Illinois District Defends Having School On MLK DaySome members of the Rockford-area NAACP criticized the Winnebago district, west of Rockford. But Superintendent John Schwuchow said students in the district's four schools learned about King's legacy and impact.
NAACP Cautions Black Passengers About Flying With American AirlinesThe civil rights organization has issued a national travel advisory to alert travelers, especially African Americans.
Video Appears To Show Downstate Police Officer Macing Two Handcuffed TeensSome disturbing video from downstate Illinois has surfaced and is now the subject of an investigation by state authorities.
BLOG: Why The Media Isn't Covering The NAACP ExplosionConsidering the current state of racial relations in America, it doesn't take a hardened veteran of the media to look at the bombing outside of the NAACP offices in Colorado Springs and say, This story deserves our attention...
NAACP Wants Hammond Officers Fired Or Retrained Over Stun Gun IncidentMembers 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.
Local NAACP Leader Wants Group's Non-Profit Status RevokedA leader in the NAACP is pushing back against a mindset that if you're black you vote for Democrats.
NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened MeDavid Lowery says he doesn’t personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community.
Opinion: Learn To Be An AmericanOne 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.
Opinion: Romney's Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White VotesRomney 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.
Family Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Shooting By Calumet City CopsAbout 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.
NAACP Concerned About Churches Partnering With BanksAn alliance between black churches in the south suburbs and a local bank is raising eyebrows at the NAACP.
Outrage Growing After Teen Killed By Calumet City CopsRelatives 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.
NAACP To Teach Homeowners About Foreclosure RightsA local branch of the NAACP wants to make sure homeowners know their rights when it comes to foreclosure.