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  • Byron Allen’s Lawsuit Against Comcast, Al Sharpton, Others Tossed

    Aug 10, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Bryon Allen’s efforts to successfully sue Comcast and Time Warner Cable suffered a major blow as a federal district judge threw the entertainment mogul’s $20 billion lawsuit out on Friday (Aug. 7). According to Variety, the judge’s decision came upon the grounds that the National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAOM) and Allen’s media […]

  • NAACP Sponsors ‘America’s Journey for Justice’

    Aug 5, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *The NAACP is spearheading an effort to shine a light on civil rights by sponsoring a group of civil rights activists who are taking “America’s Journey to Justice” from Selma, Ala., to Washington D.C. Essence reports, the group left Selma on Saturday (Aug. 1) on the trip, which will take them 40 days and 40 […]

  • Rachel Dolezal to Vanity Fair: ‘I Didn’t Mislead Anybody’

    Jul 20, 15 by EURPublisher01 12 Comments

    *Rachel Dolezal still swears she is a black woman. Before the Charleston church shooting pushed her abruptly out of the news cycle, the former NAACP chapter president – who considers herself black despite being outed by her parents as white –  had the country as close as it would come to that elusive national conversation on race. Now […]

  • President Obama Speaks to NAACP; Announces Push for Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform

    Jul 15, 15 by Antonio Moore 3 Comments

    *The president is taking his attacks on racism that has effected African Americans disproportionately one step further. President Obama spoke at the NAACP convention and announced several powerful proposed changes to the criminal justice system. While speaking at the NAACP convention he stated “We keep more people behind bars than the top 35 European countries […]

  • Removal of Confederate Flag Means End of 15 Year Boycott of South Carolina by NAACP

    Jul 14, 15 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *On Saturday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced the end to its 15-year economic boycott of the state of South Carolina. The boycott was put in place in 2000, when the Confederate flag was moved from atop the State House to a Confederate memorial on the Capitol grounds. The boycott […]

  • New Spokane NAACP President Wants to Repair Rachel Dolezal Damage

    Jul 11, 15 by Ny MaGee Leave a comment

    *Naima Quarles-Burnley (pictured), the new president of the Spokane NAACP, says she wants to focus on repairing the damage from the recent Rachel Dolezal controversy. Quarles-Burnley replaced Dolezal in June after it was discovered she misled her constituents about her racial identity. Dolezal, who is white, portrays herself as an African-American woman. “I feel that people […]