NAACP

NAACP Sits in at Sessions' Mobile Office
Organization’s president says Sessions ‘can’t be trusted to be the chief law enforcement officer’

The NAACP is actively opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for attorney general. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The NAACP staged a sit-in at Sen. Jeff Sessions office in Mobile, Ala., saying it will stay he withdraws his nomination to be Attorney General or the group is arrested.

The NAACP planned protests at Sessions’ district offices in Huntsville, Mobile, Dothan, Birmingham, and Montgomery.

Kasich's Words to NAACP on Police Shootings Contrast With Trump's
GOP nominee declined invitation to speak at annual conference

Ohio Gov. John Kasich touted programs he introduced in his own state after a series of police shootings as a national model. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich called for better police-community relations and condemned the recent slayings of police officers at the NAACP national conference in Cincinnati on the eve of the Republican National Convention.  

"See, I think we all want the same thing," Kasich said Sunday. "We all want our children to do well. We all want peace and tranquility in our neighborhoods."  

Some Black Leaders See 'Incomplete' Obama Court Legacy
Advocates wanted African-American woman as nominee

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. looks on during a Rose Garden ceremony. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama has made diversifying the federal judiciary one of the defining features of his time in office. For that reason, his selection of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court on Wednesday left some African-American advocates perplexed, believing the pick could dilute his legacy.  

The country’s first African-American president made Sonia Sotomayor the first Hispanic justice in 2009. The next year, he selected Elena Kagan, a caucasian woman, to replace John Paul Stevens, a caucasian man.