Branch Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

New Bedford NAACP to celebrate 100th anniversary

NEW BEDFORD – Up and down the sidewalks they marched, one night in May of 1968. African-Americans and a handful of others walked peacefully through downtown New Bedford, past City Hall, holding signs: “RACISM MUST GO,” “BLACK PRIDE,” “The Truth Shall Make Us FREE,” “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.”Some crowded into the NAACP office for a meeting.

Manslaughter Not Enough

NAACP: Manslaughter charge not enough in Joe McKnight shooting

The West Jefferson, La. NAACP says the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office hasn’t done enough after its arrest of the man who shot former NFL star Joe McKnight. Nearly a week after McKnight was fatally shot, the NAACP spoke about its concerns over the manslaughter charges against Ronald Gasser, the man who shot him.

Murder Mistrial Statement

NAACP | NAACP Statement on Michael Slager Mistrial

BALTIMORE – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP: “The NAACP is deeply frustrated that the trial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black man after a routine traffic stop in 2015 has ended in a mistrial.