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  • Rev. Al Sharpton’s Statement on Resignation of Ben Jealous from NAACP

    Sep 8, 13 by EurPublisher 2 Comments

    *If you haven’t heard, Ben Jealous handed in his resignation as president and CEO of the NAACP. He plans to leave by the end of the year. Jealous, who was 35 when he was chosen president of the organization, says he plans to pursue teaching at a university and spending time with his young family. […]

  • Weinstein Calls Jesse, Jealous, Innis in Battle Over ‘The Butler’ Title

    Jul 22, 13 by PJ 1 Comment

    *Harvey Weinstein has enlisted the civil rights leader trio comprised of Jesse Jackson (Operation PUSH), NAACP president & CEO Ben Jealous, and National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, Roy Innis, in his fight against Warner Bros. over the use of the title “The Butler.” The trio released a statement in support of Harvey […]

  • Harry Belafonte Honored by NAACP

    Feb 18, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Legendary actor/singer and human rights activist Harry Belafonte was recognized and honored with the NAACP Spingarn Medal. Each year the civil rights organization acknowledges African Americans who have made strides toward human equality. In his acceptance speech, Belafonte, 85, condemned gun violence and chastised political leaders for keeping silent so long. “Where are the outraged voices?” […]

  • NAACP’s Ben Jealous: Blacks ‘Doing far Worse’ Under Obama than Bush

    Jan 30, 13 by EurPublisher 116 Comments

    *Uh oh. It looks like the bloom is off the rose; the honeymoon is over. In other words, the love affair between the Obama administration and the NAACP is done, if you read between the lines of Ben Jealous‘ statement on “Meet the Press.” (Somewhere Tavis and Cornel are cheesin’ ear to ear and saying, […]

  • Dr. Boyce on Sharpton & Jealous: No More Invites to White House

    Nov 24, 12 by EurPublisher 7 Comments

    *(Via Black B lue Dog) – Since President Obama was elected with 93% of the black vote, there is now a conversation regarding how to leverage unprecedented political support in order to receive the attention from the Obama Administration that such support deserves. The Associated Press wrote about the matter this week, quoting Rev. Al […]

  • Mary J. Blige Tops List of Honorees at McDonald’s 2011 365Black Awards

    Jul 3, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *Continuing its long-standing support and connection to the African-American community, McDonald’s recognized a distinguished list of five prominent African-Americans who influence and inspire greatness through outstanding community service at its annual 365Black Awards. This year’s 365Black Awards was co-hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner and Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett. It was […]