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NAACP: Goal is movement, not moment

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WILMINGTON -- The NAACP State Convention is in Wilmington this weekend and the president of the state chapter delivered his State of the State address Friday. Rev. William Barber repeatedly reminded his audience that working towards the NAACP's goals is movement, not a moment. The president of the North Carolina NAACP delivered his State of the State address to a group of responsive and enthusiastic supporters. Rev. Barber said, "If you're concerned about justice -- white, black, young or old, rich or poor, Jew, gentile, or Christian -- come on in a help us get this work done." Rev. Barber discussed in detail the group's 14-point agenda for the convention, including quality education for all students. "We want to focus on math and science. We want capable teachers and qualified administrators and we want parental involvement. But we understand it takes all five fingers to make a hand, to make a fist, and you cannot have one without the other," Rev. Barber said. Local representatives say education is one of the biggest struggles for African-Americans in this region. New Hanover County NAACP President Harold Beatty said, "We don't have the dialogue that we really need to have with county officials, school officials." This 64th annual convention focuses on fighting for the children. Rev. Barber said, "We must raise up a fresh crop of freedom fighters who do more than just listen to rap music but learn the rhythms and the rhymes of justice." Barber added that there is still plenty to be done when it comes to accomplishing the group's goals, but named plenty of successes. "The hands that once picked cotton can now not only pick presidents but run for president and be top in the running," Rev. Barber said. Later in the day Rev. Barber spoke at a national symposium focusing on the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots.

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Bill Cosby

"They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be... And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. Then I heard the father talk. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what ? ? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics. I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2 ? ? Where were you when he was 12 ? ? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol ? ? And where is the father ? ? Or who is his father ? People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something ? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up ? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from?? We are not Africans Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa . With names! like Sh aniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail. Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard. We cannot blame the white people any longer." Dr. William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D.

Why do the Minister's working with NAACP make accusations but...

Why do the minister's, who come to the forefront of the NAACP whenever a black youth gets into trouble, make condesending remarks against the white people involved. Then when the situation plays itself out only to discover the black youth at the center was all wrong, had lied & blown things out of porportion, these minister's rallying people under the NAACP banners NEVER go back & apologise to the white individual who they publicaly shined lights on & made accusations about! Rev.Shapton did this after the Tawana Brawley made up incident. He screamed racial injustice, that the white officers who beat, raped & spread dog excrement on this teens body should be fired & put in jail. He got up on his NAACP soapbox & gave out all the personal info on these officers. Called them everything but their names! Tried to ruin them! But later as the evidence proved, Tawana Brawley had stayed out all night with an older boyfriend & when worried her father would breat the life out of her, she made this whole attack by white officers up. She smeared the dog excrement on her own body! She carved the "N" word into her own skin! Do Rev. Sharpton ever go in front of the camara's & apologise to the white police officers & try to calm the anger the black community had against them? NOPE, Rev. Sharpton got on a plane & left the city & never lifted a finger to queit the racial divide he helped to create between the white & black communities. Some nuts could have come out of the shadows & killed those white officers after all the strirring up Rev. Sharpton created in the mist of the incident. He is very good at stirring up racial injustice. But not so good at stepping up on hios soapbox to admit when he has been fooled & apologise for the attacks on innocent whites! Rev.Jesse Jackson has a past of calling races, other than black americans, out of their names & in my opinion since he lives in a glass house he should never throw stones! I do believe of all the most vocal NAACP members, Rev. Jackson does more to help all people & not solely black people in his Rainbow Coalition. WHen the Duke LaCross players were accused of raping the nude dancer, holding her against her will in that fraternity bathroom, an calling her the "N" word, there were alot of NAACP members speaking out against the white players. Everybody demanded juctice! Another black group, was it the black panthers? I can't think of their name of hand. They called the players & accused terrible racial names. They & NAACP talked about those accused like they were scub & its a surprise the boys were not attacked or shot while being moved around by the officers. After everything said against the white players, Rev. Shapton being VERY voacal....when it was proved the players were innocent, there had been no rape, no holding them against their will, that the nude dancer's story was complete fabrication, did Rev.Sharpton get in front of the camara, or Rev. Jackson, other NAACP members? The black panther group? ANYBODY get speak out & apologise to stirring up an already horrible crime to a fever pitch & that they are now very sorry because it has come to light the victim was a complete LIAR!? Nope, not one word! I want to see the NAACP help accountable for every single threatening word, accusation & name they call a possible white defendent when it comes to light the black victimes they came into an area to support are proven to be flat out liars! They would not stand for whites doing it to them & I believe the whites deserve the same protection when they get on the NAACP soapbox & bring all their personal info to light, where they live & work & place their lives in jeapardy! Is there not one single member of the NAACP who is "man enough" to stand up & offer an apology when she discover a crime victim has duped everybody? This has bewcome a trend & it is time to put a stop to it NOW. Shame on you Rev. All Sharpton! Of everybody, you are the worst for stiring things up into a black on white battle, then when it comes to light the black victim had lied, YOU SLINK AWAY & DO NOT SAY A WORD!!!


