In a dramatic gesture on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Mormon church President Russell M. Nelson strolled decisively into a news conference Thursday at the LDS Administration Building in downtown Salt Lake City arm in arm with top NAACP officers.
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the national leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are calling for greater civility and racial harmony. Senior Church leaders and the NAACP released a joint statement Thursday morning following a meeting in the Church Administration Building on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Presidents for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People met Thursday, calling for greater racial and ethnic harmony and ending prejudice.
Playing golf. Waiting in line. Cooking. Driving or traveling. Sleeping. These seemingly innocuous activities can lead to racial profiling, arrest or even death if you happen to be black in America. Racial tensions in this country have crept so high in recent years that, similar to what occurred at the height of the civil rights movement, Russians have utilized this flaw to sow discord and division in our nation. Facebook is their weapon of choice.
In March, Linda Brown, who as a third-grader lent her name to the fight to dismantle school segregation, passed away at age 75. While systemic inequality and racial disparities still exist, the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education changed our entire nation for the better. The 1954 decision not only struck down state-sponsored segregation and became a cornerstone of our justice system; its principles of equality and opportunity are now foundational aspects of our democracy.
Myrtle Beach Online: Memorial Day traffic loop remains in limbo, bike week lawsuit now set for trial
The NAACP asked a federal judge for a court order to prevent Myrtle Beach from implementing the loop during Memorial Day weekend. The request was part of an ongoing lawsuit against the city and its police department. The loop is used during Atlantic Beach Bike Week, commonly referred to as “Black Bike Week.”
Bristol Herald Courier: Civil rights leader’s home closer to being a national monument
The Mississippi home of a slain civil rights leader is one step closer to becoming a national monument. The U.S. House voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in Jackson. The Senate must still vote on the measure filed by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi.
South Florida Times: Airbnb, NAACP Launching National Partnership Throughout South Florida A national partnership between Airbnb and the NAACP is set to launch right here in South Florida, with hopes of promoting the benefits of home sharing among black residents, while also working to help boost both economic and tourism opportunities in communities of color.
The NAACP mourns the tragic and senseless loss of 10 lives today at Santa Fe High School. In addition to those killed, 10 individuals were also wounded. Nine of the 10 fatalities were students, studying subjects they loved and planning for their future. This is the 22nd school shooting of 2018 according to CNN.