NAACP

Wellcome photography prize launched with focus on health

A new international photography prize for pictures that tell stories about health, medicine and science has been launched by the charitable foundation Wellcome.<p>It said the competition aimed to do for health what the Natural History Museum’s wildlife photographer of the year award had done for …

Art

Horrifying Account of True 'BlacKkKlansman' Lynching

The Waco Horror<br>An account of the recent burning of a human being at Waco, Tex., as reported by a special agent of the National Association for the …

BlacKkKlansman

Baltimore NAACP Calls For Firing Of 2nd Officer In Police Beating Video

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> The Baltimore branch of the NAACP is calling for the Baltimore Police Department to fire an officer seen in a video that shows …

Justice

Actor Glynn Turman, Aretha Franklin’s 2nd Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Glynn Turman may be best known for people of a certain age as the “Peyton Place” soap actor Lew way back in the mid-1960s. Or for the next generation …

Aretha Franklin

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Wins TV’s First J.D. Power Award

<i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> has won its very first J.D. Power Award.<p>In fact, <i>JKL</i> is the first TV show to receive a J.D. Power Award.<p>The organization named …

Comedy

Officer in beating case graduated from Police Academy with 3 honors

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Officer Arthur Williams, seen brutally beating a man in east Baltimore, just graduated from the Police Academy this past spring.<p>He …

Law Enforcement

Aretha Franklin 'down, but she is not out,' says NAACP leader of ill Motown icon

Iconic Motown singer Aretha Franklin is "down, but she is not out," NAACP Detroit Branch President Rev. Wendell Anthony said following reports that …

Aretha Franklin

Medford VFW's 'All Lives Matter' Banner Once Again Under Scrutiny

The NAACP is renewing calls to take the banner down or cover it up ahead of Election Day.<p>MEDFORD, MA – The NAACP is once again calling for the …

Black Lives Matter

Little Known Black History Fact: Elbert Williams

The names of <b>James Chaney</b> and <b>Medgar Evers</b> are well-known in civil rights lore as both men were killed while fighting for voter equality in the South.</b> …

Black History

Hartford city council, NAACP members address officer video

Hartford community members plan to address a controversial video of a Hartford police officer saying he was ‘trigger-happy.”

City Politics

NAACP Calls For More Diversity And Inclusion In 30th Street Station Expansion

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> Facebook Twitter<p><i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> – The Philadelphia NAACP is calling for more diversity and inclusion in the 30th Street Station …

Rights & Freedoms

WV State University to host NAACP state conference

NAACP members from all over West Virginia will be in Institute this month for the organization's annual state conference.<p>The NAACP of West Virginia …

African-American News

Baltimore police officer, captured in viral video beating a man, resigns

In a terse late Sunday night statement, Baltimore police announced the resignation of the officer shown in a video repeatedly punching a man in the …

Justice

California Has The Largest Death Row Population In The Country

2:33 PM 08/11/2018<p>California has the largest death row population in the country, though the trend showed an opposite effect nationally, according to …

Death Row

Florida Man Facing Hate Crime Charges After Allegedly Threatening to Lynch Local NAACP President 

A 75-year-old Gainesville, Fla., man was arrested on Thursday after police say he threatened to lynch the president of the Alachua County …

Crime

NAACP President Says Trump Emboldened Racists With Charlottesville Response

“It’s gotten worse,” Derrick Johnson said of racism in America one year after the "Unite the Right" rally in Virginia.<p>It’s been a year since white supremacists violently rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing Heather Heyer and sparking a national reckoning on the state of racism in …

Rights & Freedoms

NAACP: Trump 'is a racist'

Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP, slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpKobach agrees to recuse himself from vote counting in Kansas GOP …

Donald Trump

NAACP President Derrick Johnson: Trump is a racist

Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP, recently called President Trump a racist and expressed uncertainty toward the White House’s commitment to …

Donald Trump

Prosecutor reopens investigation into death of ‘first NAACP martyr’ | Gary

<b>By Nigel Roberts, newsone.com</b><p>More than 78 years after his death, the family of the civil rights champion the NAACP called its “first martyr” remains …

Civil Rights

NAACP slams Trump as 'racist'

Racial and ethnic tensions remain high in the U.S. one year after President Donald Trump ignited controversy by initially failing to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis following a deadly clash in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>The NAACP’s president, Derrick Johnson, spoke with POLITICO recently …

Donald Trump

NAACP president on Trump: 'I have no other conclusion but to say he is a racist'

Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP, said President Donald Trump "is a racist" and bashed his administration for its racially charged rhetoric and policies in an interview with Politico published Friday.<p>Johnson said Trump has "demonstrated both in words and in deeds and in policy …

Donald Trump

Brooks: Trump the racial opportunist-in-chief

Former NAACP President Cornell Brooks says President Trump is using racial issues to incite his base.

Donald Trump

New Police Chief in Charlottesville, Va. | The Crisis Magazine: A quarterly publication of the NAACP

Last August, the city of Charlottesville,Va., made national headlines for a White supremacist rally that turned violent. James Alex Fields Jr., drove …

African-American News

NAACP-affiliated group sues NYPD for info on gang members

The NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund is suing the NYPD for information about the classification of gang members.<p>The group claims the …

Criminal Sentencing

Federal court blocks mass voter purges in NC after NAACP sues

A federal court has ordered that three counties in North Carolina must stop purging voters based on private party challenges.<p>Here is the release from …

U.S. Federal Courts

Omarosa says she has secret tapes of Trump

<b>By Emily Heil | Washington Post</b><p>Omarosa Manigault Newman knows how to generate a headline, people. Just in time to promote her new book, which is …

Donald Trump

Justice for Elbert Williams | The Crisis Magazine: A quarterly publication of the NAACP

In1940, NAACP member Elbert Williams was murdered in Brownsville, Tenn. He is believed to have been the first NAACP official killed for attempting to …

African-American News

Rent control foes hire California NAACP leader after her group opposes initiative

SACRAMENTO — The president of the California NAACP has long resisted criticism that she melds the group’s interests with those of her political consulting firm, which takes in large fees for working on campaigns that the civil rights organization backs.<p>Critics say Alice Huffman is doing it again on …

Civil Rights

Minnesota Now Has a 'Beyoncé and Jay Z Day,' Thanks to Democrat Governor

Beyoncé and Jay-Z fandom may have gone a little off the rails.<p>Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has declared August 8 to be “Beyoncé and Jay-Z …

Billboard Awards

NAACP voices discrimination concerns amid city Equity Office inquiry

Austin’s NAACP chapter announced Thursday it will investigate “harassment of African American employees at the city of Austin.”<p>Among its concerns is …

African-American News