Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,322
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: naacp

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • NAACP rescinds its support of Puerto Rican statehood

    07/19/2018 9:05:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The NAACP on Thursday rescinded its support for Puerto Rican statehood. The civil rights group emphasized Puerto Rican "self-determination" in a statement walking back its endorsement of a bill that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state, which it voted to support on Tuesday. "Puerto Rico should be free to decide its preferred option in a fair and inclusive manner," the NAACP said, adding that it has a "long history of supporting the democratic value of self-determination." In a statement on Tuesday, the NAACP threw its weight behind the Puerto Rican Admission Act after an appeal from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló,...
  • More than 100 civil and human rights groups call on Senate to reject Kavanaugh

    07/17/2018 3:26:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    More than a 100 civil and human rights groups are urging senators to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee. In a Tuesday letter, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the groups say Kavanaugh will be a fifth and decisive vote to undermine a host of core rights and legal protections, including economic security and access to healthcare, abortion, voting and labor rights. The groups, which include the NAACP, Lamba Legal and Demand Justice, also the rights of immigrants and persons with disabilities, LGBTQ equality, equal opportunity, affirmative action and environmental protections all could...
  • Golf course that called the police on black women loses business, faces call for state investigation

    04/28/2018 12:59:21 PM PDT · by econjack · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/28/2018 | Rachel Siegel
    In the days after white golf course owners called the police on five African American women they said were not playing fast enough, a Pennsylvania state senator has called for an investigation into the incident and the club is losing local business. On April 21, the women were told by owners and employees of the Grandview Golf Course in York County, Pa., that they were taking too long. The club offered to refund their memberships and then called 911.
  • Hate messages flood wrong Pa. golf course after 'racial' incident makes national headlines

    04/24/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 24 April A.D. 2018 | Christine Vendel
    The story of five black women who were asked to leave a York County golf course for reportedly playing too slowly is making headlines and causing outrage across the country. The group of regular golfers said they were confronted at the second hole by Steve Chronister, one of the owners of the Grandview Golf Course and a former county commissioner, who accused them of lagging and offered to refund their money if they would leave. They were the only African Americans or all-female groups on the course in Dover Township, according to Sandra Thompson, who posted a detailed account of...
  • NAACP Doubles Down on Pres Who Lied About "Racist" Cop

    05/28/2018 4:09:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 27, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Facts have a notorious racial bias. The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, pastor of Oakgrove Missionary Baptist Church in Fairmont, was stopped April 12 in Timmonsville, S.C., by police Officer Chris Miles for not using a turn signal while making a left turn. At 3:53 a.m. on April 13, Moultrie posted on Facebook, “Tonight I was racially profiled by Timmonsville officer cause I was driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood. But you know tomorrow they will hear from me.” In his Facebook account of the traffic stop Moultrie, who also is president of the Timmonsville NAACP chapter,...
  • NAACP slams NFL for gag rule on national anthem

    05/25/2018 2:44:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    The sHill ^ | 5/23/18 | L Sanchez
    The NAACP criticized the NFL on Wednesday for its decision to ban players from kneeling during the national anthem. “Protest is an American tradition; by protesting we work to hold our country accountable to its highest ideals,” the NAACP said in a statement. “Instead of coming together to address an issue disproportionately plaguing the African-American, the NFL owners have chosen to bury their heads and silence players.” The association also pointed to the issue of police brutality toward black men
  • 'Transracial' Rachel Dolezal charged with felony theft in welfare fraud case

    05/24/2018 5:50:01 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who passed as black and led an NAACP chapter, is facing a lengthy prison term on welfare fraud charges. Ms. Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in the wake of her “transracial” flap, has been charged with three counts — theft by welfare fraud, perjury, and making false claims to get public assistance. According to KHQ-TV, which broke the charges, she could get up to 15 years in prison. Ms. Dolezal received $8,747 in food assistance, and $100 in childcare assistance, the Spokane, Washington, NBC affiliate reported, citing court documents. She received...
  • NAACP leader's racial profiling claim challenged after bodycam footage released

    05/20/2018 10:18:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    A South Carolina NAACP chapter president who says he was racially profiled during a traffic stop was accused of lying after police released video footage of the encounter, according to reports."Tonight, I was racially profiled by Timmonsville Officer CAUSE I WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ AND GOING HOME IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD," Timmonsville NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie said in an April 13 Facebook post, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.[snip]"When I saw the video, I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell...
  • NAACP president in SC says he was racially profiled; body cam video shows otherwise

    05/16/2018 3:19:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    wpde.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Tonya Brown
    Timmonsville NAACP President the Rev. Jerrod Moultrie posted on Facebook on April 13 that he was racially profiled when a Timmonsville police officer pulled him over for a traffic violation near his home on Harkless Court in Timmonsville. Moultrie was stopped for failing to use a turn signal and a problem with his license plate, according to police. Moultrie's post said, "Tonight, I was racially profiled by Timmonsville Officer CAUSE I WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ AND GOING HOME IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD." -snip Florence community activist Timothy Waters said when he saw Moultrie's Facebook post, it made him very...
  • Student Of Racist “Promposal” Apologizes, Quits All School Events, BLM Threatens

    04/25/2018 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 26 replies
    The Florida high school student who made a racist sign asking his girlfriend to the prom has issued a profuse apology. His family issued a more profuse apology. But the promposal brouhaha is forcing him to forgo all the rest of his high school activities — a decision made in conjunction with the high school administration. There will be no prom, no graduation experience or anything else for him. So, quite a lot of consequences and punishment for a racist, but likely just stupid teenage boy stunt to get a girl. Lesson learned, move on, right? We all know that...
  • Women’s March Leader Calls for Starbucks Boycott Due to Partnership with Jewish Group

