Lizzo Proudly Wins Entertainer Of The Year At The 2020 NAACP Image Awards: ‘Perfectly Black In Every Way’

On Saturday night, Lizzo enjoyed a huge win at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards. The “Cuz I Love You” singer-rapper was awarded the Entertainer of the Year title in a tough contest that put the hitmaker in competition with Angela Bassett, Billy Porter, Regina King, and Tyler Perry. Before that happened at this year’s ceremony […]

Rihanna Will Be Honored With The NAACP President Award At Its Annual Ceremony

Rihanna will receive recognition for her professional accomplishments at the 51st annual NAACP Image Awards. The “Consideration” singer will be honored at the award show for her global cultural impact in the world of music, fashion, and beauty. Harper’s Bazaar reports that the multitalented star’s work ethic during her 15-year entertainment career has been something […]

Adrienne Bailon Wows In One-Shouldered Short Pink Dress At NAACP Image Awards

Adrienne Bailon attended the NAACP Image Awards over the weekend and wowed her Instagram followers with her outfit choice. The “No More (Baby I’ma Do it Right)” hitmaker stunned in a one-shouldered pink dress. The garment hit well above her knees and was tightly fitted around her waist with a black belt. Bailon accessorized herself […]

NAACP Passes Resolution Calling For The Impeachment Of Donald Trump

The NAACP announced Tuesday in posts to Twitter that its delegates voted unanimously to call for the impeachment of President Trump. NAACP President Derrick Johnson said that the president’s conduct has shown he is unable to lead the country. “Today, @NAACP voted to move forward with a resolution to initiate@realDonaldTrump’s impeachment at the 110th #NAACPConvention,” […]

Days After Coming Under Fire For Tweets Decried As Racist, Donald Trump Cancels Appearance At NAACP Convention

While still under fire for a series of tweets widely perceived as racist, Donald Trump stoked even more controversy this week when the White House announced that he would not be making a planned appearance at the NAACP National Convention in Detroit. As Fox 2 Detroit reported, the White House had agreed to a date […]

Rachel Dolezal, NAACP Leader Who Pretended To Be Black, Takes Plea Deal In Welfare Fraud Case

A former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) leader who pretended to be black has reached a plea deal, allowing her to avoid a trial. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged with second-degree perjury and felony theft by welfare fraud last year. From August […]

NAACP Image Awards: Complete List Of Winners

The 50th NAACP Image Awards took place on Saturday, March 30, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The ceremony was hosted by Anthony Anderson, and it aired live on TV One. “The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, […]

NAACP Awards Host Anthony Anderson Hopes Jussie Smollett Wins Days After Charges Dropped

The mysterious case of Empire actor Jussie Smollett took another twist this week. On Tuesday morning, the announcement was made that the prosecutor in his alleged staged attack case had dropped all 16 charges against the actor. It’s fortuitous timing, of course, given that this weekend is the NAACP Image Awards ceremony, for which Smollett […]

NAACP Calls For Week-Long Facebook Boycott After Release Of Russia Report

The NAACP is calling for a week-long boycott of Facebook and Instagram (which the company owns) following a recent report detailing how Russians sought to dilute and confuse African-American voters using the social media site. The organization, which promotes “equality of rights of all persons” according to its website, made the call to action on […]

La Jolla School Principal Apologizes For Email Warning Parents About Black Man At Starbucks

A California elementary school principal apologized this week after she sent out an email earlier warning parents about a black male who allegedly stared at and followed a young girl in a Starbucks, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Donna Tripi, of La Jolla Elementary School, explained that in hindsight, she believed the email unintentionally perpetuated […]

Former NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal Facing Felony Welfare Fraud Charges

The “transracial” woman that served for a time as president of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in Spokane, Washington, is facing up to 15 years in prison for alleged welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, the Caucasian woman who claimed to be black and ran her local NAACP chapter until 2015, […]

Willie Jones Jr. Hanging Death Still Unsolved, Mississippi Activists Demand Justice At Town Hall Meeting

Willie Jones Jr. was found dead hanging from a tree in front of his girlfriend’s house on the night of February 8. While a preliminary investigation quickly ruled Jones’ death a suicide, the family adamantly refutes this narrative. They believe that law enforcement has conspired to cover up a murder and local activists are taking […]

NAACP Wants ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Replaced As National Anthem Because It Is ‘Racist’

