Published: WATCH: The NAACP and family of Pamela Riddick hold a news conference in Portsmouth. App users can watch it here . PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Portsmouth NAACP says it wants a special grand jury to investigate the death of a woman inside the city jail this summer.
Sheriff calls filing over fired employee a ‘political attack’ BUNNELL – Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly unlawfully terminated a former Sheriff’s Office victim’s advocate as part of an ongoing trend of employment discrimination within the agency, according to a recent notice of complaint filed by the Flagler County chapter of the NAACP.
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) – During a Thomas County Commission meeting NAACP President of Thomas County Lucinda Brown called for the resignation of sheriff Carlton Powell. If he does not resign, Brown said Tuesday the group would look into filling a petition for recall.
The NAACP is suing Indiana officials to block a new state law that the civil rights group says would discriminate against black and Latino voters in heavily populated Lake County by consolidating voting precincts. The lawsuit challenges a law that applies only to Lake County, which is home…
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis branch of the NAACP now “wholeheartedly supports” its national headquarters’ decision to issue a travel advisory for Missouri due to concerns about a state law that rolls back discrimination protections for workers. The…
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The leader of a St. Louis-area NAACP branch on Thursday pushed back against a travel advisory supported by state and national NAACP members that urges caution while in Missouri over their concerns about whether civil rights will be respected.
The organization is circulating a travel advisory after the state passed a law that Missouri’s NAACP conference says allows for legal discrimination. The warning cites several discriminatory incidents in Missouri, included as examples of “looming danger” in the state. The NAACP says this is the first travel advisory ever issued by the organization, at the state or national level.
BALTIMORE (July 28, 2017) – Today, NAACP Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Derrick Johnson responded to the United States Senate’s attempt to pass a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) late last night.