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  • MS NAACP Questions Motivation Behind New Bill Initiating State Takeover Of the Jackson Municipal Airport

    2015/02/03 – Jackson, MS After reviewing the senate bill to create a Jackson Metropolitan Airport Authority that would remove all power from the existing Jackson Wiley-Evers International Airport Authority, we are questioning the true motivation behind the bill’s creation. Historically, board takeovers only happen when there are issues of malfeasance, but there are no such… Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation Into Jonathan Sanders Death

    2016/01/12 – The Mississippi State Conference NAACP and the Clark County NAACP are extremely disappointed that a Clark County Grand Jury did not indict Officer Kevin Herrington in the choking death of Jonathan Sanders. Clark County District Attorney Bilbo Mitchell convened a grand jury last week after receiving results from a review of the case… Read more

  • Spirit of Stokes’ Comments: Black Life Matters, Too

    2016/01/07 – The firestorm surrounding what many have deemed controversial comments by Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes have a lot of people up in arms. Although many disagree with Stokes’ suggestion to “throw rocks, bricks and bottles” at neighboring law-enforcement officers who pursue suspects beyond their municipal borders, there is no doubt that such behavior… Read more

  • Kentucky Restores Voting Rights to Ex-Convicts

    2016/01/02 – Dear friends and allies,   Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order this morning that will make it possible for thousands of Kentucky citizens with past criminal convictions to get back their right to vote — an incredible breakthrough in the movement to end criminal disenfranchisement policies nationwide. Over 140,000 Kentuckians with… Read more

  • Ole Miss, flag: How it Came Down

    2015/11/09-Early Monday morning, the University of Mississippi administration ordered the removal of the state flag from campus grounds, making the school the fourth public university in the state to cease flying the state flag, which includes the Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner. Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State… Read more

  • Congressman Thompson: Change Flag, No Vote

    2015/09/11-Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson says he loves his native Mississippi, but he believes it’s long past time for state elected officials to remove a Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. Thompson told The Associated Press that state legislators and the governor should deal with redesigning the flag and not put it on a… Read more

  • Man Perfectly Responds To Police Questioning His ‘Jogging While Black’

    10/20/2015-An Alabama man stands up for his rights, and wins. While going for a jog the other night an Alabama man, Corey Dickerson, was faced with the nightmarish reality many people of color face today: being racially profiled by police. Dickerson decided to take a break to catch his breath when he was stopped by… Read more

  • K-12 Opponents Resort to Misinformation Commercial

    Oct. 13, 2015 – Public school opponents are shamelessly race-baiting and misinforming white voters to oppose Initiative 42.  The initiative forces state legislators to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), Mississippi’s rudimentary public school funding formula, or be compelled to fund it through court order.  Opponents to public schools, however, are fighting back… Read more

  • North Charleston Will Pay Walter Scott’s Family $6.5 Million

    North Charleston, S.C., has reached a settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot in the back and killed by a white police officer in April “This settlement is a step in the right direction for the family, the city, the Lowcountry, and our state,” Mayor Keith Summey said, according to Charleston’s local… Read more

  • NBA Player Cleared in ‘Racist’ NYPD Arrest

    Thabo Sefolosha had his season ended by a violent arrest that a teammate and witness believes was “racist”—and left him with a broken leg. Now, after being cleared of all charges, he could file a civil suit with the NYPD. 2015/10/9-On Friday morning, a six-person panel found Thabo Sefolosha, a shooting guard with the Atlanta… Read more

  • Hinds Ballots Confuse Education Initiatives

    2015/10/6-The ballot sent out to absentee voters in Hinds County has complicated what many say is an already confusing voting process. According to the sample ballot approved in September by the governor and secretary of state, the two proposed constitutional amendments should be clearly differentiated on the ballot. The options for voters who vote to… Read more

  • Speaker Gunn to Exclude Black Lawmakers

    2015/9/22-Mississippi House Speaker Phillip Gunn sent a strong message to voters who will not vote Republican.  The message: You’re Out. “When it comes to leadership positions (in the Mississippi Legislature), who do we pick?  We’ll be picking people who share our values, who want to move to the same direction we want to go, so… 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

  • MS NAACP Questions Motivation Behind New Bill Initiating State Takeover Of the Jackson Municipal Airport

    2015/02/03 – Jackson, MS After reviewing the senate bill to create a Jackson Metropolitan Airport Authority that would remove all power from the existing Jackson Wiley-Evers International Airport Authority, we are questioning the true motivation behind the bill’s creation. Historically, board takeovers only happen when there are issues of malfeasance, but there are no such… Read more

  • Spirit of Stokes’ Comments: Black Life Matters, Too

    2016/01/07 – The firestorm surrounding what many have deemed controversial comments by Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes have a lot of people up in arms. Although many disagree with Stokes’ suggestion to “throw rocks, bricks and bottles” at neighboring law-enforcement officers who pursue suspects beyond their municipal borders, there is no doubt that such behavior… Read more

  • Ole Miss, flag: How it Came Down

    2015/11/09-Early Monday morning, the University of Mississippi administration ordered the removal of the state flag from campus grounds, making the school the fourth public university in the state to cease flying the state flag, which includes the Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner. Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State… Read more

