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  • Curbside to Capital Hill: Turning an Arrest into Progress

    Sep 26, 14 by Charles Belk 4 Comments

    *A little over 4 weeks ago, on August 22, 2014, I was handcuffed on a curb, fingerprinted, photographed, denied being read my rights, denied a phone call, denied initial contact with my attorney, and placed in a jail cell under a $100,000 bail for armed bank robbery. All because I was misidentified as the wrong, […]

  • NAACP Statement on the Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

    Sep 25, 14 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to resign after six years at the helm of the Department of Justice. The NAACP has released the following statement. From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO: “The resignation of the most prepared and the most steadfast Attorney General, in particular in the arena of […]

  • Grand Jury Says Cops Were Justified in Shooting John Crawford III (Watch)

    Sep 24, 14 by EURPublisher01 12 Comments

    *The Greene County grand jury, convened Monday by a special prosecutor, determined the Beavercreek police officers were justified in shooting John Crawford III on Aug. 5, reports Cincinnati’s WCPO. Crawford, 22, was found to have been carrying a BB/pellet rifle he picked up in the store. Police said they shot the Fairfield man because he […]

  • Charles Belk Seeks An Automatic Erase for the Innocent

    Sep 23, 14 by LaRita Shelby 2 Comments

    *Wrongfully arrested marketing executive and independent film producer, Charles Belk, presented to a panel of Hearing Commissioners on Friday, 9/12/14 at the California-Hawaii State Conference of the NAACP Los Angeles’ Hearing on “Solutions to Police Brutality and Racial Profiling.” Hearing Commissioners assembled included CA Assemblyman, Reginald Jones-Sawyers, Sr., NAACP National Board Member, Ron Hasson, CA-HI […]

  • NAACP and WE tv Present: Concert for a Cause: A Night to Support Childhood Literacy

    Sep 17, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the NAACP in partnership with WE tv will host “Concert for a Cause: A Night to Support Childhood Literacy” in Cramton Auditorium at Howard University. The concert will amplify the urgent need to increase grade-level reading proficiency within communities of color. WE tv stars and musical artists […]

  • NAACP Wants Feds to Investigate OKC Police Officer’s Alleged Assaults of Black Women

    Sep 14, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *(Via NewsOK) – The president of the Oklahoma NAACP has written a letter to the U.S. attorney general requesting a federal hate crimes and civil rights investigation into alleged sexual assaults on black women by Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Ken Holtzclaw. Holtzclaw, 27, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Aug. 21 and accused of groping […]