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NAACP Milwaukee urges Wisconsin Election Commission to count Early Absentee Votes

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Life, News 
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NAACP Milwaukee challenges the Wisconsin Election Commission’s decision to reject absentee ballots postmarked before April 7th.

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NAACP issues a statement regarding Wisconsin Primary Executive Order #73

Baltimore, MD (April 4, 2020) — The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Governor Tony Evers signing of Executive Order #73, calling the Legislature to meet and to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. The NAACP is in support of the proposed legislation that would reschedule the Wisconsin primary election date, and extend […]

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2nd Vice President Paul Blackman and the Rite of Passage

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Life 
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2nd VP Paul Blackman and the Rite of Passage effort for the youth of Milwaukee.

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The Unchecked and Increasingly Hostile Environment Surrounding Many Tech Industries for Minorities and Women

Monday mornings are about to get worse.

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Jerry Lawson: The Black Man Who Revolutionized Gaming As We Know It

Meet Gerald “Jerry” Lawson, the man who pioneered the video game cartridge. At 6’ 6” and 280 pounds, Jerry Lawson — a Black man — was extremely far from the stereotypical image of an engineer and inventor in 1970s America, or even today. But then, nothing about Jerry’s life was stereotypical. Black inventor and self-taught […]

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The Overlooked History of African American Skate Culture

  They’re impossible to miss, rolling in like a rainbow cavalcade. Their skates glide like an extension of the body, carving shapes and patterns into the tarmac. Passersby gawk. Their presence is encompassing, demanding even. They swerve with incomprehensible grace, in ways that don’t look possible on what is essentially a set of four wheels […]

Education Committee: “Reparations for Slavery: Repentance in Politics” [Video]

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Education 
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Marianne Williamson at Harvard Divinity School on “Reparations for Slavery: The Role of Repentance in National Politics” on February 19, 2019

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Statement of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch On the Passing of Velvalea “Vel” Phillips

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Life 
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Statement of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch On the Passing of Velvalea “Vel” Phillips “The ultimate measure of a woman is not where she stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where she stands at times of challenge and controversy”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr The NAACP Milwaukee branch morns the passing of Velvalea “Vel” […]

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NAACP | Milwaukee announcement: Employment rejection from Time Warner Cable (Spectrum)?

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Life, News 
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October 28, 2017 If your employment application to Time Warner Cable has been rejected because of a criminal background check, please contact the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP at (414) 562-1000 (Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Across the country, criminal background checks are having a discriminatory impact upon African-Americans entangled in the […]

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NAACP Issues National Travel Advisory For American Airlines

(October 24, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being when patronizing American Airlines or traveling on American Airlines flights: “The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern […]

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