The Reading branch of the NAACP is inviting the public to examine the issue of mass incarceration. Continuing a panel discussion held in October, the NAACP is hosting a free viewing of the documentary film “13th.” “This film explains what we mean when we say the words ‘mass incarceration’,” said Stacey Taylor, president of the local NAACP.
CLOSE A complaint filed by the Lee County NAACP alleges that minority students in the public school system are more likely to be disciplined and end up in the school-to-prison pipeline than their white peers.
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – A local NAACP chapter working Monday to make sure their city council vote gets the attention they think it deserves. The Phenix City-Russell County branch of th
Threatening messages targeting black freshman students at the University of Pennsylvania have now been linked to three people in Oklahoma, one of which is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Administrators at Oklahoma said they temporarily suspended that student as they continue to investigate the origin of the messages.
“Put a reasoned pause on starting additional schools until at which time that we have done thorough research, and we can make sure that our children are getting what they need to get,” said Gloria J. Sweet-Love with the NAACP.
John Legend said Thursday that he can’t stand with the NAACP on education reform, responding in an op-ed published on Essence.com to the civil rights group’s recent resolution against charter schools. On Oct. 15, the NAACP formally ratified a resolution calling for a moratorium on new charter schools until several measures were met, including subjecting the schools to greater oversight.
In a controversial but anticipated move, the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ratified a moratorium on charter school expansion on Oct. 15. This move comes three months after delegates to the NAACP’s national convention in Cincinnati voted to adopt the resolution.