Committee Details


Chair: William Weston



First Monday of each month

6:00 PM

The Committee on
Communications, Press and Publicity shall: (1) seek to promote media
content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include the
elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial
and cultural understanding; (2) work to eliminate employment segregation
and discrimination in those industries, [comprising the communications
arts and sciences] (radio, telephone, television, motion pictures,
newspapers, books, related computer communications, business, cable
television); (3) seek to ensure Black minority ownership and control of
print and electronic media — both hardware and software; (4) monitor
local and national media, especially advertising performance; (5) provide
the National Office with research and data on those local businesses
engaged in communications arts and sciences; (6) seek to ensure that all
people have a meaningful right to choose from and have access to a
variety of high quality telecommunications goods and services at
reasonable cost; (7) endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Unit
and the Association in the local press and on radio, television and other
media; (8) attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on
conditions affecting minority groups; (9) seek to counteract derogatory
and erroneous statements in local news media about Blacks and other
minority groups; (10) be responsible for forwarding to THE CRISIS items
covering Unit activities and important local affairs; and (11) act as far as
possible as an agency for the promotion and sale of THE CRISIS. No
publicity shall be released without first being approved by the President of
the Unit.

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