Branch’s Highest Corporate Honor

Pittsburgh NAACP selects Sam Covelli to receive honor

The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP presented Sam Covelli, Owner Operator of Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises, with its highest corporate recognition at the organization’s annual Human Rights Dinner yesterday at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh.Covelli, operator of more than 300 Panera Bread restaurants, was selected for the NAACP’s Corporate Partner of the Year award because of the work that Covelli Enterprises has done creating a diverse and inclusive workforce at its restaurants in P

Wilmington Branch Seeks Clarity In McDole Investigation

Wilmington NAACP wants transparency in Jeremy McDole investigation

A head of Wilmington’s NAACP chapter is calling on state officials to help shed more light on the death of Jeremy McDole, a wheelchair-bound man who was killed by police in September. Police have said McDole refused their order to raise his hands and instead reached for a weapon, at which time officers opened fire.

Another Moral Monday Protest Planned

NAACP plans another Moral Monday protest over HB2

The NAACP is readying for Round 2 and planning another massive rally in protest of House Bill 2. NC NAACP President the Rev. William Barber announced Tuesday there will be a Moral Monday rally on May 16. Barber said he has been in contact with the civil-rights organization’s national leaders about the hotly debated law.

Don’t Let Obama Legacy Fall To Trump

Clinton to NAACP supporters: Don’t let Obama’s legacy fall to Trump

DETROIT – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her general-election playbook against GOP hopeful Donald Trump for a test drive Sunday with one of her core constituencies: black voters. While addressing thousands of supporters at an NAACP dinner, she sharply contrasted President Obama’s White House – still incredibly popular among black Americans – with some of Trump’s recent missteps on race.

Freedom Fund Banquet With Hillary As Guest Speaker

Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner ft. Hillary Clinton to be held Sunday at COBO

The 61st Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner will be held Sunday in Detroit, featuring Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton as keynote speaker. The dinner celebrates the tradition and importance of diversity in America. There will be a press conference at 3 p.m. and the dinner begins at 5 p.m.

NAACP Sues Over Minimum Wage In Alabama

NAACP Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Over Minimum Wage Law

A prominent civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Alabama over a law that would ban cities for enacting their own minimum wages. Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the law in response to Birmingham enacting a minimum wage. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) argues the law infringes on the civil rights of Birmingham workers.

NAACP Freddie Gray Protest Anniversary Statement

NAACP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest | Press Room

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.