The centennial anniversary fundraising dinner for the Charleston branch of the NAACP will feature former Vice President Joe Biden. Charleston NAACP President Dot Scott lauded Biden’s role in President Barack Obama’s administration and his service as a senator representing Delaware.
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.
The leader of the NAACP in Mississippi is now the interim president and CEO of the national organization. Derrick Johnson was appointed over the weekend to serve as interim president and CEO of the NAACP during the 108th annual national convention in Baltimore.
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.
NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will deliver the 21st annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture tonight at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Brooks says he wants to encourage millennials to transform their activism into scholarship, like Du Bois did 150 years ago.
The president of the North Carolina NAACP was threatened with arrest Wednesday at the General Assembly just moments before he was scheduled to hold a news conference. Because of the bitter cold, the NAACP tried to move the news conference inside to the rotunda in the third-floor viewing area.
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.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland branch of the NAACP will petition a judge this morning to release transcripts from the Tamir Rice grand jury proceedings. The hearing will happen at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Nancy R. McDonnell, the judge assigned to oversee the grand jury that handled the case.