The California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has said it pushing for the replacement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem. The NAACP said it plans to start lobbying legislators in January to replace “The Star Spangled Banner.” According to Alice Huffman, president of the California chapter […]

NAACP Warns Black Passengers On American Airlines: ‘Exercise Caution’ Or ‘Don’t Fly’ Aboard Airline

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has issued a rare and strong warning to black passengers who plan to fly on American Airlines. The civil rights organization said it issued the alert to African-American fliers due to a worrisome pattern of biased behavior by the airline. The NAACP is the first […]

Alabama School District’s Secession Plans In Gardendale Under Attack By NAACP

An Alabama school district’s secession plan has garnered a swift and unhappy response from the NAACP. The civil rights group issued a message directly to the majority white town of Gardendale after a federal judge approved the plan to splinter the racially diverse school. Gardendale took legal steps to secede from the Jefferson County, Alabama […]

Missouri NAACP Issues Travel Advisory After State Passes ‘Legal Discrimination’ Law Against People Of Color

In an unprecedented move, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (or NAACP) in Missouri issued a travel advisory for people of color. The oldest civil rights group in the United States announced the warning after state legislators passed a law that the group deems “legal discrimination.” The NAACP circulated messages using various […]

Rachel Dolezal Is Back: Disgraced NAACP Leader Releasing Book About Race

Rachel Dolezal is back in the forefront of the news cycle after her appearance on the Today show. The former NAACP Spokane, Washington chapter president said even though she was born to white parents, she is not about to stop being an activist for black causes. “I definitely feel like in America… there still is […]

Rachel Dolezal Name Change: The Disgraced NAACP Head Now A ‘Gift Of God’

Rachel Dolezal believes she’s black, regardless of her physical characteristics of whiteness. The Daily Mail reports that Dolezal now has a legal name to go with her adopted racial identity. Dolezal is the white woman who pretended to be of African heritage and eventually became the Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter head. Her white Christian parents […]

James T Harris: ‘There’s A Sickness In The Black Community’ [Video]

James T Harris is a self-described “generational expert” who is a radio personality and has appeared on major news networks. He has been vocal about his political and societal views. In the wake of the incident in Chicago, in which an intellectually disabled white man was kidnapped by four black people who tortured the man […]

NAACP Says 13-Year-Old St. Louis Girl Who Allegedly Shot Elderly Couple At Beauty Supply Store ‘Not A Monster’

The St. Louis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) says that a 13-year-old girl who allegedly shot an elderly couple is “not a monster,” and says that repeated failures in “the system” led to the shooting. As KMOV (St. Louis) reports, St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt held a […]

Chance The Rapper And NAACP Partner Up To Drive Registration For First-Time Voters

Chance the Rapper’s tour “Magnificent Coloring” began this week in San Diego. The tour kicked off with a unique partnership for a famous rapper: the NAACP. The Chance the Rapper and the NAACP will come together over the month-long tour to bring voter registration to every show with their joint #staywokeandvote campaign. The partnership will […]

NAACP: Clinton KKK Mentor Robert Byrd ‘Reflects The Transformative Power Of This Nation’

The association between former Klansman and United States Senator Robert Byrd and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been brought front and center by the newly crowned (by Clinton) posterboy for the “alt-right,” Alex Jones, as reported by Info Wars, and the New York Times. A video depicting Secretary Clinton praising Byrd has been shared […]

White Lives Matter Protesters, Armed And Waving Confederate Flags, Protest At Houston NAACP Headquarters

A group of protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter staged a protest in Houston on Sunday, with some members armed and waving Confederate flags, in front of the NAACP headquarters in a largely black neighborhood in the city, The Houston Chronicle is reporting. About 20 people turned up in front of the building in the […]

Hillary Clinton NAACP Speech: ‘This Madness Has To Stop’

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attended the NAACP convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, where she spoke about the fractured country and mass shootings, and according to the New York Times, she told the crowd that “this madness has to stop.” Clinton also said that the country had “difficult, painful, essential work” ahead to rebuild the […]

Donald Trump NAACP: Candidate Refuses Invitation To Speak At Event [Video]

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has reportedly declined to speak at the upcoming NAACP Annual Convention. The NAACP convention will begin in Cincinnati just days before the former-reality TV star is slated to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland; it is at the RNC that Donald Trump is expected to become the […]

Wendy Williams Will Face Roland Martin Thursday On ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ After Roland Told Her To ‘Shut Up’

