Jocques Clemmons, 31, was shot and killed by Nashville, Tenn., Police Officer Joshua Lippert on Feb. 10, and two months after his death, the investigation into the shooting continues, leading to the Nashville NAACP’s call for more police accountability as well as a citizens review board.
A Gwinnett County, Ga., police officer has prompted social media outrage after video of him kicking a handcuffed man in the head went viral.
“Before the NAACP came to New Orleans, we never had the opportunity to share,” Kim Ford, communications chair for the New Orleans branch of the NAACP, said exclusively to The Root.
The NAACP is hosting the sixth in a series of at least seven national hearings discussing the impact of charter schools on underfunded school districts. The National Task Force for Quality Education will take input from advocates, teachers, parents and policy experts in order to hone its policy on charter schools.
A community is outraged about cellphone footage going viral on social media that shows a Charlotte, N.C., beauty supply store owner constraining a black woman in a choke hold after accusing her of stealing. Community leaders and customers are now calling for a boycott of the store.
On Saturday, black excellence gathered in Pasadena, Calif., to celebrate its greatness, and The Root was on the red carpet! Image is everything, and because it was the NAACP Image Awards, we decided to ask the celebrants about the image they portray to the world and the importance of that image.
The NAACP Image Awards have been around for the past 48 years. That is almost five decades of honoring black excellence at the highest level. In 2015 and 2016, it seemed as if black America had been sent a memo that the esteemed Oscars were just for white talent, thus causing the internet to erupt in the hashtag…
Hours after a municipal prosecutor in Mobile, Ala., dropped all trespassing charges against the NAACP officials and supporters who occupied the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) earlier this month, a group of protesters occupied his office again Monday in advance of Tuesday’s controversial vote to confirm him…
Voter suppression is alive and well, and a case in Alabama’s Black Belt proves it.
Six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, a coalition of civil rights groups led by the National Action Network will march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., to remind Trump and Congress that the fight for civil rights continues.
Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, conjures up as much anger and disgust as his Confederate name, but it’s the increased power he now holds that makes him even more dangerous.
Ted Bonner, an eastern-Arkansas school board member, is being called on to resign by the Arkansas NAACP and several residents after photos surfaced of him wearing blackface as a costume for a Halloween party while also holding a sign referring to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Associated Press reports.
White supremacist leader Preston Wiginton is a genius racist, but that's where his genius ends. On Wednesday the Texas A&M University student newspaper, The Battalion, reported comments made by Wiginton in which the racist says he wants to create a WAACP.
On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal gave a racist speech to educators in the state, Raw Story reports.
The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is suing North Carolina over an alleged voter purge that it claims disproportionately affected African Americans, Talking Points Memo reports.
Based on its century-long mission and in-the-trenches fight for social justice, it certainly goes without saying that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is an organization built on good intentions and good causes. It’s one of the few reliably steady organizations African Americans can…
To the chagrin of charter advocates, on Friday the national board of the NAACP ratified an earlier resolution (pdf) that called for a moratorium on charter schools.
A video of a black Minnesota man being handcuffed for walking in a street near a sidewalk that was closed for construction is sparking social media outrage, CBS News reports.
On Thursday the union-affiliated Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools organized “walk-ins” in 200 cities and 2,000 public schools in black and brown communities to fight against “the long-standing and systematic underfunding of their public schools," AROS said in a press release.
Twenty-five years ago this summer, black America had to deal with a very serious allegation: that boxing powerhouse Mike Tyson, in Indianapolis to lend public support to the Miss Black America pageant, raped one of the contestants, Desiree Washington.