The Crisis Magazine: Remembering Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman, who brought iconic Black historical figures Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson to life, and who epitomized strength and resilience as the star of the blockbuster superhero movie Black Panther, has died at the age of 43.
Cheddar: 2020 Election Is Driving Force Behind March on Washington, Says NAACP President
Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, said that in the midst of social unrest and senseless violence, the march is about emphasizing the importance of voting in this year’s presidential election.
“We want to make sure that we use this moment to pause, to re-energize, to focus on marching to the polls in November,” Johnson told Cheddar.
CNN: The 2020 Virtual March on Washington
President Derrick Johnson talks with CNN about the virtual March on Washington and the importance of the 2020 election.
ABC News: Rev. William Barber discusses 57th anniversary of March on Washington
Barber, co-chair of the Poor Peoples’ Campaign and national board member of NAACP, joined “Nightline” to discuss the historic march, how far we’ve come since then and how far we still have to go.
Orlando Sentinel: NAACP OpED: Black Americans need to vote like their lives depend on it
Black lives are on the ballot this fall. As dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism rage in America, the Black vote holds unprecedented weight. But this year, with our lives and decades of work and sacrifice at stake, it will not be enough to simply show up at the ballot box in November.
Marie Claire: How to Participate Virtually in the 2020 March on Washington
The Commitment March “is about asking everyone—from protesters in the streets to elected officials at all levels of government—to commit to pursuing a new agenda that prioritizes equity, justice, and equal opportunity for all,” according to Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of NAACP. “As we approach the November elections, we must mobilize to vote like we’ve never done before.”
Elle: Everything You Need To Know About The 2020 March On Washington
Not only is the NAACP holding a virtual march, but an in-person Commitment March to “fight for criminal justice reform in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones at the hands of the police” is being organized by Reverend Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III alongside National Action Network (NAN), attorney Benjamin Crump, and the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Eric Garner.
Amsterdam News: Bounce partners with the NAACP to present 2020 virtual March On Washington
TV network Bounce is partnering with the NAACP to live stream the 2020 Virtual March on Washington. The two-day event will take place August 27-28, the 57th anniversary of the first March on Washington which was highlighted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Washington Post: Violence and Trump threats are unlikely to deter Portland protesters
In 1925, the NAACP was instrumental in helping push a bill through the Oregon legislature that repealed language in the state constitution denying rights to Black and Asian American residents. Portland’s NAACP pushed back against racial discrimination and helped end the practice of denying Black people work cards, which were needed to work at Portland’s shipyard. In 1953, the organization also helped pass laws prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations.
Starbucks: Starbucks unveils plan to support partner and customer voter engagement
“The NAACP is thrilled to partner with Starbucks in their voter engagement efforts to ensure that democracy works for all,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. “As an organization committed to protecting voting rights and encouraging the importance of voter mobilization, we understand the need for every voice to be heard. We are thrilled to have corporations like Starbucks who promote civic engagement and community resiliency in the fight with us.”
Cosmopolitan: Tribute to Women: Spotlighting the 6 Women Honored During the First March on Washington
Before Rep. John Lewis’ death in July, many news outlets reported that he was the last living speaker from the original March on Washington in 1963; but the last time I checked, Gloria Richardson is still alive. In their defense, she only said “hello,” before a man yanked the microphone out of her hands.
Click On Detroit: NAACP launches ‘Black Voices Change Lives’ campaign to boost voter turnout in battleground states
Increasing Black voter turnout this November is the goal of a new campaign launched by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). “The NAACP, we have launched a voter engagement program to assure we increase voter turnout for this election cycle,’ said NAACP President Derrick Johnson.
Oregon Live: NAACP, Black youth organization hold ’March on Portland’ on 57th anniversary of ’I Have A Dream’
Friday’s demonstrations, organized by Portland’s NAACP chapter and the Black youth organization Fridays 4 Freedom, began with a rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the Oregon Convention Center. The event ended on the grounds of Southeast Portland’s Revolution Hall and was overwhelmingly peaceful.
Pantagraph: Bloomington-Normal NAACP chapter ‘outraged’ by violence following Kenosha shooting
Leaders of the Bloomington-Normal branch of the NAACP say they are “outraged” by the recent violence seen throughout the nation since the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 23.
WBTV: Dozens rally for social, racial justice at ’Black Lives Matter’ mural in uptown Charlotte
Dozens surrounded the Black Lives Matter street mural in uptown Charlotte Saturday afternoon to rally for social and racial justice. The protesters were pleading for a change in the Queen City. The rally and march were led by the NAACP of Charlotte.