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NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation into Alleged Hate Crim
Video: NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation into Alleged Hate Crim - 10/24/2016 11:00:21 PM
Today in Stone County, members of the NAACP are calling for justice in a disciplinary case which they say school officials have mishandled. News 25’s Hank Davis was on the scene and brings us the details. Members of the Mississippi NAACP are standing beside the parents of a high school student in Stone County, seeking justice in the wake of an alleged hate crime. Derrick Johnson with the Mississippi NAACP said, “Just recently their son was assaulted in school. He was assaulted in a way in which individuals took the liberty to lasso a rope around his neck and pull the noose tight.” “There is a level of fear and intimidation in this county. It’s a very small African-American community, a very close knit community. As a result of that, people are very cautious around calling attention to racial incidents,” said Johnson. According to NAACP officials, none of the students involved were expelled. They demand that the school immediately handle this situation in accordance to their policy which calls for expulsion. If this doesn’t take place, the NAACP is calling for a federal investigation into the incident. Stone County school officials have been unavailable for comment. During a press conference, members of the community were very vocal saying that this isn’t the first time that race has affected the disciplinary actions of this school system. Many of those in attendance shared pictures and videos of Confederate flags being flown on cars while on school property. Stone County resident Tim Hughes said, “I heard they told the football kids if they talk about it, they won’t get to play in the game. So, a lot of those kids won’t say anything.” Stone County resident Ora Jackson “The FBI needs to come down here and investigate this school system because this stuff has been swept under the rug for years.” Some feel the school handles discipline of black and white people differently. One mother wants to know why her son is missing out on time in the classroom over having the word “blood” written on his shoes, but the students involved in this incident are still roaming the halls. Kimberly Elzy believes students are not punished equally. She said, “I mean, I can look past black and white you know. Just everybody deserves a fair opportunity.”
Donna Speaks at UAM's Homecoming Breakfast
Video: Donna Speaks at UAM's Homecoming Breakfast - 10/24/2016 10:56:25 PM
African American Alumni Association breakfast.
Student leadership conference filling fast
Video: Student leadership conference filling fast - 10/17/2016 9:46:33 AM
The African-American Student Leadership Conference in Fresno isn't until February 14, 2017, but sign-ups are already available and spots are filling up fast. Angie Barfield from the Fresno County Office of Education and Clovis senior Ariel Parker talked about the success of the conference and what to expect next year.
Desegregation Movement Underway for Cleveland School Distric
Video: Desegregation Movement Underway for Cleveland School Distric - 10/14/2016 1:04:04 PM
The Cleveland School District says it's ready to stop fighting a plan to merge historically black and white schools, but some say the willingness to act comes at a cost: closing historically black schools. The move is a concession for the Cleveland School District, which has been fighting federal efforts to merge two middle schools and two high schools. Some African American supporters of desegregation are unhappy about a plan that would close historically black East High School. The district’s proposal has yet to be approved.
CSPD accused of racially biased policing in new lawsuit
Video: CSPD accused of racially biased policing in new lawsuit - 10/13/2016 12:04:05 AM
A new lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union says African-American males are stopped by the Colorado Springs Police Department as much as 161% more often than would be expected based on their proportion of the population.
How to avoid financial scams
Video: How to avoid financial scams - 10/10/2016 8:10:47 AM
Stedman Payne from Member One FCU and Gregory Cooper joined Bill Wadell on Good Day Virginia to explain how people can protect their financial futures
Upcoming Events at the Evansville African American Museum
Video: Upcoming Events at the Evansville African American Museum - 10/3/2016 12:17:18 PM
Upcoming Events at the Evansville African American Museum
Video: ASU NAACP Meeting - 9/30/2016 11:05:05 PM
ASU student's, faculty and community members gathered in the University Center, Friday evening, for the NAACP at ASU's bi-weekly meeting. The organization became nationally recognized on the university's campus about a year ago and group leaders say their membership is growing as they host more events focused on the African American community. Friday's meeting focused on student voter registration, with guest speaker and local election coordinator, Tom Bankston, as they discussed the first presidential debate and the upcoming election. The goal is to get more students involved as coordinators stress the important of registering to vote. The ASU NAACP chapter's next meeting is scheduled for 6 o'clock in the evening on Friday, October 14.
Car Burglars Wanted
Video: Car Burglars Wanted - 9/30/2016 11:04:07 PM
The Lakeview Subdivision residents reported five auto burglaries of unlocked vehicles. One of the victims was able to provide a video of the one suspect going into their vehicle. Another witness observed a total of four males, possibly three of them being white and one being African American. They were last seen heading south across Highway 90 from Lakeview subdivision after one of the victim’s scared them off. Anyone with information is asked to call criminal investigation division at the Ocean Springs Police Department at 228-875-2211 or Crime Stoppers.
National Civil Rights Museum  - Faith Morris
Video: National Civil Rights Museum - Faith Morris - 9/28/2016 10:23:15 AM
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