California/Hawaii NAACP – Dismantling Racism and Disrupting Inequality

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931), a Black investigative journalist, women’s rights activist, and civil rights advocate, is renowned for her campaign against lynching. Wells-Barnett was instrumental in shaping public opinion against lynching through her newspaper editorials, pamphlets, clubs, and lecture tours across the northern United States. Wells held the position of secretary in the Afro-American Council, where she led its anti-lynching bureau. Her efforts paved the way for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) anti-lynching campaign. Following the racial violence of the 1908 Springfield massacre in Illinois, the NAACP was founded on Feb. 12, 1909.  The organization

Top Teens – Ladera Heights Chapter Welcomes Special Guest

Top Teens of America is a national organization for teens, 13 to 17 years old. Top Teens of America is under the auspices of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.  The national program’s focus for the teens include Senior Citizens, Status of Women, Community Beautification, Community Partnership, March of Dimes, Sickle Cell, National Council of Negro Women and United Negro College Fund.

Judge ends Hartford police consent decree despite concerns

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A judge has ended the nearly 50 years of federal oversight of police in Hartford, Connecticut, despite continued concerns the department still has not hired enough minority officers to reflect the city’s large Black and Hispanic populations.  U.S. District Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport issued a 10-page ruling late Friday, April 14th, 2023 saying the plaintiffs failed to prove the police department was violating any part of the original 1973 consent decree agreement or revisions made to it in 2010. Dooley approved the city’s request to dissolve the consent decree, which was to have ended four

Civil Rights Leader Ben Jealous Solves the Riddle of Racism in New Book

Prominent civil rights leader Ben Jealous’ new book, “Never Forget Our People Were Always Free: A Parable of American Healing,” hit stores on January 10. The youngest ever NAACP president and CEO explores the construct of race and the potential for our country to heal while reflecting on his own journey in politics and beyond.