Category Archives: Black Lives Matter

Tamir Rice Grand Jury Transcripts Requested

Cleveland NAACP to petition judge for release of Tamir Rice grand jury transcript

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.

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.

DOJ To Investigate Charlotte Shooting

NAACP Announces DOJ Investigation into Charlotte Shooting

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.

Doesn’t Matter If Scott Had A Gun Or Not

Charlotte NAACP President: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’ If Keith Lamont Scott Had a Gun – Breitbart

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.

Fighting Racism Receives Threats

The Irony: Student Athlete Who Protested Racism From Teammates Is Now Receiving Racist Threats

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.

Armed So-Called White Supremacist Surround NAACP

Armed white-supremacists surround Texas NAACP with ‘white lives matter’ signs and Confederate flags

The protesters said that they wanted to voice their concerns amid popularity of the black lives matter movement. They insisted that NAACP leaders and the organization denounce the movement, which they said is responsible for riots and violence in certain cities.