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.
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.
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.
BALTIMORE, MD – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP: “The NAACP resolutely condemns President-elect Trump’s proposed plans for a ‘Muslim registry.’ Our nation’s history contains far too many horrific examples of the oppression and demonization of groups based on religion, race, origin or political affiliation, and we refuse to sit by silently and allow for the creation of new ones.
Tessa Hill-Aston will retain her presidency of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP after being re-elected to a fourth term Tuesday night over newcomer Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon. “I will continue to do the things that I’m doing with the good group of people that I have working with me,” Hill-Aston said.
CHARLOTTE – The president of the state chapter of the NAACP and the founder of the “Moral Monday” movement will give a sermon on race at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer report the service led by the Rev. William Barber will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Texas’ state NAACP conference will be held Thursday through Saturday in Texarkana. This state conference is poised to focus on many issues which address election protection, voting rights, environmental protection and economic development. Highlights of the convention will feature speeches from legendary judge and former civil rights attorney L.