Tag: NAACP

Leaders Urge South Carolina to Take Down Confederate Flag

By Sheryl Estrada UPDATE (4:15 pm 6/22/15): South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call on state lawmakers to move the Confederate flag from state grounds. Lawmakers are expected to debate the issue and vote in the coming weeks. Original Story: Following racist gunman Dylann Roof’s mass murder…

Black Man Found Hanging From Tree in Mississippi

Update (March 21, 2015):FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway confirmed in a press conferenceon Friday thebody found hanging in the woods in Claiborne County, Miss. has been identified by authorities as Otis Byrd. By Sheryl Estrada Otis Byrd Authorities are investigating the death of a Black man found hanging…

NAACP Office Bombed

By Chris Hoenig An NAACP chapter office in Colorado has been bombed in what authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime. The FBI has joined the investigation and is looking for a balding white man, about 40 years old, who fled the scene. The homemade bomb was detonated outside…

Utah State Representative: NAACP Is Racist

By Albert Lin In a since-deleted Twitter exchange, Utah State Representative David Lifferth labeled the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People racist because it works to advance only a subset of the population. “Any group that tries to advance specific people based [on] their race is by definition…

NAACP: Romney Shows 'Fundamental Misunderstanding' of Blacks' Needs

Does Mitt Romney really understand the needs of Black voters NAACP leaders say that his keynote address yesterday at the NAACP Annual Convention in Houston was “appreciated,” but it reveals the presidential candidate’s significant disconnect with the Black population and its needs. “While we are glad that Gov. Romney recognized…

Landmark Study Shows Race Predicts Access to Broadband in Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Eric Katzman, The TASC GroupPh: 646-723-4344; Email: eric@thetascgroup.com Editor’s Note: A telephone press briefing will take place the same day that the report is released, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. EST (11:30 A.M. CST), in which Maya Wiley, President, The Center for Social…