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Give Your Grad the Gift of NAACP Membership

Graduates are continuing in a long line of historical success and achievements -- and what better way to honor the graduate in your life than with the gift of membership to the NAACP.


Register Now for our 28th Annual Lawyers’ Continuing Legal Education Seminar, July 8-9 in Houston

Our focus will include an annual U.S. Supreme Court Review and Legislative Update as well as panels on Ethics and many areas affecting our legal, educational and social justice communities.


NAACP’s Beth Glenn Talks African American Youth and Education

As a part of their series of profiles in advance of the NAACP Leadership 500 Summit, The Loop 21 sat down with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn to discuss the organization's role in developing and educating African American youth, and her role at L500.


May 2012 Edition of the Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way! Go to the resources section of the NAACP Economics Programs Department's webpage (www.naacp.com/econ) to view the May 15th Edition!


Taking Up the Clean-Energy Fight

Our climate-justice expert offers a creative way to avoid contaminating the air we breathe.


NAACP Selects 2012 Law Fellows

Since its inception in 2003, the NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program has fulfilled its vision of helping to groom future leaders and civil rights attorneys. The program is supported by annual grants from the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Kellogg’s Company.


NC NAACP President Takes a Stand for Amendment One

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber rebuked the media for asking the wrong questions regarding the Amendment One, North Carolina's proposed amendment that, if passed, would legalize same-sex marriage.


Chasing the Dream: The Black Immigrant Experience

Chasing the Dream: The Black Immigrant Experience is a three part series, written jointly by Isabel Lorenzo and Yehwroe Sinyan of the NAACP Economic Department. As children of black immigrants, we felt it was important to provide insights into the migration experiences of this unique demographic. The three articles of the series will highlight the following: 1) An introduction to the Black Immigrant 2) An evaluation of the challenges that Black Immigrants face in the 21st century, and 3) Recommendations on how all people of African descent can work collectively to advance social and economic justice in the 21st century.


Bigotry on the Ballot

North Carolina's Amendment One would constitutionally prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships. One of Amendment One’s most vocal opponents is the NC NAACP State Conference President Rev. William Barber II.


NAACP Financial Freedom Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

For the NAACP, April is a historic month. April 4, 1968, civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated while advocating against economic injustice, a fundamental tenet of his Poor People’s Campaign. The Campaign called on the federal government to provide a stronger safety net for the poor because Dr. King recognized economic justice as intractably linked to racial justice. Continuing this call for economic justice, the NAACP re-affirmed economic issues as central to advancing equality and on April 4, 2011, the NAACP opened the Financial Freedom Center (FFC), the headquarters for the NAACP Economic Department.


Join the Washington Bureau for a Conference Call with the White House

The NAACP Washington Bureau will join a conference call today with White House officials to discuss the NAACP legislative and public policy initiatives included in President Obama’s proposed 2013 budget.


Midwest NAACP Units Train to Implement Civil Rights “Game Changer” Priorities

NAACP leaders from seven Midwest states met in Louisville, KY on March 29-31 for a Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute.


March 2012 Edition of the Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way! Go to the resources section of the NAACP Economics Programs Department's webpage (www.naacp.com/econ) to view the March 15th Edition!


Wealth Inequality and Women of Color: A National Emergency

Black History Month and Women's History Month are often viewed as separate entities. But black women and other women of color know that their economic circumstances are affected by being both a person of color and a woman.


NAACP’s Financial Advocacy and Community Tour (F.A.C.T.): Know the Facts Takes to the Road

The National NAACP Economics Department will take its Financial Freedom Center program to the communities of six states in March, April and May to help boost the economic recovery of local residents hardest hit by the great recession and growing economic inequality.


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