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June 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 June 15th Edition!


The Intern Chronicles: A Day in the Life of A GTL Intern

Last week, you were introduced to GTL intern blogger, Corissa S. Deadwyler. This week, we are excited to introduce you to our other GTL intern blogger, Michael C. Childress, a senior accounting major at Miles College. Read more to learn about who he is, his road to securing a place in the GTL program and how he intends to be an advocate for racial economic equality in the finance industry throughout his internship and beyond!


Unequal justice? NAACP wages civil rights battle from the heart of Wilson, GA

Wilson native John McNeil sits in a prison cell as he has done for five and a half years, serving a life sentence for shooting a Cobb County, Ga., man.


State of the Environment in the South: Emergency Summit July 6-7

The NAACP and Texas Southern University will holding an emergency summit to examine widespread environmental, economic and climate injustice throughout the south, July 6 and 7 in Houston.


Kufi hats, Cross Colors, and the NAACP

From meeting Rosa Parks and Dr. Ben Hooks, to traveling across the country, Celeste Bickham relives her memories as an NAACP member, from the time she joined more than 20 years ago as a pre-teen.


The First Step as an Instrument of Change:“Take the Test, Take Control”

Today, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) across the U.S. where we promote HIV-testing and early diagnosis. More than half of American adults still have never been tested for HIV, yet testing remains the only way to know whether you or a loved one are infected. Read as Rev. Sadler highlights the first step as an Instrument of Change


Why I Joined—and Rejoined—the NAACP

Manuel Davis discusses why he became an NAACP member at his college -- and why, after losing touch post-college, he got back active as an adult.


Join the “Carbon Countdown” Twitter Townhall

The NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Department will host a Twitter townhall to call for Carbon Pollution Standards -- join in at the hashtag #NoCO2 on Monday, June 25 from 7-8 PM EST.


The Intern Chronicles: A Day in the Life of A GTL Intern

Today, the NAACP Economic Department launches the blog series "The Intern Chronicles: A Day in the Life of a Gateway to Leadership (GTL) Intern". Meet our first intern, Corissa Deadwyler, a finance and accounting major at Alabama A&M University. Her first blog titled, "Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)", talks about who she is, why she is interested in finance and how she intends to be an advocate for racial economic equality in the finance industry throughout her internship and beyond!


“I Put My Hand Over His”

Longtime NAACP member Mildred Roxborough shares one of her most vivid memories and how it helped inspire her membership over more than 75 years.


Gateway to Leadership Internship Program Enters Its 5th Year

End of last month, Nicole Kenney, Economic Program Specialist and Yehwroe Sinyan, Economic Education Coordinator, presented at the 2012 Gateway to Leadership Orientation. Gateway to Leadership (GTL) is a workplace diversity initiative that seeks to bridge the minority representation gap in the field of finance. Beginning in the summer of 2007, this program has connected approximately 120 students with resources and job placements necessary to build solid foundations in their chosen field.


NAACP Economic Dept Announces Economic Education and Advocacy Micro-grant Opportunity

The Tides Foundation, in conjunction with the NAACP Economic Department has released a Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP presents micro-grant opportunities for any and all compliant units within the NAACP network that are interested in engaging in economic education and advocacy work in the communities they serve. Selected units must be able to meet specific performance measures which are directly connected to the National Economic Department’s vision and 2012-2013 objectives.


BREAKING: US District Court Grants Injunction Against Florida Voter Restrictions

Today the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an injunction against a string of voter restrictions in the state that the NAACP has argued were efforts to suppress the vote.


Give Dad a Gift Membership This Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, the NAACP Membership Department wants to help you honor your father with the gift of inclusion, justice and freedom.


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