Category: NAACP

Jan 15

How Americans Came To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. With National Holiday

With over 3 million signatures, King’s wife issued a petition to Congress advocating for the holiday in 1971. Two years later, an Illinois state representative, Harold Washington, who had been elected the first black mayor of Chicago, introduced a bill making Illinois the first state to recognize MLK Day. Unfortunately, when the bill went before …

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Jan 13

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16th

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. summary from History.net: “Martin Luther King, Jr. became the predominant leader in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s and a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change. His eloquence as a speaker and his personal charisma, combined …

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Nov 28

Revival and Resiliency After Rejection | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

“November 13th, 2016 – As many post-election Americans feel distraught and confused after the election of Donald Trump, Moral Monday Architect Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II provides deep historical insights that help make sense of the moment, while also delivering a powerful – moving forward – charge as he addresses standing room only and …

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Nov 04

Federal Judge Issues Order Blocking Mass Purge of Voters

Federal Judge Issues Order Blocking Mass Purge of Voters From North Carolina Rolls   Ruling Comes in NAACP Suit Charging State Illegally Suppressed Right to Vote of Thousands of Black Residents   In At Least Three Counties, Voters Declared Ineligible Following Bogus Change- in-Residence Claims; Violates National Voting Registration Act    DURHAM—A federal judge Thursday …

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Nov 04

We better vote now!

  October 29th, 2016 – Ten days before the culmination of a turbulent election cycle, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II delivers a powerful charge in his annual “State of the State of Civil Rights in North Carolina” address at the 73rd Annual NC NAACP Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina.  

Sep 17

2016 Moral March to the Polls Kick-Off

2016 Moral March to the Polls Kick-Off | Forward Together Moral Movement   August 29th, 2016 – After years of fighting to restore the voting rights that were stripped from them by North Carolina’s Governor and Republican-led General Assembly, the NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement launch their 2016 Moral March to the Polls …

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Sep 05

The Unequal Opportunity Race

“At the very same time that America refused to give any land to Negroes, through an act of Congress, the government was giving away millions of acres in the West and the Midwest, which meant it was willing to undergird its white peasants from Europe with an economic floor. But not only did they give …

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Sep 01

Supreme Court Denies North Carolina’s Stay Application and Maintains the Injunction on Racially Discriminatory Provision of HB 589

DURHAM –  Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied North Carolina’s application to recall and stay the mandate entered by the Fourth Circuit on July 29th, 2016. The Fourth Circuit mandate struck down five racially discriminatory provisions of HB 589, including the Voter ID requirement. This ruling validates the victory of the people of North Carolina, leaving …

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Aug 24

SOULS TO THE POLLS

NC NAACP ” FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY – SOULS TO THE POLLS   We are calling on faith centers to hold voting rights themed services. We will provide their Souls to the Polls Coordinator with a toolkit which will including lectionaries, scriptures, announcements, and more. We are also encouraging faith centers to register members of their congregation and pass …

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Aug 05

Criminal Justice Hangout

Criminal Justice Hangout On Air video This video features an online interview with Dennis Gaddy, discussing the usefulness of the Re-Entry Toolkit with the NAACP National Headquarter’s Program Specialist Calton Mayers, who authored it. And if you use google+ the national NAACP maintains a google+ “hangout” group at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ct2rma4va6pd3doi6jm8e5trc2g where this video is also presented with …

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