Category Archives: Legal

Progress But Boycott Remains

NAACP praises American Airlines but sticks to travel advisory

Civil-rights activists are praising American Airlines’ plan to train employees to counteract bias in treating passengers. Nevertheless, the NAACP is still warning African-Americans about flying on the airline. The NAACP has not lifted the October “travel advisory” it issued after what it called a pattern of disturbing incidents involving African-American passengers on American.

Portsmouth Branch Call For Further Investigation

Portsmouth NAACP calls for further investigation into inmate’s death

Published: WATCH: The NAACP and family of Pamela Riddick hold a news conference in Portsmouth. App users can watch it here . PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Portsmouth NAACP says it wants a special grand jury to investigate the death of a woman inside the city jail this summer.

Charges Filed Against Sheriff

Flagler NAACP files discrimination complaint against Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff calls filing over fired employee a ‘political attack’ BUNNELL – Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly unlawfully terminated a former Sheriff’s Office victim’s advocate as part of an ongoing trend of employment discrimination within the agency, according to a recent notice of complaint filed by the Flagler County chapter of the NAACP.

Missouri Travel Warning

NAACP issues its first statewide travel advisory, for Missouri

The organization is circulating a travel advisory after the state passed a law that Missouri’s NAACP conference says allows for legal discrimination. The warning cites several discriminatory incidents in Missouri, included as examples of “looming danger” in the state. The NAACP says this is the first travel advisory ever issued by the organization, at the state or national level.

Dallas Branch Calls For Investigation

NAACP Dallas calls for investigation of Balch Springs Police

DALLAS – Teams from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are deep into the investigation of an officer involved shooting. Police say former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver killed 15-year old Jordan Edwards when he fired his rifle into a car filled with unarmed African American teens.