With Election Day is just over two months away and Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law still hanging in the balance, the national president of the NAACP was in Pittsburgh Sunday to discuss voter issues.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
The National NAACP president criticized Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala for not prosecuting the three police officers accused of beating up Jordan Miles.
Monessen High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after school officials received a phone call by a student threatening to bomb the building.
Sad news for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. A newspaper in Florida is reporting Tomlin’s father, Ed Tomlin, died suddenly on Monday.
Local state and national leaders from the NAACP and other community groups are asking Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala to bring charges against the three Pittsburgh police officers accused of beating Jordan Miles.
A protest took place this afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh over the reinstatement of three city police officers who were accused in the beating of a CAPA High School student last year.
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