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.

Shavon Arline-Bradley Talks Health with The Loop 21

"It was a no-brainer for me to be involved in a 100-year-old organization that had never lost its brand name."

Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity

In Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity, author Chris Rabb explores the hidden factors that influence business viability when hard work, a great idea, and a good attitude are simply not enough. Nicole Kenney and Isabel Lorenzo, at the NAACP Economic Department, interviewed Mr. Rabb about invisible capital and how to leverage it to democratize entrepreneurial opportunity towards greater social inclusion, economic sustainability and community wealth-building.

NAACP’s Niaz Kasravi on Criminal Justice

In the second installment of The Loop 21's feature on dynamic NAACP leaders, NAACP Criminal Justice Director Niaz Kasravi sat down to discuss our national criminal justice system, and the issues facing communities of color.

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 ( 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.

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