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  • Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigns as chairman over N-word controversy

    07/12/2018 1:48:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned as the company’s chairman on Wednesday night after fallout over his use of the n-word during a conference call. ... Schnatter used the n-word on a conference call in May. The call was specifically designed as a role-playing exercise to prevent future public-relations disasters. “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s,” Schnatter said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash...
  • NAACP Leader on Keith Scott Shooting: ‘It Really Doesn’t Matter If He Had a Gun’

    09/22/2016 10:24:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    A local NAACP leader told CNN’s Carol Costello Thursday that it didn’t actually matter whether or not black Charlotte man Keith Scott had a gun on him when he was shot and killed by police. Scott’s death led to protests and violence for the past two days, after his family reported that he was holding a book when he died. Charlotte police have called that false, saying that police body camera footage shows he was brandishing a gun and that they recovered a weapon from the scene. But the president of the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP Corine Mack said...
  • Police shooting of black man sparks questions, arrests

    07/06/2016 8:47:25 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bryn Stole
    About two hundred people on Wednesday protested a fatal police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, amid calls for a federal investigation into the incident caught on a bystander's video of the shooting. Protesters chanted "hands up, don't shoot" and "black lives matter" after Alton Sterling, 37, was shot and killed during an altercation with two Baton Rouge police officers at about 12:30 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, authorities said. Community leaders and elected officials said there were many questions about the shooting, which came at a time of heightened scrutiny in the United States over the use...
  • NAACP wants more regulations for police stun gun use (New Haven)

    02/26/2016 12:40:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 10 replies
    A civil rights advocacy group called for more regulations regarding the use of Tasers by police. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's New Haven branch said a man died this week following a crash and an altercation with emergency responders. ... Thomas Lane was involved in a crash on Interstate-95 in West Haven Monday, according to state police. When troopers arrived at the scene, they said Lane was stuck in his car with a head injury. As they tried to help him, they said he became combative and hurt a first responder. A trooper used his Taser...
  • After Obama appearance, former President Bill Clinton to address NAACP convention

    07/14/2015 3:53:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    nj.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | Greg Adomaitis
    PHILADELPHIA — One day after President Barack Obama addresses the annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia, former president Bill Clinton will appear to deliver a speech on civil rights challenges. Obama, who is scheduled to appear at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the 106th annual gathering going on in Center City this week, will speak from a federal government perspective. NAACP officials said Monday evening they are looking forward to Clinton's address. "President Clinton demonstrated his pragmatic leadership while in the White House. Today, he continues his work as a change-making leader through the Clinton Foundation," Roslyn M. Brock, NAACP chairperson, said...
  • Rachel Dolezal, Accused of Pretending to Be Black, Resigning NAACP Post

    06/15/2015 9:06:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 231 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-15-2015 | NBC News
    Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who was accused of pretending to be black, said Monday that she would step down.
  • Greenfield: Savages With Cell Phones

    04/28/2015 12:17:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Savages With Cell Phones Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Race riots usually begin with criminality and end with criminality. They're protests by criminals on behalf of a dead criminal. The stores with smashed windows aren't the means to express outrage, but the end. The purpose of criminality is criminality. The police exist so that stores can remain unrobbed and random pedestrians can remain unbeaten. The protests express opposition to that policy by robbing stores and assaulting random white people. The police were never the problem. The looters and rioters were. The counterculture...
  • Authorities: Explosion near NAACP office targeted accountant

    02/20/2015 1:50:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | SADIE GURMAN
    DENVER (AP) — The man accused of setting off a small explosion last month that rattled nerves because of its proximity to a Colorado NAACP facility was in a rage over his financial problems and was actually targeting his accountant's office, according to court documents filed Friday. Thaddeus Murphy, 44, told federal agents he made the pipe bomb out of a shotgun shell and fireworks fuses, according to the documents. He said he was angry because the accountant wouldn't return his phone calls or give him back his tax records.
  • NAACP: NYPD Officer Executions ‘Show Need for Sensible Gun Control’

    12/21/2014 3:26:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 128 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 20 the NAACP Legal Fund issued a press release saying the execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos show “the need for sensible gun control.” According to the release, we need also “need to thoughtfully address untreated mental illness.” One thing the NAACP Legal Fund’s release said we don’t need to do is to “suggest a causal link between between these killings and the recent protests and activism focused on the serious issue of police violence against unarmed African Americans.” They suggest that pushing such a “causal link” may escalate “an already tense state through rumor...
  • NAA(L)CP president "concerned" about Ferguson grand jury decision

