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President of NAACP to tour detentions centers at the border in Laredo, TX
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President of NAACP to tour detentions centers at the border in Laredo, TX

BALTIMORE, MD (STL.News) — The president of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, will head to Laredo, Texas on August 5, 2019, to meet with spiritual leaders and tour the city’s detention centers.  While there, he will detail his account of events and meet with those that are being held captive.  President Johnson is seeking to raise the visibility of the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border through a civil rights lens, as well as increase support for the mission and work of the Holding Institute, a non-profit community center located in Laredo that is committed to alleviating the cruel and inhumane conditions faced by immigrants. WHAT: President of the NAACP to Tour Detention Centers in Laredo, Texas WHO: Derrick Johnson, president & CEO, NAACP Kathy Egland, National Board Member, NAAC...
NAACP responds to Trump Administration’s decision to abandon attempt to add citizenship question to census
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NAACP responds to Trump Administration’s decision to abandon attempt to add citizenship question to census

(STL.News) - The NAACP released the following statement yesterday: The following statement is from Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of NAACP on the Trump Administration’s decision not to include the controversial citizenship question to the 2020 Census: “The Trump administration’s decision today to abandon its attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census is a victory for democracy.  It is the outcome we have been fighting for all along.  The administration deliberately sought to increase the political power of whites at the expense of already underrepresented communities.  When the Supreme Court rejected its pretextual justification for the question last week, the writing was on the wall.” “The Census is too important to be tainted or compromised. It determines our politica...
NAACP Announcement: NAACP Memphis to inquire into the killing of Brandon Webber
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NAACP Announcement: NAACP Memphis to inquire into the killing of Brandon Webber

Baltimore, MD (STL.News) - The NAACP released the following statement, Friday, June 14, 2019: “The NAACP Memphis Branch is making a formal inquiry with law enforcement officials into the murder of Brandon Webber.  As we grieve for the loss of another African American young man’s life, the injury of law enforcement officers, and pray for all involved, we also want answers to questions surrounding Mr. Webber’s death.  The Branch has called into the U.S. Marshals Office in Oxford, MS, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to see if we can obtain additional information around the shooting, which took place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in the Frayser community.  We are very interested in learning if the agents who shot and killed Mr. Webber were wearing body cameras so we can ascertain wha...