Category: National News

Race and Equity Scholar to Speak at Duke University MLK, Jr. Event

Durham, NC – Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University Read more »

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Curbing Gun Violence

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks on President Obama’s proposed executive actions to curb gun violence. Baltimore, MD – NAACP National President and CEO Read more »

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African Americans Killed in 2015 by Law Officers

Here is a list of unarmed African Americans – mostly men, a few women – who have been killed by law officers, either in public Read more »

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Julian Bond Laid to Rest

Julian Bond was laid to rest on Saturday, August 22, 2015. His show of determination and commitment to justice is why we will hold fast Read more »

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Governor McCrory’s Office Issues Response to NAACP

Raleigh, N.C. — The office of Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after a political news conference held by the North Carolina NAACP regarding Read more »

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Spelman College Dumps Cosby Endowment

According to the Huffington Post and CNN, the William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship has been terminated by Spelman College, a HBCU in Read more »

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Race-Based Disparities in Infant Mortality and Premature Births

The National Center for Health Statistics (part of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has released its most recent infant mortality rates for Read more »

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Hate Groups Thrive in the South

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked hate groups for decades. They count 784 “active hate groups” across the U.S., and more than a third Read more »

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Confederate Battle Flag Comes Down in South Carolina

Columbia, SC – Cheers could be heard for miles around as the Confederate battle flag was removed Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 a.m., from Read more »

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South Carolina Legislature Moves to Take Down Confederate Flag

The debate was on-going and heated in the South Carolina House of Representatives. In a surprise vote shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, Read more »

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