Tag Archives: Government

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.

Charter School Moratorium

NAACP Approves Resolution Calling For Moratorium On Charter School Expansion

No new charter schools. That’s the request from the NAACP. The historic and iconic civil rights organization has approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on the expansion of Charter Schools in America. The resolution states in part: “Charter schools have contributed to the increased segregation rather than diverse integration of our public school system…

Fast Food Workers in B’ham

Fast Food Workers, NAACP And Alabama Legislative Black Caucus Suit Alleges Voting Rights Act Violation – 07-05-16 – WORT 89.9 FM

By Doug Cunningham A lawsuit against the state of Alabama for blocking the city of Birmingham’s minimum wage increase alleges that the state violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Fast food workers, the NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and Alabama’s Legislative Black Caucus are plaintiffs in the suit.

Support For Marilyn Mosby

Maryland delegates and Baltimore NAACP voice support for Marilyn Mosby

State and city leaders voiced support for State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday as she faced a stream of criticism in the days after Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was acquitted of all charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Since the verdict was issued by Baltimore judge Barry G.

Restoration of Voting Rights

Va. NAACP, ACLU in support of Gov. McAuliffe’s restoration of rights

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The Virginia NAACP and the Virginia ACLU are speaking out in support of Governor McAuliffe’s move to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 Virginians with previous felony convictions. On Monday, the Virginia NAACP submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Virginia Supreme Court explaining the governor’s executive order was appropriate given the unbroken thread of racial discrimination woven into the Commonwealth’s constitution.