environment

“The NAACP Jackson County Branch joins hundreds of citizens, community groups and elected officials in opposing a pending Waste Management permit by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Environmental injustice has a disproportionate impact on low income and rural communities in Florida and around the world. The ultimate goal for this well is to dispose…

environment

“The NAACP Florida State Conference is outraged at the Trump Administration decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. However, we stand staunchly committed to being all in for environmental equity and justice for all Floridians. Being at ground zero for climate change impacts,…

Important

“The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune Cookman University President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. Since our initial public outcry last week, multiple allegations have surfaced including faculty intimidation demanding their silence or risk termination and threats to students by potentially withholding earned degrees and…

Important

The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 50,000 long resident Haitians and who support 10 times that number of persons in Haiti. On December 16, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security in a detailed analysis supported extension due to the continuing…

Education2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… “The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to decline the commencement speaking invitation from Bethune Cookman University based on her horrible public education record impacting blacks and minorities in Florida and around the country. In terms of higher education, Secretary DeVos, is responsible for monitoring…

Breaking News

“The NAACP stands fully behind the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Tampa Bay Times Editorial and several groups who have called for the resignation of Miami Senator Frank Artiles. The racial slur, profane language and degrading tone used to members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, in particular, a black woman, has no place in our…

Rating-Money

NAACP Report Card 2017 Pg 1 NAACP Report Card 2017 Pg 2 NAACP Report Card 2017 Pg 3 ~The NAACP Florida State Conference releases a statewide Economic Development Report Card upon examining the records of cities, counties, school districts and private sector organizations. ~ FORT LAUDERDALE— Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference…

Justice

MEDIA STATEMENT: The Florida State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People stands fully behind Orlando County State Attorney Aramis Ayala decision not to seek the death penalty in future cases. The overwhelming evidence shows that the pursuit of the death penalty results in community resources being spent on a costly,…

NAACP-Diversity

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/scott-and-bondi-denounce-decision-not-to-pursue-death-penalty-in-markeith-loyd-case-110434 Highlighted Portion of the article: The decision by Florida’s first elected black state attorney earned praise from several Florida civil rights leaders. “A powerful symbol of racial injustice has now been discarded in Orange County,” said Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP. “We are so thankful that Aramis…

Justice

Tallahassee – Today, the Florida Senate debated and passed Senate Bill 128, the ‘Stand Your Ground Self-Defense Immunity’ bill. The bill is designed to shift the burden of proof from the person claiming self-defense to the prosecutor who would have to prove self-defense wasn’t warranted. ” ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws are unnecessary additions to existing…

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