creation of new ones.
Tessa Hill-Aston will retain her presidency of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP after being re-elected to a fourth term Tuesday night over newcomer Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon. “I will continue to do the things that I’m doing with the good group of people that I have working with me,” Hill-Aston said.
Attorneys from the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville are suing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. They allege the department’s automatic license suspension program for unpaid court fees and fines violates the 14th Amendment, equal protection under the law and due process. Since the suit was filed, the NAACP and the U.S.
An attorney representing the Pasadena Chapter of the NAACP served Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell and Police Chief Phillip Sanchez with a lawsuit Monday, alleging the city improperly developed its policy on body cameras. The petition served during the public comment portion of the Public Safety Committee accuses the city of using a “bait-and-switch” application to get funding from the Department of Justice.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Nearly 30 years ago, Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions was in the spotlight for another federal job. During a senate confirmation hearing for a federal judge position, h
CHARLOTTE – The president of the state chapter of the NAACP and the founder of the “Moral Monday” movement will give a sermon on race at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer report the service led by the Rev. William Barber will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.