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Progress But Boycott Remains

NAACP praises American Airlines but sticks to travel advisory

Civil-rights activists are praising American Airlines’ plan to train employees to counteract bias in treating passengers. Nevertheless, the NAACP is still warning African-Americans about flying on the airline. The NAACP has not lifted the October “travel advisory” it issued after what it called a pattern of disturbing incidents involving African-American passengers on American.

Mass Incarceration Documentary

Reading NAACP hosts documentary on mass incarceration | Reading Eagle – NEWS

The Reading branch of the NAACP is inviting the public to examine the issue of mass incarceration. Continuing a panel discussion held in October, the NAACP is hosting a free viewing of the documentary film “13th.” “This film explains what we mean when we say the words ‘mass incarceration’,” said Stacey Taylor, president of the local NAACP.

Florida Conference May Discuss National Anthem

NAACP Florida Conference could address ‘racist’ national anthem

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The NAACP Florida Conference will have an opportunity soon to decide about pushing to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner as America’s national anthem. The California NAACP chapter describes the song as “one of the most racist” and say its rarely heard third verse celebrates the deaths of slaves who joined British troops to gain their freedom, according to a WTOL story.

Portsmouth Branch Call For Further Investigation

Portsmouth NAACP calls for further investigation into inmate’s death

Published: WATCH: The NAACP and family of Pamela Riddick hold a news conference in Portsmouth. App users can watch it here . PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Portsmouth NAACP says it wants a special grand jury to investigate the death of a woman inside the city jail this summer.