BALTIMORE (July 28, 2017) – Today, NAACP Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Derrick Johnson responded to the United States Senate’s attempt to pass a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) late last night.
The leader of the NAACP in Mississippi is now the interim president and CEO of the national organization. Derrick Johnson was appointed over the weekend to serve as interim president and CEO of the NAACP during the 108th annual national convention in Baltimore.
NAACP | NAACP HOSTS RECEPTION TO LAUNCH NEXT GENERATION YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
BALTIMORE (July 21, 2017) – The NAACP will host a reception at its 108th National Convention in Baltimore, MD to announce the launch of its Next Generation (NextGen) Program on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Pisces Room.
The last time the NAACP held its national convention in Baltimore, in 2000, the speakers includedthen-President Bill Clinton and the two men who were vying to replace him, Al Gore and George W. Bush. Seventeen years later, much has changed, in the country and for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.
Evelynn Foxx, the president of the Alachua County NAACP, found a confederate flag outside her home just before she was set to go for a morning walk with a friend. “”If they were trying to upset me…they did… however they’re not gonna stop me, their not gonna stop me from fighting for equal rights and justice,” said Ms. Foxx.
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.