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Rembering When Birmingham was Bombingham

Fifty years ago, when I was ten, I watched on TV as children of the Birmingham Children’s March were attacked by German Shepards and water hoses, then hauled off to jail. Witnessing the attack on TV, from the safety of our living room in Des Moines, Iowa, I had no idea of the profound effect it would have on history, or my life.


NAACP Honors Medgar Evers

Thursday, May 16th, the NAACP held a wreath-laying ceremony at the Medgar Evers Home Museum in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers’ assassination.


Invest to Educate, Not Incarcerate

The NAACP Criminal Justice department just released the 2013 "Misplaced Priorities Toolkit." Mass incarceration is an epidemic that disproportionately impacts African Americans, who comprise 13% of the U.S. population but represent over 37% of those behind bars. Click here to read the entire report.


NAACP Celebrates Passage Of “Ban The Box” In Minnesota

The Minnesota House of Representatives for passed a bill to prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on initial employment applications. Once signed into law, the bill will make Minnesota the third state in the nation to “ban the box” for both public and private employers.


Ongoing Action in North Carolina

The North Carolina State Conference is organizing against egregious legislative attacks on the poor and working class in the state—watch this video to learn more about the actions on Moral Mondays.


Diversity in Prime Time Cable News

Media Matters released a study on diversity on primetime cable news programming. It comes as no surprise, that none of the “Big 3” cable networks (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC) are meeting the mark in regards to diversity representation in their programming


Digital Evangelist: Email for Organizing

In this week's webinar, Lauren Wilson will cover the best practices and uses for activists' email.s I will also discuss what makes an effecting mobilizing email--using email to build upon an existing campaign.


The Trouble with A la carte

A la carte was the really bad idea from several years ago which would have required cable and satellite companies to provide customers access to channels on a “price-per-channel” or a la carte basis.


The NAACP Supports the Clean Vehicle Emission Standards

Millions of people are suffering across the country from the exposure to near roadway air pollutions and low income African Americans are suffering even more because we are the main population who live by these roadways.


A Family Tradition

We're celebrating membership week for the NAACP by sharing stories of what membership means from our members.


National Foster Care Month: Starting Out From Behind

The magnitude of foster care in America is startling. More than 700,000 youth of every race, ethnicity, culture, and age group are impacted by foster care each year. For kids in foster care, turning 18 isn't a source for celebration. It's a reason to panic.


Digital Evangelist: Facebook 101

This week's digital media webinar will discuss how to create a Facebook Fan Page for your branch. Lauren Wilson will review the basics of Facebook--and explain why a Fan Page is better than a personal page for your unit.


Trouble in North Carolina

Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.


Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities to the Green Economy

Bridging the Gap brought together people from universities, labor organizations, environmental organizations and entrepreneurs, as well as grassroots organizers nd policy advocates to develop an action agenda to reframe the green economy in terms of justice and equity.


Voter ID Law Passes in North Carolina

Beginning earlier this year, the North Carolina General Assembly introduced several bills targeting the right to vote.


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