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NAACP Units Trained to Bring Economic Empowerment to Their Communities

Over this past weekend, NAACP units from all over the country convened to attend the 2nd Annual Train the Trainer at the Financial Freedom Center, headquarters for the NAACP National Economic Department. Train the Trainer is an annual weekend long program that equips NAACP units with the knowledge and tools to engage in economic education and advocacy work in their local communities.


49 Years Later, Martin Luther King’s Dream Lives On

NAACP celebrates the 49th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.


Our Summer Experience with the NAACP Economic Department

Economic Program Intern and Howard University Senior, Isabel Lorenzo, reflects on her summer experience with the NAACP Economic Department, some of the skills she, other interns and volunteers gained, and the utility of these skills for school, the workplace and public service.


Truth and Hope Poverty Tour

Join us this Saturday in Rocky Mount, North Carolina for the mass meeting to eradicate poverty.


It’s Time to Double Down on What Works

President Ben Jealous just returned from the White House where President Obama made a special announcement -- through Executive Order he has established a new initiative to improve educational outcomes for African Americans


Voter ID Laws: Poll Taxes Revisited

NAACP Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, Hilary Shelton talks about voter ID laws with Michael Eric Dyson on The Ed Show. Mr. Shelton discusses why requiring a state ID to vote, disenfranchises Black voters and is akin to a modern-day poll tax.


Is College Really Worth It?

Former NAACP legal intern Yolanda Melville weighs into the debate around college affordability and the big question, "is college really worth it?"


KNOW THE F.A.C.Ts!  An Overview of the Financial Advocacy and Community Tours


National NAACP Brings Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative to New Orleans, Louisiana

On Saturday, July 21, 2012, The National NAACP Economic Department and Environmental and Climate Justice Department will bring its Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative to Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The initiative provides economic education and resources to communities of colors financially devastated by the Gulf Oil Drilling Disaster and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike.


Electoral Franchise

The NAACP Legal Department ran its second and final day of its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars as part of the 2012 NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center.


Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Address NAACP Convention

Romney will speak at the plenary session on civic engagement, which commences July 11 at 9:30 AM, CST.


Health Disparities in Our Community

At the National Convention in Houston this week, a main topic of discussion in the health symposiums will be the ever-pressing issue of HIV/AIDS within the African-American community.


Voting Rights at the 103rd NAACP National Convention: Your Power, Your Decision—Vote

Less than four month before the 2012 elections, the NAACP voting rights initiative is working diligently to educate Americans on how to combat voter suppression tactics.


103rd NAACP National Convention: “Economic Opportunities in Our Communities”  Presentations

Today, the NAACP Economic Department will host the mini summit, “Economic Opportunities in Our Communities” at the National Convention in Houston, Texas. The summit will feature panels focusing on community economic development and entrepreneurship. The panelists' PowerPoint presentations can be found here.


Economic Opportunities in Our Communities Mini Summit

The NAACP Economic Department will host a mini summit entitled “Economic Opportunities in Our Communities” on July 9 at the NAACP Annual Convention.


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