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NAACP Office Bombed


By Diamond 10:41 am January 7, 2015 According to a statement released by the FBI, an “improvised explosive device” was detonated near the Colorado Springs, Colorado headquarters of the NAACP. There were no injuries. According to the FBI statement,  the “potential person of interest in this investigation is a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years of age, […]

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Arsenio Hall has his eyes set on owning the Clippers, will donate to NAACP if short of goal

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:10 pm May 21, 2014 Late-night television show host Arsenio Hall has expressed his desire to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. Hall has decided to try to reach that goal by crowd-sourcing the funds. Hall has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise a $1 billion in order to purchase the Clippers. If he falls short of […]

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Former NAACP LA chapter president defends Donald Sterling

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:14 pm May 20, 2014 The former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP is coming to the defense of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Leon Jenkins told The Associated Press that Sterling “was a ‘wreck’ and almost crying after a television interview in which Sterling derided Magic Johnson […]

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Cornell Williams Brooks named new president of NAACP

Cornell William Brooks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:45 am May 19, 2014 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has selected Cornell Williams Brooks to be the organization’s new president.

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NAACP LA chapter president resigns after Donald Sterling controversy


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:22 am May 2, 2014 The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned after outrage over a decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. Leon Jenkins was to present Sterling with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award later this month, but […]

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NAACP willing to forgive Donald Sterling for comments


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:23 am April 29, 2014 At a press conference Monday the NAACP said they were willing to work with Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling despite withdrawing an offer of a lifetime achievement award. Sterling is embattled in controversy after his girlfriend released audio of a taped conversation the two had where […]

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NAACP to no longer present Donald Sterling with Lifetime Achievement Award


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:29 pm April 28, 2014 According to TMZ, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was slated to honor L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling at their event. Sterling, who is under controversy after making some pretty racist statements about black people during a conversation with his biracial girlfriend, was to […]

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Racist or not? Painting to be redone after complaints


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm April 1, 2014 The painting of new Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason will be redone after a petition was started in protest of the image. The painting, commissioned by Fant Smith, did not go over well with the school’s NAACP chapter who felt the mural reminded them of historically racist […]

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Ben Jealous has a new role

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:34 pm March 4, 2014 Former President of the NAACP Ben Jealous has a new gig. Jealous has been tabbed to help an Oakland-based venture capital firm with “socially conscious” investing.

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Walmart donates $1.75M towards black achievement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:35 pm February 25, 2014 Walmart wants to boost black achievement. That’s why the corporation has donated $1.75 million in grants from its foundation to three black nonprofit organizations: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Urban League (NUL) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF). 

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