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  • NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights

    10/10/2017 2:08:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    sportsday.dallasnews.com ^ | 10/10/17 | SportsDayDFW.com
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a response to Jerry Jones on Tuesday after the Cowboys owner said he'd sit players who don't stand for the national anthem. "This is not an issue about our flag, this is an issue about police brutality, racism, and the ability of members of the NFL whose communities are disproportionately impacted by police misconduct to peacefully say enough," said NAACP interim President and CEO Derrick Johnson. "This is not simply a Black issue due to the number of white people also killed by police, but we know historically that...
  • Company that owns Mandalay Bay sent letter to employees soliciting donations for civil rights groups

    10/04/2017 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/17 | Judi McLeod
    Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Anti-defamation League, Human Rights Campaign, Council on American Islamic Relations, Asian Pacific American Advocates and the League of United Latin American Citizens The CEO of MGM Resorts International—the company that owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino—from which could-be “radicalized” Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock shot down at a crowd of 23,000, killing 59 and injuring more than 530, pledged to match employees’ donations to top civil rights groups of the day only six weeks ago. In his letter sent to employees, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren cited the violence at a white supremacists...
  • Jackson (Mississippi) NAACP to ask high school, college players to take a knee

    09/27/2017 10:57:10 AM PDT · by abb · 40 replies
    WAPT TV16 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Scott Simmons
    JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson chapter of the NAACP plans to ask local high school and college football players to take a knee at their next game, leaders said Tuesday. President Donald Trump on Sunday called for fans to boycott NFL games unless the league takes action against players who choose to kneel during the national anthem. Advertisement Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night by kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem. Jackson State...
  • America has always been steeped in white supremacy

    09/24/2017 8:44:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/23/17 | Simba Kenyatta
    History is written by the victors. The victors, white people, white supremacists, teach us that America was founded and populated by hard working, adventurous, religious, people. While the majority of people of color see them as genocidal, enslaving, disease ridden (chickenpox, smallpox, gonorrhea, syphilis) irreverent, invaders.
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • NAACP's Griggs on Kaepernick: When Sports and Ignorant Activism Collide

    09/03/2017 9:23:52 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/3/17 | Bob Parks
    Gerald Griggs, vice president of the NAACP Atlanta chapter, appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program to discuss the whole Colin Kaepernick issue and the two sports illiterates went at it. However, sports (unlike activism) is a game of stats and almost every statistic that came out of Griggs' mouth was a fumble.
  • NAACP Leader Defends Confederate Monuments: Statues Not A Problem

    08/20/2017 10:21:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/17 | Ryan Savredra
    One of the leaders in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out against the removal of Confederate statues, saying they are a part of history. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at City Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, local NAACP chapter president Esther Lee expressed her frustration with the current state of affairs in the U.S., WFMZ reported. “I think it’s all senseless. All senseless,” Lee said. “You know, we’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white.”...
  • NAACP calling for boycott of NFL, Atlanta Falcons

    08/18/2017 6:27:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 99 replies
    Fox 5, Atlanta ^ | AUG 18 2017 | Aungelique Proctor
    ATLANTA - The NAACP has called for a boycott of the NFL. The organization says the league treated free agent Colin Kaepernick unfairly for his headline grabbing protest during the national anthem. --SNIP-- Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team. This boycott is not just here in Georgia. It is nationwide. The NAACP says they are planning to send a strong message to not only commissioner Rodger Goodell, but NFL owners like Arthur Blank.
  • Local NAACP President: Unrest Senseless, Confederate Statues Not Problem

    08/16/2017 3:47:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WFMZ ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | Joy Howe
    They stood together on the steps at Bethlehem's City Hall a group of government and spiritual leaders and members of the community who said they had to do something. "I think it's all senseless. All senseless," begins Bethlehem NAACP President Esther Lee. Lee says the images that she's seen over the last few days, have been tough to watch. "You know, we're 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white," she tells us. She continues, "What does that have to do...
  • NAACP Issues Warning to People of Color and Women Traveling to Missouri

    08/02/2017 6:08:28 PM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    complex.com ^ | 8/2/2017 | Trace William Cowen
    The NAACP has responded to Missouri's recent legislation on discrimination by issuing a travel warning for the state. The advisory calls for travelers to utilize "extreme caution" in the state due to the likelihood of "discrimination and harassment," CBS News reported Tuesday. Rod Chapel Jr., president of the state's NAACP chapter, has described Republican Governor Eric Greitens' recent legislation as "the Jim Crow bill," a reference to the segregation tactics of the South. The state's legislation will make lawsuits alleging discrimination much more difficult to win, as victims will now have to present proof that discrimination was the main reason...
  • NAACP Tells People To Stop Traveling To Missouri Because Of 'Discrimination'

    07/31/2017 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2017 | Amber Randall
    The NAACP is planning to move forward with a travel advisory warning people to steer clear of Missouri because of the state's alleged discrimination issues. Delegates for the NAACP voted on the advisory last week that cautions black people, the gay community and disabled people from visiting the state, reports the News-Leader.
  • Black Activists Urge Democrats to Put an African-American On 2020 Presidential Ticket

