Justice Department report will slam Baltimore police force Wednesday

August 10, 2016 in News

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force too often and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report […]

Barneys discrimination case stirs talk of ‘Shopping While Black’

November 2, 2013 in News

The Associated Press

The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs.

Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it struck a nerve in African-Americans accustomed to finding that their money is not necessarily as good as everyone else’s. Shopping while black, they say, can be a humiliating experience…

Why The NAACP National Board of Directors voted to oppose codifying discrimination

May 24, 2012 in Editorials, News, Opinion, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Derrick Johnson President, Mississippi State Conference NAACP The NAACP’s recent decision concerning marriage equality is a continuation of our mission and constitution, which states our objective is to ensure […]