Category Archives: Civil Rights

Selma 52

NC NAACP president joins thousands in Selma on anniversary of march

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.

NAACP Statement On New Attorney General

NAACP | NAACP Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

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.

Branch Sues Police Chief And City Manager

Pasadena NAACP serves city manager, police chief with body camera lawsuit during city meeting

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.

Awareness Banquet

NAACP to hold annual awareness banquet

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.