Tag Archives: NAACP

Branch Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

New Bedford NAACP to celebrate 100th anniversary

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.

Normalized Racism

Alabama NAACP says Sessions appointment attempt to ‘normalize racism’

The Alabama NAACP State Conference issued a statement today criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. The statement mentioned Sessions’ failure to win Senate confirmation as a federal judge in 1986 after he was accused of making racially charged comments.

Branch Sues Police Chief And City Manager

Pasadena NAACP serves city manager, police chief with body camera lawsuit during city meeting

An attorney representing the Pasadena Chapter of the NAACP served Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell and Police Chief Phillip Sanchez with a lawsuit Monday, alleging the city improperly developed its policy on body cameras. The petition served during the public comment portion of the Public Safety Committee accuses the city of using a “bait-and-switch” application to get funding from the Department of Justice.