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Geopolitics of Climate Change—A Civil Rights Perspective

It is apt that this convening would have a session on the “Geopolitics of Climate Change” because the distribution of effects of the drivers and impacts across the climate change continuum are both geographically based and politically rooted.


‘black-ish’ to take on Police Brutality

The ABC series will address one of the NAACP’s core issue areas of police brutality, by what the show is calling “doing justice to an episode about injustice.”


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.


NAACP to host Twitter Town Hall on the Intersections of Race and Climate in the Run-up to COP 21

The NAACP's Environmental and Climate Justice Program will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall with our youth delegates headed to the Paris Climate Talks this year. Join the conversation!


Mandatory Fees: Utilities Fight the Future at the Expense of Our Civil Rights

Utilities are pushing for mandatory fee increases in 22 states, with new proposals expected in six additional states within the next 12 months. This isn’t a coincidence. It’s part of a concerted effort to push back against a healthier, greener economy that can provide good jobs for our communities. So how does something as seemingly obscure as mandatory fee increases fit into NAACP’s civil rights agenda? Well, they often force higher costs disproportionately onto people who use the least electricity and can least afford higher bills.


NAACP To Host #BanTheBox Twitter Town Hall, Nov. 6 1pm EST

It's time to #BanTheBox. Join us as we advocate for this policy and inform the public.


NAACP & Coalition Take On #GOPDebate—#RestoreTheVRA

NAACP is ensuring that voting rights are discussed during the presidential debates.


A Moral Critique Is Needed [Video]

Note: These were the fully scheduled remarks that were shortened due to time restraints. We gather here today as one human family to raise our moral voices and to welcome Pope Francis and his message that true faith is not a disengagement from the challenges of the world but an embrace of those very challenges.


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