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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Anti-Lynching Legislation Introduced by Harris, Booker, and Scott
October 18, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advance the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, historic legislation that would criminalize lynching, attempts to lynch, and conspiracy to lynch for the first time in American history. ... read more »
NAACP Partners with We Tv In Multi-Platform Effort to Underscore the Importance of Voting in the Mid-Term Election
October 11, 2018
NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, today announced a partnership with WE tv, the #1 cable network for African-American viewers on Thursday nights, that encourages the channel’s viewers to make their voices heard by voting on November 6. The non-partisan effort features WE tv talent delivering the “get out the vote” message that underscores the importance of participating in the democratic process and emphasizes that together with the NAACP, WE make a difference. ... read more »
Dr. William King Joins Community for the Third Time at this Year’s Taste of Soul 
September 27, 2018
“Through college, through medical school, through my residency and post op school, I learned the importance of seeing my patients as my fellow community members,” said Los Angeles Internist, ... read more »
Breaking the Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling
September 14, 2018
In the 240-year history of the United States, four African American men have presided as the chief executive of a state or commonwealth. Only two were elected in their own right – Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, in 2006, and Douglas Wilder of Virginia, in 1989. David Paterson of New York was elevated to the office upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer in 2008 ... read more »
Memorial Planned for Dr. Harriette F. Williams
August 29, 2018
Dr. Harriette F. Williams, a notable Los Angeles educator and community leader, passed away at her home on July 28. She was 88-years-old. A self-described “happy volunteer,” Harriette was acclaimed for her distinguished 40-year career at LAUSD, ... read more »
NAACP Calls for Investigation into Air Marshalls Targeting of Black Passengers
August 23, 2018
The NAACP recently ended its travel ban on American Airlines after the airlines responded with company-wide training on racism and implicit bias. The NAACP has called for implicit bias testing for individuals and groups receiving public funding. ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Supports Ridley-Thomas’ 
African American Voter Efforts
August 22, 2018
At face value, the previous weeks headlines seemed disturbing: University of Southern California had referred a donation, made to the School of Social Work by LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to federal officials for investigation. ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
Evers home added to African-American Civil Rights Network
August 9, 2018
The Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers has been added to the African-American Civil Rights Network. ... read more »
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home added to African-American Civil Rights Network
August 8, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers to the African-American Civil Rights Network, which was created by federal law this year. ... read more »
Civil Rights Leader Rev. William Barber Honored for 25 Years as Pastor
August 2, 2018
A church in North Carolina is recognizing 25 years of work by its pastor, who also has been influential in the civil rights movement. ... read more »
NNPA President Extols the Black Press, Black Voters at NAACP Convention
July 26, 2018
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), delivered a rousing speech about the importance of the Black Press and the Black vote, ... read more »
The Passing of Civil Rights Legend John Mack is a Deeply-Felt Loss to the Urban League Movement
July 19, 2018
While John’s service to the Urban League goes back more than half a century, his association with the leaders of the movement goes back even further. While he was studying for his Master of Social Work degree at Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta), he became a protégé of Whitney M. Young, then Dean of the School of Social Work. Just a few short years later, Young would take the helm of the National Urban League and ask John to lead the affiliate in Flint, Michigan. ... read more »
Harris, Booker, Scott Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Crime
July 5, 2018
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC), the only African American members of the United States Senate, have introduced legislation to make lynching a federal crime. ... read more »
Success On “The Way”; “Ask Dr. Jeanette”; “Do The Math”: “Beginning of Path to Incarceration”
June 28, 2018
“It’s time to stop the criminalization of students and start looking at ways to help students,” student Darrell Brown, 19-year old former Sacramento High School student. ... read more »
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