St. Louis County NAACP switches stance on travel advisory, now agrees with national conference

ST. LOUIS – Just days after calling on the NAACP to rescind a travel advisory in Missouri, the St. Louis County NAACP chapter is backing down and stepping back in line with the national organization’s stance. “After additional study and consultation with our state conference, the St. Louis County NAACP […]

Holden honored by STL Co. NAACP with lifetime achievement award

ST. LOUIS – Former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden received the Margaret Bush Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award last week at the St. Louis County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner in St. Louis. During his acceptance speech, Holden emphasized the need to improve communities the importance of providing everyone with an equal opportunity […]

NAACP issues travel advisory for Missouri, saying civil rights could be in danger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The NAACP has issued a travel advisory for those traveling in the Show-Me State due to the recent passage of Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 43 by the Missouri General Assembly this past session. The NAACP says that “each individual should pay special attention while in the […]

St. Louis County NAACP to honor California Congresswoman Waters

ST. LOUIS – Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-California, will be the keynote speaker at the St. Louis County NAACP’s 2017 Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner. She, along with former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden, will receive the Margaret Bush Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of one of Missouri’s most prominent civil rights activists. […]

Tax committee hears from MoDOT, NAACP with near perfect attendance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes returned to their work, with just one month left before the deadline to submit their findings to Governor Eric Greitens. As the committee worked around the legislative session and the following […]

House hearing held on Romine’s discrimination bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Special Committee on Litigation Reform held an extended hearing on Sen. Gary Romine’s SB 43 after testimony ran over the two hours allotted Monday afternoon. The bill is similar in nature to a bill heard earlier in the session by the committee sponsored by […]

Beatty, MO NAACP president call for Lant to step down as chair of Litigation Reform Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the silencing of Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel at Monday evening’s Special Committee on Litigation Reform, House Democrats and left-leaning organizations and advocacy groups called for Rep. Bill Lant, R-Pineville, to be removed from his position as chair of the committee. Chapel said Lant should apologize to […]

Tort reform measure could have significant impact on Missouri Human Rights Act

NAACP leader cut off during testimony JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Special Committee on Litigation Reform heard another major tort reform measure Monday, one which would rewrite the Missouri Human Rights Act. The three bills, which will likely be rolled into one piece of legislation, offered by Reps. Kevin Austin, […]

Clashes over Amendment 3 continue as questions arise over appropriation of funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As polling shows Amendment 3 falling behind, a group supporting the amendment announced a new national endorsement while a group of educators called the amendment a potential slush fund for politicians and private schools. Missouri Times polling showed Wednesday that more Missourians favor a “no” on […]