Barber Shop Explosion

NAACP President and CEO Cornell Williams Brooks speaks Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the NAACP state conference for Colorado, Wyoming and Montana at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. In response to the Jan. 6, 2105 explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office, Brooks was visiting Colorado Springs over the weekend to hold meetings and to deliver a Sunday sermon at a local church. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The national leader of the NAACP says people should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated, including an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP.

Cornell William Brooks told hundreds of people in Colorado Springs on Saturday that they should continue to fight bigotry, voter disenfranchisement, income inequality and unfairness in the criminal injustice system.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports ( that Brooks is visiting Colorado Springs in response to the Jan. 6 attempted bombing of a building that houses the organization’s offices and Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios.

No one was injured in the explosion that occurred next to the wall of the barbershop. So far, no arrests have been made and the case is still under investigation.


Information from: The Gazette,