Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The NAACP is no longer relevant

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Rev. Edward Pinkney at a protest in Benton Harbor, MI. Photo/Brett Jelinek 
ByRev.  Edward Pinkney
The NAACP is doing very little to organize and help the African American community. They are living in the past and reaping the benefits of our ancestors. Our ancestors have been betrayed by a group of greedy, dishonest, members of the African American middle class. The majority of them are concerned about material things and fronting for the status quo.

Too many African Americans have been forced out of the NAACP, ignored by the NAACP, expelled from the NAACP and labeled by mainstream media because they work to achieve the NAACP goals. The NAACP is not operating in good faith. The NAACP is robbing the Black community. The NAACP is misrepresenting the Black community.

We demand Corporate America and other institutions stop giving the money to the NAACP with the intent of helping African Americans. We demand the NAACP publish the names of institutions and the amount of money received from corporations during the past two decades.

We demand corporations in all states publish the amount of money given to the NAACP at the local, state, regional and national levels.

We demand the NAACP stop putting money before members and African Americans.

Now is the time to change the rules of the game to ensure that African Americans understand how the NAACP operates.

NAACP lost influence by allowing corporate dollars to control them. The NAACP no longer supports the communities.


  In Benton Harbor, Whirlpool purchased the NAACP. Corporations all over the country are  buying out the NAACP. The NAACP is selling you out. I am calling for a boycott of the NAACP and for all members to burn their membership cards.