NAACP vows to stand with the transgender community, and will fight any efforts to codify discrimination into law BALTIMORE (August 25, 2017) – The NAACP, the country’s largest social justice organization today responded to President Trump’s plans to bar transgender applicants from joining the military: “Defending our nation’s freedoms on the front lines is one of the highest callings imaginable.
Philadelphia’s NAACP chapter has called for a new trial for the demolition contractor sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison for his involvement in the deadly Salvation Army building collapse in 2013. Griffin Campbell is one of two Black men criminally charged in the building’s collapse.
LOS ANGELES, CA – The NAACP released the following statement following the announcement of the nominees for the 89th Annual Academy awards: “The Academy Awards, a prestigious award show with great influence over the entertainment industry, has made significant progress in diversifying this year’s nominees.
Nominations for the 2017 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 21, 2017.
Juanita Wallace, the former president of the Dallas chapter of NAACP, has died. The 70-year-old activist died Sunday from cancer, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office. Wallace, a retired Dallas ISD educator, led the local NAACP group for six years. She resigned in 2014. “You have earned your rest, freedom fighter!”
With back to school time upon us, the South Bend NAACP held a statewide education summit Saturday Educators and others discussed the current state of education in Indiana and the best way to make improvements.
The years to follow contained both triumph and tragedy. Despite the movement’s unflinching dedication to nonviolent resistance, opponents did not hesitate to attack activists with fatal force. In the spring of 1965, the young, white Reverend Jonathan Daniels made his way down to Selma, Alabama to join the upcoming march for voting rights.
The NAACP has long expressed concern about charter schools, but now its members are taking a tougher stance. At their recent annual national convention late last month, members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People approved a resolution that included language calling for a moratorium on the expansion of privately managed charters.