The NAACP will announce details Friday of a planned economic boycott of North Carolina over a bill that critics say allows gender discrimination in public bathrooms. The civil rights organization will discuss details of a new task force to oversee the boycott during a meeting with reporters in front of the state General Assembly building in Raleigh, the NAACP said Thursday night.
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At a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, the NAACP and members of the clergy announced that the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the police shooting death of an African-American male named Keith Lamont Scott.
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus is participating in a statewide ‘Day of Protest’ called for by the Georgia NAACP. This is in wake of the police-involved shootings of black men in Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, OK. The Columbus NAACP is outside the Public Safety Building promoting solidarity with law enforcement.
The NAACP is investigating racially offensive threats made against a Black teen football player who protested the national anthem during a recent game. A Black teen athlete from Ohio who made the brave decision to take a knee during the national anthem at a recent high school football game is now being targeted with racist messages.
Two NAACP officials, charged with trespassing last month after a civil demonstration at the downtown Roanoke office of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, appeared on the misdemeanor offense Thursday in Roanoke General District Court.
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 protesters said that they wanted to voice their concerns amid popularity of the black lives matter movement. They insisted that NAACP leaders and the organization denounce the movement, which they said is responsible for riots and violence in certain cities.