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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 images STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times Citizens reiterated their demands that Roanoke County police release the names of officers involved in the shooting as well as dash-cam video.