March 30, 2017 The NAACP Statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s HB2 Proposal BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement on the North Carolina Legislature’s Repeal of HB2.
The president of the North Carolina NAACP was threatened with arrest Wednesday at the General Assembly just moments before he was scheduled to hold a news conference. Because of the bitter cold, the NAACP tried to move the news conference inside to the rotunda in the third-floor viewing area.
North Carolina’s NAACP president joined thousands of people in Selma, Alabama Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the infamous march on Selma that occurred on this day 52 years ago. Doctor William Barber, Reverend Jesse Jackson and other civil rights activists gathered at the staging ground of the historic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The NAACP wants Philadelphia’s top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse. The civil rights group’s Philadelphia chapter says District Attorney Seth William’s office engaged in “selective prosecution” based on race when he failed to charge the white building owner and other key figures.
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.
(Trice Edney Wire) – The NAACP board of directors has elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York. Russell replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership.
The president of the Mobile County branch of the NAACP has called a purported 2009 award to then-Sen. Jeff Sessions “bogus” and “made up” – but hasn’t ruled out that it might have been given to him by an NAACP member acting independently.
Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was confirmed as the nation’s 84 th US Attorney General this evening, despite intense opposition by the NAACP and hundreds of organizations due to his historically weak and questionable support for voting rights, police accountability and the rights of immigrants and women.