The centennial anniversary fundraising dinner for the Charleston branch of the NAACP will feature former Vice President Joe Biden. Charleston NAACP President Dot Scott lauded Biden’s role in President Barack Obama’s administration and his service as a senator representing Delaware.
The leader of the NAACP in Mississippi is now the interim president and CEO of the national organization. Derrick Johnson was appointed over the weekend to serve as interim president and CEO of the NAACP during the 108th annual national convention in Baltimore.
NAACP | NAACP HOSTS RECEPTION TO LAUNCH NEXT GENERATION YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
BALTIMORE (July 21, 2017) – The NAACP will host a reception at its 108th National Convention in Baltimore, MD to announce the launch of its Next Generation (NextGen) Program on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Pisces Room.
NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will deliver the 21st annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture tonight at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Brooks says he wants to encourage millennials to transform their activism into scholarship, like Du Bois did 150 years ago.
(Trice Edney Wire) – The NAACP board of directors has elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York. Russell replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership.
The president of the Mobile County branch of the NAACP has called a purported 2009 award to then-Sen. Jeff Sessions “bogus” and “made up” – but hasn’t ruled out that it might have been given to him by an NAACP member acting independently.
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LeBron James of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be presented with the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award during a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game. James will be honored with the award before the Cavaliers play the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET at Quicken Loans Arena.