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Image for STATEMENT ON ACQUITTAL OF ST. ANTHONY POLICE OFFICER  IN DEATH OF PHILANDO CASTILE

On Friday, a jury acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez of second-degree manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old Black man.

Image for Statement From The NAACP On U.S. Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement

The NAACP is deeply disappointed by the announcement today by President Donald J. Trump that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Image for NAACP Denounces recent wave of Vandalism against African-Americans

The NAACP issued the following statement after a noose was found Wednesday, May 31, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and after NBA star LeBron James’ house in Los Angeles, California was defaced with the N-word.

Image for NAACP “Operation Bike Week Justice” Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This year, during Black Bike Week, the City is imposing a 23-mile traffic loop, substantially increasing police presence, retaining private security officers and erecting pedestrian barricades on Ocean Boulevard.

Image for NAACP Chairmen: <br>‘Today is the First Day<br> of our Next 100 Years’

When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909, there were a number of undeniably stark realities facing black Americans that the creation of the NAACP sought to overcome.