Gun safety is about freedom

March 8, 2018 in Opinion

COMMENTARY By Derrick Johnson President and CEO, NAACP Fear at school was something the Little Rock Nine knew all too well. Facing vitriol, racism and merciless violence, the Little Rock […]

Rev. William Barber tells black press: “bowing down is not an option”

February 2, 2017 in News

By Freddie Allen Managing Editor, NNPA Newswire Reverend William Barber, the president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered a […]

Police end NAACP sit-in against attorney general nominee

January 4, 2017 in News

By KIM CHANDLER MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The national president of the NAACP and five others were arrested after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff […]

The Latest: School says student in noose case disciplined

October 26, 2016 in News

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) – The Latest on allegations that a noose was placed around a black student’s neck in Mississippi (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A lawyer for a south […]

Groups hosting talk on police brutality

July 14, 2016 in News

From Staff Reports Leaders across the nation have made their voices heard in regard to the recent killings of Alton Sherling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philander Castile in St. […]

NAACP says plaque at Ole Miss Confederate statue must mention slavery

March 15, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A plan to add context to a Confederate soldier statue at the University of Mississippi is a failure because a proposed plaque does not mention slavery […]

NAACP suggests removal of battle flag from Alabama trooper uniforms

July 15, 2015 in News

(AP) An Alabama chapter of the NAACP says it’s time to remove the Confederate battle flag from state troopers’ uniforms and patrol vehicles. Rev. Robert Shanklin of the NAACP’s Huntsville […]

NAACP calls for Mississippi to remove Confederate sign from flag

July 15, 2015 in News

(AP) The NAACP is calling on Mississippi legislators to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, days after South Carolina removed a stand-alone Confederate banner from its Capitol […]