Members of the NAACP were urging officials in Hammond to stop what the civil rights group calls aggressive treatment by police officers, concerned the northwest Indiana town might become the next Ferguson, Missouri.
A leader in the NAACP is pushing back against a mindset that if you’re black you vote for Democrats.
David Lowery says he doesn’t personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
About 10 people marched with the family of 15-year-old Stephon Watts Saturday, demanding sanctions against the Calumet City police officers who shot the autistic teen to death.
An alliance between black churches in the south suburbs and a local bank is raising eyebrows at the NAACP.
Relatives and friends of a 15-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed by police officers on Wednesday were voicing their outrage by staging a protest outside of the police station Thursday night.
A local branch of the NAACP wants to make sure homeowners know their rights when it comes to foreclosure.