You are NOT going to hear this "painfully truthful" analysis on any other "Black Progressive Political Blog" OR "Mainstream Media Outlet" because both groups are committed to having the Americanized Blacks to continue to express their "Black Agenda" centrally through POLITICS and thus functionally continue to be disarmed by POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM. Show More Summary
The NAACP Image Award winner will join the pilot and play the head of a hospital where Jennifer Beals' character works. read more
Gerald Hankerson, president of the Seattle King County NAACP, just called to yell at me. He wasn't very happy about my post asking if the regional office is staffed by ghosts, even though I explained that I've been trying to reach them...Show More Summary
We hardly ever publish anything that comes by email, word-for-word. But this, jointly sent by NAACP and Fair Share Housing, is dead-on. People need to know their history, and the history of those who govern them. Which side are you on? - REE This morning, Gov. Show More Summary
In response to its own inappropriate targeting of conservative, patriot and tea party groups, the IRS has proposed a new set of rules limiting...
The revolving door from public service to finance usually only benefits the person who walked through it, so this is a welcome change. Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous is joining Kapor Partners to find and fund startups led by minority entrepreneurs, creating "a freeway" between tech and "poor communities of color." Read more...
ArtFamily/Shutterstock I've been trying to get in touch with the NAACP since I started working here, to no avail. I've called, emailed, Facebooked, Twittered, and once, just to cover all the bases, I sent a carrier pigeon. I tried again...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted 47-52 to reject President Barack Obama’s nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division—with seven Democrats joining Republicans to prevent the president’s pick from moving forward.
It’s true that some U.S Senators voted to kill the confirmation of Debo Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights because they were concerned about the representation provided by Mr. Adegbile as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF), to a man convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Debo Adegbile is supremely qualified to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division. He was, after all, the director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, working for that organization in different legal capacities from 2001 to now. Show More Summary
The Senate on Wednesday surprisingly rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, a former Supreme Court advocate for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), one of those who voted no, immediately admitted that the vote wasn’t about the nominee’s ability to do the job but […]
The U.S. Senate has rejected the nomination of Debo Patrick Adegbile, a former NAACP official who acted as lawyer for convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, to become head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Adegbile represented
By William Patrick, Florida Watchdog A new moral movement wants to influence state government, and it’s not the religious right.
By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A new moral movement wants to influence state government, and it’s not the religious right. MORAL MONDAY: One day ahead of Florida’s 2014 legislative session, a coalition of social justice groups and labor unions rallied for a ‘moral’ legislative agenda. Show More Summary
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just months after stepping down as head of the nation’s largest civil Former NAACP Head Joins Tech Venture Capital Firm - -
On Monday, March 3,2014 the NAACP Florida State Conference partnered with several pro-abortion groups launched the Florida Moral Monday social justice campaign. NAACP Florida State Conference partnered with the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood and National Organization for Women, two groups that push abortion rights. Show More Summary
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy.
Benjamin Jealous left the NAACP in January, but, he says, he plans to “stay on track with my life’s mission of leveling the playing field in this country.” And in the next phase of his career—as a venture partner at the Kapor Center for Social Impact—he’ll be focused on “trying new ways” to expand opportunities for young black and Latino students and entrepreneurs.
Over the past few weeks, I have appeared on the Hannity television program to defend the NAACP. As a result of those appearances, I have faced an onslaught of criticism from conservative bloggers & tweeters. I would like to take a moment...Show More Summary