July 13, 2007 |
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Thursday decried the lack of outrage over gun violence in urban America and criticized President Bush's decision to commute the prison sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis Scooter" Libby while black men serve time for lesser crimes. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.
July 9, 2007 |
Board Chairman Julian Bond said Sunday that the NAACP was needed now more than ever because the Bush administration had done little to support blacks. On such issues as the administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq and immigration, Bush has seen his presidency questioned, Bond said in his address at the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People's convention in Detroit.
February 21, 2007 |
Laurence Fishburne and Erica Tazel were among the performers honored at the 17th annual Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theatre Awards, which pay tribute to local productions featuring African American themes and performers. Fishburne was named best actor in an Equity production for his performance in "Without Walls" at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A.
February 18, 2007 |
The 64-person board of directors of the NAACP failed to finalize details on moving its main offices from Baltimore to Washington. The group did not say when the issue might be taken up again. The move is being considered to put NAACP officials nearer government officials, lobbyists and media outlets. The 98-year-old nonprofit has been based in Baltimore since 1986, when it moved from New York.
September 27, 2006 |
After meeting for the first time last week with top network executives, NAACP President Bruce Gordon said he now feels cautiously optimistic about what he feels is a lack of cultural diversity in prime time. "I felt good that they took the meetings seriously," Gordon said in a telephone interview Monday about his talks with the entertainment presidents and creative chiefs of ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. Vic Bulluck, the head of the Hollywood branch of the National Assn.
September 13, 2006 |
The president of the NAACP, who is also a CBS Corp. board member, said Tuesday that this season's premise for the broadcaster's hit series "Survivor" -- separating contestants by race -- was "a bad idea." But Bruce Gordon added that a resulting furor about the concept had gotten out of hand, and was out of proportion to the show's significance amid more important issues facing minorities, both in the entertainment arena and in society at large.