The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is disappointed by the decision by President Trump’s Department of Justice not to bring civil rights charges against the six Baltimore Police officers who were associated with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland branch of the NAACP will petition a judge this morning to release transcripts from the Tamir Rice grand jury proceedings. The hearing will happen at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Nancy R. McDonnell, the judge assigned to oversee the grand jury that handled the case.
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.
The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son’s neck at school.
At a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, the NAACP and members of the clergy announced that the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the police shooting death of an African-American male named Keith Lamont Scott.
On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP President Minister Corine Mack argued that “it doesn’t really matter” if Keith Lamont Scott had a gun when he was shot by police. Mack said that the police should release video of the Scott incident.
St. Louis attorney Anthony Gray was thrown into the national spotlight when he and his legal team represented the Brown family in the civil wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of slain teenager Michae
The NAACP is investigating racially offensive threats made against a Black teen football player who protested the national anthem during a recent game. A Black teen athlete from Ohio who made the brave decision to take a knee during the national anthem at a recent high school football game is now being targeted with racist messages.