Wendy Williams has offended many in her fan base with remarks made on the subject of Jesse Williams speech at the BET awards. On her celebrity gossip show, Wendy brought up Historically Black Colleges and also mentioned the NAACP in a less than favorable light as excluding whites. Williams may have also lost her huge […]

High School Valedictorian Barred From Graduation For Facial Hair Finds Ally In NAACP

A high school valedictorian was barred from his graduation ceremony in Louisiana last week. The reason? The honor student was denied the opportunity to participate in the graduation events because he refused to shave his goatee, reports the Toronto Sun. Monday, a rally was held in support of Andrew Jones, a 4.0 student at Amite […]

Mississippi Landlord Evicts Interracial Couple Because Husband Is Black

An RV park owner in Tupelo, Mississippi, admits that he evicted a husband and wife from their newly-rented trailer, and the victims say it’s because they’re an interracial couple. USA Today reports that Erica Flores Dunahoo, 40, and her husband were evicted from their home in late February simply because of the color of her […]

Citadel Cadets Disciplined Over KKK Incident

Citadel cadets have been disciplined for dressing up in what has been described as KKK garb. A total of 14 Citadel cadets were expelled, suspended, or subjected to “on-campus punishments” after photos of the young men wearing pillowcases on their heads went viral online. The Citadel president, retired Lt. General John Rosa, announced that the […]

Woman Forcibly Removed From Hospital Dies Shortly After Being Arrested For Trespassing

A woman who was forcibly removed from a hospital after being denied treatment died just a few hours later. Barbara Dawson, 57, collapsed as she was removed from the Liberty Calhoun Hospital in Florida in handcuffs on Monday. Barbara Dawson had gone to the Tallahassee area hospital, seeking help for breathing difficulties she was experiencing. […]

USS Jackson: Navy Ship Named After President Andrew Jackson Sparks Controversy

Controversy has erupted over the naming of a new Navy ship. The combat ship, the USS Jackson, was named after Jackson, Mississippi. The city was named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. Those opposed to the ship’s name cite the former president’s treatment of Native Americans and African Americans The United States Navy is being […]

Protests In Minneapolis After Black Man Shot By Police

Protests have broken out in Minneapolis after a black man suspected of assault was shot and wounded by police, according to a report from ABC. The shooting occurred at about 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, after police answered a call to north Minneapolis for a reported assault. Upon arrival at the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue […]

University Of Mississippi Removes State Flag: Confederate Flag Symbol Deemed Too ‘Unwelcoming’

The Mississippi state flag will no longer fly over the Ole Miss campus. The University of Mississippi has removed the flag, which also features a Confederate Flag emblem, from the grounds of the Oxford college. School officials have not banned the receipt of state funds, just the official state flag. The stars and bars have […]

Ole Miss Flag: Confederate Flag Emblem Sparks Removal Protest

Ole Miss flag opponents mobilized the University of Mississippi Student Senate to draft a petition to have the Confederate flag emblem removed from school grounds. Once the University of Mississippi student leaders sign the resolution sparked by the petition, it will be up to college officials to take action on any proposed changes to the […]

Ohio Police Chief Robert Hickman’s Confederate Flag Vest Photo Sparks Backlash

Ohio Police Chief Robert Hickman refuses to apologize for wearing a Confederate flag vest. The Port Clinton Police Chief wore the flag vest while off duty and during a vacation in South Dakota, WKYC reports. Chief Robert Hickman does not consider the Confederate flag to be a symbol of racism, and many of the members […]

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Icon And Former NAACP Chairman, Dies At 75

Julian Bond, 75, a renowned civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. As reported by the Associated Press, Bond died after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the SPLC said in a statement released Sunday morning. Julian Bond, a former […]

Bill Clinton Says He Made Prison Problems Worse

Bill Clinton‘s days in politics may be over, but the former president is making headlines by admitting that a crime law he championed in the 1990s has actually made things worse for U.S. prisons. Clinton made his remarks during an NAACP convention in Philadelphia. CNN reports that Clinton said he wanted to admit the failure […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Rachel Dolezal: ‘The Black Community Is Better Off Because Of Her Efforts’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA basketball legend and now author and activist, defended Rachel Dolezal in an essay published in Time last Monday afternoon. Abdul-Jabbar related Dolezal’s actions with the famous line “I am Spartacus” because of her passion for her work and her accomplishments. He even branded her as a “fierce and unrelenting champion for African-Americans […]

