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  • Nonprofits Commemorate 10 Year Katrina Anniversary

    2015/08/27 – JACKSON, MS: As Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery dollars flowed into the state, several nonprofit organizations joined forces to prevent Mississippi’s well-established pattern of making federal programs difficult to access for low-income people.  Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE), the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP (MS NAACP), and One Voice… Read more

  • Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP Launches Campaign Aimed at Increasing Physcial Activity

    2015/08/19 – Jackson, Mississippi (August 19, 2015) – The Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP announced the launch of a campaign aimed at increasing physical activity in Mississippi communities. The campaign seeks to foster partnerships between community-based organizations and public properties like school playgrounds, tracks and gymnasiums to provide children with a safe place to… Read more

  • Mississippi NAACP Mourns the Loss of Julian Bond

    2015/08/16 – The Mississippi State Conference NAACP (MS-NAACP) is saddened to learn about the passing of long time Civil Rights activist and NAACP National Board Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.   The life and legacy of Julian Bond will be forever etched in the memory and teachings of past and current social justice movements.    Mr. Bond… Read more

  • Heavily Armed Members of Controversial Patriot Organization Show Up at Michael Brown Protests

    2015/08/11 – A state of emergency in St. Louis County did not prevent a controversial patriot organization from adding to the tensions felt across Ferguson, Mo., early Tuesday. According to NBC News, members of the Oath Keepers—an organization consisting of former members of the military, police officers and first responders that pledge to “defend the… Read more

  • Ga. Gov. Erases Racist Confederate Holidays From Calendar

    2015/08/11 – In a move filled with more symbolism than actual substance, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Confederate Memorial Day and Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday have been erased from the state’s official 2016 holiday calendar, according to the American Journal-Constitution. Both days were replaced with the more neutral term “state holiday,” according… Read more

  • Huffington Post, Washington Post Reporters Charged For Doing Journalism In Ferguson

    2015/08/11 – Reporters from The Huffington Post and Washington Post have been charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer’s performance, a chilling setback for press freedom coming nearly a year after their arrests in Ferguson, Missouri. The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly and Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery were arrested while working out of a… Read more

  • Lowe’s Delivery Man Called Back When Customer Asks For White Worker

    2015/08/11 – A black Lowe’s delivery man says his employer instructed him not to make a delivery because a customer asked that the person who came to her door be white. The company said it took quick action to remedy the situation and to apologize to the driver, Marcus Bradley. Bradley was on his way… Read more

  • I Could Have Been Sandra Bland: Black America’s Terrifying Truth

    2015/07/23 -  At age sixteen, I went to a high school dance with a white male friend. When we pulled up to the gym, music blaring loudly out the windows, a police officer came over as we got out of the truck, and began shining his flashlight around the cab, questioning what we teenagers were… Read more

  • MS NAACP Joins Stonewall Community in Call for Justice in Jonathan Sanders Killing

    2015/07/22 -  Again, we face another questionable traffic stop. Again, we suffer another African American male losing his life at the hands of law enforcement. Again, a man has died while uttering the words ‘I can’t breathe’. The Mississippi State Conference NAACP is saddened and angered at the recent death of Jonathan ‘Mop Top’ Sanders… Read more

  • Tensions and Voices Rise in Stonewall

    2015/07/22 -  Cries of protest rang through the usually quiet streets of the small Mississippi community of Stonewall this month, as organizers marched on the town’s police station, demanding the removal of who residents believe to be “killer cops.” Angry voices raised in unison alternated between chants of “Hey, Hey, Hey Ho, these killing cops… Read more

  • Jim Crow Still Disenfranchising Voters

    2015/06/03 - Being black in Mississippi during the Jim Crow era was nothing to live for.  Routine lynchings, beatings, unemployment and arbitrary arrest were all a rotten part of a hard life.  As an African-American living in the South, voting was something that happened to other people, not you.  In fact, Mississippi whites created a long,… Read more

  • 1 Dem, 1 Republican in Runoff for Mississippi US House Seat

    2015/05/29 - NESBIT, Miss. (AP) — On a muggy evening in northern Mississippi, just a few miles from the Tennessee line, Republican congressional candidate Trent Kelly stood before a few dozen casually dressed people at an outdoor reception and talked about his current job as district attorney for seven counties and his experience as a military… Read more

  • Public-Sector Jobs Vanish, Hitting Blacks Hard

    2015/05/24 - For the Ingram clan, working for the Miami-Dade County transit system has led to regular paychecks, a steady advance up the economic ladder and even romance. By driving buses in Miami’s sun-scraped communities, Richard Ingram and his wife, Susie, were able to join the ranks of the black middle class, moving with their four… Read more

  • How the Prison-Industrial Complex is Corrupting American Elections

    The negative effects of mass-incarceration are even worse than we thought 2015/5/26-Voting matters. Though many Americans believe that voting is either useless or merely a civic duty, in reality it carries huge consequences for the decisions of politicians. There is overwhelming evidence that politicians are more responsive to the preferences of voters than non-voters, and that voting affects government policy…. Read more

  • Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

    2015/05/19 - The nation’s second-largest city voted on Tuesday to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far in the national push to raise the minimum wage. The increase — which the Los Angeles City Council passed in a 14-1 vote — comes as… Read more

  • Email: Elected Official Uses Office Staff to Campaign

    2015/05/13 - An anonymous email to Hinds County officials accuses elected official of using his office and staff in his reelection campaign. An anonymous email to Hinds County officials accusing an elected official of using his office and employees to campaign for reelection has prompted a resolution from the Board of Supervisors to all county officials… Read more

  • Democrats Celebrate U.S. House, Biloxi Mayoral Election Results

    2015/05/13 - Mississippi Democratic leaders today are celebrating a Tuesday-night victory by Walter Zinn Jr. in the first round of the north Mississippi U.S. House race, in a district considered staunchly Republican. They were also celebrating results of the Biloxi special mayoral runoff, where a former longtime Democrat – now Republican — beat out a candidate… Read more

  • Voter Turnout Low in North Miss. Congressional Race

    2015/05/12 - So far, voters in north Mississippi are trickling into the polls to cast ballots in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says there’s been an alarmingly low turnout for the election in which 13 people… Read more

  • Metro Voters and Electronic Polling Books

    2015/05/12 - Hinds County will have roughly 230 precincts for Democratic and Republican primaries in August, but only has 165 electronic polling books on hand.  Hinds County will have roughly 230 precincts for Democratic and Republican primaries in August, but only has 165 electronic polling books. “When they purchased new voting machines, we received 165 electronic… Read more

  • North, South Mississippi Have Big Elections Today

    2015/05/12 - There are two big elections today, a special election in north Mississippi to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and in Biloxi to replace longtime Mayor A.J. Holloway, who resigned. The First District congressional race has a field of 13 candidates, and today’s vote is expected to result in a runoff, which would… Read more

  • Nonprofits Commemorate 10 Year Katrina Anniversary

    2015/08/27 – JACKSON, MS: As Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery dollars flowed into the state, several nonprofit organizations joined forces to prevent Mississippi’s well-established pattern of making federal programs difficult to access for low-income people.  Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE), the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP (MS NAACP), and One Voice… Read more

  • Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP Launches Campaign Aimed at Increasing Physcial Activity

    2015/08/19 – Jackson, Mississippi (August 19, 2015) – The Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP announced the launch of a campaign aimed at increasing physical activity in Mississippi communities. The campaign seeks to foster partnerships between community-based organizations and public properties like school playgrounds, tracks and gymnasiums to provide children with a safe place to… Read more

  • MS NAACP Joins Stonewall Community in Call for Justice in Jonathan Sanders Killing

    2015/07/22 -  Again, we face another questionable traffic stop. Again, we suffer another African American male losing his life at the hands of law enforcement. Again, a man has died while uttering the words ‘I can’t breathe’. The Mississippi State Conference NAACP is saddened and angered at the recent death of Jonathan ‘Mop Top’ Sanders… Read more

  • Tensions and Voices Rise in Stonewall

    2015/07/22 -  Cries of protest rang through the usually quiet streets of the small Mississippi community of Stonewall this month, as organizers marched on the town’s police station, demanding the removal of who residents believe to be “killer cops.” Angry voices raised in unison alternated between chants of “Hey, Hey, Hey Ho, these killing cops… Read more

  • Figgers: Nissan, Champion Workers’ Civil Rights

    2015/07/21 -  Recently, Nissan announced a half-million-dollar donation to the Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. While on its face, Nissan’s donation is a noble act, it does not mean Nissan is a champion of civil rights. It cannot excuse Nissan’s ongoing attack on the civil rights of its own workforce. “This project seeks… Read more

  • Church Leaders: Evil Flag Must Go

    2015/07/21 -  Almost 100 people crowded onto the Capitol St. sidewalk in front of the governor’s mansion July 16, pleading their case for the removal of the confederate emblem in the Mississippi state flag. “We’re here to pray that God will soften the hearts of our state leaders and help them find the courage to… Read more

  • CAP Report – Mississippi Democracy Rock Bottom

    2015/07/21 – Mississippi has, once again, hit the lowest rung in terms of democracy.  A new report released by the Center for American Progress puts Mississippi deep in the list of failed states, filling the South, that have moved to restrict voting and trounce the democratic process. The report, “Health of State Democracies,” focuses on… Read more

  • Jonathan Sanders Autopsy No Surprise, Town Still on Edge

    2015/07/17 -  STONEWALL, Miss. — Although a preliminary autopsy report ruling Jonathan Sanders’ death a homicide, caused by manual asphyxiation, came as no surprise to his friends and relatives, they hope it is the first step towards justice. “The community and the attorneys for Jonathan Sanders feel that this is enough to establish probable cause… Read more

  • Family Seeks Justice for Jonathan – Unarmed Mississippi Man’s Family Speaks Out in The Aftermath of Police Choking Death

