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SECOND CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES FOR NC NAACP PRESIDENCY

  BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL Now that NC NAACP President, The Reverend Dr. William Barber will stay on until the October conference elections, the picture is beginning to become clearer as to who is vying to succeed him. The Reverend Dr. Portia W. Rochelle, President, Raleigh-Apex NAACP Chapter, announced in a July 7th campaign letter that she is now a candidate for the post, joining Th ...

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NCNAACP leader decides to stay until October

“I cannot, and will not, seek another term as state president, but for the stability of the movement in these transitional moments, I will stay, with God’s help, until a new president is elected to lead the NCNAACP in October, the civil rights leader said in a statement Sunday. ...

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NC NAACP PRESIDENT BARBER LEAVES IN JUNE TO JOIN NAT’L POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

Barber has been president of the North Carolina chapter, the largest in the South, since 2005. He led the once troubled conference into national prominence with weekly Moral Monday demonstrations at the North Carolina state legislature since 2013, and challenging the state on controversial cases of alleged racial injustice. ...

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NC NAACP welcomes “journey” marchers amid threats

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   The NC NAACP has welcomed the “Journey for Justice” marchers to North Carolina amid vile racist threats that have thrown caution toward their activities. The  Wilmington Journal has learned that during the state registration process by which the civil rights organizations invited locals to join the national march through the North Carolina leg of its 860-mil ...

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