• police
    January 11, 2015  

    A major topic of conversation in recent months has been the often fraught relationship between police and minority communities. Last week, PBS NewsHour Weekend spoke to the President of the Brooklyn chapter of the NAACP and retired NYC police lieutenant Julian Harper, who were critical of police. Tonight, two former NYPD officers talk about the challenges they faced serving low-income communities. Continue reading

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    January 8, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, there were no reported deaths in Syria for the first time in three years due to frigid temperatures and storms. But activists warned that the weather conditions are “catastrophic” for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. Also, record-breaking cold temperatures hit states from New England to the Midwest, causing school closures and some breakdowns in public transportation. Continue reading

  • NAACP headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado as captured  in Google Maps streetview.
    January 8, 2015   BY Eric Krupke 

    While the 24-hour news cycle yesterday was dominated by the terrorist attack in Paris, another story was the central topic of conversation for many users on Twitter. On Tuesday morning, an improvised explosive device detonated outside the NAACP’s Colorado Springs, Colorado building. Continue reading

  • blacklivesmatter
    January 4, 2015  

    In the wake of police-involved shootings in Ferguson and Cleveland, the death of Eric Garner in New York, and the subsequent protests that followed those events, NewsHour Weekend examines the state of relations between the police and communities of color in 2015. President of the Brooklyn chapter of the NAACP L. Joy Williams and retired New York City police lieutenant Julian Harper join Hari Sreenivasan in New York. Continue reading

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    November 29, 2014   BY Rialda Zukic 

    Activists gathered in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday to take part in a seven-day march to the state’s capital to protest the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Continue reading

  • A woman holds a child before the verdict was announced in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, at Union Square in New York November 24, 2014.  Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
    November 25, 2014  

    Just a day after the grand jury announced not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the city of Ferguson remains tense. Gwen Ifill speaks with Christina Swarns, Litigation Director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Susan McGraw of St. Louis University, on the grand jury’s role in the legal system and what’s next for the city of Ferguson. Continue reading

  • naacp
    November 24, 2014  

    Ahead of the release of a grand jury decision on whether or not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the importance of nonviolent protest and explain how Brown’s story has sparked a larger discussion about racial profiling and justice. Continue reading

  • Protests Continue In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man
    August 11, 2014  

    The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, has sparked outrage and protests. Brown, a young African-American man, was unarmed. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction from Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Greg Meyer, former captain of the Los Angeles Police Department. Continue reading

  • 6th Grade Classroom, Wellsville, New York
    January 8, 2014  

    The Education and Justice Departments released new guidelines on school discipline, urging schools to ensure that punishments comply with civil rights laws. Hari Sreenivasan gets debate on the recommendations from Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Chester Finn of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2013   BY News Desk 

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous announced Sunday he plans to resign from his position at one of the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations.

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