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Merkley in Selma

This past weekend, the NAACP kicked off an 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC. And in a last-minute unscheduled trip, Senator Jeff Merkley showed up to join the marchers on the first leg of their journey. From USA Today: “This is a march to secure many elements of justice that we are lacking in this country,” said U.S. Show More Summary

Fraud And Hokum Illustrated: The National NAACP Says That It Will Withhold Judgment On The "Canton Mississippi Courthouse Murder" Until The Race Of The Killer Of The Black Defendant Is Released. But With The Name Of The Killer's Girlfriend Being "Lebert

Washington Post: Canton Mississippi Murder Suspect's Girlfriend Says 'He's A Good Guy' The Story That You Do See In The Local Mississippi News Papers The Story That YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEE In "The Final Call" IF THE "FINAL CALL" PRINTS THIS FRONT PAGE UPON ITS NEXT EDITION I WILL GIVE THE BROTHER WHO SELLS PAPERS ON THE CORNER $1,000 NEXT WEEK

NAACP and SCLC leaders want sitdown with Deal to discuss Confederate symbols

Leaders of the Atlanta NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Friday said they were joining forces to oppose public Confederate memorials after Gov. Nathan Deal denied the groups’ request to a meeting. Richard Rose,...Show More Summary

NAACP'S 'Journey For Justice' Protest March Kicks Off In Selma

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Protest marches have been part of Selma's civil rights fabric since 1965, but an 860-mile trek to Washington had a minister leaning on the Bible for heavenly support Saturday. The Rev. Theresa Dear noted the magnitude of what lies ahead, but never doubted that the "40-day-and-40-night" march will be successful. Show More Summary

Modern-day March on Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

NAACP leaders launched a 40-day march across the U.S. South on Saturday with a rally in Selma, Alabama, drawing on that city’s significance in the 1960s civil rights movement to call attention to the issue of racial injustice in modern America. Organizers of “America’s Journey for...

Giving Those Who’ve Been Incarcerated a Fair Shot at Government Jobs 

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.

How Can Obama Fulfill His Pledges for Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform and Redeem His Policy Legacy?

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

Small Business Wins With Fair-Chance Hiring

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

For true penal reform, focus on the violent offenders

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...

Obama is perpetuating a huge myth about America's prisons

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

The NAACP's Value To My Agenda Is That They Increasingly Show How Vulnerable The "Black Community Institutional Integrity" Is To Their Molestation: As Blacks Grieve About A Drive By Shooting In South Carolina, The NC NAACP Plans To Protest Confederates

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

Democrats Remove Jefferson, Jackson From Fundraising Name

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

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson Dropped From Democratic Events

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 Democrats Drop ‘Jefferson-Jackson’ Dinner

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 [...]

Bye Bye J-J!

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...

Major US Civil Rights Group to March to Washington for Equal Voting Rights

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.

Local leaders speak on race relations following first day of Kerrick trial

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

'Black Genocide' Pastor Protests NAACP's Support for Abortion With Controversial Confederate Flag Sign

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.

After quitting NAACP, Rachel Dolezal turns to hairstyling; Hillary Clinton asked about grooming

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

 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 – New Tangled Web ... Of Weaves & 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…

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