    04/21/2018 10:12:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | Jack Crowe
    Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory called on her followers to boycott Starbucks Tuesday night after the coffee chain announced it would partner with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to develop anti-bias training for employees. Mallory, who has been roundly criticized for her ties to notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, accused the ADL, a Jewish advocacy group, of “attacking black and brown people.” She further demanded that Starbucks discontinue its partnership with the group, which was initiated after Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson mandated “racial bias” training for all employees in response to a rash of public criticism over the arrest of two black men in...
  • 'Earth is letting us know that something is not right' NAACP discusses climate change (tr)

    04/17/2018 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WTHI TV.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | By: Alia Blackburn
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The whacky weather we've had lately is what some consider a major sign from Earth. "Our Earth is basically letting us know that something is not right," said Denise Abdul-Rahman. With Earth Day just days away, the Greater Terre Haute NAACP discussed climate change and ways to combat it. Abdul-Rahman is the NAACP Indiana Environmental & Climate Justice Chair. "What is occurring is that as we put out greenhouse gases, or what are called CO2 or carbon pollution, into our atmosphere, it is warming the temperatures," she said, "and those temperatures are melting our glaciers and...
  • Kamala Harris Endorses Former NAACP President [ Ben Jealous ]in Race for Maryland Governor

    03/25/2018 8:02:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) on Friday endorsed Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, becoming the latest nationally-known progressive to back the former NAACP president's bid for governor. Harris, who many observers believe is weighing a possible 2020 presidential run, did not mention incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan (R.) by name in her endorsement, opting instead to keep the focus on President Donald Trump and the national political environment. "Ben is a champion of working people," Harris said in a statement, the Washington Post reported. "Everyday we see the damage being done to our country by this administration and we need leaders...
  • Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga Join MTV, NAACP to Send Busloads of Protesters to Gun Control March

    03/24/2018 11:28:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon teamed up with MTV and the NAACP to send busloads of protesters to take part in Saturday’s student march for gun control. MTV announced that it had joined the left-wing civil rights group and a list of celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and NBA star Carmelo Anthony, to send “17 busloads of youth” to the gun control march kicking off:
  • NAACP Urges National Gun Confiscation

    03/06/2018 3:46:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 6, 2018 | Joe Simonson
    NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called for a national gun confiscation program in a syndicated column through Black Press USA on Monday. Comparing recent school shootings to the violence and discrimination black students faced after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Johnson wrote that "fear and terror still exist in our children’s classrooms" because of the "National Rifle Association and the politicians [sic] that support them." [Snip] "Over 80 percent of gun deaths of African Americans are homicides. Roughly speaking, 1 out of every 3 African American males who die between the ages of 15...
  • NAACP Helped Craft Sheriff Israel’s No Arrest Policy

    03/01/2018 10:37:07 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    teaparty.org ^ | 2/28/18 | Tea Party
    (Conservative Tribune) – Political motivations often lead to bad policy — in the case of the Broward County School District, political motivations led to deadly policy. A look at the past seven years since Scott Israel became the head of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office reveal his agenda for self-advancement by making the school district in his jurisdiction appear safer. His actions proved to do the exact opposite. During his reelection campaign in 2016, Israel proudly toted his accomplishments of “sharply reduc(ing) violent crime and burglary rates,” as well as his “innovative initiatives” to keep students in school and out...
  • School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy

    02/19/2018 6:14:19 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    CTH ^ | 02/19/18 | sundance
    full title:School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents… CTH has intentionally stayed away from discussion of the Parkland school shooting as we watched and reviewed the response. However, it’s time to call the Broward School Board officials to task and simultaneously prepare the class-action lawyers to cripple the system. Broward County schools intentionally created polices from 2010 through 2016 that culminated in the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland. We know this with great specificity because five years ago we warned Broward County Florida school board...
  • Ending School to Prison Pipeline in FL [resulted in St. Valentine's Day School Massacre-NAACP]

    02/18/2018 6:29:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 79 replies
    NAACP.org -National Association for Advancement of Colored People ^ | 11/5/13 | Press Release /A. Justified Rant
    -----This explains Why Cruz was Never Prosecuted for Crimes Committed at School before he grew bold and went on a murdering rampage. Deceased and wounded victims' families can thank the NAACP. -------- Press Release (2013) The NAACP has brokered a groundbreaking collaborative agreement on school discipline with Broward County Public Schools, law enforcement and its community partners. The agreement will serve as a model for school districts nationwide that aim to end the school to prison pipeline wreaking havoc in communities of color. The collaborative agreement establishes proven alternatives to arrest for misdemeanor infractions by students that include common sense...
  • Pick for interim San Francisco mayor upsets black activists

    01/24/2018 5:18:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2018 7:44 PM EST | Janie Har
    San Francisco supervisors chose a white man to serve as mayor until a June election, replacing the African-American woman temporarily serving in the position and infuriating activists in a city that is celebrated for its progressive politics but also has a dwindling black population. The racially diverse Board of Supervisors booted acting Mayor London Breed by selecting another supervisor, Mark Farrell, as interim mayor in an emotional Tuesday night vote. Those who supported the move said Breed, who’s running for a full term as the city’s top leader, should not have a leg up on the seven other candidates in...
  • NAACP says no racial justice without fighting global warming

    01/16/2018 11:18:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2018 | Rick Moran
    The left is fond of trying to tie unrelated issues to gender, race, or sexual orientation. A recent example is Trump's description of some countries as "sh*tholes." His comment was considered racist even though everyone knows there are many nations where no one wants to live, or even visit. In this case, scoring the president for even daring to mention some nations are better than others set off a firestorm of false criticism. So, it shouldn't surprise us that the NAACP has taken two entirely different issues and has twisted logic into a pretzel in order to connect them....