FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAACP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of Baltimore unrest: “One year ago today, the NAACP and the nation watched in shock as police in riot gear confronted a mob of teenagers on the streets of Baltimore, sparking a series of fires and acts of violence that caused more than 200 arrests, and resulted in millions in damage to property in one night.
N.C. NAACP president William Barber says his group will hold a “mass sit-in” at the legislature if a controversial LGBT law isn’t repealed by April 21. Barber, whose Forward Together Moral Movement has organized numerous Moral Monday protests and acts of civil disobedience, plans to announce more details about the event at a news conference Saturday morning.
Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds says ‘justice was not served’ after it was announced that two police officers involved in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark will not be charged.
The Minneapolis branch of the NAACP holds a rally ahead of an expected decision on whether or not to press charges against two police officers in shooting death of a 24-year-old black man last November. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
By Jeff Bash Youngstown State University’s NAACP is helping bring relief to the victims of the Flint, Michigan water crisis by having a lip sync battle known as “Sing for Flint” to raise awareness and funds for the city. The event, “Sing for Flint,” will be a lip-synch battle planned by the NAACP.