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Friday, April 27, 2018
Trump, Racism, Racial Backlash

Donald Trump Serves Up The Latest Chapter Of Racial Backlash

If there is any consolation on the King holiday of 2017, it is the assurance that the American backlash is sure to generate new forms of multiracial resistance in the spirit of America itself. The union of free Americans who ejected slavery, embraced voting rights, shook off Jim Crow, and elected a mixed-race president is nothing if not resilient.

January 17, 2017
NAACP, Sessions

Alabama NAACP Not Backing Down After Sessions’ Office Lashes Out

“We are trying to stop Jeff Sessions from becoming the Attorney General of the United States,” Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, told AlterNet. “We are not backing down at all.”

January 8, 2017
NAACP, Sessions

NAACP Protests Trump’s Attorney General Pick With Sit-In

The NAACP staged a sit-in to protest the nomination of conservative U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions as the nation’s next Attorney General, vowing to occupy his Mobile, Alabama, office until he withdrew as a candidate or demonstrators were arrested.

January 3, 2017

Ohio Grand Jury Clears Police In Fatal Shooting Of 12-Year-Old

A grand jury cleared two Cleveland police officers in the November 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was brandishing a toy gun in a park, after finding a series of mistakes but no criminal activity, a prosecutor said on Monday.

December 28, 2015

Another Black Church Burns After NAACP Warns About Suspected Arson Attacks

The NAACP warned black churches Tuesday to take “necessary precautions” as authorities in Southern states investigate whether several church fires over the last week were arsons.

July 1, 2015

Dolezal’s Deceit Demonstrates A Valuable Truth

Rachel Dolezal’s story ought to remind us just how flimsy this business of race really is.

June 20, 2015

Rachel Dolezal Proves Race Not A Fixed Or Objective Fact

The most pointed moral of Dolezal’s story has less to do with her and her delusions than with us and ours. She proved that America’s founding myth, the one that tells us race is a fixed and objective fact, is false.

June 17, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Rachel Dolezal Follies

Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter — who was revealed to be fraudulently passing herself off as black, when she is in fact white — was the talk of the late-night comedy shows on Monday.

June 16, 2015
Rachel Dolezal

Woman Resigns As NAACP Chapter Head Amid Claims She Lied About Being Black

Rachel Dolezal, whose parents say she is white, did not directly address allegations that she lied about being a black woman.

June 15, 2015

Let The States Make Drug Law

How many million more lives are going to be ruined and how many billion more dollars will be poured down the drain before we let states control drug law?

May 5, 2015
South Carolina, Police, Brutality, Walter Lamer Scott, Thomas Slager, Ferguson, Protest, Murder, Black, Top News, National News

Video Set One Fatal Police Shooting Apart

For decades, African-Americans, including those in North Charleston, have complained that police shoot black men with little provocation and then falsely claim the officers did so out of fear for their lives. This time there was video.

April 9, 2015
A police line keeps the public out of the scene of a fatal car crash in Minneapolis.

Colorado Explosion Could Be A Hate Crime, NAACP Official Says

The Colorado Springs NAACP may have been targeted for a hate crime.

January 7, 2015

‘Ferguson October’ Rally Highlights Divide Among St. Louis Activists

Find out how the latest round of protests is dividing the activist community.

October 13, 2014

Democrats Help Block Obama’s Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In a statement, Obama called the 47-52 vote “a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public […]

March 5, 2014

NAACP Calls for End to War on Drugs, and That Is Really Huge News

There was a quake last week, but you likely didn’t feel it. See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound. On Tuesday, you see, the NAACP passed a resolution calling for an end to […]

July 31, 2011