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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.

NAACP Statement On Proposed Muslim Registry

NAACP | NAACP Statement on Proposed “Muslim Registry”

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.

Baltimore NAACP Election

Tessa Hill-Aston Wins Highly Contested Baltimore NAACP Election | Afro

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.