NAACP Sponsor Wells Fargo Target of Justice Department Probe for Discriminatory Lending

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins. The United States Justice Department is preparing to launch an investigation against Wells Fargo, a company that serves as the largest home mortgage lender in the country.  The company is being accused of taking advantage of minority consumers by selling them loans that were overpriced and more likely to lead to […]

NAACP Calls for an End to the War on Drugs

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CALIFORNIA — The NAACP passed an historic resolution calling to an end the war on drugs with a majority vote at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles, CA. The resolution outlines key details of the war on drugs, which the organization notes are crucial failings; the U.S. spends $40 billion annually on the […]

Why CNN, HLN and MSNBC Won’t Have a Black Prime Time Anchor for a While

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins I recently noticed that the NAACP joined the call of other civil rights public figures (I’m not sure how I feel about the word “leaders”) in asking CNN and other networks to open the door for African American representation in nightly prime time news slots.  I was happy to see them […]

NAACP Responds to Protests Against them by Black Residents in Harlem

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You recently read that the NAACP was the target of protests by black residents in Harlem over their defense of teacher’s unions and underperforming public schools.  In the essay below, Kim Keenan, General Counsel for the organization, gives the NAACP’s point of view on the matter.  You can read it below: Since 1909, the NAACP has worked […]

The NAACP Defends Its Position on Charter Schools

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Hazel Dukes and the NAACP are setting the record straight about their position on charter schools. Dukes says that placing charter schools in existing public schools is a form of segregation, and stands by a lawsuit that the venerable, more-than-100-year-old civil rights organization is filing with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) against the Department […]

Is the NAACP Abandoning Black School Children?

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Some African-American New York parents are ignited over an NAACP decision which seems to keep their children at a disadvantage by failing to make way for better schools. Reportedly, the NAACP supports a lawsuit that will prohibit 20 charter schools from moving into school buildings already occupied by public schools. This […]

North Carolina Lawmaker Calls the NAACP “Racist Thugs”

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Your Black World Reports. The local NAACP in North Carolina is defending itself after a lawmaker referred to the organization as a group of “racist thugs.”  House Republican Stephen LaRoque sent an email to the organization with the comments last week after the NAACP President and others were arrested while protesting at the state capital. […]

NAACP Sues Over Discrimination During Black Bike Week

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by Elliot Millner, J.D. – Your Black World. The NAACP recently filed suit against Molly Darcy’s, a restaurant located on the waterfront in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for closing during Black Bike Week, allegedly based on racially discriminatory reasons. The suit alleges that Molly Darcy’s closed during Black Bike Week for the particular purpose of not wanting […]

NAACP Pushes for Renaming of School Named After a Racist

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Your Black World reports After NAACP Chapter President Rev. Amos Brown uncovered the disturbing racist history behind the name of a San Francisco preschool, he immediately alerted the community. Peter Burnett is the name that this predominantly black school used to sport on its collar.  Burnett, the first elected civilian governor, is indeed a white […]