The NAACP is suing Indiana officials to block a new state law that the civil rights group says would discriminate against black and Latino voters in heavily populated Lake County by consolidating voting precincts. The lawsuit challenges a law that applies only to Lake County, which is home…
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The leader of a St. Louis-area NAACP branch on Thursday pushed back against a travel advisory supported by state and national NAACP members that urges caution while in Missouri over their concerns about whether civil rights will be respected.
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 – 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.
Philadelphia’s NAACP chapter has called for a new trial for the demolition contractor sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison for his involvement in the deadly Salvation Army building collapse in 2013. Griffin Campbell is one of two Black men criminally charged in the building’s collapse.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland branch of the NAACP will petition a judge this morning to release transcripts from the Tamir Rice grand jury proceedings. The hearing will happen at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Nancy R. McDonnell, the judge assigned to oversee the grand jury that handled the case.
CEDAR RAPIDS – Representatives from the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP are to present an analysis of police dash camera video in the officer-involved shooting of Jerime Mitchell during a news conference at 5:30 p.m. today at the African-American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
BALTIMORE – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP: “The NAACP is deeply frustrated that the trial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black man after a routine traffic stop in 2015 has ended in a mistrial.