NAACP: Noose Put Around Neck of Black Student in MississippiThe state NAACP says white students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and "yanked backward."
'KKK' Spray-Painted On Several Black Churches In Florida CountyThe letters "KKK" were found spray-painted on the side of a predominately black church marking this the third incident of racial vandalism this week in Wakulla County.
Florida City Repeals Saggy Pants Ordinance After Legal Threats From NAACPJust one month after the Ocala City Council voted in favor of a ban against saggy pants in which offenders were subject to a fine or jail time – but the controversial ordinance was repealed this week after the NAACP threatened legal action.
Holder: Time To Reassess Stand-Your-Ground Laws Citing concern over the killing of Trayvon Martin in central Florida, Attorney General Eric Holder said stand-your-ground laws, which allow a person who believes they are in danger to use deadly force, should be reassessed.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Opinion: Learn To Be An AmericanOne day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
Opinion: Romney's Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White VotesRomney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
Civil Rights Leaders to Keep Up Pressure in Sanford Shooting
Juveniles, Convicted Felons Under Same Roof in Florida JailJuveniles and adult criminals are now being housed together at the Polk County Jail, a legislative move that has caused a stir among local ACLU and NAACP leaders arguing for appropriate detention rights for juveniles.