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    The NAACP is not parting ways with Philadelphia chapter President Rodney Muhammad after he shared an anti-Semitic social media post, even after many including Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called for his resignation. "While Mr. Muhammad now recognizes the offensive nature of the imagery and post, we are saddened and deeply disappointed by the harm caused by...
    50 CENT has told Emmy bosses to “kiss my black a**” after his crime thriller Power failed to pick up a single award nomination.  The rapper made his feelings crystal clear on Instagram by posting a photo of “his” delectable derriere telling them it was for the Emmy’s consideration. 550 Cent posted this cheeky image...
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an executive order on Wednesday allowing convicted felons the right to vote, so long as they have completed their prison sentences, parole, or probation requirements. With this action, Reynolds -- a Republican -- ended Iowa's status as the only state in the U.S. to broadly deny voting rights to felons....
    (CNN)Ryan Reynolds says he and his wife, Blake Lively, still feel sorry about holding their 2012 wedding on a former plantation in South Carolina.The topic came up during the "Deadpool" star's recent interview with Fast Company.The publication noted that Reynolds was criticized as hypercritical in 2018 after he tweeted his support of the blockbuster film...
    Many people rely on the stock market to maximize their investment returns, while others increasingly hitch their portfolio to social causes in order to align their financial goals and personal ethics. The NAACP is out to do both by offering an exchange-traded fund for racially conscious investors. The nation's largest civil rights organization created its...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia remains outraged that the president of the NAACP’s Philadelphia chapter apparently still has a job after they say he made an anti-Semitic online. Minister Rodney Muhammad shared the post on Facebook on July 24. Several political and religious leaders have called for Muhammad’s resignation, including...
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A judge in Virginia has dismissed misdemeanor trespassing charges that were filed against two NAACP leaders who were protesting a Confederate monument. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the charges were dropped Thursday against James Boyd and Louie Gibbs. They are the president and vice president respectively of the Portsmouth chapter of the NAACP....
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has dismissed misdemeanor trespassing charges that were filed against two NAACP leaders who were protesting a Confederate monument. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the charges were dropped Thursday against James Boyd and Louie Gibbs. They are the president and vice president respectively of the Portsmouth chapter of the...
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Wednesday evening insisted that voting by mail is secure and said he hopes that more states would implement more reliable vote-by-mail procedures. In a conversation with NAACP President Derrick Johnson and journalist April Ryan, Romney emphasized that voting by mail is secure. “I, for one, believe that vote by mail...
    The legacy of Congressman John Lewis, the last of the civil rights icons, will live on across the country, including right here in San Antonio as local groups work to fight for voting rights. “We’re beginning to see the need to fight those battles again and that’s most regrettable,” said Dr. Gregory Hudspeth, the chair...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The head of the Philadelphia NAACP is resisting calls to step down for his anti-Semitic post on Facebook. Minister Rodney Muhammad has been under fire since he shared this post last week. Credit: CBS3 Several leaders, including Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro, have called for Muhammad to resign....
    Officials are putting pressure on Philadelphia NAACP President Minster Rodney Muhammad to resign after a now-deleted anti-Semitic Facebook post. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia have all called for Muhammad’s resignation, CBS3 Philadelphia reported. Others have condemned the post and called...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro are joining others in calling for Philadelphia NAACP President Minster Rodney Muhammad to resign. It comes after an anti-Semitic post on Muhammad’s Facebook page. The post was later taken down. Credit: CBS3 On Tuesday, Black and Jewish leaders came together in a show...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor and attorney general joined the growing number of calls Tuesday for Philadelphia’s NAACP president to resign after he posted an anti-Semitic meme to social media last week. Philadelphia’s Jewish leaders also expressed outrage over the post and called for Rodney Muhammad’s resignation throughout the weekend. Several city leaders urged him...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor and attorney general joined the growing number of calls Tuesday for Philadelphia's NAACP president to resign after he posted an anti-Semitic meme to social media last week. Philadelphia’s Jewish leaders also expressed outrage over the post and called for Rodney Muhammad’s resignation throughout the weekend. Several city leaders urged him...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor and attorney general joined the growing number of calls Tuesday for Philadelphia’s NAACP president to resign after he posted an anti-Semitic meme to social media last week. Philadelphia’s Jewish leaders also expressed outrage over the post and called for Rodney Muhammad’s resignation throughout the weekend. Several city leaders urged him...
    E.D. Mondaine, the president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP, said protests in the Oregon city have been co-opted by white people. "As the demonstrations continue every night in Portland, many people with their own agendas are co-opting, and distracting attention from, what should be our central concern: the Black Lives Matter movement," he...
    Breakfast with the NAACP The Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association is hosting a virtual breakfast meeting Aug. 1 with Silicon Valley NAACP President the Rev. Jethroe Moore and members of the NAACP Youth Chapter to discuss Campaign Zero: An Agenda to End Police Violence. The agenda includes research-based policy solutions for every level of government that...
    The Rev. E.D. Mondaine, president of the Portland, Ore., branch of the NAACP, says the two months of nightly protests in his city are "largely a white spectacle" caused by members of antifa and other left-wing activists who are "co-opting and distracting attention" from the Black Lives Matter movement.  "Spectacle is now the best way...
    The NAACP’s leader in Portland is describing his city’s two months of nightly protests as “largely a white spectacle” — caused by antifa and other left-wing activists — that has co-opted the Black Lives Matter movement. The Rev. E.D. Mondainé, in an op-ed for The Washington Post, hit hard on what he calls privileged...
