Assistant General Counsel Khyla Craine on the Implications of the Supreme Court Husted Decision
This week, the United States Supreme Court decided in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute that the State of Ohio can lawfully target for removal from its voting rolls people who have not voted in recent elections. The decision, its potential for disenfranchising voters of color, and the responses needed to counteract such disenfranchisement will be evaluated next month at the NAACP’s 109th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.
A recent report by the NAACP in Boston found the percentage of minority teachers in Boston schools is the same as it was a decade ago, and the percentage of black teachers, in particular, is down. President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP Tanisha Sullivan sat with WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller to discuss.
The NAACP and Ford have partnered to present the 2018 “Cinematic Shorts Competition” during the 109th NAACP Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX.
This exciting competition will give THREE young filmmakers the opportunity to tell their stories of Social Justice and Civic Engagement with a chance to win a $7,500budget to produce an extended version of their short. This dynamic competition is in line with FORD founder Henry Ford’s legacy of ‘moving humanity forward’. It also supports the ongoing work of The NAACP’s Hollywood Bureau and Civic Engagement programs within the NAACP and its Strategic Plan: Game Changers for the 21st Century Initiative.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is holding a series of nine meetings across the state seeking the public’s input about proposed revisions to the state’s social studies standards. References to gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change and ‘core democratic values’have been stripped from Michigan’s new proposed social studies standards, and the historic role of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) downplayed,” according to a June 12 article in the online publication Bridge, by Ron French and Lindsay VanHulle.
St. Louis American: NAACP, religious leaders call for independent investigation of police shootings
The St. Louis City NAACP is joining with activists and faith leaders to call for independent investigations of police shootings in the city and, in an initial discussion, St. Louis’ city government seemed receptive. At a meeting of the Board of Alderman’s Ways and Means Committee on June 14, St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus M. Pruitt and Missouri Missionary Baptist State Convention President Lindon Bowis called on the committee to work with them on creating and funding an independent way of investigating police shootings. Pruitt said it was important to remove the investigations from any pressures that could come from a prosecutor’s relationship with the police department.
Tribune Star: NAACP meeting to explore combating homelessness
“Poverty has a significant impact on any community,” said A. Theressa Bynum of the NAACP Terre Haute Branch. “Studies show that almost anyone could find himself or herself in need of assistance for paying bills or finding food and housing or medical attention.”
The Keep Families Together Act—can stop the inhumane practice of taking children away from their parents who are trying to enter the United States—and the NAACP supports and urges its immediate enactment.