Civil rights icon Julian Bond grew up in the greater Philadelphia area — and went on to break barriers in his fight for equality. The longtime board chairman of the NAACP died Saturday in Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.
Chris continued to assess the Iranian nuclear, Whoopi Goldberg’s evolution on Bill Cosby’s rape charges, and President Obama’s speech to the NAACP in Philadelphia. He talked to columnist JD Mullane at 6:20, Al Jazeera America’s Ali Velshi at 7:18, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine at 8:00.
This year’s edition, at Philadelphia’s Convention Center, featured more than 70 employers, including some that attendees might not have expected.
Attendees are looking to Obama for national leadership on civil rights. And they’ll be looking to former president Bill Clinton on Wednesday to discuss economics.
NAACP leaders have laid out the road map for the future throughout their convention in Philadelphia.
NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock talked about the freedoms guaranteed to American people in the Constitution, and how their organization has worked to make sure black Americans also have these rights.
For 15 years, the NAACP boycotted the state of South Carolina. The organization imposed an economic boycott of the state because of its insistence in flying the Confederate flag on the grounds of its state capitol.
The NAACP has passed a resolution lifting its 15-year economic boycott of South Carolina, a day after that state took down a Confederate battle flag flying near its Statehouse.
The NAACP meets in Philadelphia over the next five days, at what the group’s President calls “an extraordinary moment.”
The 106th annual convention is expected to unite thousands of activists on the issues of Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Health Equity and Education Equality.
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CBS 3 Eyewitness News spoke with a local civil rights leader.
Rich talked about an NAACP President in Spokane, Washington being caught lying about her ethnicity, Philadelphia schools closing due to today’s heat, and parents being arrested after their kids were locked out of the house. He also spoke with Dr. Mazz and authors Lenore Skenazy and HW Brands.
Philadelphia’s largest employment event will be held on July 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.