Tag Archives: Government

Rev Barber Banned

NAACP’s Rev. William Barber banned from NC Legislative Building

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.

NAACP Is Non-Partisan

NAACP: We are non-partisan

AVON PARK – The Highlands County chapter of the NAACP has denied allegations made by a local candidate that the organization was actively attempting to undermine her campaign. “We have never, ever, instructed or advocated our members taking any yard signs down. That is not our purpose,” said Davette Thompson, the recently installed president of the local branch.

Racial Profiling

Lima NAACP wants Justice Dept. probe of local law enforcement over racial profiling allegations

The Lima Chapter of the NAACP held a news conference Friday accusing local law enforcement of racial profiling. “We are protesting the systemic oppression of law enforcement that is aimed at the minority population, especially toward African American males. Racial profiling and sentences disparities amongst minorities in the judicial system are at an all time high,” said Rev.

Dialogue With The Police

NAACP to host dialogue with police and community

In the wake of the recent violence that has erupted across the country, the Burlington branch of the NAACP is hosting a meeting designed to stop that violence. “We feel there is a need to bring the police and community together in dialogue in hopes of stopping some of the violence that has happened in other cities,” said Fred Seay, president of the Burlington branch of the NAACP.