The Rev. William Barber, the N.C. NAACP president, has been banned from entering the N.C. Legislative Building following his arrest during a protest there on May 30. The ban also applies to 31 other protesters arrested that day during a health care sit-in after they refused to clear the hallways outside legislative leaders’ office.
The NAACP will announce details Friday of a planned economic boycott of North Carolina over a bill that critics say allows gender discrimination in public bathrooms. The civil rights organization will discuss details of a new task force to oversee the boycott during a meeting with reporters in front of the state General Assembly building in Raleigh, the NAACP said Thursday night.
In December, the Cleveland County branch of the NAACP swore in its second ever female president, Sharon Martin.Martin previously served as the 2015-16 branch chaplain under past president the Rev. Melvin Clark.
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The Alabama NAACP State Conference issued a statement today criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. The statement mentioned Sessions’ failure to win Senate confirmation as a federal judge in 1986 after he was accused of making racially charged comments.
Detroit — The key to success in the 2016 election: Making a national election feel local, according to national NAACP president Cornell William Brooks. Brooks, in town for the Michigan State Conference NAACP’s 80th annual Freedom Fund Dinner, spoke minutes before the dinner, whose theme is “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.”