By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A search firm hired by the NAACP ranked the Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, as the top candidate five years ago to become president and CEO of the NAACP. But Haynes wasn’t the favorite of Julian Bond, then chairman […]
In some of our commentary on this issue a few days ago, we talked about how a number of organizations have found themselves mired in controversy and allegations of conflicts of interest by taking money from people and organizations that have a history of violating the principles of the organization to which they are giving. […]
NAACP president backs individual consideration on deals By Herbert L. White Special to the NNPA from The Charlotte Post CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The N.C. NAACP is encouraging Moral Monday defendants to decide if they want to have their day in court. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby is offering to drop civil disobedience charges against more than 900 […]
Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, is scheduled to speak at the 2013 Indiana NAACP State Convention Mini-Summit Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities in the Green Economy, Oct. 24.
By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated This year’s 68th Annual Allen County NAACP Branch #3049 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet that occurred Sept. 7 at the Fort Wayne Coliseum, commenced at 7 p.m., and approximately 275 guests were welcomed by the zealous, avid NAACP supporter and Banquet Chairperson Sheila Curry-Campbell. After an inspirational invocation […]
It seems that the keynote speaker for the Fort Wayne NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 68th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet—scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 5 at the Memorial Coliseum—represents the highest echelon of the national rights organization.
Applauds President Obama for not endorsing the Corker-Warner legislation By Hilary O. Shelton Senior Vice President for Advocacy for the NAACP WASHINGTON—The NAACP strongly believes that homeownership is a catalyst for safer and more secure communities, and is an important vehicle for creating and sustaining wealth in communities of color. For decades, the equity in […]
By Benjamin Todd Jealous NAACP President/CEO Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don’t need a history lesson. Even if we weren’t at the March itself—even for those like me, who were […]