Shaneen Allen, a black single mother from Philadelphia, got a raw deal from police and prosecutors. But her biggest champions came not from the political left, but the right.
Andre Cole was executed for the 1998 murder of his ex-wife’s friend. The Supreme Court and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon refused to intervene on Tuesday.
Investigators were leaning toward the possibility of suicide, news agencies reported Friday, though the results of an autopsy were not expected until next week. The victim was identified by the NAACP as Otis Byrd, who disappeared earlier this month.
“There’s a depth and diversity that you may not see elsewhere,” said NAACP president and CEO Cornell William Brooks in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
Federal authorities are offering $10,000 to anyone with information leading to the capture of the suspect.
Thaddeus Murphy, 44, has been arrested for the January incident. Authorities believe he was attacking an accountant over a tax records dispute, not the NAACP.
Demonstrators kicked off a seven-day, 120-mile march from the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson, where Michael Brown was killed, to the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri. The march was organized by the NAACP.
Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins has stepped down after his past as a judge defrocked for taking bribes came into the spotlight. The civil rights group had also come under fire for planning to give a lifetime achievement award to Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Tax documents show that the disgraced owner of the L.A Clippers donated half a million dollars to black and Latino organizations. Some of those organizations then awarded him prizes.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of a $4.75 million data collection grant-based program is met with pushback from advocates seeking federal action to stop racial profiling.
The news comes a day after California NAACP President Alice Huffman told BuzzFeed that the branch should withdraw the award. “There’s a cloud over him right now,” she said.
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“There isn’t a single person that I have called or who I have spoken to in person who has said, ‘I’m sorry, Debbie, I can’t give money to the DNC because I’m going to give money to OFA’ … I’m not sure the same is true in reverse, to be quite frank,” DNC Chairwoman says.
A University of Miami law professor tells BuzzFeed that “Stand Your Ground” will probably keep George Zimmerman from facing a civil trial. Federal charges are still possible.
An appeal to Attorney General Eric Holder from the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. [Updated]
“I don’t think there’s anyone around the president who’s really, truly from the black community,” complains Chambliss.
If your priority is crushing people, vote for him. If your priority is jobs, you’ve gotta vote for me.”
This is every single photo available on AP or Getty (as of this writing) of the audience at the GOP hopeful’s NAACP speech today.
After saying he would repeal Obamacare, and then for criticizing the president.
After a high school football game, fans of the winning team held up a sign saying, “You Mad Bro?” The NAACP, as well as fans of the opposing team felt this was a racial statement. Here’s the very serious local newscast about it.
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