NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells. Its mission in the 21st century is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination." National NAACP initiatives include political lobbying, publicity efforts and litigation strategies developed by its legal team. The group enlarged its mission in the late 20th century by considering issues such as police misconduct, the status of black foreign refugees and questions of economic development. Its name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people, referring to those with some African ancestry.

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Philly renames street after former local NAACP president Jerry Mondesire

After a life spent in Philadelphia’s political spotlight, Mondesire died at 65 after suffering a...

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Aiken NAACP will host presidential candidate forum on race

The Aiken County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...

discovered 3 months ago on WCBD-TV Charleston
Brockton NAACP wants to make sure hands-free bill doesn't leave minorities holding the bag

BROCKTON — With legislation targeting distracted driving set to become law next year, civil rights...

discovered 3 months ago on The Brockton Enterprise
Purdue's Daniels apologizes for 'rare' black scholar remark

"I retract and apologize for a figure of speech I used in a recent impromptu dialogue with...

discovered 3 months ago on WRTV Indianapolis
NAACP | New NAACP Report Highlights Ways Forward from Poverty in the Twin Cities

In a new report, the NAACP analyzes the economic conditions of African Americans in the Twin Cities...

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NAACP lawyers update lawsuit

Attorneys representing the Hanover Unit of the NAACP in a lawsuit against the Hanover County School Board provided an update last week on the status of...

discovered 3 months ago on Richmond Times-Dispatch
Houston NAACP teams up with Airbnb to help more people of color earn money

The Houston NAACP has teamed up with Airbnb in an effort to get more people of color earning money...

discovered 3 months ago on FOX 26 Houston
Purdue president apologizes for calling black scholar ‘rarest creature in America’

“I retract and apologize for a figure of speech I used in a recent impromptu dialogue with...

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NAACP | NAACP Applauds House For Passing H.R.4 to Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

“We applaud the House for passing H.R.4 to fully restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and protect...

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MacDill Commander on lost black cemetery: ‘We’re going to get this right’

Top leadership at MacDill Air Force Base welcomed leaders from the Hillsborough NAACP on property...

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Anne Arundel NAACP student members want apology after Northeast teens make racist video

The Anne Arundel County NAACP chapter is calling for an apology from Northeast High School students...

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Civil Rights Attorney, NAACP demand equal justice for an alleged coverup of a violent assault...

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WIAT & WSVN) Attorney Ben Crump and Civil Rights leaders with the NAACP met...

discovered 4 months ago on CBS 42 Birmingham
Seeking to succeed Cummings: Here’s who is running for the late congressman’s seat

The race pits the late congressman’s widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, a policy consultant who...

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Hundreds attend annual NAACP banquet

Evelyn Foxx, president of the Alachua County branch, said the theme aligns with the theme of this year’s National NAACP Convention. “We don’t have the...

discovered 4 months ago on The Gainesville Sun
Curtis Flowers: NAACP sues Mississippi prosecutor who tried man 6 times for the same crime

The NAACP is suing a Mississippi district attorney who tried a man six times for the same crime,...

discovered 4 months ago on The Clarion-Ledger
Suit Seeks to Block Prosecutor From Excluding Black Jurors

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a...

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African-American and Jewish teens can find path to a more peaceful future | Opinion

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest and...

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Scholarships awarded at annual NAACP dinner

Elegantly dressed guests filled the fellowship hall of Flagg Chapel Baptist Church last Saturday evening for the second annual NAACP Unit #5169 Freedom...

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MORE: Virginia attorney general’s office investigating Loudoun County Public Schools for...

Updated report following the NAACP's Tuesday night press conference: Nov. 13, 4:45 p.m. The Virginia...

discovered 4 months ago on Loudoun Times-Mirror
Hands-free driving bill cheered by advocates, feared by NAACP

The forward momentum on the state’s hands-free driving bill encourages road-safety advocates — but...

discovered 4 months ago on Boston Herald
Bay City NAACP branch celebrating 63 years with annual banquet

One local organization is preparing to host its biggest event of the year this weekend. The Bay City...

discovered 4 months ago on MLive.com
Lawrence County NAACP secures legal defense team for R.A. Hubbard, hopeful school could stay open

The Lawrence County NAACP has secured a legal defense team to help them going forward in the fight...

discovered 4 months ago on WHNT-TV Huntsville
Misconduct charges throw Portland NAACP into turmoil

NAACP President Rev. E.D. Mondainé accused of sexism, misuse of funds, threats at famed civil rights organization. Allegations of misogyny, physical...

discovered 4 months ago on Portland Tribune
NAACP Funds Legal Defense for R.A. Hubbard School

The Lawrence County NAACP has secured a legal defense team to help them going forward in the fight to keep R.A. Hubbard High School open.

discovered 4 months ago on MSN News
Lawsuit seeks to prevent prosecutor from keeping blacks off juries

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a...

discovered 4 months ago on CBS News
NAACP | NAACP to Host Census 2020 Tele Townhall

On Thursday, November 21, the NAACP will host a special town hall to bring attention to the available census jobs at 8:30 PM ET. The NAACP decided to...

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A Mississippi district attorney kept turning away black jurors for trials, lawsuit says

Since District Attorney Doug Evans took office in 1992, "he and his assistants have employed a...

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Virginia attorney general’s office investigating Loudoun County Public Schools for discrimination

The Virginia attorney general's human rights division is investigating Loudoun County Public Schools...

discovered 4 months ago on Loudoun Times-Mirror
National NAACP suspends Seattle King County president amid crossfire of allegations

The national office of the NAACP this week suspended Seattle King County branch President Sadiqa...

discovered 4 months ago on Seattle Times
NAACP | NAACP Participates in Dreamers Rally as Supreme Court votes on DACA

On Tuesday, November 12 the NAACP proudly participated in the Home is Here Rally in Washington, D.C....

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Seattle NAACP President Sadiqa Sakin Suspended By National Office - KEYT | KCOY

Seattle, WA (Seattle Medium) — Sadiqa Sakin, the embattled president of the Seattle/King County ...

discovered 4 months ago on KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
St. Louis area NAACP leaders criticize police response to fatal crash

Leaders of the St. Louis and St. Louis County NAACP on Monday criticized a lack of response from...

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Va. attorney general probing bias allegations in Loudoun County schools

School system officials said they are cooperating with the investigation and have provided an...

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Berkshire NAACP meets Simon's Rock students in wake of hate speech, reported attack

After meeting with students at Bard College at Simon’s Rock on Wednesday night, the president of the...

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Hanover County School Board ‘discussing resolutions’ to NAACP lawsuit

The Hanover County School Board will meet next week to discuss a possible resolution to a lawsuit...

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Banks honored by local NAACP

The Williamson Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Youth Council recently sponsored a special program...

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NAACP concerned about deadly Missouri police pursuit crash

BEL-RIDGE, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP said it’s concerned after a passenger in a fleeing vehicle claimed she had to walk to get help when law enforcement didn’t respond to a deadly ...

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