Racial Profiling

St. Louis NAACP questions accuracy of racial profiling data

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ St. Louis NAACP officials are questioning the accuracy of Missouri data on racial disparity in police stops. St. Louis chapter president Adolphus Pruitt said during a Monday legislative hearing that biased policing could be underreported. Missouri requires officers to record information such as the race of drivers after vehicle stops.

 

 

62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner

NAACP hosts 62nd annual Human Rights Dinner

The NAACP Pittsburgh Unit held its annual Human Rights Dinner on Thursday night at the Westin Convention Center, Downtown. Innovators, leaders and community organizers gathered to honor three awardees: Thomas A. Motley (Judge Homer S. Brown Award); Imogene Hines (Judge Homer S. Brown Award); Aerion Abney (Young Person of the Year Award).

 

 

Scholarships Awarded

Local NAACP branch to present scholarships to area students | Amarillo.com Mobile

The Amarillo Branch of the NAACP will present about 40 scholarships to area students at its annual scholarship banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St. “The Amarillo Branch NAACP has long focused on building a more just society by breaking down the barriers to higher education,” said Lillie Miller, scholarship committee chairwoman.

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.

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