Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the NAACP after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Five men, serving life sentences for drug crimes in Florida, have had those prison terms cut by President Barack Obama.
The president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter resigned on Monday following backlash over her racial identity when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white.
Citing a recent CBS4 News investigation, the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP is asking the county commission to form a task force to improve the way citizens can file complaints against the Miami-Dade police officers.
Locals are reacting after a South Carolina officer was charged with murder after shocking video apparently shows him shooting a man while he was running away.
First they asked for an independent review of the shooting. They followed that up with a lawsuit. Now, the family of Lavall Hall has requested the Miami-Dade State Attorney allow them to make public a copy of a Miami Gardens Police recording of the actual shooting.
At a meeting earlier this week the Fort Lauderdale Police Department dropped a bombshell. The racist video and racist text messages exchanged by four police officers would not cause those officers to lose their law enforcement certifications.
A Citizens Police Review Board is recommending that the Fort Lauderdale Police Department reopen its investigation into the case involving officers who made and shared a racist video and racist text messages.
The NAACP plans to establish a call center where people who think they were subjected to racially offensive misconduct by four former Ft. Lauderdale police officers who reportedly sent racist and homophobic text messages between them.
As thousands gather in Selma, Alabama on the 50th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” assault, two Florida women are also honoring the past.