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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 »
NAACP Addresses Controversial LACCD Appointment
June 28, 2018
Hollywood-Beverly Hills Chapter asks why qualified Blacks weren’t considered to replace Kamlager-Dove ... read more »
Civil Rights Leaders Slam Trump Administration’s Policy of Separating Children from Their Families at Southern U.S. Border, Demand End to Devastating Policy
June 21, 2018
From October 2017 to May 2018, more than 2,700 children have been separated from their parents and the rate of those separations have risen alarmingly—in the past six weeks alone, at least 1,995 children have been taken from their parents and placed in shelter facilities that are already nearing capacity ... read more »
Success On “The Way,” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Where Does It Start?
June 21, 2018
Black male students are suspended at the highest rate in the state in the Sacramento City Unified School District according to a new report. One in five Black male students have been suspended in the district, more than any other district in the state. ... read more »
New LAPD Chief  Shares His Policing Vision with South L.A. Black Leaders
June 21, 2018
Continuing his meet-and-greets around the city, new LAPD Chief Michel Moore stopped by the L.A. Sentinel on June 19 and heard about the pressing policing concerns from South Los Angeles African American community representatives. ... read more »
Ex-NAACP head, once known as Rachel Dolezal, denies fraud
June 14, 2018
Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, pleaded not guilty last week through her attorney to charges including welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance. Her next court date is now set for June 20.  ... read more »
NAACP & Airbnb Partner to Recruit Hosts in South Los Angeles
June 14, 2018
In addition to the targeted outreach, the NAACP and Airbnb have entered into a unique revenue sharing model. ... read more »
NAACP Commends ABC for Cancellation of Roseanne
May 31, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization issued the following statement regarding ABC’s decision to cancel the “Roseanne” television show due to the star’s racist comments on Twitter. ... read more »
Go To Jail???!!!!Not My Children!!!!
May 3, 2018
We have millions of workforce energy stored in prisons, jails. ... read more »
Black Woman Golfer: It Was Like We Had Targets on Our Backs
April 27, 2018
No charges were filed, but the confrontation Saturday touched a raw nerve after two other somewhat similar incidents. Two Black men in Philadelphia were handcuffed and arrested on April 12 after a Starbucks employee called police because they hadn't bought anything in the store. And employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a Black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company. ... read more »
Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29
April 19, 2018
Curriculum to be designed by nationally recognized experts and will be available for other companies to use. ... read more »
NAACP Statement on Starbucks and Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance
April 19, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. ... read more »
NAACP Sues President Trump over 2020 Census
April 5, 2018
NAACP, Prince George’s County File Lawsuit over “Underfunded, Understaffed” 2020 Census ... read more »
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