Monday, June 26, 2017

NAACP

(TriceEdneyWire.com) Former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, also former Black press executive, is launching a political career. Perhaps recently best known as a surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Jealous confirmed this week that he is running for governor of Maryland. He cited his long record of civil rights and the diversity of […]

(TriceEdneyWire.com) NAACP President Cornell William Brooks says he is saddened and disappointed by the board’s decision to not renew his contract at the end of June, but he refuses to be bitter because he believes he gave his all to the civil rights organization that he loves. “I am saddened by the decision, disappointed by […]

Baltimore The NAACP mourns the loss of Richard Collins III, a Bowie State University student stabbed to death three days before his college graduation by an alleged member of an “Alt-Right” hate group and student at the University of Maryland. The NAACP sends condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Collins, and to the […]

(TriceEdneyWire.com) Though he insists that he’s “really not leaving,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, the nationally renown president of the State Conference of the North Carolina NAACP, says he will be “transitioning” from the state presidency next month to join a national “poor people’s” campaign to address issues of poverty and social inequality. “I’m […]

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the NAACP (TriceEdneyWire.com)  The NAACP board of directors has elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York. Russell replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership. […]

By Freddie Allen (Managing Editor, NNPA Newswire) Rev. William Barber, the president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered a rousing keynote address to open the 2017 Mid-Winter Conference of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Black-owned Newspapers […]

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The NAACP called a full court press opposing Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to replace Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States. “Senator Sessions stands against everything that you and I fight for: He’s spoken out against the Voting Rights Act, and has described the […]

BALTIMORE, MD NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement regarding the results of the 2016 presidential election: “This beautiful fall morning represents the end of a long night filled with many midnight moments of uncertainty, voter intimidation and suppression, campaigns founded on bigotry and divisiveness as an electoral strategy. “And yet, despite […]

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Black lives have changed since the NAACP held its first Freedom Luncheon 58 years ago in Norfolk; and it may explain why ticket sales are brisk for the 59th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon. For example, offensive signs have largely vanished. Sitting at a lunch counter is […]

By Cornell William Brooks President and CEO National NAACP Activists created the NAACP more than a century ago to fight racialized violence. Then, we called it “lynching.” Today, we call it “police brutality,” but the effect is still the same – our lives are in danger. Endangered by some of the very people who are […]