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

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 his goal, Hall plans to donate the portion […]

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Former NAACP LA chapter president defends Donald Sterling

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 as a role model. 

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Cornell Williams Brooks named new president of NAACP

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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

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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 Leon Jenkins was to present Sterling with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award later this month, but later rescinded the offer after a recording of […]

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NAACP willing to forgive Donald Sterling for comments

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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 he can be heard making racist statements about […]

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NAACP to no longer present Donald Sterling with Lifetime Achievement Award

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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 accept the civil rights organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. […]

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Racist or not? Painting to be redone after complaints

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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 imagery. 

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Ben Jealous has a new role

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

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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Events

Members of NAACP St. Paul Youth & Collegiate Branch hold protest against school-to-prison pipeline

Members of the St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch of the NAACP will hold a protest and rally against the school-to-prison pipeline. “Unchain our Children” will take place on Wednesday February 26, at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota at 12:30pm. The two-hour long protest is connected to a larger project that rejects the school-to-prison pipeline. […]

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