  • Congressman Thompson: Change Flag, No Vote

    2015/09/11-Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson says he loves his native Mississippi, but he believes it’s long past time for state elected officials to remove a Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. Thompson told The Associated Press that state legislators and the governor should deal with redesigning the flag and not put it on a… Read more

  • K-12 Opponents Resort to Misinformation Commercial

    Oct. 13, 2015 – Public school opponents are shamelessly race-baiting and misinforming white voters to oppose Initiative 42.  The initiative forces state legislators to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), Mississippi’s rudimentary public school funding formula, or be compelled to fund it through court order.  Opponents to public schools, however, are fighting back… Read more

  • Hinds Ballots Confuse Education Initiatives

    2015/10/6-The ballot sent out to absentee voters in Hinds County has complicated what many say is an already confusing voting process. According to the sample ballot approved in September by the governor and secretary of state, the two proposed constitutional amendments should be clearly differentiated on the ballot. The options for voters who vote to… Read more

  • Speaker Gunn to Exclude Black Lawmakers

    2015/9/22-Mississippi House Speaker Phillip Gunn sent a strong message to voters who will not vote Republican.  The message: You’re Out. “When it comes to leadership positions (in the Mississippi Legislature), who do we pick?  We’ll be picking people who share our values, who want to move to the same direction we want to go, so… Read more

  • Legislature Won’t Release Funding or Emails

    Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Phillip Gunn are refusing to release e-mails that could prove they’ve been illegally colluding with anti-education lobbyists and policy-makers to undermine K-12 funding. “We wanted to know what e-mails had gone out from state-funded offices, from the Capitol, to private individuals, lobbyists, whoever, about 42 and 42A…. Read more

  • The Mississippi State Conference NAACP and HURRICANE KATRINA

    It was Sunday and the first warnings to evacuate had already come down. Katrina was going to make landfall. Most people on the coast were still debating whether to evacuate or ride the storm out and with the two previous false alarms, this threat was treated with a certain ambivalence by many residents. Among the debaters… 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

  • Kentucky Restores Voting Rights to Ex-Convicts

    2016/01/02 – Dear friends and allies,   Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order this morning that will make it possible for thousands of Kentucky citizens with past criminal convictions to get back their right to vote — an incredible breakthrough in the movement to end criminal disenfranchisement policies nationwide. Over 140,000 Kentuckians with… Read more

  • K-12 Opponents Resort to Misinformation Commercial

    Oct. 13, 2015 – Public school opponents are shamelessly race-baiting and misinforming white voters to oppose Initiative 42.  The initiative forces state legislators to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), Mississippi’s rudimentary public school funding formula, or be compelled to fund it through court order.  Opponents to public schools, however, are fighting back… Read more

  • The Big Father Figure Lie: Race, the Kardashians and the Latest War on Black Moms

    America celebrates the Kardashians’ female-centered family — but pathologizes Black matriarchs 2015/10/9-Cosmopolitan magazine has declared the Kardashians America’s new first family. Certainly, this symbolic dethroning of the Obamas is shot through with every kind of upsetting racial implication, a point Black Twitter has been swift to point out. Apparently now that the official first family… Read more

  • Hinds Ballots Confuse Education Initiatives

    2015/10/6-The ballot sent out to absentee voters in Hinds County has complicated what many say is an already confusing voting process. According to the sample ballot approved in September by the governor and secretary of state, the two proposed constitutional amendments should be clearly differentiated on the ballot. The options for voters who vote to… Read more

  • Latinos Pay High Price for Tuition

    2015/9/11-Aubrey Lynch looked around his college campus a year ago and saw something; or rather he didn’t see something.  “I don’t see many Hispanics here,” he admitted.  “I’m sure there are some, but I haven’t seen them, and I thought there would be a whole lot more.  Everyone I spoke to last year said they… Read more

  • Legislature Won’t Release Funding or Emails

    Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Phillip Gunn are refusing to release e-mails that could prove they’ve been illegally colluding with anti-education lobbyists and policy-makers to undermine K-12 funding. “We wanted to know what e-mails had gone out from state-funded offices, from the Capitol, to private individuals, lobbyists, whoever, about 42 and 42A…. 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

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

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    January 23, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Masonic Temple-Cafeteria

    Jackson, MS


    January 29, 2016

    Deadline to Submit ACT-SO Application

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    Jackson, MS

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    February 5, 2016

    NAACP 47th Image Awards

    Pasadena, CA


    February 8-February 13, 2016

    ASU NAACP Events

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    February 20, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Masonic Temple-Cafeteria

    Jackson, MS


    March 12, 2016

    State ACT-SO Competition

    Jackson State University

    F.D. Hall Music Center


    March 19, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Jackson, MS


    April 16, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Jackson, MS


    May 28, 2016

    Mother of the Year Luncheon

    State Conference Executive Meeting

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    June 18, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Masonic Temple-Cafeteria

    Jackson, MS


    July 15-17, 2016

    National ACT-SO Competition

    Cincinnatti, OH


    July 16-20, 2016

    106th Annual National Convention

    Cincinnati, OH


    August 11-13, 2016

    Congressional Black Caucus Institute Mississippi Policy Conference

    Tunica, MS


    August 13, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Tunica, MS


    September 17, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Natchez, MS


    October 15, 2016

    State Conference Executive Meeting

    Natchez, MS


    November 10-12, 2016

    71st Annual NAACP State Convention

    Natchez, MS



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