Tag: Cornell Brooks

The Selma Initiative: NAACP Mobilizes for Voter Protection

“The kinds of threats we have heard in recent months harken back to the first half of the 20thcentury,” saidNAACPPresident and CEO Cornell W. Brooks. By Sheryl Estrada In order to protect Americans from voter suppression, theNAACP has launched a nationwide endeavor called The Selma Initiative. In the final days…

Chicago Police Chief Fired in Face of Mounting Pressure

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired Tuesday amid growing calls for his ouster after a video released last week after more than a year showed the brutal killing of a Black teen by one of his officers. The video, which the city of Chicago resisted releasing for more than…