Home > Memphis Police shut down two Memphis parks Friday, Jan. 5, in advance of planned protests Saturday by groups opposed to the Dec. 20 removal of Confederate monuments from both parks. More than a dozen police cars were around Health Sciences Park and a single police car was in Memphis Park before 9 p.m.
Published: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Volunteers with the NAACP picked up voters who couldn’t get to the polls themselves Tuesday for U.S Senate Election. There were 15 chapters around the state taking voters from their homes to their polling sites and then back home again.
Civil-rights activists are praising American Airlines’ plan to train employees to counteract bias in treating passengers. Nevertheless, the NAACP is still warning African-Americans about flying on the airline. The NAACP has not lifted the October “travel advisory” it issued after what it called a pattern of disturbing incidents involving African-American passengers on American.
The Cincinnati branch of the NAACP called on the City of Cincinnati Wednesday to impose a moratorium on gatherings, rallies, or protests by hate groups. The Cincinnati branch posted the resolution on Facebook in the wake of the fallout from Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville.
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 stand strong for immigrants’ rights, a leader of the state organization said Monday. The Rev. Curtis Gatewood, the director of field and branch operations for the state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke at a press conference hosted by the group’s Fayetteville branch.
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus is participating in a statewide ‘Day of Protest’ called for by the Georgia NAACP. This is in wake of the police-involved shootings of black men in Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, OK. The Columbus NAACP is outside the Public Safety Building promoting solidarity with law enforcement.
The NAACP is investigating racially offensive threats made against a Black teen football player who protested the national anthem during a recent game. A Black teen athlete from Ohio who made the brave decision to take a knee during the national anthem at a recent high school football game is now being targeted with racist messages.