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.
The organization is circulating a travel advisory after the state passed a law that Missouri’s NAACP conference says allows for legal discrimination. The warning cites several discriminatory incidents in Missouri, included as examples of “looming danger” in the state. The NAACP says this is the first travel advisory ever issued by the organization, at the state or national level.
NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will deliver the 21st annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture tonight at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Brooks says he wants to encourage millennials to transform their activism into scholarship, like Du Bois did 150 years ago.
BALTIMORE, MD – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP: “The NAACP resolutely condemns President-elect Trump’s proposed plans for a ‘Muslim registry.’ Our nation’s history contains far too many horrific examples of the oppression and demonization of groups based on religion, race, origin or political affiliation, and we refuse to sit by silently and allow for the creation of new ones.
Baltimore, MD – For the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the headline story of November 8 is not merely Trump’s triumph or Clinton’s concession but rather the millions of Americans who were unable or who unnecessarily struggled to cast their votes because of a badly broken Voting Rights Act.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A highly respected member of the Kalamazoo community and civil rights leader died on Sunday. Dr. Charles Warfield was the president of the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP since 2009 and has an annual youth service award from the local NAACP named after him.
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.