Category Archives: Civil Rights

Confederate Statue Removal

LIVE: Crews prepare to remove Confederate statues in Memphis

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.

Progress But Boycott Remains

NAACP praises American Airlines but sticks to travel advisory

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.

Florida Conference May Discuss National Anthem

NAACP Florida Conference could address ‘racist’ national anthem

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The NAACP Florida Conference will have an opportunity soon to decide about pushing to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner as America’s national anthem. The California NAACP chapter describes the song as “one of the most racist” and say its rarely heard third verse celebrates the deaths of slaves who joined British troops to gain their freedom, according to a WTOL story.

Portsmouth Branch Call For Further Investigation

Portsmouth NAACP calls for further investigation into inmate’s death

Published: WATCH: The NAACP and family of Pamela Riddick hold a news conference in Portsmouth. App users can watch it here . PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Portsmouth NAACP says it wants a special grand jury to investigate the death of a woman inside the city jail this summer.

NAACP Response To Dallas Cowboys Owner

NAACP | NAACP RESPONDS TO DALLAS COWBOYS OWNER’S COMMENTS ON PLAYERS’ RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH

Baltimore, Maryland- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s original civil rights organization, today responded to the assertion by Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, that players on his team who choose not to stand for the National Anthem will not be allowed to take the field.