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.
The NAACP will stand strong for immigrants’ rights, a leader of the state organization said Monday. The Rev. Curtis Gatewood, the director of field and branch operations for the state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke at a press conference hosted by the group’s Fayetteville branch.
Beyonce leads the field in the NAACP Image Award nominations, but there’s a friendly rival close behind: sister Solange.
NEW BEDFORD – Up and down the sidewalks they marched, one night in May of 1968. African-Americans and a handful of others walked peacefully through downtown New Bedford, past City Hall, holding signs: “RACISM MUST GO,” “BLACK PRIDE,” “The Truth Shall Make Us FREE,” “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.”Some crowded into the NAACP office for a meeting.