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NAACP criticizes Alaska Day 'slave auction' fundraiser in Sitka

...calling it a "slavery auction" after the NAACP complained.The event in the town of Sitka...president of the Anchorage chapter of the NAACP issued a news release drawing attention...which hosts the annual event.Anchorage NAACP President Wanda Laws told The Associated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-19/naacp-criticizes-alaska-day-slave-aucti
State
LA NAACP head resigns over move to honor Sterling

...ANGELES - The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following outrage over a decision...wrote that he resigned "to separate the Los Angeles NAACP and the NAACP from the negative exposure I have caused."A telephone...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-02/la-naacp-head-resigns-over-move-honor-
Sports
NAACP wants apology over politician's slavery comment

JUNEAU - The Anchorage NAACP demanded Wednesday that Alaska Republican lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Sullivan apologize for comments likening required payment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/naacp-wants-apology-over-politicians-sl
State
Sitka's 'slave auction' to be renamed

...calling it a "slavery auction" after the NAACP complained.The event in the town of Sitka...president of the Anchorage chapter of the NAACP issued a news release drawing attention...which hosts the annual event.Anchorage NAACP President Wanda Laws told The Associated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-20/sitkas-slave-auction-be-renamed
State
Tea party group on defensive over blog about NAACP

...oust a former chairman who satirized the NAACP in a controversial blog posting. The political...Mark Williams, whose posting referred to NAACP president Benjamin Jealous as "Tom's nephew and NAACP head colored person." Tea Party Express...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072010/sta_678933769.shtml
News
Romney's NAACP outreach a dismal failure

...has gone from slim to none thanks to his performance at the NAACP's annual conference.Romney was booed when he labeled President...who support Romney.He certainly didn't help himself at the NAACP conference by insulting our intelligence.? Jessica M. Strong...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-16/romneys-naacp-outreach-dismal-failure
Opinion
Ohio vote leaves pot's future in question

...would have been shut out of growing opportunities under the plan had joined business groups, children's hospitals, the state NAACP and a host of other groups in opposing the initiative brought by a group called ResponsibleOhio.Gov. John Kasich, a Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-05/ohio-vote-leaves-pots-future
Nation and World
Marijuana legalization bid in California gains powerful backers

...Policy Reform, a group that spent months soliciting ideas for what a California measure should look like at meetings throughout the state, submitted its own initiative on Oct. 2 with the backing of the president of the California NAACP.

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-04/marijuana-legalization-bid-c
Nation and World
Arrest of teen who texted in class prompts civil rights case

...Press in an email to "keep in mind this is not a race issue.""Race is indeed a factor," countered South Carolina's NAACP president, Lonnie Randolph Jr., who praised the Justice Department for agreeing to investigate."To be thrown out of her...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-28/arrest-teen-who-texted-class
Nation and World
Outside editorial: From the NAACP to the Chamber of Commerce, the battle cry is: Focus on jobs

...the national dialogue heading into the autumn elections. The NAACP's focus on job creation highlighted a six-day convention...for the 10,000 convention goers. She added muscle to the NAACP's efforts to get its ranks into better shape for the ongoing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072010/opi_678933491.shtml
Opinion

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