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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.


Digital Evangelist

Digital Media Field Manager Lauren Wilson talks about upcoming webinars and why she loves being a digital evangelist.


A Climate Justice Message on Earth Day

NAACP Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice, Jacqueline Patterson, was the main speaker at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Monday, to kick off their week-long of events to celebrate Earth Day.


Wilcox Seniors Prepare for Integrated Prom

For the first time in history, students at Wilcox County High School are preparing for their first integrated prom. The high school became national news for hosting segregated proms dating back nearly 3 decades. Students’ efforts to repeal this antiquated act were a success. After months of petitioning and fund-raising, Wilcox County High School students will have the option to celebrate high school’s biggest night with friends, irrespective of their skin color, on Saturday, April 27th.


We’re Not Done on Gun Safety

Today NAACP Director of the Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, Hilary O. Shelton sent out the following email to over 500 NAACP activists who shared emotionally gripping gun violence stories:


Community Ownership, Leadership, and Inclusion Required in the Green Economy

To combat disparities and expand the possibilities for work, ownership, well-being, and justice, we must advance economic models that value and enhance democratic participation, individual and community assets, and shared wealth creation.


NAACP President Honored with ACLU-NCA Henry W. Edgerton Award for Civil Liberties Work

On April 11 NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous was honored with the ACLU National Capital Chapter Henry W. Edgerton Award for his civil liberties work, specifically in the area of marriage equality. Below are his prepared remarks.


Region I CRATI

Jacqui Patterson, Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program, delivered a presentation at the Region I Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute. Ms. Patterson discussed how landfills in urban areas effect he health of communities of color and other environmental justice issues.


Diverse Coalition Supports Bridging The Gap Conference

Shamar Bibbins, Director of National Partnerships at Green For All, discusses why it's important for people of color to get connected to the Green Economy.


Redemption & Second Chances: Eliminating Employment Barriers for Previously Incarcerated Individuals

Every year over 700,000 people return home from prison and jail, looking for an opportunity to rebuild their lives and put the past behind. Providing opportunities for successful reentry of previously incarcerated people is no longer a problem this country can ignore.


NAACP Launches Web Tools to Advance Diversity

Building off the release of the Opporutnity & Diversity Report Card: Hotel & Resort Industry, the NAACP has launched web advocacy tools to help facilitate inclusion and diversity practices in leading hotels.


NAACP 1st Annual Financial Freedom Contest

NAACP Economic Department celebrates Financial Literacy Month with 1st Annual Financial Freedom Contest!


Connecting Black Communities with America’s Infrastructure

The Green Economy has proven to be tremendously successful in creating new procurement, investment, entrepreneurial, and job opportunities. It has already created millions of jobs and generated trillions of dollars across the globe.


Framing a Green Economy Based on Social Justice

In order to take part in the green economy we must approach it with a social justice lens. Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Jacqui Patterson shares what a justice-based green economy looks like and how it can be implemented while respecting all rights for all people.


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