Category Archives: Legal

NAACP Sues Over Minimum Wage In Alabama

NAACP Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Over Minimum Wage Law

A prominent civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Alabama over a law that would ban cities for enacting their own minimum wages. Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the law in response to Birmingham enacting a minimum wage. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) argues the law infringes on the civil rights of Birmingham workers.

Raleigh Apex Branch Will Not Stop

SBI findings will not stop NAACP investigation into Akiel Denkins’ death

Published: RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The mother of the Raleigh man shot and killed in an incident with a Raleigh police officer said she is disappointed no charges will be brought in the case. “I’m hurt. I’m angry,” Rolanda Byrd said Wednesday night. Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by Officer D.C.

Jamar Clark Decision

NAACP demands Minneapolis police treat crowds with dignity after Jamar Clark decision

The Minneapolis NAACP is demanding that Minneapolis police officers treat crowds with dignity and respect in any demonstrations that may follow a decision in the Jamar Clark case. The NAACP called a Friday morning press conference to blast Thursday’s statement from Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, stressing that the city will not tolerate violence or vandalism.

Wrongful Convictions Should Be Reviewed

NAACP: Attorney General should review wrongful convictions

Lawyers in the North Carolina attorney general’s office have met with a civil rights group calling for state investigations of wrongful convictions. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s spokeswoman Noelle Talley said Cooper wants to work with the NAACP to address problems in the criminal justice system. Talley says Cooper also wants more money for N.C.