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.
BALTIMORE — NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks today issued the following statement marking the death one year ago of Middle Passage, who died during the America’s Journey for Justice march in 2015:
Juanita Wallace, the former president of the Dallas chapter of NAACP, has died. The 70-year-old activist died Sunday from cancer, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office. Wallace, a retired Dallas ISD educator, led the local NAACP group for six years. She resigned in 2014. “You have earned your rest, freedom fighter!”
“It was with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of my good friend Jack Gravely,” said Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott. “Jack devoted his life to trying to make Richmond and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia a better place to live and raise a family.”
McAlister had allegedly used the debit card attached to the NAACP account to make personal purchases at Discount Smokes, Tobacco Shack, Walmart as well as Clark and Speedway gas stations. There were also checks from the NAACP payable to Cablevision, US Cellular, to Roger Bryden for rent and written out to McAlister herself, according to the warrant.