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PRESSROOM: NAACP Monitoring Possible Voter Suppression Tactics in Georgia Gov. Race

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It’s a stain on our system of democracy when less than a month before an election which could produce the first African-American female governor in our nation’s history, we are seeing this type of voter suppression scheme attempted by a state official whose candidacy for the governorship produces an irremediable conflict of interest,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. […read more]

Education forum gears up to explain changes in the Texas laws to help citizens exercise their rights to vote
Community

Vote 2018 Town Hall

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — DENTON, TX – The St. James A.M.E. Church partners with the Martin Luther King Jr. Advisory Board to present the Vote 2018 Town Hall. It will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 7-9 p.m., at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, located at 1300 Wilson in Denton. This forum wants to ensure that eligible voters are informed about the changes in the Texas voting laws, and that they are able to cast their votes in the November 6 Election. […read more]

National

Rachel Dolezal’s True Lies

(Vanity Fair) – It’s safe to say that Rachel Dolezal never thought much about the endgame. You can see it on her face in the local-TV news video—the one so potently viral it transformed her from regional curiosity to global punch line in the span Read More

Health

Cooked to Death

In the latest installment of the Florida Courier’s series on Blacks and mental health, we review the Miami Herald’s spotlight on the state’s inability to handle mentally ill prison inmates.   by Jenise Griffin Morgan Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier Darren Rainey Read More

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Press Room

Wells Fargo, NAACP, National Urban League to Host Housing Forums for Aspiring Homeowners during National Homeownership Month

Media Veronica Clemons Wells Fargo 704-715-5145 Veronica.c.clemons@wellsfargo.com Nicole Kenney NAACP 202-478-6409 nkenney@naacpnet.org Latraviette D. Smith-Wilson National Urban League 212-558-5433 lsmithadv@nul.org DES MOINES, Iowa – May 29, 2014 – Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and National Urban Read More

National

Charges Dropped Against SC NAACP President

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest charges against South Carolina NAACP Lonnie Randolph the same day his trial was set to begin. City of Columbia prosecutors said Monday that the owner of the dry cleaners where Randolph was Read More

National

NAACP Names Interim President, CEO

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP has selected a former House of Representatives clerk as an interim president and CEO while the organization seeks a new leader. The nation’s largest and oldest civil rights group announced at its board meeting over the weekend that Lorraine Miller Read More

Politics

Ben Jealous Resigns as NAACP President

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the next level, Read More

Op-Ed

Low Home Down Payment Builds Family Wealth

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the midst of varying proposals for housing reform, civil rights leaders are publicly calling for lawmakers to keep mortgage lending affordable and accessible. A recent letter jointly signed by the NAACP, National Urban League, National Council of LaRaza, National Read More

Business

NAACP Signs Agreement with FEMA

FEMA’s Craig Fugate and the NAACP’s Ben Jealous shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding. (PHOTO: DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY) by James Harper Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and other areas along America’s Gulf Coast, Read More