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Protesters of Sheriff Hodgson Policies, Flop Miserably Outside Ash Street Jail

Ken Pittman is a talk show host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford.  He can be heard Saturdays from 9am-Noon.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author...

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Clevelanders Protest Grand Jury Decision Not To Indict Cops In Tamir Rice Shooting
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Cleveland’s NAACP Wants Changes In Police Force

The NAACP in Cleveland is demanding changes to the city's police force and the prosecutor's office.

At a press conference today, leaders from the group say the grand jury decision not to indict the Cleveland police officers involved in the Tamir Rice shooting death is their rallying cry for change...

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Credit: Destination New Bedford
Credit: Destination New Bedford

NAACP Leader Discusses Voc-Tech Forum

 

Race relations at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School has become a major issue for discussion leading to it being the topic of a student lead forum on Friday.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Award recipients and guest speaker Enola Aird.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Award recipients and guest speaker Enola Aird.

NAACP Breakfast Honors Local Civil Rights Leaders

The New Bedford Historical Society and the New Bedford NAACP hosted a breakfast commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Saturday at the Waypoint Event Center downtown.

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Community Leaders Agree to New Bedford Action Plan

A friendlier New Bedford is the goal of a Community Action Plan signed by local organization members Wednesday.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, representatives of the NAACP, the Puerto Rican and Latin American Culture Committee, the Human Relations Commission, and members of the faith community agreed to improve the statues of various social issues outlined in the document over the next five years...

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City and Community Groups Plan for Better Communication

Mayor Jon Mitchell and representatives of various community organizations are going to sign an action plan to improve relations between the city and its residents

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jenlight,flickr

Teachers, NAACP Team To Tackle Education

The Massachusetts Teachers Union and local NAACP are teaming to tackle a gap in education achievement they say affects students of color and low-income students.

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Massachusetts ACLU Seeks Inquest, Investigation into Shooting Death of Malcolm Gracia

A criminal inquest is being sought from the Massachusetts Attorney General's office in the May, 2012 shooting death of 15-year-old Malcolm Gracia...

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