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Rev. Dr. William Barber II, NC NAACP President | Politico Magazine

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REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER, II
PRESIDENT OF THE NC NAACP

Rev. Dr. William Barber II, NC NAACP President | Politico Magazine

Rev. Dr. William Barber II, NC NAACP President | Politico Magazine

President of the North Carolina NAACP and convener of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, a broad alliance of more than 140 progressive organizations with over 2 million memberships to champion a 14 point anti-racism, anti-poverty, anti-war agenda, Dr. Barber is very much in the national spotlight.  Dr. Barber and this coalition has aided in the passage of the Racial Justice Act of 2009, which allowed death row inmates to appeal their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in the court system; and successfully advocated for voting reforms such as same-day registration and early voting, and has re-framed marriage equality as a civil rights issue and helped mobilized black churches to support a ballot initiative in 2012.

In opposition to regressive policies pushed by the governor and state legislature including draconian cuts to Medicaid, unemployment benefits, and public education funding, Dr. Barber has mobilized the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, a multi-racial, multi-generational movement of thousands for protests at the NC General Assembly the people’s house, and around the state. Hundreds, including Dr. Barber himself, have also engaged in non-violent civil disobedience to expose what the politicians in North Carolina are trying to do in the dark.

via President-NC NAACP.

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Black Lobbyists, Black Legislators Leverage Their “Brands” For Banksters, Military Contractors, Corporate Interests | Black Agenda Report

Ever wondered what the staffers of Congressional Black Caucus members do after their stints on Capitol Hill? The answer, according to a Huffington Post article by Ryan Grim and Zach Carter, is they do the same thing most of their white colleagues do. They go to work for the big corporations which fund the careers of their former bosses. They become lobbyists for giant telecoms, for greedy banksters, for military contractors, for agribusiness, Big Oil, Big Pharma, big gentrifiers and the rest, all of which are finding their black faces and their ties to the Congressional Black Caucus, and the CBC itself especially useful these days.

via Black Lobbyists, Black Legislators Leverage Their “Brands” For Banksters, Military Contractors, Corporate Interests | Black Agenda Report.

NAACP Tries to Save Face By Demanding Meeting With NBA | breakingbrown.com

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NAACP Tries to Save Face By Demanding Meeting With NBA | breakingbrown.com.

After it was revealed that the NAACP, otherwise known as the National Organization for the Advancement of Certain People (Thanks, Darryl C.), had given Clippers owner Donald Sterling a pass in exchange for a check, the near antiquated group found itself in hot water.

During a press conference on Monday, NAACP’s Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles chapter, tried mightily to explain why his chapter was planning to give an award to a man who had a history of racist behavior. Instead of just acknowledging his corruption– or his organization’s indifference toward due diligence, Jenkins questioned whether that was really Sterling’s voice on the recording we all heard, telling his girlfriend not to invite blacks to Clippers games.

NAACP Backs Doctor Fighting U. Kentucky on Racial Discrimination against Medical Students

Dr. Boyce Watkins interviews Latchin Hatemi, who has been fighting alongside the NAACP to fight racially discriminatory practices that he believes to be harmful to students.