NAACP

In the summer of 1908, the country was shocked by the account of the race riots at Springfield, Illinois. Here, in the home of Abraham Lincoln, a mob containing many of the town's "best citizens," raged for two days, killed and wounded scores of Negroes, and drove thousands from the city. And because of this the NAACP was born.

In the summer of 1908, the country was shocked by the account of the race riots at Springfield, Illinois. Here, in the home of Abraham Lincoln, a mob containing many of the town's "best citizens," raged for two days, killed and wounded scores of Negroes, and drove thousands from the city. And because of this the NAACP was born.

VIA: AJC.com Judith W. Hanson, the former executive director of the NAACP’s Atlanta chapter, was in the Fulton County jail Tuesday on charges that she and an assistant embezzled $275,000 from the venerable civil rights organization. The Rev. Amos  Brown, the new administrator of the chapter, said warrants were issued for Hanson and her former […]

VIA: Gospelhighlights..com The 41st NAACP Image Award nominees were announced on January 6th. The gospel music nominees for Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary) were: “A City Called Heaven” – Shirley Caesar “How I Got Over” – Vickie Winans “Love Unstoppable” – Fred Hammond “Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans “We Are All One: […]

VIA: New York Times With unemployment among blacks at more than 15 percent, the N.A.A.C.P. will join several other groups on Tuesday to call on President Obama to do more to create jobs. The organizations — including the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group— will make clear that they […]