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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The African American community bears the largest burden of the HIV epidemic over any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Despite representing just 13% of the total U.S. population, African Americans account for almost half (44%) of all new HIV infections, and comprise nearly half (43%) of all people living with HIV


Making Sure African-Americans Get Covered

As we approach the end of Open Enrollment on January 31, make sure to talk to your friends and family about finding affordable health coverage.


Childhood Obesity: Changing the Narrative

This is the first generation in 200 years that is projected to be outlived by their parents, by up to 5 years.


NAACP Connecting You to Healthcare

Access to affordable, quality healthcare plays a significant role in shaping an individual's health and quality of life. To date, more than 17 million people who were previously insured have obtained health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. To continue to build on the momentum, we need to advocate, educate, and create enrollment opportunities for people to #GetCovered.


Reframing HIV as a Social Justice Issue to Win the War Against the HIV Epidemic in Black America

While HIV is no longer a death sentence, as it was three decades ago, Black America continues to be ravaged by the virus, more so than any other racial or ethnic group.


Dallas Town Hall: Moving Faith from Awareness-To Engagement-To Ending HIV

While representing only 23% of Dallas' total population, approximately 40% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in Dallas are African American, underscoring the immediate need for local faith leaders to take action.


I, too, am Movember.

Join the Movember Foundation and millions of men across the globe in raising awareness on men's health issues!


NAACP Partners with Dunkin’ Brands to Promote Diversity in Franchising

Have you ever considered franchising as a way to own your own business within your community? Through a partnership with Dunkin’ Brands, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, NAACP is hoping to increase the number of franchise businesses owned by people of color in the U.S.


Here’s what frontline communities are pushing for at the Paris climate talks

Our first blog from COP21: As representatives of communities of color on the frontlines of climate change, we appreciate the sentiments of hope, ambition, accountability, and commitment in President Obama’s remarks at the Paris climate talks. We also appreciate the president’s current and proposed actions: increasing energy efficiency; keeping fossil fuels in the ground; transitioning to clean energy; eradicating poverty; and preserving the planet for future generations.


Environmental Justice in Houston: A Human Rights Tribunal

When I was presented with the charge to coordinate a Human Rights Tribunal, I was nervous and excited at the same time. I remember two things going through my mind during that moment. The first thought was that this hearing was much needed for the Houston community, and my second one was, “Where do I start?” Little did I know that this experience would change my life and perspective on the role that environmental justice is taking in communities of color and beyond.


Putting Together a Human Rights Tribunal: Organizing Efforts in San Jose

In an effort to respond to the deeper environmental issues we face in this community, I am organizing a climate justice Human Rights Tribunal. The tribunal will give community members affected by such issues the opportunity to speak up, testify, ask questions, suggest solutions, and get informed. By educating local communities on the issues, I believe we can achieve environmental justice and equality for the sake of a better quality of life for all.


NAACP #BanTheBox Twitter Town Hall Wrap-Up

NAACP Criminal Justice released a new Ban the Box campaign video with an informational Twitter Town Hall.


Get to Know Our Youth Delegates to the Paris Climate Talks: Joshua Turnquest

Through the racial justice lens and the analysis of the differential impact of climate change on communities of color worldwide, the delegation will emphasize the imperative for aggressive action by the US Government (USG) on emissions reduction, advancement of energy efficiency and clean energy, and capacity building of communities towards resilience, the three pillars of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.


Get to Know Our Youth Delegates to the Paris Climate Talks: Jylise Smith

Through the racial justice lens and the analysis of the differential impact of climate change on communities of color worldwide, the delegation will emphasize the imperative for aggressive action by the US Government (USG) on emissions reduction, advancement of energy efficiency and clean energy, and capacity building of communities towards resilience, the three pillars of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.


Get to Know Our Youth Delegates to the Paris Climate Talks: Helen Kassa

Through the racial justice lens and the analysis of the differential impact of climate change on communities of color worldwide, the delegation will emphasize the imperative for aggressive action by the US Government (USG) on emissions reduction, advancement of energy efficiency and clean energy, and capacity building of communities towards resilience, the three pillars of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.


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