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.
Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton took the stage for roughly 45 minutes at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati speaking at the 107th Annual NAACP Convention Monday. In her first minute on stage, Clinton came out swinging. “I have to start by saying we all know about that other convention happening in Cleveland, today,” she said, calling attention to the Republican National Convention.
In its 107-year history, few National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) conventions have arrived at as charged a moment as this. Related: Baton Rouge shooting: details emerge about gunman’s radical views After high-profile police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and two targeted killings of police officers, the US is being forced to stare down its perennial struggles with race and justice.
NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) – The president of the NAACP is calling for policies, not handwringing, in the wake of a deadly attack on police in Dallas. Cornell William Brooks made the comment in an interview Friday on “CBS This Morning.”
Baton Rouge’s district attorney says FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office take lead in investigation of Alton Sterling death
Update, 11:19 a.m., July 6, 2016 The district attorney for East Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have taken the lead in the deadly officer involved shooting of Alton Sterling early Tuesday morning. Hillar C.
But the two groups have equal levels of strong support; 20 percent of respondents strongly aligned themselves with older groups, and 21 percent strongly aligned themselves with BLM and the new groups. Nine percent backed both, and 14 percent rejected both.