Spokane NAACP Head Rachel Dolezal Resigns

Embattled Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal, who was scheduled to make a statement today about the controversy surrounding her race, has instead resigned, according to the New York Times, and a post on the chapter’s Facebook page. “It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I […]

Rachel Dolezal: NAACP President Is A Privileged White Woman In Blackface, Gets Outed

Rachel Dolezal, president of NAACP Spokane, faces public and media attention as her ethnicity is put under scrutiny. Her adopted brother, Ezra Dolezal, told Buzzfeed News that “She puts dark make-up on her face and says she’s black.” “It’s basically blackface.” He added. Last Thursday during an interview with CNN affiliate KXLY, Rachel’s ethnicity came […]

Rachel Dolezal ‘How To Be Black’ Photo: ‘My Favorite Political Picture Of The Year So Far’

Reportedly white NAACP leader, Rachel Dolezal, has turned the media world, and the NAACP, upside down, leaving many scratching their heads and wondering if Ms. Dolezal is a fraud, has a psychological problem, or conversely, has a legitimate identity as a black woman and leader in the black community. Regardless, a photo that is allegedly […]

Rachel Dolezal Backs Out Of NAACP Meeting

Will Rachel Dolezal ever speak publicly about her actual ethnicity? Not any time soon if you go by the latest developments in this blackface controversy. International Business Times reports that the NAACP leader has canceled her plans to speak publicly about the scandal surrounding her identity. In fact, this comes after she brought on herself […]

Sarah Palin Weighs In On Rachel Dolezal In A Perfectly Sarah Palin Way

Never let it be said that Sarah Palin doesn’t have an opinion on something. The former vice-presidential candidate, former mayor of Wasilla, and former part-time governor of Alaska recently waded into the Rachel Dolezal fiasco. Sarah Palin managed to dive into the situation in entirely a Sarah Palin kind of way. That means she took […]

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry: Is It Possible Rachel Dolezal Might Actually Be Black?

NAACP Spokane-Chapter President Rachel Dolezal has been the hot news item for the past few days now, and for good reason. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Dolezal falsely portrayed herself as African-American when, in fact, she is caucasian. The news regarding this happening came about when Dolezal’s own parents, Ruthanne and Larry, came forward. […]

Rachel Dolezal: Colleagues Surprised By Allegations NAACP Leader Lied About Background

On Friday, Rachel Dolezal released a statement to members of the Spokane NAACP. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the statement came following allegations that Dolezal, president of the chapter, lied about her race. A couple claiming to be Dolezal’s biological parents denied she had any black heritage. Dolezal’s release said she had spoken with […]

NAACP President Rachel Dolezal Releases Statement To Spokane Members

NAACP Spokane president Rachel Dolezal released a statement late Friday night (June 12). Dolezal sent the letter to NAACP members in Spokane, outlining what her short-term plan is in regard to answering some burning questions. As reported by KHQ News, this comes before Dolezal is expected to make an official statement in front of the […]

Rachel Dolezal Presents Black Hair History, Describes Her Own As ‘Type Four Or Five’ [Video]

Rachel Dolezal, the president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, and a part-time professor in an Africana Studies program, recently lectured on the history of hair and its significance in the African-American experience at Eastern Washington University, according to this video on YouTube. Posted February 17, 2015, the video shows Rachel Dolezal giving a highly […]

What Rachel Dolezal, Spokane NAACP President, Has Told Us So Far About Her Race

Despite allegations that she has over the years misrepresented her ethnic identity as African American, Rachel Dolezal, 37 –president of the Spokane NAACP, civil rights activist, and Howard University graduate – has given very few answers in response to repeated inquiries from the media since a white couple from Troy, Montana, came forward Thursday, saying […]

NAACP Reacts To Rachel Dolezal’s Race Outing Controversy

Everyone’s talking about NAACP member Rachel Dolezal’s racial identity controversy. Dolezal was questioned during a recent interview if she was portraying herself as an African American. Dolezal, a prominent member of the NAACP, came under fire when her parents provided a birth certificate that stated she was Caucasian and not African American. Since the news […]

Civil Rights Activist Rachel Dolezal Is Outed As White By Her Parents, Began Disguising Herself As Black In 2004

Rachel Dolezal is a vocal civil rights activist who also teaches Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University. She has claimed that her father is black and her mother is white, but Rachel’s “real” parents are speaking out about their daughter’s drastic changes in 2006. The Dolezal’s parents say that the NAACP leader is not black, […]