The NAACP will announce details Friday of a planned economic boycott of North Carolina over a bill that critics say allows gender discrimination in public bathrooms. The civil rights organization will discuss details of a new task force to oversee the boycott during a meeting with reporters in front of the state General Assembly building in Raleigh, the NAACP said Thursday night.
(Trice Edney Wire) – The NAACP board of directors has elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York. Russell replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership.
The president of the Mobile County branch of the NAACP has called a purported 2009 award to then-Sen. Jeff Sessions “bogus” and “made up” – but hasn’t ruled out that it might have been given to him by an NAACP member acting independently.
Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was confirmed as the nation’s 84 th US Attorney General this evening, despite intense opposition by the NAACP and hundreds of organizations due to his historically weak and questionable support for voting rights, police accountability and the rights of immigrants and women.
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WILKES-BARRE – John Barnes remembers being in the room when the Wilkes-Barre NAACP earned its charter. It was 1985, and state Rep. Alphonso Deal traveled from Philadelphia to restart the local chapter that had first begun in the 1930s. Seeing the charter
Philadelphia’s NAACP chapter has called for a new trial for the demolition contractor sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison for his involvement in the deadly Salvation Army building collapse in 2013. Griffin Campbell is one of two Black men criminally charged in the building’s collapse.
LeBron James of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be presented with the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award during a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game. James will be honored with the award before the Cavaliers play the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET at Quicken Loans Arena.