NAACP Task Force to Hold Memphis Hearing on Education Quality

Jan. 10 Discussion between Public and Charter Education Advocates will include Charter Impacts on Underfunded School Districts MEMPHIS, TN – A new NAACP task force studying education quality will be taking input from advocates, teachers, parents, and policy experts next week. The NAACP National Task Force for Quality Education, along with The Tennessee State Conference…

Is Harris County Ripe For Bail Reforms?

By: Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Changes Could Spell Legal Relief & Releases for Hundreds Too Poor to Pay Houston-With sweeping changes over the horizon at the Harris County Courthouse, some local civil rights and legislative leaders are patiently waiting to see if the winds of change finally will open the doors to thousands hopelessly locked…

ARE WE LAB RATS, POLITICAL PAWNS… OR BOTH?

By: Darwin Campbell Low-Income and Poor Trapped by Houston’s Affordable Housing Dilemma HOUSTON – All low-income residents and poor families desire is a good place to call home, a safe environment to work and raise children and great schools to educate and provide viable opportunities for their children. THE ISSUE However, a giant tug-of-war is…

Mississippi State NAACP Statement on the Cleveland, Miss. Schools Desegregation Order

The Mississippi State Conference NAACP believes that the recent federal decision to desegregate schools in Cleveland, Miss. is a crucial step in the right direction towards providing quality education for all children. Fifty-one years after Bolivar County parents filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated school system in the county, African American students in the district…