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Caller: 'There's blood everywhere' at home of ex-NAACP head

Jul. 22, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An unidentified man told dispatchers for a North Carolina sheriff's office that “there's blood everywhere” at the home of the former state president of the NAACP who was found dead earlier this week, according to a recording of the call. The 911 call,...

Lawyer: Former president of North Carolina NAACP found dead

Jul. 20, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

The Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, a civil rights advocate and former president of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP who also served as president of the N.C. Council of Churches, has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday. Spearman, 71, was found in his home on Tuesday, the...

Attorney: DOJ should investigate Jayland Walker's death

Jul. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the family of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month in Ohio, on Wednesday joined the national NAACP and its Akron branch in calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Walker's death. ...

NAACP calls on Garland to probe killing of Jayland Walker

Jul. 14, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Thursday made a direct plea to Attorney General Merrick Garland for the Justice Department to open a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Jayland Walker, a Black man who was killed last month by officers in Ohio in a hail of police gunfire....

Officials announce reforms after man paralyzed in police van

Jul. 07, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut, announced prisoner transport and detention reforms Thursday in response to a police van driver braking suddenly while transporting a man in the back of the van, sending him flying headfirst into a metal wall of the vehicle and paralyzing him. ...

Court doors closed to NAACP suit over Black juror denials

Jun. 17, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that the NAACP has no standing to sue a Mississippi prosecutor accused of routinely rejecting Black jurors in criminal cases. District Attorney Doug Evans has been in office since 1992, and his jury selection tactics have been...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...