    2015/07/16 – Family Seeks Justice For Jonathan – Unarmed Mississippi Man’s Family Speaks Out in The Aftermath of Police Choking Death   STONEWALL, MS   On July 17th of 2014 the tragic last words “I Can’t Breathe” were uttered by Eric Garner as he was choked to death by New York police officers. Nearly One… Read more

  • NAACP: Gov. Bryant Should Show ‘Moral Urgency’ on State Flag Change

    2015/07/10 -  After South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday to bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse—a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union—civil rights leaders in Mississippi called on officials here to follow… Read more

  • “Third Grade Gate” Hitting Low-Income Students Hard

    2015/07/08 -  Jackson resident Clemarvin Williams, age 9, suffered a number of dreadful setbacks during the months leading up to the statewide third-grade literacy test in April.  Earlier this year, his mother went to bed with a bottle of antacid on the nightstand beside her bed, thinking she was suffering from indigestion.  It turned out… Read more

  • Warren Calls for College Revamp

    2015/06/12 - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on the federal government to punish states that choose to cut higher education funding, and for the federal government to step up funding for federal Pell Grants. “States cuts to higher education must stop,” Warren said at a June 10 conference call with Democracy for America Executive Director Charles… Read more

  • Senatobia Superintendent Withdraws Charges Against 4 Cheering During Graduation

    2015/06/10 – Senatobia Superintendent Jay Foster has withdrawn the charges against four people who shouted during a high school graduation ceremony. During the event, Foster warned parents not to call out to their graduates and to wait to cheer until all names had been called. When one sibling called out to his little sister, he… Read more

  • DCPSJ Files Title VI Complaint Against DeSoto County Schools

    2015/06/08 – Why did the DeSoto County Parents and Students for Justice (DCPSJ) partner with Advancement Project to file a federal complaint against their school district? Watch this video to learn more: In DeSoto County, Miss., African-American students are suspended, expelled and arrested at a significantly higher rate than their White peers. This troubling pattern… Read more

  • Family Charged with ‘Cheering’ an Outrage

    2015/06/08 - The Mississippi NAACP is outraged at the treatment of the family members of Senatobia High School graduating senior Lanarcia Walker. Senatobia Municipal School District Superintendent Jay Foster filed ‘disturbing the peace’ charges against Walker’s family members after they yelled encouragement at her graduation. Days after the ceremony, officers issued warrants for their arrests with… Read more

  • All Public School Students in Baltimore Will Get Free Breakfast and Lunch Regardless of Family’s Income

    2015/06/05 - Every single public school student in Baltimore will be offered free breakfast and lunch at school regardless of whether a student comes from a low, middle, or upper-income family, the Baltimore Sun reports. The initiative is a part of a federal program that did away with how public school districts would have some students—those who come… Read more

  • Senatobia man arrested for cheering at sister’s graduation

    2015/06/04 - JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -It’s the story all over social media – a Mississippi man, along with three others, were arrested for cheering at a high school graduation. The story and now the video has had many asking today – did the school go too far? Henry Walker couldn’t restrain himself during Senatobia… Read more

  • Public-Sector Jobs Vanish, Hitting Blacks Hard

    2015/05/24 - For the Ingram clan, working for the Miami-Dade County transit system has led to regular paychecks, a steady advance up the economic ladder and even romance. By driving buses in Miami’s sun-scraped communities, Richard Ingram and his wife, Susie, were able to join the ranks of the black middle class, moving with their four… Read more

  • Segregationists Never Went Away: We Just Call Them “Small-Government Conservatives” Now

    Black freedom & opportunity in America has always required the very federal intervention the right wants to destroy 2015/5/27-The continuing decline of public sector jobs at local, state, and federal levels is having an abysmal economic impact on African Americans, for whom steady, stable government employment opportunities have provided a sure path into the middle… Read more

  • Better Education, Less Crime

    2015/05/27 - A popularly cited statistic involves private corrections companies pouring over third-grade reading scores in a given jurisdiction to project how many prison beds will be needed in a decade, when those illiterate third graders go off track and run afoul of the law. The nation’s largest private-prison operators have roundly denied the claim as… Read more

  • UPCOMING EVENTS


    Mississppi State Conference NAACP and Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

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    October 29 - 31, 2015


    70th Annual Mississippi State Conference NAACP State Convention

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    The Real History Of The Confederate Flag



    Mississippi Schools Struggle to Serve the Underserved



    Justice for Victims of Hate Crimes



    Friday May 15, 2015

    Commemoration of 45th Anniversary Gibbs-Green Tragedy

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    Saturday May 30, 2015

    Mother of the Year Luncheon

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    Saturday May 30, 2015

    State Conference Meeting

    Time: 10:00 A.M.

    Location: College Hill M.B. Church-1600 Florence Avenue; Jackson, MS 39204



    July 9-12, 2015

    ACT-SO National Competition

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    July 11-15, 2015

    106th National NAACP Convention

    Location: Philadelphia, PA

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    Fifty Years After Freedom Summer

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    Mississippi NAACP Branch News and Mississippi NAACP Calendar