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.
CEDAR RAPIDS – Representatives from the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP are to present an analysis of police dash camera video in the officer-involved shooting of Jerime Mitchell during a news conference at 5:30 p.m. today at the African-American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.
The Warner Robins City Council met Monday night and hired a new recreation department director. In a unanimous vote, the Warner Robins City Council named Jarred Reneau the city’s new park director. Reneau has worked for the city for 18 years.
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.
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.
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.