NAACP 35th Annual Prayer Breakfast

SACRAMENTO – The Greater Sacramento National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrates its 35th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Friday, April 14. The prayer breakfast is scheduled to run 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, located at 2001 Point West Way. This year’s theme is “Achieving Health Equity and Commitment to […]

NAACP Says ‘Medical Marijuana Czar’ Is Ignoring Input From Minority Groups

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – The California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has raised some concerns about Lori Ajax, Gov. Jerry Brown’s nominee for chief of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Media reports have called Ajax California’s first medical marijuana “czar.” The Bureau, which oversees the regulation and […]

CBC Chairman Rebukes Republicans for Scheduling Blacks on Last Sessions’ Panel

(NNPA) – Seven African Americans testified on the last panel of a two-day hearing about Senator Jeff Sessions’ bid to become the next Attorney General of the United States. They included civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.). It was clear that […]

Family Outraged At Teacher’s Lynching Comment

(FOLSOM) – The family of a local teen has filed a formal complaint with his school after a teacher’s controversial comment about lynching. Tyler McIntyre, an eighth grade student at Folsom’s Sutter Middle School, says that on November 2, his American History class was collectively grading a test they’d taken on the U.S. Constitution. One […]

LARRY LEE: NAACP Should Support Good Educational Models

OPINION – While the nation struggles with the seeming attack on Black men by law enforcement, it is important to recognize the value that a good education can have on the lives of people of all backgrounds. So when there are successful education models that improve the educational trajectory of Black students, it is critical […]

Sacramento NAACP Celebrates 100 years & Advocacy

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), celebrating 100 years of service and advocacy, will host an Historical Exhibit at the California State Fair that will run for 17 days. The historical exhibit features a photo and video gallery highlighting the significant accomplishments over the past 100 years […]

Julian Bond, former NAACP chairman and activist, dies at 75

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Bond’s life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to start a student protest group all the way to the top leadership post at the NAACP. Year after year, the calm, telegenic Bond was one of the nation’s most poetic voices for […]

JAMES CLINGMAN: NAACP’s Voting Suppression Problem

OPINION – While recalling those commercials, featuring Andre Agassi (pro tennis player) saying, “Image is everything” and Billy Crystal’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Fernando, who always said, “You look marvelous! It is better to look good than to feel good,” I also thought of the NAACP Image Awards and the fact that the NAACP’s image […]

NAACP: Equal Opportunity in the US Remains an Unrealized Goal

BALTIMORE – The NAACP has released findings from its Opportunities & Diversity Report Card: Consumer Banking Industry.  Details in the report highlight key areas where the banking industry can improve to ensure their workforce, leadership and suppliers adequately reflect the demographics of the United States. Read the report here. “Equal opportunity for people of color in […]

Jealous to Step Down as NAACP President This Year

NEW YORK – As the world has discovered, Benjamin Todd Jealous is a man of his word, and his word is his bond. Five years ago when he became the youngest president and CEO of the NAACP, he promised to take the association to a new level of achievements. He also promised his family that […]