Home > Memphis Police shut down two Memphis parks Friday, Jan. 5, in advance of planned protests Saturday by groups opposed to the Dec. 20 removal of Confederate monuments from both parks. More than a dozen police cars were around Health Sciences Park and a single police car was in Memphis Park before 9 p.m.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis City Council has just voted unanimously to remove two controversial Confederate statues property. According to a tweet from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, the public parks have been sold to a private entity. He says the removal will be conducted by a private entity and will be compliant with the law.
Published: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Volunteers with the NAACP picked up voters who couldn’t get to the polls themselves Tuesday for U.S Senate Election. There were 15 chapters around the state taking voters from their homes to their polling sites and then back home again.
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.
BALTIMORE- Nov. 28, 2017 -To coincide with National Giving Day, the NAACP is joining with Dallas -based non-profit Impact Shares as they file for their initial exchange traded funds (ETFs), that will creatively allow investors to invest in social justice.
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.
Baltimore-(November 17, 2017) The NAACP sends its support and love and to Rev. Jesse Jackson as he faces the unfortunate challenge of Parkinson’s disease. “Rev Jackson has been a pioneer for African American political progress and a key civil rights icon for over half a century.