Welcome to our new website. It is our goal to bring the Alabama State Conference into the 21st Century through the use of technology and the web. We hope to provide our visitors with information that will help them become more informed about the NAACP.
Shooting of Florida teen is no Trayvon Martin case, attorney says
CNN) -- The attorney for a Florida man who shot at a car of teens over the weekend, killing one, says the incident bears no resemblance to the Trayvon Martin case. (Read More)
Affordable Care Act
On Tuesday November 13, 2012, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley stated his intent not to support the Affordable Care Act due to his personal “difference of philosophy” with President Obama’s Health Care law, not “politics.” The political reality of not supporting the Affordable Care Act is to continue to ignore the needs of citizens of Alabama. (Read More)
NAACP calls for an end to Birmingham police using pepper spray in schools
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The national NAACP is asking Mayor William Bell to ban the use of pepper spray in Birmingham city schools.
"Mace and pepper spray may be legitimate parts of an adult or crowd policing strategy, but they are not acceptable for use on school children," said NAACP President and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Todd Jealous. "This is an unequivocal abuse of our young men and women. As long as we continue to treat students like criminals, they will grow up to become criminals." (Read More)
Voting As A 'Responsibility': How Hard Should It Be?
Ana Gonzalez, 63, has gone her whole life without a driver's license or a state-issued ID. That wasn't really a problem, until now.
She was born in Puerto Rico but moved soon after with her adoptive parents for the continental U.S., where she grew up. Her husband drives, and her odd jobs over the years have required only a Social Security card, which she has. She's just never needed a birth certificate before. (Read More)
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All aboard, we are filled to capacity on our bus to DC for the inauguration. Wish us nice weather as become a part of American History.
Just got off a National NAACP call talking about the NAACP position on gun control and what we should be doing locally.Talking points coming