    The NAACP’s leader in Portland is describing his city’s two months of nightly protests as “largely a white spectacle” — caused by antifa and other left-wing activists — that has co-opted the Black Lives Matter movement. The Rev. E.D. Mondainé, in an op-ed for The Washington Post, hit hard on what he calls privileged white...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP is under fire for allegedly sharing an anti-Semitic post on his Facebook page. Now, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is asking for Rodney Muhammad’s resignation. “We feel the leader of that organization can’t be a divider,” Steven Rosenberg, the COO of Jewish...
    Protests in Portland, Ore. have been going on since George Floyd‘s death in late May. However, demonstrations in the West Coast city did not gain national attention until recently with the sight of a nude White protester and news of federal agents in unmarked vehicles detaining people. Some local Black community leaders feel...
    Black community leaders in Portland are hoping to shift the focus of demonstrations in the city back to the Black Lives Matter movement instead of what they say has become a largely 'white spectacle.' In an opinion piece for the Washington Post the president of the Portland branch of the NAACP Rev. E.D. Mondainé, said...
    Philadelphia NAACP president Rodney Muhammad gave a lame excuse for posting an extremely offensive anti-Semitic meme on his public Facebook page. The now deleted post included a cartoon often used by white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups to mock Jews, and added a quote misattributed to French philosophe Voltaire. "To...
    Several area school systems – including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties – have decided to start the school year virtually. Now the NAACP DC branch and the Washington Teachers’ Union are calling for D.C. Public Schools to do the same. “Our teachers have asked the mayor to just consider opening 100% virtually,” said...
    Operation of the Hartford-CVS COVID-19 “rapid result” testing site will be extended through September. The testing site at the Arroyo Recreation Center, 30 Pope Park Dr., was slated to stop services next Friday, July 31. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced the news July 23 during a press conference with members from CVS Health, the Connecticut...
    (CNN)James Charles Evers, the older brother of civil rights icon Medgar Evers, died in Mississippi Wednesday morning of natural causes, Rankin County Coroner David Ruth told CNN. He was 97.Known to many as Charles, Evers was the older brother of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the Mississippi NAACP leader who was killed by a sniper...
    CHARLES Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, died Wednesday. He was 97. Evers died of “natural causes” at a home in the Jackson, Mississippi, suburb of Brandon, where he was surrounded by relatives, Rankin County Coroner David Ruth told The Associated Press. 1...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, died Wednesday. He was 97. Evers died of “natural causes” at a home in the Jackson, Mississippi, suburb of Brandon, where he was surrounded by relatives,...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, died Wednesday. He was 97. Evers died of “natural causes” at a home in the Jackson, Mississippi, suburb of Brandon, where he was surrounded by relatives, Rankin County Coroner David Ruth told...
    Meaghan Ellis July 22, 2020 0 Comments The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a pending rule change to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that would designate coronavirus relief funds from public schools to help private schools. The...
    The NAACP is suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosVirginia's largest school district reverses on reopening to in-person classes A 'law and order' campaign does not meet the moment Here's your state's plan for reopening schools MORE over a pending rule change to CARES Act funding that would require the country's public school districts to give private...
    The Fairfax County, Virginia, chapter of the NAACP hosted a virtual discussion about ways to root out systemic racism from schools, and it had to do it without the leader of the county’s school system. The forum was supposed to feature Superintendent Scott Brabrand. Fairfax County NAACP chapter President Sean Perryman announced at the start...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Eighty-five years ago, Rubin Stacey was lynched in Fort Lauderdale. His crime? The Black man was accused of “threatening and frightening a white woman,” according to a 1935 leaflet by the NAACP. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Over the weekend, he was honored with a special proclamation. On...
    ELKINS PARK, Pa. (KDKA) — The NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference paid tribute to John Lewis late Saturday night. In a press release, the State Conference detailed Lewis’ pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s as one of the Big Six as well as his service as a Representative in the House of...
    By TIM PRUDENTE, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE (AP) — Dorothy Parker just can’t rest in peace. The ashes of the wisecracking New York writer have been shelved in the obscurity of a lawyer’s office. Then came proposals to sprinkle her remains in the Hudson River or paint them into art. Finally, her ashes were interred...
    (CNN)As news of Rep. John Lewis' death rocked the nation, tributes to the civil rights leader and longtime Georgia politician poured in from activists and politicians alike. Lewis was the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama. He ultimately became a towering figure of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Friday afternoon, a Kentucky prosecutor decided to drop a felony charge against a young Minneapolis attorney and civil rights leader. Leslie Redmond is the president of the Minneapolis NAACP.  She went to Kentucky to protest the death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in Louisville on March 13th. As she...
    (Credit: Snoop Dogg) Snoop Dogg may be done with gin & juice now that he has launched his own wine, Snoop Cali Red. The superstar collaborated with the Australian wine brand, 19 Crimes. Not only is the new offering both delicious and affordable, the gorgeous bottle feature’s Snoop’s face and a pretty cool...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content that tells stories of the African American experience. The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus on creating and producing scripted, unscripted and documentary content for the...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The powerful Santa Clara Valley Water District has a new CEO, Rick Callender. The 49-year-old Callender grew up in San Jose and graduated from Santa Teresa High School. He has been with the district for 24 years and is the first African-American to head the agency in its 90-year history....
    NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson addresses the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit on July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content that tells stories of the African American experience. Read More: Colin Kaepernick signs first-look deal with...
    (CNN)CBS Television Studios and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Wednesday announced a multi-year partnership to develop new, diverse content.The agreement entails the production of "scripted, unscripted and documentary content for linear television networks and streaming platforms," it was announced.George Cheeks, president and CEO of the CBS Entertainment Group, said...
    (CBS Local)– On Wednesday, CBS Television Studios and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) announced an agreement on a multi-year partnership to develop and produce scripted, unscripted and documentary content. The content will appear on linear television networks and streaming platforms. The announcement was made by George Cheeks, President and CEO of...