More: NAACP says fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald was 'horrific and justice cannot go unserved... His family and the community deserve action. The measure of a movement is greatest when we band together and drive calls for change and justice' - @NAACP
President Obama at NAACP convention: 'There's a long history of inequity in the criminal justice system in America... In too many cases, our criminal justice system ends up being a pipeline from underfunded, inadequate schools to overcrowded jails' - @markknoller, @WhiteHouse
NAACP on South Carolina House voting to remove the Confederate flag: 'The confederate battle flag as a symbolic stain of racism has been dismissed from the state capital grounds and may now be deposited to a museum. This flag should be studied and no longer honored.' - @NAACP
NAACP identifies Brittany Ann Newsome, who removed Confederate flag from pole, as a Black Lives Matter activist: 'As well as supporting the permanent removal of the flag legislatively, we commend the courage and moral impulse of Ms. Newsome as she stands for justice like many NAACP activists including Henry David Thoreau, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and numerous Americans who have engaged in civil disobedience' - @ABCNews4
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 by Moorfield Storey, Mary White Ovington and W. E. B. Du Bois. Its mission is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination". Its name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people.
The NAACP bestows the annual Image Awards for achievement in the arts and entertainment, and the annual Spingarn Medals for outstanding positive achievement of any kind, on deserving Black Americans. It has its headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.