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By Ariele Vaccaro
Among his numerous titles, “civil rights activist” might be William Edward Burghardt DuBois’s most influential.
He’s more commonly known as W.E.B. DuBois. Although the Lenin Peace Prize Winner grew up in the relatively integrated town of Great Barrington, Mass., he was no stranger to the gruesome violence, senseless racism, and destructive prejudice that plagued the world around him.
At an early age, he began to write about the racism he saw even within his mild town. His school teachers helped him to foster his writing skills.
Later, DuBois would move on …
JIM SALTER, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) -The NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing “grave legal concerns,” is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The letter submitted Monday to St. Louis County Circuit Judge Maura McShane also asks for a special prosecutor to oversee the case and an investigation of the grand jury proceedings that ended in November with a decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson.
Lawyers and other experts who analyzed grand …
Wisconsin Conference of Branches becomes first northern state to join Moral Monday Movement
Close to 700 Worker, Labor and Civil Rights activists filed into Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, WI on Thursday evening to hear an address by Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President of the North Carolina NAACP and co-leader of the Moral Monday Movement.
In the racially diverse audience of progressive activists were a number of members and officers of the NAACP of Wisconsin Conference of Branches, including Wisconsin Conference President, Lillie Wilson and 1st Vice President, Wendell Harris.
As co-leader …
What could they be thinking?
By Natalie Cole
Our Weekly Publisher and CEO
The primary and most trustworthy source of news and information to Black Americans has been and continues to rest in the bosom of the Black Press.
So why is it that in the year of our Lord 2014—during Black History Month no less—the NAACP needs to be reminded that the Black Press is interested in the “Advancement of Colored People” too, everyday?
What would W.E.B. DuBois do?
It is such an insult that the NAACP would disrespect the Black Press regarding ad …
The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The keynote speaker, Hilary Shelton, Senior vice president for Policy & Advocacy/Director, NAACP Washington Bureau and Milwaukee NAACP president James H. Hall, Jr. have a brief conversation prior to Shelton’s address to the capacity filled event. (Photo by Cy White)
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, revitalizing the mission and the relevancy of the storied civil rights group for the 21st century and old and new battles ahead. The second promise was to his then 3-year-old daughter that he would return to being a full-time daddy in five years. He says now is …
By Ben Wrobel
The NAACP took a principled stand against voter suppression at their 103rd Annual Convention last week in Houston, Texas. The theme “Your Power, Your Decision – VOTE” was on full display as delegates heard from Vice President Biden and Governor Mitt Romney and learned about attacks on the right to vote in states across the country. An estimated 8,000 NAACP delegates, members and supporters traveled from around the country to represent their local units and set the NAACP’s policy agenda for the coming year.
NAACP president and CEO Benjamin …
Compiled by Courier Staff
This week Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the 103rd NAACP Annual Convention in Houston, TX. The speech took place during a plenary session on civic engagement that later featured a panel of experts speaking about voting rights and voter suppression.
“We are pleased that Governor Romney addressed our convention today,” stated NAACP chairman Roslyn M. Brock. “This morning Governor Romney laid out his policy agenda for this nation. Unfortunately, much of his agenda is at odds with what the NAACP stands for – whether the issue is …
By Caryn Freeman
Special to the NNPA
This year’s Black Press Week held in Washington, DC culminated with the award ceremony honoring Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, who received an award for community service and founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Eldelmen who received a lifetime achievement award for her leadership as the nation’s biggest advocate for of undeserved and underprivileged children.
Ben Jealous got his start in journalism at the Jackson Advocate in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the youngest person to hold the position of President …
By Benjamin Todd Jealous
President & CEO, NAACP
This year, on the day our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I proudly stood alongside NAACP State Conference presidents on the steps of the capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina for the annual King Day at the Dome March and Rally.
The event has grown into a massive commemoration over the years, but this year it took on a new significance as Attorney General Eric Holder joined the commemoration, honoring Dr. King and pledging to carry forward his mission in the years …