North Carolina’s NAACP president joined thousands of people in Selma, Alabama Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the infamous march on Selma that occurred on this day 52 years ago. Doctor William Barber, Reverend Jesse Jackson and other civil rights activists gathered at the staging ground of the historic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was confirmed as the nation’s 84 th US Attorney General this evening, despite intense opposition by the NAACP and hundreds of organizations due to his historically weak and questionable support for voting rights, police accountability and the rights of immigrants and women.
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The NAACP will stand strong for immigrants’ rights, a leader of the state organization said Monday. The Rev. Curtis Gatewood, the director of field and branch operations for the state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke at a press conference hosted by the group’s Fayetteville branch.
An attorney representing the Pasadena Chapter of the NAACP served Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell and Police Chief Phillip Sanchez with a lawsuit Monday, alleging the city improperly developed its policy on body cameras. The petition served during the public comment portion of the Public Safety Committee accuses the city of using a “bait-and-switch” application to get funding from the Department of Justice.
CHARLOTTE – The president of the state chapter of the NAACP and the founder of the “Moral Monday” movement will give a sermon on race at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer report the service led by the Rev. William Barber will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Rocky Mount branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is set to hold the organization’s annual event aimed to keep the community aware of pressing social, political and civil issues, while also recognizing several local minority trailblazers who have made a positive difference in the community within the areas of civil rights and civic engagement.
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.