We need to take immediate action to stop a bill that would give police unions control over discipline for police wrongdoing. These bills (S7801/A9853) would seriously undermine the authority of local governments to take disciplinary action regarding police misconduct. Read more
Join Brooklyn Branch President L. Joy Williams and the Brooklyn NAACP as we pack the court on Wed 10/15, 11:30AM at 40 Foley Square. A press conference will be held prior to oral argument regarding the NYPD police unions attempt to block Stop & Frisk reform at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse. We want the entire Brooklyn family to pack the courthouse in support of justice and the right to travel throughout New York City without suffering undue harassment and/or being filtered through "the system."
Brooklyn NAACP will elect branch officers and at-large members of the executive committee on November 19, 2014. In order to qualify for the purpose of running for office, those interested must be a member in good standing with the branch. A member in good standing means the person must be a paid member of the Brooklyn Branch by April 1, 2014, and must live and/or work within the branch jurisdiction. Read more
In a joint statement released on Monday, the NAACP joined with 12 other leading national civil and human rights organizations in calling for action and reforms in the wake of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The letter was signed by NAACP President and CEO, Cornell William Brooks along with leaders from NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Hip Hop Caucus, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, National Action Network, NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Black Women’s Roundtable, National Bar Association, National Urban League, and the Rainbow Push Coalition. Read more
The following resolution was adopted at the 2014 Annual NAACP convention regarding the murder of Eric Garner. WHEREAS on Thursday, July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, an African American male was in a place where he had a lawful right to be on the streets of Staten Island, New York; and Read more