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NAACP, Tampa police meet over...

Concerns of racial profiling following the vague description of a suspect wanted for a string of murders in Seminole Heights drove about 30 people to meet with Tampa police on Thursday. 14 more words


University NAACP chapter discusses Lt. Collins, Charlotsville at annual leadership panel

By Zoe Rader

Charlottesville, The Ku Klux Klan and the death of Lieutenant Richard Collins III were just a few of the prevalent issues addressed at the annual State of Black Leadership event hosted by UMCP’s NAACP chapter that took place Thursday night in the Van Munching building. 483 more words


California NAACP calls for the choice of community schools

When the words school choice are said… what comes to mind? We know that the majority of charter schools are privately-managed. The evolution of the school choice movement has resulted in charter-management organizations (CMOs) coming on the scene and essentially franchising schools like McDonalds and Burger King all over the United States. 872 more words

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Newswire : NAACP set to change tax status to engage politically

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

 Derrick Johnson, NAACP President

After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status. 336 more words


Walton Funded Organization seeking “organize” and “innovate” in the Bay

Parents and community members in San Francisco have called recently concerned about an “astroturfing” organization that has received several hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Walton Family Foundation seeking to “organize” and “innovate” in the Bay. 939 more words

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FBI releases 2016 hate crime statistics for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – The FBI released their 2016 statistics on hate crimes across the US on Monday.

According to the FBI report, there were 47 total race related hate crimes in Utah; eight crimes against religious affiliation, nine against sexual orientation and two against disability in 2016. 181 more words


Trump Nominating White Men As Judges At Highest Rate In Nearly 30 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America’s federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation’s diversity. 1,125 more words