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Town hall meeting talks potential plans for East Biloxi

The Biloxi NAACP hosted a town hall meeting this evening to discuss potential projects for the purpose of bringing improvements to the East Biloxi community. Frustrations as citizens of Ward 2 voiced their concerns for their area at Wednesday night’s…

Meeting to focus on East Biloxi’s future

The Biloxi NAACP is hosting a town hall meeting this evening to discuss potential projects and programs for the purpose of bringing genuine improvements to the East Biloxi community. News 25’s Taylor Rubach joins us at the Frank Gruich Community…

NAACP calls on Rep. Karl Oliver to resign

The Mississippi NAACP is calling for the resignation of Republican State Representative Karl Oliver for his remarks saying Louisiana officials should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Oliver apologized Monday for the lynching remark he made Saturday in a Facebook…

NAACP opposes NCAA softball tournament until state flag comes down

A Civil Rights group is asking the NCAA to move a regional softball tournament out of Mississippi because the state flag contains the Confederate battle emblem. Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson calls the emblem a ‘racial hate symbol.’ The University…

2017 Primary Election Candidates Forum

The Biloxi NAACP and the local chapter of the league of women voters hosted a candidate's forum with those running in the 2017 Biloxi citywide primary elections. The purpose was to inform the community and help local grasp a stronger…

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

The Biloxi branch of the NAACP celebrated another year of success and accomplishments during its annual freedom fund banquet. The IP Casino, Beau Rivage, and Mississippi Power were a few of the corporations honored by Biloxi NAACP during Saturday night's…

NAACP Calls for Federal Investigation into Alleged Hate Crime

Today in Stone County, members of the NAACP are calling for justice in a disciplinary case which they say school officials have mishandled. News 25’s Hank Davis was on the scene and brings us the details. Members of the Mississippi…

Noose put around Neck of Black Student at Stone High School

The NAACP is calling on federal authorities to investigate a reported hate crime that occurred at Stone High School earlier this month. The NAACP says school officials have failed to properly address the incident. News 25’s Hank Davis was at…

Get Out The Vote and Community Wellness

Two local NAACP Chapters are teaming up to prepare coastians for what they say could be on of the most important presidential elections in decades. Starting today, Biloxi and Gulfport NAACP Chapter begin their three day get out the vote…

NAACP School Supply Drive

Parents and teachers in east Biloxi now have fewer items to check off their back to school supply list thanks to the NAACP Biloxi branch. The organization donated hundreds of dollars’ worth of school supplies for students at Nichols and…

Black Lives Matter Meet up Planned in Gulfport

In the aftermath of the recent shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter protests have gained strength across the country. Protests have taken place in Louisiana, Tennessee, New York and now right here on the Mississippi Gulf…

Local Reaction To Baton Rouge Shooting

The shooting has sparked national attention including right here on the Mississippi gulf coast. After watching the witness video circulating online a member of the Biloxi NAACP executive board wants answers along with the entire country. In a press conference…

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Tonight the Gulfport branch of the NAACP hosted their annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Island View Casino. Guest honoree Major General Mark Brown will be presented the Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts Sr. Award. Brown oversees all operational aspects of training…

Biloxi NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

News 25's Bryan Kennedy interviews James Crowell about the Biloxi NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, April 23rd at 6 pm.

Spirit of Jackie Robinson Awards

Eight community leaders were presented with the Spirit of Jackie Robinson Award this afternoon. This is all part of the Biloxi NAACP’s second annual Spirit of Jackie Robinson Program and Performance. This year’s theme is “Jackie Robinson matters still today.” NAACP…

Community Eager to put an end to Crime

Gulfport citizens and community leaders are eager to help put an end to violence in the area once and for all. News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us inside tonight’s town hall meeting. In recent months, the City of Gulfport has…

Community Eager to put an end to Crime

The Gulfport NCAAP will be hosting a town hall meeting this afternoon in response to recent violence in the area. Community members are invited out to help brainstorm ways on how law enforcement, city officials and the community can work…

NAACP Black History Month Program

The NAACP Gulfport chapter celebrated "Ordinary people doing extraordinary things" Over 200 people of all different ages packed "The good deeds community center" in Gulfport for the chapter's black history month program. The program included reflections of black history both…

Changing the Flag

Hundreds gathered in Jackson on Sunday to rally in support of changing the Mississippi state flag.