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NAACP Economics Department presents for We Are One Conference December 1 - 4, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ

The NAACP is a proud sponsor and co-convener of the “We Are One Conference”, a national train-the-trainer event, which will embrace up to 1,000 labor/community organizers in Phoenix, Arizona December 1st through December 4th. This conference aims to empower African American and Latino leaders throughout the country to push a progressive economic agenda that fortifies the bonds between these communities and strengthens all Americans.


5 million people…

When all is said and done, millions could be disenfranchised by changes to voting laws in states around the country. Here's what you can do to help prevent it.


Greater Than 2010: Raise the Base

The NAACP National Membership Office is excited to launch a new membership contest -- and for the first time ever, the winner will receive a cash prize!


Gateway to Leadership Program Encourages Minorities to Consider Careers in Finance

The country’s demographics are shifting and the nation is becoming more multiracial and multiethnic; and yet, minorities remain significantly underrepresented in the finance industry, one of the country’s most lucrative and fastest growing sectors.


Forward Promise Wants Your Ideas to Improve Health, Success of Young Men of Color

Forward Promise - a new initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) - seeks to find the best ideas to help young men of color succeed in life, school and work.


Join the NAACP, White House on Conference Call on American Jobs Act

The NAACP Washington Bureau invites members to engage in a conference call this afternoon with White House officials to discuss the American Jobs Act.


Beverly Hills NAACP Joins Hollywood Stars to Stamp Out Bullying

The Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP and entertainment stars kicked off the "Stop the Bullying" campaign aimed at curbing bullying in local schools.


Chairman Emeritus Bond, American University Students Talk Civil Rights

The American Forum's Jane Hall recently sat down with NAACP Chairman Emeritus and civil rights leader Julian Bond for a student town hall at American University to discuss numerous issues in connection with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication.


Why the NAACP’s Robert Rooks is against the Death Penalty

NAACP Criminal Justice Director Robert Rooks sat down with The Loop 21 to explain why he opposes the death penalty.


A Legacy to Honor, A Dream to Achieve

As our nation prepares to dedicate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the National Mall, we cannot help but reflect on the legacy he left behind, the faith he had in the next generation, and the dream that we must still strive to achieve.


Why We Need More Black Online Organizers

As we move forward in building movements and the power needed to win, black organizers must continue to innovate.


Financial Freedom Campaign Launches Satellite Program

On the weekend of September 23rd through the 25th, the NAACP’s Economic Department officially launched its Financial Freedom Campaign via its “Train the Trainers” training. Over the course of the three days, representatives from the 21 micro-grant satellite units met to engage in constructive dialog; learn best practices and were connected to valuable resources. These three components were provided to assist them with their own financial education/literacy workshops that they will be implementing over the course of the next year.


NAACP Nine Point Homeownership Reforms

The NAACP proposes nine measures that will help resolve the current housing and foreclosure crisis and will assist in charting a future for housing in America in which the majority of all American communities regardless of race or ethnicity will be able to become homeowners.


What is Spingarn, Alex!

On Thursday, October 6th, the NAACP and the popular TV game show Jeopardy crossed paths. Here's how it all happened.


Watch Live: A Celebration of Troy Davis’ Life

Watch the livestream of Troy Davis' funeral services beginning 11 am on Saturday, October 1


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