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A Walk to Remember

On June 22nd, the "Walk to Freedom" will take place to Detroit, Michigan. This event will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech that followed the historic March on Washington.


FoodFri - Competitive Foods and Civil Rights

Last Friday, Moms Rising Fellow, Dream Hampton, invited NAACP Director of Health Programs, Shavon Arline-Bradley to a twitter chat discussing competitive foods. Missed this lively online discussion? Check out the re-cap below.


NAACP NC Continues Forward Together Movement

Reverend Barber leads a 6th week of actions against the egregious legislative attacks from Raleigh. Even in the rain, over 1400 people attended the movement coined, "Moral Mondays" and 80 people were arrested in civil disobedience this week.


Advocating for Our Right to Breathe Clean Air

Local doctor's tribal leaders, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, parents and concerned citizens from all 50 states descended onto Washington, DC for the "50 States United for Healthy Air" delegation to speak with elected officials and staff from EPA and the White House to voice their concerns about the quality of our nation's air and its impact on public health.


Clean Air: Is it Worth It?

The Gallaudet University Conference Room filled with the 117 people from different backgrounds, cultures, communities from across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, which made up the Clean Air Ambassadors who gathered in DC for one cause -- clean air.


NAACP Medgar Evers Wreath Laying Ceremony Recap

Medgar Wiley Evers, was honored yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery in a wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP.)


Medgar Evers Honored at Arlington Cemetery

Slain NAACP field secretary, civil rights leader, World War II veteran, father and husband—Medgar Wiley Evers, was honored today at Arlington National Cemetery in a wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP.)


Mega Moral Monday

Moral Mondays draws its largest crowd yet 151 people were arrested at the North Carolina General Assembly Monday, June 3rd. An estimated 1,600 people attended in support of the protest.


Justice in Colorado

On May 23rd, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he was granting a "temporary reprieve" to Nathan Dunlap, a man whose approaching execution date renewed critical concerns about the racial bias inherent in Colorado's death penalty system.


NAACP President Ben Jealous Visits Morning Joe

NAACP President Ben Jealous and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, appeared on MSNBC's the Morning Joe show to talk about restoring the vote of formerly incarcerated citizens in Virginia.


The Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture is a count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them--it looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income, and expenditure.


Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference


Virginia Restores Voting Rights for Returning Citizens

Returning citizens. That’s what the NAACP calls people returning to their communities after being incarcerated. And after they return home, we work tirelessly to restore their dignity – starting with their right to vote.


North Carolina NAACP Continues 4th Week of Action

The Forward Together movement continues to fight against cuts to social programs, education reforms and changes to voting laws in North Carolina.


Record Number of NAACP Youth Members from Connecticut State Conference

NAACP State Conference President Scot X. Esdaile submitted a record 597 new youth memberships to the National NAACP membership office during the board of directors meeting in Jackson, Mississippi


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