NAACP http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-naacp-says-shifting-coal-renewables-would-benefit-african-americans <p>The local NAACP says air pollution from coal-fired power plants is having a disproportionate impact on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis area.</p><p>The civil rights organization joined the Sierra Club, Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed and others on Wednesday to rally in favor of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois" target="_blank">the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:41:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-call-nixon-sign-student-transfer-fix-would-end-free-transportation <p>The Missouri Senate has passed the final version of legislation designed to ease the burden of the state's school transfer law. It includes a provision that would end free transportation for transfer students -- a provision that would make it harder for students from failing schools to actually attend other districts.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:48:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36146 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation NAACP Report Calls For Bolstered Renewable Energy Production http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/naacp-report-calls-bolstered-renewable-energy-production <p><strong>(Updated at 10:25 p.m. on Thursday)</strong></p><p>A report from the NAACP says Missouri should increase production of renewable power and require utilities to offer energy efficiency programs.&nbsp;</p><p>Accomplishing those goals, the report says, could provide better health, cheaper utility bills and more manufacturing jobs in the state’s urban core.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:54:56 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34998 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NAACP Report Calls For Bolstered Renewable Energy Production Morning headlines: Sunday, September 16, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-sunday-september-16-2012 <p><strong>Judge to consider claims of Mo. death row inmate</strong></p><div>This week a special judge appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court will start taking another look at evidence used to convict Reggie Clemmons of murder in 1991. &nbsp;</div><p>Yesterday a coalition of local and international activist held a pre-hearing rally in support of Clemmons at Kiener Plaza in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>President of the St. Louis branch of the NAACP, Adolphus Pruitt, said there are lingering questions about the evidence used to convict Clemmons.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:32:52 +0000 Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4611 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Sunday, September 16, 2012 St. Louis attorney, activist Freeman honored on Senate floor, to receive top NAACP award http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-attorney-activist-freeman-honored-senate-floor-receive-top-naacp-award <p>A long-time St. Louis attorney and civil rights activist is this year&#39;s recipient of the top award from the NAACP.</p><p>Frankie Freeman <a href="http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-names-frankie-muse-freeman-96th-spingarn-medalist/">will receive the 96th Spingarn Medal</a> from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in July.</p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:52:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1392 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis attorney, activist Freeman honored on Senate floor, to receive top NAACP award