New post from the NAACP: NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Issues Statement on Facebook Oversight Board’s Decision to Uphold the Ban on Donald Trump by Marc Banks

“Donald Trump is one of the single greatest threats to democracy in modern history. The hatred and misinformation the former president propagated has no place in America, let alone on a platform with billions of users. We applaud the Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to uphold the ban on Donald Trump. For years now, we have beenContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Issues Statement on Facebook Oversight Board’s Decision to Uphold the Ban on Donald Trump by Marc Banks”

New post from the NAACP: NAACP Statement on FDA Plan to Ban Sale of Menthol and E-Cigarettes by Austyn Ross

  For decades, the tobacco industry has been targeting African Americans and have contributed to the skyrocketing rates of heart disease, stroke and cancer across our community. The tobacco industry is on a narrow quest for profit, and they have been killing us along the way. The NAACP has been calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes andContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: NAACP Statement on FDA Plan to Ban Sale of Menthol and E-Cigarettes by Austyn Ross”

New post from the NAACP: Planned Parenthood, NAACP and Congresswoman Underwood Join More Than 250 Women of Color in Calling DC Statehood a Matter of Public Health & Racial Justice  by Marc Banks

WASHINGTON — Today, Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Dr. Serina Floyd, medical director/vice president of medical affairs at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC; Akosua Ali, president of the NAACP Washington, DC; and U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), joined by more than 250 women leaders of color, releasedContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: Planned Parenthood, NAACP and Congresswoman Underwood Join More Than 250 Women of Color in Calling DC Statehood a Matter of Public Health & Racial Justice  by Marc Banks”

New post from the NAACP: NAACP to Host Justice and Accountability Virtual Town Hall by Marc Banks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:30p – 9:00p EST, the NAACP will host a virtual town hall on the need for accountability and justice at a time when both are severely lacking in American institutions.  “We are at an inflection point when it comes to justice and accountability in this country, saidContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: NAACP to Host Justice and Accountability Virtual Town Hall by Marc Banks”

New post from the NAACP: GSA Revives Commitment to Renewable Energy, Pledging 100 Percent of Renewable Electric Resources by 2025 by Austyn Ross

As part of tackling the climate crisis, GSA stands up task groups on decarbonization and partners with NAACP on environmental justiceWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced its commitment to 100 percent renewable electricity sources for the federal real estate portfolio by 2025. By leveraging its purchasing power, GSA will provideContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: GSA Revives Commitment to Renewable Energy, Pledging 100 Percent of Renewable Electric Resources by 2025 by Austyn Ross”

New post from the NAACP: Shots in Arms, Transit Equity, and Labor Justice in Lansing, MI by Austyn Ross

  Written by Jerome L. Reide, Former NAACP Regional Field Director A March announcement that the Capital Area Transit Authority (CATA), which serves the greater Lansing and East Lansing communities, would transport people in need to get Covid-19 vaccines sounded like great news. Disabled, unemployed, communities of color, low-income, and homebound people will focus onContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: Shots in Arms, Transit Equity, and Labor Justice in Lansing, MI by Austyn Ross”

New post from the NAACP: How Should We Equitably Power Ohio Forward? by Austyn Ross

  Written by Tom Roberts, NAACP Ohio State Conference President There is a vast amount of opportunity in Ohio.  Our auto manufacturing has the chance to lead to an electrified future. According to 1Powering Ohio, embracing new options versus the status quo would result in  $6 billion-plus, potential investments of 9,000 plus middle-income jobs, and 18,000 otherContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: How Should We Equitably Power Ohio Forward? by Austyn Ross”

New post from the NAACP: Environmental Justice the Struggle Continues… is Hope Around the Corner? by Austyn Ross

  Written by James Mosley, President & CEO, EnviroKinetics, Inc., Chairman, NAACP-Evansville Environment & Climate Justice Committee The U.S. government first recognized Environmental Justice (EJ) as an essential focus of federal environmental protection efforts in 1992 when President George H.W. Bush appointed Dr. Clarice Gaylord as the first Director of the US EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice.Continuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: Environmental Justice the Struggle Continues… is Hope Around the Corner? by Austyn Ross”

New post from the NAACP: NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Releases Statement on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial by Marc Banks

“While justice landed Derek Chauvin behind bars for murdering George Floyd, no amount of justice will bring Gianna’s father back. The same way a reasonable police officer would never suffocate an unarmed man to death, a reasonable justice system would recognize its roots in white supremacy and end qualified immunity. Police are here to protect,Continuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Releases Statement on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial by Marc Banks”

New post from the NAACP: NAACP, NYU Civil Rights Clinic, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Urge Cities Across the United States to Abandon Unlawful, Racially Discriminatory Crime-Free Housing Ordinances by Marc Banks

April 16, 2021 – The NAACP, the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law today began calling on cities around the country to repeal their racially discriminatory crime-free housing ordinances to comply with federal civil rights law. These ordinances, which do not actuallyContinuar lendo “New post from the NAACP: NAACP, NYU Civil Rights Clinic, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Urge Cities Across the United States to Abandon Unlawful, Racially Discriminatory Crime-Free Housing Ordinances by Marc Banks”

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