    11/23/2014 11:23:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan/
    NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said he was "concerned" about the forthcoming grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case because the prosecutor failed to act upon previous complaints about the Ferguson, Missouri police department and didn't give the jurors sufficient instructions. "We have a prosecutor who had five complaints filed with the Justice Department concerning his police department by the NAACP. He failed to take action. This was before Mike Brown. He then conducts a grand jury, a process where he essentially dumps evidence into the laps of the grand jury with little direction. So are we concerned?...
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scott’s victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • NAACP: Boston Herald to meet offended community

    10/05/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WMUR ^ | October 5, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. —The Boston Branch of the NAACP says the Boston Herald has agreed to meet members of the community outraged by its editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.
  • Saying Saying Ferguson 'could happen' in Holyoke, Spfld., Talbert Swan calls for special commissions

    08/20/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Saying that the civil unrest that has followed the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., "could happen" in Springfield as well as Holyoke, the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield NAACP, has requested that the mayors of these two cities establish a commission in each city to address issues that could prove "a powder keg." "Holyoke and Springfield are two urban centers that have a large population of persons of color," Swan said. "They are also two cities with a sordid...
  • 'No justice, no peace': Hundreds gather to protest death of 18-year-old black teen ...

    08/10/2014 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 46 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/10/2014 | A. GREG and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    A black teen whose shooting death sparked riots in his St Louis community yesterday was killed after getting into a fight with a cop, police say.
  • Local NAACP President Talbert Swan II decries justice system following mistrial

    02/17/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by matt04 · 21 replies
    A partial mistrial in a Florida murder case for the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis marks another example of failed justice involving a young black victim, according to the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield chapter of the NAACP. In a prepared statement released this week, Swan wrote that news of a mistrial on a first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn left him saddened by the loss of life and angry at the justice system. "The failure to convict Michael Dunn of murder only highlights the perceived value of black life and reinforces the stereotypes,...
  • NAACP Chairwoman: Obamacare Civil Rights Issue

    08/28/2013 5:48:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Tony Lee
    NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn Brock said Obamacare and access to affordable healthcare is "one of the most pressing civil rights issues for this generation" during her remarks on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on Wednesday. She said Obamacare is the law of the land and opponents of fairness "resist our noble cause." Brock also said that "when it comes to health equity and access, courage will not skip this generation."
  • NAACP to pressure DOJ to pursue charges against Zimmerman with more than 1.7M sigs

    08/26/2013 3:56:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | Aug 26 2013 | therightscoop
    CBS DC – NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.
  • Springfield NAACP President Talbert Swan calls for national search for next fire commissioner

    11/30/2012 12:26:37 PM PST · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Local NAACP chapter president Rev. Talbert W. Swan II has called on the city to conduct a national search for a new fire commissioner, rather than lowering hiring qualifications to allow acting Fire Commissioner Joseph A. Conant to keep the job. One day after winning re-election as president of the Springfield NAACP chapter, Swan said the handling of the fire commissioner’s vacancy suggests that politics, rather than professional credentials and experience, is the prime concern of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and other city officials. “Watering down the requirements for the sake of a single preferred candidate sends a questionable message...
  • Officials from Azerbaijan, Albania, Kazakhstan Will Watch U.S. Election to Make Sure It's Free, Fair

    10/22/2012 12:39:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 22, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with President Obama at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in April 2010. (AP Photo/File) (CNSNews.com) – When American voters go to the polls next month, among those observing the election will be monitors from four countries judged by the veteran democracy watchdog Freedom House as “not free” and another six it regards as “partly free.”The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) observers will “assess these elections for compliance with international obligations and standards for democratic elections.”They will also look into voter-identification and other laws which critics have labeled “racially discriminatory.”In a...
  • NAACP leader Rev. Swan asks casino ops, Mayor Sarno to hire 'residents of color' if Spfld built

    09/04/2012 11:18:19 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Rev. Talbert Swan, president of the Springfield branch of the NAACP, has requested meetings with the four companies that have expressed interest in bringing a casino to the city, as well as Mayor Domenic Sarno, to discuss efforts to hire minorities and women should voters approve one of the proposals. "In a stricken economy, where communities of color are the most heavily affected, a proposal to create hundreds of permanent jobs along with many temporary construction jobs should include a plan to ensure fair participation by residents of color," Swam wrote in a letter to the four casino operators, MGM...