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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. “Because of the riots in Springfield, that brought about serious conversations and meetings about starting an organization, a national organization, that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A lot of hard-working volunteers have given time and talent through the decades at the San Bernardino branch of the NAACP, sometimes facing the most intense community concerns of any city in the nation. John Futch, newly elected president of the local branch, said over the years the organization has maintained its ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The FBI has released it’s 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016. In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known offenders. By comparison there were 7,509 victims and 5,727 known offenders in 2016, according to the data. “This report is a ...
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    By Iqbal Pittalwala   Carolyn B. Murray, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb award for special achievements in public health at the local level, presented annually by the National Health Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP. The award ...
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    By Derrick Johnson Recently, the NAACP, alongside members of the Congressional Black Caucus, gathered on the steps of Capitol Hill to demand a halt of the Trump administration’s continued attempts to force Thomas Farr—a known racist with ties to the late segregationist Senator Jesse Helms—into the federal judgeship of North Carolina. Located in eastern North ...
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    By Derrick Johnson “Mr. Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?” That was a question Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) posed to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing in which the latter responded with an awkward “no.”  It is likely that Mr. Zuckerberg found this question ...
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    By Derrick Johnson “Segregation and poverty have created in the racial ghetto a destructive environment totally unknown to most white Americans. What white Americans have never fully understood but what the Negro can never forget—is that white society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society ...
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    By William J. Ford The Washington Informer The NAACP announced that the group has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Census Bureau and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, “to combat the imminent threat that the 2020 Census will substantially undercount African Americans and other people of color in communities throughout the United ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The blue wave that swept the country last week wasn’t just a victory for Democrats, but a resounding win for African American candidates, who defied the odds—and Trumpism—to make history. In Charlotte, N.C., voters elected the first female African American mayor in the city’s history, choosing Democrat Vi Lyles ...
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    The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being when patronizing American Airlines or traveling on American Airlines flights: “The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by ...