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.
Just days after two black men were killed by police in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and a black man killed five white police officers in Dallas, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said people need to be “morally surgical” when dealing with questions of fault between police officers and members of the black community.
RALEIGH- Activists from around the state say they’ll stand against hate and discrimination of any kind at the Moral Monday vigil held in downtown Raleigh. The NC NAACP held the gathering at Bicentennial Mall, calling it a vigil of love, justice and equality against hate and discrimination.
The NAACP is readying for Round 2 and planning another massive rally in protest of House Bill 2. NC NAACP President the Rev. William Barber announced Tuesday there will be a Moral Monday rally on May 16. Barber said he has been in contact with the civil-rights organization’s national leaders about the hotly debated law.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAACP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of Baltimore unrest: “One year ago today, the NAACP and the nation watched in shock as police in riot gear confronted a mob of teenagers on the streets of Baltimore, sparking a series of fires and acts of violence that caused more than 200 arrests, and resulted in millions in damage to property in one night.
WORCESTER –€” The Worcester NAACP has entered the debate about the city’s proposed policy for TIFs –€” so called tax increment finance deals given to companies to incentivize new development. The deals, which are often decades long tax breaks on new construction, have been routinely criticized by the Worcester Community-Labor Council (WCLC), a coalition made up of members of organized labor and community groups for what they give away.
Gabrielle Lurie/SF Examiner file photo California’s multibillion-dollar medical cannabis industry is largely a white man’s game. It’s rare to see a person of color owning a marijuana dispensary or running a major cannabis business; most black and brown people you see in the industry are working security or maybe behind the budtenders’ counter.