Baltimore-(November 17, 2017) The NAACP sends its support and love and to Rev. Jesse Jackson as he faces the unfortunate challenge of Parkinson’s disease. “Rev Jackson has been a pioneer for African American political progress and a key civil rights icon for over half a century.
ANDERSON – The Madison County NAACP branch celebrated local leaders at the annual B. Harry Beckham Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday. The banquet focused on finding ways to ensure young black people have a brighter future and find consciousness and understanding in a world that still breeds racism and hate.
Cornell William Brooks is not leaving the NAACP quietly. Brooks, 56, who serves as the NAACP’s President and CEO, was dismissed by the organization’s 64-member board last week and will move on from the nation’s oldest civil rights group when his contract expires June 30. He led the NAACP for just three years.
LeBron James of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be presented with the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award during a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game. James will be honored with the award before the Cavaliers play the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET at Quicken Loans Arena.
Nominations for the 2017 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 21, 2017.
Kweisi Mfume is the former President/CEO of the NAACP, and a former Maryland congressman. Kweisi joined Ed and Steve to talk about his memories of the late great Muhammad Ali.
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