While speaking at the NAACP national convention earlier this month, President Barack Obama endorsed “banning the box” on job applications so that formerly incarcerated people, like me, have a fair chance at employment.
In a July 14 speech to the NAACP, President Obama proposed sweeping reform of America's criminal justice system, and I am thrilled. Between this groundbreaking speech, his unprecedented visit to a federal prison on July 16 and tomorrow's...Show More Summary
When President Obama spoke about criminal justice reform last week at the NAACP, I learned that I had something in common with him. We both know that second chances are critical for anyone's success. When the president "slipped up," he was forgiven, he said. Show More Summary
This month, President Barack Obama commuted the long sentences of 46 federal prisoners convicted of drug crimes, and over the next few days he laid out his vision for criminal justice reform in speeches to the NAACP and at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma. Prison reformers...
This month, President Obama commuted the long sentences of 46 federal prisoners convicted of drug crimes, and over the next few days he laid out his vision for criminal justice reform in speeches to the NAACP and at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma. Show More Summary
Just as I do the background research for a post contrasting the "NAACP Of Dekalb County Georgia" versus the "NAACP Of Fayette County Georgia", the same pattern of behavior in support of 'Comparative Analytics' fell into my lap.On a family...Show More Summary
This is how silly Democrats are getting….yes, I know, Democrats are always silly (ctpost) Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state
The Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinners are famous events for the state Democratic Party in Connecticut. However, as part of the backlash against historical figures who owned slaves, the NAACP demanded that both names be stripped away from the dinner and the state Democratic Party agreed. Nick Balletto, the party’s first-year chairman, said that he hoped […]
Connecticut Post: “Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.” “The [...]
You had to figure this was coming (per the Connecticut Post's Neil Vigdor): Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic...
US civil rights group National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will march from the US state of Alabama to Washington, DC starting on August 1 to draw attention to voters suppression among other issue, according to the organization’s statement.
About 75 people showed up at Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church on Monday evening for a panel discussion entitled “How Do We Heal” that included Jonathan Ferrell’s family members, representative of the NAACP, ACLU and elected officials to...Show More Summary
A black New Jersey pastor and pro-life activist protested the NAACP's support for abortion at the organization's convention held in Philadelphia last week, where he posted a sign that included both an aborted baby and a Confederate flag.
Rachel Dolezal, the woman who resigned as head of the Spokane, Wash., NAACP after her parents said she was white passing for black, also lost her job as an African Studies instructor at Eastern Washington University. Now, she tells Vanity Fair, she's supporting herself by doing weaves and braids...
Rachel Dolezal has a new calling … styling black hair, because according to her it comes naturally. The disgraced NAACP Spokane chapter prez – who infamously lied about being black for years -- says she's been booking 3 hair…
Last week was unofficially criminal justice reform week. The president made an unprecedented statement on the need for criminal justice reforms at the NAACP's national convening and made a first-ever visit by a president to a federal prison. Show More Summary
A civil rights activist who drew national attention for self-identifying as a black woman despite being the child of white parents, told magazine Vanity Fair she did not lie, but her critics are limited by their views of race: “I would say I’m black.” Washington state activist...
On the off chance you were wondering what Rachel Dolezal has been up to since allegations surfaced she has been lying for years about being a black woman, the former president of Spokane's NAACP chapter recently sat down for an interview to let you know that she's still making a living off of black culture. Show More Summary
President Obama in a July 14 address to the NAACP, followed by a visit to a federal prison in Oklahoma, called for criminal justice reform: "We should pass a sentencing reform bill through Congress this year." While the speech as been hailed as a major step forward, it is only nibbling at the margins. The fundamental problem isn't the sentencing. Show More Summary
Washington state activist Rachel Dolezal, 37, resigned in June as president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading civil rights organization, amid reports she was falsely claiming to be black. Show More Summary