MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis City Council has just voted unanimously to remove two controversial Confederate statues property. According to a tweet from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, the public parks have been sold to a private entity. He says the removal will be conducted by a private entity and will be compliant with the law.
Published: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Volunteers with the NAACP picked up voters who couldn’t get to the polls themselves Tuesday for U.S Senate Election. There were 15 chapters around the state taking voters from their homes to their polling sites and then back home again.
Civil-rights activists are praising American Airlines’ plan to train employees to counteract bias in treating passengers. Nevertheless, the NAACP is still warning African-Americans about flying on the airline. The NAACP has not lifted the October “travel advisory” it issued after what it called a pattern of disturbing incidents involving African-American passengers on American.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The NAACP Florida Conference will have an opportunity soon to decide about pushing to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner as America’s national anthem. The California NAACP chapter describes the song as “one of the most racist” and say its rarely heard third verse celebrates the deaths of slaves who joined British troops to gain their freedom, according to a WTOL story.
Baltimore, Maryland- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s original civil rights organization, today responded to the assertion by Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, that players on his team who choose not to stand for the National Anthem will not be allowed to take the field.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland NAACP said the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association’s decision not to hold the flag for the Browns’ season opener is “fanning flames of racial division.” A statement released Tuesday afternoon says the branch respects the patrolmen’s association right to free speech under the Constitution, but hopes the union understands the impact a counter-protest has in the community.
CLOSE ASBURY PARK – The local chapter of the NAACP is condemning the anti-Semitic and racist flyers that were recently posted in the city. “If the white supremacists were truly supreme, there would be no need for them to engage in acts or expressions of racial or religious hatred,” said Adrienne Sanders, President of the NAACP Asbury Park-Neptune chapter.”Only the weak and insecure have the need to indulge in such a derogatory manner.”