Tag: NAACP

Building movement to fight extremism

Building movement to fight extremism

| February 23, 2017

By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the […]

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Students should know about charter schools

Students should know about charter schools

| February 11, 2017

By Anitra Brown (Managing Editor, The New Orleans Tribune) Late last year, “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post” criticized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its call for a moratorium on charter schools. Editorial writers at The Post even got all clever with their Oct. 11 headline, “The […]

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Enough is enough: A call for ecomic boycott of North Carolina

Enough is enough: A call for ecomic boycott of North Carolina

| February 2, 2017

By The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (President/North Carolina NAACP) In recent years, since extremists took over the GOP in North Carolina, my home state has gained a worldwide reputation for intolerance and bigoted narrow-mindedness. Controlling all three branches of state government since 2012, they have remade the Old North State in an image […]

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The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

| January 31, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Managing Editor, NNPA Newswire) The Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered a rousing keynote address to open the 2017 Mid-Winter Conference of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Black-owned Newspapers […]

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Senator Jeff Sessions and black liberals’ moral arc of hypocrisy

Senator Jeff Sessions and black liberals’ moral arc of hypocrisy

| January 25, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last week, I was forced to call out the radical liberal group the NAACP, or as l like to call them the “National Association for the Advancement of Certain People.” Obviously, that column didn’t get through to the members of the Congressional “Democratic” Black Caucus (CBC). Many of their […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch scheduled to hold election Nov. 19

NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch scheduled to hold election Nov. 19

| November 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Election for the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch is scheduled for Nov. 19, 2016. The election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will take place at the ACPL Pontiac Street Library, 2215 S Hanna St. Polls are scheduled to be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To vote […]

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Local NAACP to host state conference Oct. 21-23 at IPFW

Local NAACP to host state conference Oct. 21-23 at IPFW

| October 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Branch 3049 of Fort Wayne and Allen County is scheduled to host the NAACP State Convention in Fort Wayne, from Oct. 21 through Oct. 23 at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) Walb State Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. This marks the third time in 65 years that Fort Wayne has hosted the […]

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

| September 16, 2016

By Barrington M. Salmon (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme […]

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NAACP notice of September, October meeting, November election

NAACP notice of September, October meeting, November election

| September 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch recently issued the following release regarding upcoming meetings and the organization’s general election: Dear Member: Please note the following General Membership meetings of the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 Branch, for the purpose of election of officers and at-large members of the executive committee on November 19, […]

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