Category Archives: Politics

NC Boycott

NAACP to announce details of N.C. boycott regarding ‘bathroom bill’

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.

Normalized Racism

Alabama NAACP says Sessions appointment attempt to ‘normalize racism’

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.

National Election Feels Local

NAACP on success: Make national election feel local

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.”

Kaepernick Today’s Rosa Parks?

NAACP president: Kaepernick may be today’s Rosa Parks

The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People compared San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to civil rights hero Rosa Parks on Thursday. It’s a lofty name, but it’s not a stretch, Cornell William Brooks told USA Today, referring to Kaepernick’s being the Rosa Parks of his era.