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Akron Members Elected To State Conference

Three Akron residents elected to Ohio Conference NAACP leadership

The new leadership team for the Ohio Conference NAACP has plenty of representation from Akron. Three members of the Akron chapter of the NAACP were elected last week during the statewide group’s biennial election, held Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Columbus: * Ophelia Averitt, former president of the Akron NAACP and current NAACP national board member, was re-elected as 1st vice president.

The Flag In Cleveland

Cleveland NAACP says police union’s refusal to hold flag at Browns game creates ‘racial division’

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland NAACP said the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association’s decision not to hold the flag for the Browns’ season opener is “fanning flames of racial division.” A statement released Tuesday afternoon says the branch respects the patrolmen’s association right to free speech under the Constitution, but hopes the union understands the impact a counter-protest has in the community.

Atlanta Branch Supports Kaepernick

NAACP’s Atlanta chapter calls for boycott of NFL until Colin Kaepernick gets signed

The NAACP chapter in Atlanta is calling for football fans across the country to stop watching the NFL until a team is willing to sign Colin Kaepernick. Gerald Griggs, the vice president of the NAACP’s Atlanta chapter, said this week that his group is planning a boycott of all things NFL and will continue to boycott the league as long as Kaepernick remains a free agent.

Brooks Outlines His Accomplishments

Recently Ousted, Brooks Proudly Outlines His NAACP Accomplishments | Afro

Cornell William Brooks is not leaving the NAACP quietly. Brooks, 56, who serves as the NAACP’s President and CEO, was dismissed by the organization’s 64-member board last week and will move on from the nation’s oldest civil rights group when his contract expires June 30. He led the NAACP for just three years.

Seeking Review Of Philly Building Collapse

NAACP seeks review in Center City building collapse

The NAACP wants Philadelphia’s top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse. The civil rights group’s Philadelphia chapter says District Attorney Seth William’s office engaged in “selective prosecution” based on race when he failed to charge the white building owner and other key figures.

NAACP Statement On New Attorney General

NAACP | NAACP Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was confirmed as the nation’s 84 th US Attorney General this evening, despite intense opposition by the NAACP and hundreds of organizations due to his historically weak and questionable support for voting rights, police accountability and the rights of immigrants and women.