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Border Patrol Attack on Haitian Asylum Seekers

Black Civil Rights Leaders to Biden: Investigate Border Patrol Attack on Haitian Asylum Seekers

By News & Current Affairs

September 22, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: As a group of the nation’s Black leaders of civil rights, racial and social justice organizations, we are writing to express our grave concerns about the treatment of Black Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico Border. We are hard-pressed in the year 2021 to find more horrific, traumatizing and blatantly…

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Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO

NAACP, Black Leaders Demand Congress Act on Voting Rights

By News & Current Affairs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire — With voter suppression laws taking shape in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and just about every GOP-led state in the nation, NAACP President Derrick Johnson is pleading for Democrats and the White House to show a sense of urgency. In a scathing op-ed, Johnson said, “we cannot out-organize voter suppression.” “We organized in November to put people in office to address the issue of voter…

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Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By Events, News & Current Affairs, SOBWC Posts, Video/Audio

On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, convened a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and the Pan-African World. Host Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Special Guest Danny Glover, Moderators Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Rev. Mark Thompson…

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State of the Black World Conference V, Virtual National Town Hall Meeting Speakers & Panelists

Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By Press Releases / Statements

Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting Assessing Election’s Impact on Black America and the Pan-African World. Newark, Nov 2, 2020 — On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), will convene a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and…

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Black voters on line in Chicago, October 2020

Our goal is record Black voter turnout to fire Trump and save Black lives: NAACP President

By Commentaries/Opinions

It’s not just Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the ballot, it’s a decision about the country we want. Honor John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg by voting. By Derrick Johnson, USA Today — Instead of focusing on the many crises devastating the Black community right now, and although voters are already casting ballots, Republicans are rushing to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Once again, President Donald Trump and his enablers…

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Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP.

NAACP’s Leader: Commemorating our past, starts with cementing our present-day legacy

By Editors' Choice

This month is not only about commemorating our history but cementing and shaping our present-day legacy for future generations. By Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP — We find ourselves at the beginning of a new Black History Month (BHM) in a distinctive decade during one of the most polarizing times of our lives. Our collective journey to this moment has undoubtedly been challenging. Still, we’ve been victorious on many…

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Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO

Why I’m Visiting the Border

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO — As I ventured to the southern border near Laredo, Texas, I could not help but think about the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton, which are stark reminders of the dangers that plague our communities under the resurgence of white nationalism, domestic terrorism, intolerance and racial hatred germinating from the White House. People of color are feeling less safe today and…

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NAACP Calls for the House of Representatives to Begin Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

By News & Current Affairs

DETROIT – During rousing remarks from Rep. Al Green (D-TX), the NAACP national delegation voted on a resolution for the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate Articles of Impeachment for Donald J. Trump during the 110th NAACP Annual Convention in Detroit. “The pattern of Trump’s misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again, that he is unfit to serve as the president of this country”, said Derrick Johnson,…

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Mark Thompson, Derrick Johnson and Ben Chavis discuss Don Rojas

Mark Thompson, Derrick Johnson and Ben Chavis discuss Don Rojas

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W A T C H 📺 Please join @NAACP President @DerrickNAACP and @SIRIUSXM's @ministter in supporting Don Rojas in the fight of his life. @gofundme link IN THIS THREAD 👇🏿 pic.twitter.com/WdngQQUEv2 — 6-9a ET #GetWoke⏰ #MIP🎙️ #GetWokeAndVote🗳️ (@MakeItPlain) January 11, 2019 W A T C H 📺 Please join @BlackPressUSA President @DrBenChavis and @SIRIUSXM's @ministter in supporting Don Rojas in the fight of his life. @gofundme link IN THIS THREAD...
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Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

By News & Current Affairs
Despite Cancer Battle, Rojas Continues to Fight Injustice. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — A phone conversation with Don Rojas can easily begin with the subtlest of greetings – a friendly “hello,” and good to hear from you. But any conversation of length undoubtedly leads to a lively discussion about the Transatlantic Slave Trade, reparations, journalism, and of course Rojas’ celebrated activism and the fight for freedom, justice and equality. For Rojas,...
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