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NAACP WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE

Updated: Jan 13, 2021


NAACP, America’s preeminent civil rights and social justice organization, rang the Nasdaq Closing Bell remotely. Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, rang the Closing Bell alongside the Organization’s team in a virtual bell ringing ceremony.


NAACPPresident Derrick Johnson discusses a meeting between civil rights leaders and Facebook executives over a widespread advertiser boycott of Facebook’s platform due to flourishing hate speech and misinformation.


Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Brian Sozzi, and Jared Blikre speak withNAACPPresident & CEO, Derrick Johnson, about meetings yesterday with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on issues surrounding the spread of hateful content on the platform.


Many of the organizations expressed disappointment with what they said were repeated dialogues with few results. "For over 2 years,NAACPhas entered into dialogue," said Derrick Johnson, president of theNAACP. "We've watched the conversation blossom into nothingness."


NAACP’s Derrick Johnson, in the midst of leading a corporate boycott against the largest social media company, on Monday told CNBC that Facebook should be a place for targeting ads but not targeting hate.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a conversation with theNAACPafter George Floyd's murder sparked nationwide protests.The couple have been advocating for the #StopHateforProfit campaign, started byNAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League and other civil rights organizations, Axios reports.


In a historic vote, the Mississippi state Legislature passed a bill to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, making it the last state to do so, after an ongoing nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality and a mounting pressure campaign in Mississippi. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of theNAACP, says it has been a “long journey” to change the Mississippi flag.


Students must advocate for a system update to our political process that ensures that all young people will be able to register to vote and have access to on campus polling places, and a system that ends voter suppression.” — Wisdom Cole,NAACPYouth & College


A nationwide virtual walk-run-bike event began June 15 and continues through July 15 to raise funds to help theNAACPfight injustices in communities across America, including Louisiana. The event, billed as “1 Million Miles for Justice,” is hosted by the Civil Rights Race Series and is co-sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee and Black Girls Run!, a national organization that encourages African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.


Black leaders across Pennsylvania went virtual for a “Day of Advocacy.” The online conversation hit some heavy topics from institutional racism and police brutality. “We want an equal reality here. We’re not a threat to you or anything, we don’t want any special favors, we just want an even playing field,” says PhiladelphiaNAACPPresident, Rodney Muhammad.


TheNAACPNew Bedford Branch has issued a set of demands to Mayor Jon Mitchell, District Attorney Thomas Quinn and Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro to “protect communities of color,” according to a press release issued by the organization.

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