The group held a news conference in front of the Velvet Dog, a nightclub on West 6th where two young corporate executives were beaten and arrested.
One of those young men, Jason Ruiz, was in court earlier today on misdemeanor charges of assault and resisting arrest.
Ruiz and his friend, Alexander Parilla, are graduates of the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta.
"We know of a lot of young people who have been racially profiled, not on the basis of anything they did, but how they were dressed and their race. This is unacceptable," James Hardiman, of the Cleveland NAACP, said.
Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson blamed a heavy-handed police force for racial mistreatment on West 6th.
"Frankly, we just have mean police officers," Johnson said.
Steve Loomis, the head of the Cleveland Police Patrolman's Union, fired back, saying Johnson has no credibility following his arrest and conviction years ago.
"It's a sad state of affairs that the race card has to be thrown out there because a couple African-American kids got into trouble. Do what the cops tell you and you won't get in trouble," Loomis said.
Cleveland City Councilman Zachary Reed pointed the finger at Mayor Frank Jackson.
"Nowhere have we seen the leader of our community stand up and say this type of thing won't be tolerated. And if the leadership doesn't do the right thing, it will destroy this econcomic engine," Reed said.
The Mayor met five weeks ago with members of the NAACP and his safety forces and agreed to develop a plan that would bring racial sensitivity training to nightclub owners and their staffs.
That plan is still in the works, but the Mayor's press secretary, Andrea Taylor, insisted that the Mayor is on top of the racial bias claims in the warehouse district.
She accused other black leaders of playing politics and not doing the hard work that the Mayor is doing to resolve the issues on West 6th.
Councilman Johnson believes that the cell phone video taken of the Ruiz and Parilla beating was deleted by police.
Loomis called the allegation ridiculous, arguing that West 6th has surveillance cameras everywhere.
Lawyers for Ruiz say they have filed a subpoena to obtain videotape from a camera that is right outside the front entrance of the Velvet Dog.