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(Baltimore, MD) – The NAACP mourns the loss of Judge Robert L. Carter, federal judge and General Counsel for the NAACP during Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and other landmark cases. In 2004, Carter earned the NAACP’s highest honor, the Spingarn Medal. He passed away on January 3, 2012.
“We have lost a great attorney, educator, and advocate for civil rights,” stated NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock. “Robert Carter represented the NAACP’s values with courage and conviction. His remarkable intellect and enormous heart will be greatly missed.”
“Robert Carter helped …
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The Reverend Dr. John R. Walton, Jr., Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church of Milwaukee, the church’s Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Committee and the Political Action Committee of the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP have joined forces to co-host an opportunity for our churches , family , friends and others in the community to become Special Registration Deputies. Special Registration Deputies play a very important role in the democratic process be registering people to vote. The goal is to promote increased registration of electors.
This free one-hour training session conducted by …
By Denise Rolark Barnes
Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer
Civil rights icon, the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth has died, leaving few remaining living leaders of the U.S. civil rights movement. Shuttlesworth was co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He passed away on Oct. 5, at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, in Birmingham. He was 89.
Condolences have been issued by leaders who admired the life-long commitment Shuttlesworth gave to civil and human rights.
“I will never forget having the opportunity several years ago to push Reverend Shuttlesworth in his wheelchair across …
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Milwaukee NAACP Branch, Unit 3254 held its Annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Satruday Sept. 24, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The Honorable Judge Greg Mathis was the keynote speaker. Milwaukee NAACP president Atty. James H. Hall is pictured above presenting Judge Mathis with a gift on behalf of the organization. Scholarship awards were also presented to ten high school students made possible through a generous commitment from the law firm Hupy & Abraham, S.C. because of these donations the NAACP has been able …
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The NAACP is pleased to partner with St. Mary’s – Columbia, the Milwaukee Health Department Well Women Program and Sandford Brown Medical Assistant Program, to provide breast cancer community education and screening in minority communities. The event will be October 8, 2011 from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the Milwaukee office of the NAACP, located on King Drive.
This event will help promote breast cancer awareness and screening for women both with private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and those without access and resources. Women without access and resources may qualify for the Wisconsin …
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Despite years of stays, appeals, protests and even a last minute apparent review of the case by the U.S. Supreme Court, the State of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis on Wednesday evening. The official time of death was 11:08 pm eastern time.
Davis refused a last meal, spent most of his last day with family and friends. In the past, his tremendous faith has been rewarded. The last time Troy faced execution, in 2008, the warden brought in what was to be his last meal. But Troy refused …
By Marc H. Morial
President and CEO of the National Urban League
“It is clear that the unemployment numbers throughout the country require effective legislation and tangible action to address the crisis. To address the unemployment crisis and the need for job creation solutions in underserved communities, the CBC has called upon the private and public sectors to immediately remedy the crisis by going into communities with legitimate, immediate employment opportunities for the underserved.”
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II
This past week, NAACP President Ben Jealous and I forcefully entered the debt …
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(BALTIMORE, MD) – The NAACP issued a call today for all emerging leaders to join Association Chairman Roslyn M. Brock in Hollywood, Florida during Memorial Day weekend. The seventh annual Leadership 500 Summit will encourage discussions on a revitalized civic agenda that lays groundwork for young professionals in the modernday civil rights movement.
“In 2011, one year away from another landmark election, the NAACP is issuing a new “front line” call for all young people to come and discuss the future of the civil rights movement,” stated NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. …
By Stacey Patton
Special to the NNPA
Understandably, the killing of Osama bin Laden unleashed strong emotions among Americans – relief, satisfaction, fears of retribution, denial, and even exuberance.
But, there was something distasteful about the raucous celebrations that took place outside the White House, in Times Square and at Ground Zero. The late night news coverage gave us a one-night affair of fists pumping in the air, jubilant cries of “USA! USA!,” and demonstrators singing that famous post-game victory song “Na Na Na, Hey, Hey, Hey, Good-bye!”
The next morning, a Muslim …
By Jasmin K. Williams
Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News
Education over incarceration is the message of a report released by the NAACP. The nation’s oldest civil rights organization is challenging America to re-evaluate its spending priorities in the report, titled “Misplaced Priorities: Under Educate, Over Incarcerate,” which was introduced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In it, the NAACP calls attention to the proven fact that excessive spending on housing prisoners undermines education and public safety.
This message will be reiterated in a forthcoming billboard …