DALLAS – Teams from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are deep into the investigation of an officer involved shooting. Police say former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver killed 15-year old Jordan Edwards when he fired his rifle into a car filled with unarmed African American teens.
The NAACP wants Philadelphia’s top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse. The civil rights group’s Philadelphia chapter says District Attorney Seth William’s office engaged in “selective prosecution” based on race when he failed to charge the white building owner and other key figures.
Philadelphia’s NAACP chapter has called for a new trial for the demolition contractor sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison for his involvement in the deadly Salvation Army building collapse in 2013. Griffin Campbell is one of two Black men criminally charged in the building’s collapse.
BALTIMORE — NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks today issued the following statement about the decision by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to cancel championship games in North Carolina due to discriminatory laws passed by the state legislature this year:
The state and local NAACP chapters and the Muskogee Christian Ministers Union are calling for a “full transparent investigation” of the events surrounding the pepper spraying of an 84-year-old woman and the electrical stunning of her son. Officer Michelle Casady pepper sprayed Geneva Smith, 84, on Aug.
UPS employees drew the attention of management, union reps and passersby Monday to their call for a safe and fair working environment. “We are here today to find the truth in the light of allegations of violations in the workplace, and we stand with workers and former workers who have filed complaints and grievances to seek a just and moral resolution for change in conditions in the workforce that the workers face every day,” said the Rev.
David Mitchell is founder, CEO and president of Better Outcome for Our Kids or BOOK. A new Atlanta-based nonprofit, BOOK seeks to educate the African-American community about school choice options, including traditional public schools, public charters, virtual schools, home schools and vouchers.
RALEIGH- Activists from around the state say they’ll stand against hate and discrimination of any kind at the Moral Monday vigil held in downtown Raleigh. The NC NAACP held the gathering at Bicentennial Mall, calling it a vigil of love, justice and equality against hate and discrimination.