THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) – During a Thomas County Commission meeting NAACP President of Thomas County Lucinda Brown called for the resignation of sheriff Carlton Powell. If he does not resign, Brown said Tuesday the group would look into filling a petition for recall.
The Cincinnati branch of the NAACP called on the City of Cincinnati Wednesday to impose a moratorium on gatherings, rallies, or protests by hate groups. The Cincinnati branch posted the resolution on Facebook in the wake of the fallout from Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis branch of the NAACP now “wholeheartedly supports” its national headquarters’ decision to issue a travel advisory for Missouri due to concerns about a state law that rolls back discrimination protections for workers. The…
The organization is circulating a travel advisory after the state passed a law that Missouri’s NAACP conference says allows for legal discrimination. The warning cites several discriminatory incidents in Missouri, included as examples of “looming danger” in the state. The NAACP says this is the first travel advisory ever issued by the organization, at the state or national level.
Evelynn Foxx, the president of the Alachua County NAACP, found a confederate flag outside her home just before she was set to go for a morning walk with a friend. “”If they were trying to upset me…they did… however they’re not gonna stop me, their not gonna stop me from fighting for equal rights and justice,” said Ms. Foxx.
The Rev. William Barber, the N.C. NAACP president, has been banned from entering the N.C. Legislative Building following his arrest during a protest there on May 30. The ban also applies to 31 other protesters arrested that day during a health care sit-in after they refused to clear the hallways outside legislative leaders’ office.
DALLAS – Teams from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are deep into the investigation of an officer involved shooting. Police say former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver killed 15-year old Jordan Edwards when he fired his rifle into a car filled with unarmed African American teens.