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Big Boi, Travis Scott To Join Maroon 5 In Super Bowl Show
January 17, 2019
The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year's Super Bowl halftime show.  Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn't confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.  ... read more »
‘50th NAACP Image Awards’ to Air Live on TV One March 30, 2019 From the Dolby Theater In Hollywood
January 10, 2019
The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, 2019.  For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. ... read more »
1908 Race Riot Site Could Become National Historic Monument
January 10, 2019
A central Illinois congressman has introduced a measure to designate the site of 1908 race riots in Springfield as a National Historic Monument. ... read more »
Trial for Former Rachel Dolezal Set for March 4
January 10, 2019
A March 4 trial date has been set in a welfare fraud case involving a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled in 2015 after she was exposed as a White woman pretending to be Black. ... read more »
50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS’ TO AIR LIVE ON TV ONE MARCH 30 FROM THE DOLBY THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD
January 3, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 3, 2019) – The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, ... read more »
Walmart Heirs’ Money Influences Black Charter Schools Debate
January 3, 2019
The Walton family, as one of the leading supporters of America's charter school movement, is spreading its financial support to prominent and like-minded Black leaders, from grassroots groups focused on education to mainstream national organizations such as the United Negro College Fund and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, according to an Associated Press analysis of tax filings and nonprofit grants data. ... read more »
NAACP Joins Ferguson Activist in Demanding Answers in Alleged Hanging Death of Son 
January 3, 2019
The St. Louis County NAACP is joining the McKinnies family in the call for transparency and justice regarding the murder of Danye Jones. “There’s too many unanswered questions that we are demanding answers to,” said John Gaskin III, St. Louis County NAACP President. “We support Mrs. McKinnies call for justice and transparency in the death of her son.”  ... read more »
NAACP Joins Ferguson Activist/Mother in Demanding Answers in Alleged Hanging Death of her Son
December 26, 2018
FERGUSON, MO —As the nation moves through the Holiday season, it’s been a brutal eight-weeks since that dreadful day when Ferguson-based activist  ...  found her son Danye Jones hanging dead from a tree in her yard; ... read more »
Will a New Consumer Bureau Director Heed the Agency’s Mission?
December 20, 2018
In her first news conference as a Senate-confirmed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Kathleen Kraninger’s remarks sounded a lot like Mick Mulvaney, her former boss at the Office of Budget and Management (OMB). ... read more »
NAACP President Johnson Travels to Ghana in Support of Upcoming ‘Year of Return Ghana 2019’
December 20, 2018
This event hopes to promote business, spiritual and cultural reconnection between the African Diaspora and the Motherland ... read more »
Prada Rolls Out Sambo Style Figures and Black Twitter Rolls Over Prada
December 20, 2018
The viral social media backlash that followed prompted the company to pull all of the items worldwide as calls for a boycott slowly built during discussions on Twitter. Prada’s first statement in reaction to the criticism on Twitter didn’t help. ... read more »
Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection is an American Tradition
December 19, 2018
“The assertion that there is no substantial differential racial impact in jury selection, however well intended, has been largely discredited by research and diminished by detached observation,” said Dr. Lorenzo Morris, a professor of Political Science at Howard University. ... read more »
NAACP Calls for Week Long Boycott of Facebook and Instagram
December 17, 2018
BALTIMORE(December 17, 2019)–NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will lead a digital protest, #LogOutFacebook tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in response to the tech company’s history of data hacks which unfairly target its users of color. ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Election Rescheduled
December 13, 2018
The Los Angles Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP)has rescheduled its election and it will be conducted this month. In addition, the nomination process has been rescheduled. ... read more »
U.S. Senate’s Only Black Republican Blocks Tom Farr from Becoming a Federal Judge
December 6, 2018
"This week, a Department of Justice memo written under President George H.W. Bush was released that shed new light on Mr. Farr’s activities. This, in turn, created more concerns. Weighing these important factors, this afternoon I concluded that I could not support Mr. Farr’s nomination," said Scott.  ... read more »
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