He really needs to make movement his personal goal, looks like he hasn't seen any movement his entire life. Least we know he wont be around long. Dead man waddling.


I think that if the black community, led by the NAACP, would focus on taking advantage of the many opportunities they are provided to better themselves and spend less time whining about reparations and asking for free handouts, then maybe they would get a leg up. None of these people, or their parents, or even their grandparents, were personally affected by slavery. Many caucasion and Asian people have ancestors that were affected by great prejudices and tragedies - Irish, Chinese, and especially the Jewish community. Yet we don't see modern Jews using the Holocaust, a more recent event, as an excuse for their own laziness. The black community needs to stop teaching their children to be "fighters" and teach them to get off their butts, get off welfare and drugs, and make something of themselves.

One of the biggest problems

I feel the biggest problem facing the african-american community is 60% of children born out of wedlock. Having both parents in a childs life is so important,yet black leaders and organizations literally ignore this fact. Any child has a much better chance in life when raised by both parents who are married, education starts at home.


That's a huge snap judgment to make on the "African-American community." First of all, children born out of wedlock are definitely NOT limited to just African-Americans, considering how many White, Hispanic, Asian and even interracial children are born the same way. Secondly, the more we continue to segregate the "African-American community," the longer this nasty cycle of racism continues. Yes, education starts at home; however, the child's best chance at life is a positive role model who involves him OR herself with the child in all areas of the child's life. No one has to be married in order for a child to succeed in life. In fact, I see more children torn apart by divorces than children raised by a single mother or father. This is the 21st century: why do I feel like lately we are living in the 1960s?


NO child should be born a bastard. NO child should have no father in its life. NO child should have to be born to a woman who sleeps around and has NO idea who the "babies daddy" is. If you are not happily married and have a stable environment to bring a child into then KEEP your legs closed. Babies are not animals they need nurturing and love 24/7, if you cant do it do not have one. At least in the 1960's people had some morals left, nowadays its just whatever floats your boat at the cost of raising poor little innocent children in horrible, unstable homes. NO dang wonder so many kids are screwed up. That is the parents fault. You know what parents I am talking about.

not that far of a stretch...

Lindsay, have you been living under a rock? Do you deal with this type of individual on a daily basis like I do. I assume so because statisticaly speaking blacks are more likely to be born out of wedlock than whites( around 70%), I can't speak for hispanics but they seem more family oriented than all of us. Do a little reasearch or gain a little life experience prior to making ignorant post's. A fact is not a stereotype. No snap judgement here. "Forty years ago, a government report on the state of the black family in America warned that almost one out of four black children were born to unmarried mothers. Recent figures suggest that now, almost 70 percent of black children are born out of wedlock." The source, The very liberal NPR( so it must be right, they have always been a friend to the African-Americans) /

Our poor towns!

Our poor towns and communities need to be given concessions for no industry and work provided for them. ZHillary Clinton will give that to them as soo as she is president.

Well, you can tell right

Well, you can tell right away that the one that posted this is a very educated person. Just check the spelling. Most of Hillary's supporters are of the same mentality. "Give me something for nothing and I will vote for you!"

"Guest that works for what I

"Guest that works for what I have", 'nstead of being insulting, why don't you use the space to enlighten?

They are fat rats

What about the NAACP remarks makes these comments unplatable? They are fat rats that feed off the unfortunate results of others. They work to develope home sites obscuring grves until they become an issue... They make an issue out of something they can profit from. They will cast no glance to their own when they can enlight us all to a case of white-on-black violence that puts their cause to the for-frount. I want my children brought up better! They disgust me.