    07/28/2017 10:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | July 25, 2017 | Tanasia Kenney
    Democrats must strongly consider putting an African-American candidate on the ticket if they plan to win back the White House, a number of Black activists say. The issue stands to be a topic of concern as hundreds of Black leaders gather in Baltimore, Md., this week for the NAACP’s 108th Annual National Convention, according to The News & Observer. This is the organization’s first major gathering since the contentious presidential election last fall. The group already has a growing number of potential candidates on its list, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Days After It Filed Suit Against His Administration, Trump To Skip NAACP Speech

    07/22/2017 9:15:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jack Davis
    On the same week the NAACP sued the Trump administration over its voter fraud commission, NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell criticized President Donald Trump for not speaking at this year’s NAACP convention, which kicks off this weekend in Baltimore. On Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump was invited to speak but is not attending the event. “My understanding is that the invitation has been declined for this year, but certainly the invitation for dialogue with that group would happily take place, and we would certainly like to be able to continue to do that,” Sanders said....
  • NAACP Chair Accuses Pastors Who Prayed With Trump of 'Theological Malpractice'

    07/19/2017 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    You just can't make this stuff up. President Trump and his supporters have been targeted non stop by progressives and the mainstream media since he assumed office, but this may take the cake. Last week, a group of religious leaders were invited to the Oval Office to meet with the president. They took the opportunity, as religious leaders do, to pray for our commander in chief.Johnnie Moore, founder and CEO of The Kairos Company, a public relations firm that works with several ministries, captured the moment. Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP ....
  • NAACP Leader: Praying With Trump Is 'Theological Malpractice Bordering on Heresy'

    07/18/2017 2:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 17, 2017
    A North Carolina preacher who serves as the state's NAACP chair said the Twitter photo of Evangelical leaders "laying hands" on President Trump in prayer was "theological malpractice." Rev. William Barber II, of the Greenleaf church in Goldsboro said the Evangelical leaders should not have "prayed" with Trump while he is "preying on the most vulnerable." "You're violating the sacred principles of religion," Barber said, calling the incident "a form of theological malpractice bordering on heresy." Barber took issue with Trump's support for the "very very very extreme agenda" of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) -...
  • How Liberals Are Killing The NAACP (Radicals taking over)

    06/13/2017 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/07/17 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    The NAACP is lost, and radicals like Melissa Harris-Perry have some suggestions for a new direction. Unfortunately, they’ll send the organization further down its current path toward irrelevance. The famed civil rights group, founded in 1909 and instrumental in challenging state-sponsored segregation and lobbying for the Voting Rights Act, has been in decline for some time, with infighting plaguing chapters like the one in Cincinnati. **SNIP** So what’s the current reality? Well, it’s not what it was at the organization’s founding or its apex 50 years ago. African-Americans have full legal rights. Hate crimes are anomalies. Black people are running...
  • NAACP receives complaint concerning closed business during ‘Black Bike Week’

    06/01/2017 3:33:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 70 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | Chloe Johnson
    <p>At least one business on Ocean Boulevard was closed throughout much of Memorial Day weekend, prompting a complaint to the NAACP.</p> <p>That business, the restaurant and bar at the Second Avenue Pier, was shut down from at least Friday through Sunday, The Sun News found. Anson Asaka, associate general counsel for the NAACP, confirmed they received a complaint.</p>
  • NAACP fires its president, will embrace Black Lives Matter

    05/21/2017 6:22:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/21/2017 | Rick Moran
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 109 year old civil rights organization, will not renew the contract of its president, Cornell Brooks, and will "recast" its mission by conducting "a systemwide and strategic revisioning process that will ensure that the NAACP can address these 21st century challenges." Reading between the lines isn't difficult; the NAACP will become more like Black Lives Matter and less like a mainstream organization dedicated to advancing the economic interests of blacks.
  • NAACP fires its president, will embrace Black Lives Matter

    05/21/2017 10:06:42 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/21/2017
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 109 year old civil rights organization, will not renew the contract of its president, Cornell Brooks, and will "recast" its mission by conducting "a systemwide and strategic revisioning process that will ensure that the NAACP can address these 21st century challenges." Reading between the lines isn't difficult; the NAACP will become more like Black Lives Matter and less like a mainstream organization dedicated to advancing the economic interests of blacks. Reuters: Russell said the process might take a year, during which the group's board would gather comment from members nationwide...
  • Feminist Journal Apologized for Article on ‘Transracialism’

    05/05/2017 8:50:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    How are mere conservatives to keep up with the latest in PC etiquette if the politically correct cannot even do so? Hypatia, a feminist academic journal, issued an apology for publishing a journal article on 'transracialism,' per Inside Higher Ed. Transracialism is the concept that a person can self-identify as a member of a different race. Inside Higher Ed referred to the Rachel Dolezal case, where the former NAACP chapter president identified as a black woman, but was born as a white woman. The journal editors said that the piece should not have been published and admitted that they did...