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.
JERSEY CITY – The Jersey City branch of the NAACP will elect a new president tomorrow after an abrupt postponement earlier this month pushed the election back two weeks. Four candidates – Jennifer Watterman, Joan Terrell, Nathaniel Legay, and Mofalc Meinga – are vying for the presidency, seeking to succeed Bill Braker, a retired Jersey City police officer who decided not to run for re-election.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks was in Birmingham this weekend for the Magic City Classic. He stopped at Sardis Missionary Baptist Church to en