NAACP

From CNN.com: Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will pursue a lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart posted an edited video clip of Sherrod appearing to say she discriminated against a white farmer looking for assistance. The clip showed her addressing a chapter of the NAACP. “I will definitely do it,” […]

From the AJC.com: The wife of the white farmer allegedly discriminated against by the USDA’s rural development director for Georgia said Shirley Sherrod “kept us out of bankruptcy.” Eloise Spooner, 82, awoke Tuesday to discover that Sherrod had lost her job after videotaped comments she made in March at a local NAACP banquet surfaced on […]

From MSNBC.com: A black USDA official in Georgia has resigned after publicly admitting she didn’t help a white man trying to save his farm to the “full force” of her power and instead referred him to “one of his own.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he had accepted Shirley Sherrod’s resignation, saying there was “zero […]

From The New York Daily News Mark Williams, the flamethrower leading the battle against the Ground Zero mosque, was kicked out of the National Tea Party Federation Saturday for a racist blog post. He shrugged off the diss, calling it “grandstanding” from a “minor player on the fringe.” A California radio host and leader of […]

Tea Party Express spokesman, Mark Williams has officially hit a new low. On the Wolf Blitzer show, Roland Martin asked Williams to tell racists they were not welcome in the Tea Party. He responded by saying, “Racists have their own movement. It’s called the NAACP.” RELATED: NAACP Will Propose Resolution Condemning Tea Party Racism RELATED: […]

From KansasCity.com The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will propose a resolution this week condemning racism within the tea party movement. The resolution, scheduled for a vote as early as Tuesday by delegates attending the annual NAACP convention in Kansas City, calls upon “all people of good will to repudiate the racism […]

From ABC News CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) — A graduation card sold at local stores has been pulled from shelves after a civil rights group raised concerns about the content. The group claims the card’s micro-speaker plays a greeting that’s racist. It is a graduation greeting from Hallmark that says, “Hey world, we are officially […]

From ABC11.com: RALEIGH (WTVD) — The North Carolina NAACP said Tuesday it plans a “Mass Meeting” on Tuesday May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Martin Street Baptist Church. State NAACP President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber said he will present research on the Wake County School Board’s proposal for community based schools. Monday is […]

Many will celebrate Earth Day by making a special effort to be a little kinder to our home planet. It’s chic to tell everyone how, on this day, you “rode a bike instead of driving” or “picked up some trash on the beach” or even, finally, made the commitment to forgo “paper” and “plastic” in […]

From WhiteHouse.gov: Statement by President Obama on the passing of Dr. Benjamin Hooks Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks. As I was running for this office, I had the honor of spending some time with Dr. Hooks, and hearing about his extraordinary place in our American […]

From the New York Times: Benjamin L. Hooks, a golden-tongued orator who led of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for 16 years, died Thursday at the age of 85. State Representative Ulysses Jones, a member of the church where Mr. Hooks was pastor, said he died at his home in Memphis […]

The NAACP elected a health care executive as its youngest board chairman Saturday, continuing a youth movement for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.  Roslyn M. Brock, 44, was chosen to succeed Julian Bond. She had been vice chairman since 2001 and a member of the NAACP for 25 years. Brock works for Bon Secours Health Systems in Maryland as vice president […]