BELTON – A local chapter of the NAACP is calling for the relocation of a confederate statue that has been in Bell County for more than 100 years. This comes on the heels of rising violence and racial tensions across the country as confederate statues are being removed.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland NAACP said the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association’s decision not to hold the flag for the Browns’ season opener is “fanning flames of racial division.” A statement released Tuesday afternoon says the branch respects the patrolmen’s association right to free speech under the Constitution, but hopes the union understands the impact a counter-protest has in the community.
CLOSE ASBURY PARK – The local chapter of the NAACP is condemning the anti-Semitic and racist flyers that were recently posted in the city. “If the white supremacists were truly supreme, there would be no need for them to engage in acts or expressions of racial or religious hatred,” said Adrienne Sanders, President of the NAACP Asbury Park-Neptune chapter.”Only the weak and insecure have the need to indulge in such a derogatory manner.”
NAACP vows to stand with the transgender community, and will fight any efforts to codify discrimination into law BALTIMORE (August 25, 2017) – The NAACP, the country’s largest social justice organization today responded to President Trump’s plans to bar transgender applicants from joining the military: “Defending our nation’s freedoms on the front lines is one of the highest callings imaginable.
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) – During a Thomas County Commission meeting NAACP President of Thomas County Lucinda Brown called for the resignation of sheriff Carlton Powell. If he does not resign, Brown said Tuesday the group would look into filling a petition for recall.
The NAACP chapter in Atlanta is calling for football fans across the country to stop watching the NFL until a team is willing to sign Colin Kaepernick. Gerald Griggs, the vice president of the NAACP’s Atlanta chapter, said this week that his group is planning a boycott of all things NFL and will continue to boycott the league as long as Kaepernick remains a free agent.
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.