TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The NAACP Florida Conference will have an opportunity soon to decide about pushing to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner as America’s national anthem. The California NAACP chapter describes the song as “one of the most racist” and say its rarely heard third verse celebrates the deaths of slaves who joined British troops to gain their freedom, according to a WTOL story.
CLOSE A complaint filed by the Lee County NAACP alleges that minority students in the public school system are more likely to be disciplined and end up in the school-to-prison pipeline than their white peers.
ANDERSON – The Madison County NAACP branch celebrated local leaders at the annual B. Harry Beckham Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday. The banquet focused on finding ways to ensure young black people have a brighter future and find consciousness and understanding in a world that still breeds racism and hate.
Published: WATCH: The NAACP and family of Pamela Riddick hold a news conference in Portsmouth. App users can watch it here . PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Portsmouth NAACP says it wants a special grand jury to investigate the death of a woman inside the city jail this summer.
Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP for the last seven years, said she resigned from the organization Monday. In an interview Tuesday, Hill-Aston, 68, cited completing key goals, such as hosting the national NAACP convention this past summer, as contributing to her decision.
The Cobb County branch of the NAACP will honor leaders in the community for their work and raise money to fund the branch’s programs at the 36th annual Oscar Freeman Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 28. The event, part awards ceremony and part fundraiser, starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m.
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – A local NAACP chapter working Monday to make sure their city council vote gets the attention they think it deserves. The Phenix City-Russell County branch of th
Baltimore, Maryland- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s original civil rights organization, today responded to the assertion by Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, that players on his team who choose not to stand for the National Anthem will not be allowed to take the field.