NNPA pulls convention from South Carolina to protest Rep. Wilson’s outburst; decision renews 1999 boycott over Confederate flag

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, the Black Press of America, has announced that it will not hold its mid-winter conference in South Carolina scheduled for January 2010.

The organization of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers is joining the NAACP economic boycott of the state that has been in effect since July 1999 when the South Carolina NAACP called for it as a protest of the Confederate flag — a symbol of racial hatred — atop the State House and inside the House and Senate chambers.  To read the full story click here.