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 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.
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.
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.
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.
NAACP leaders from seven Midwest states met in Louisville, KY on March 29-31 for a Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute.
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!
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.
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.
Ms. Smith was part of a delegation by the NAACP to bring the topic of voting rights before the UN's Human Rights Commission.
The act of casting a ballot that gets counted on Election Day is the nation’s great equalizer. For the NAACP in particular, unfettered access to the ballot box and the transformative potential of the franchise is inextricable from who we are and every bit what we must leave for future generations.
Recently, I attended the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California. The Image Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice. You may be wondering why I, the Program Specialist for the Economic Department, attended the Image Awards, but the connection between media representations of black Americans and the black experience is closer linked to economic justice than you might realize.
Dimmed lights, an open bar and sophisticated seating areas with sheer drapes surround me as I stand on a dance floor in an elite night club. I am here to be honored for my work in HIV. Before me stand a host of beautiful young black people, gathered to acknowledge World AIDS Day and the impact of HIV in our community
Academy Award-winning director, filmmaker, and executive producer George Lucas was honored with the prestigious NAACP Vanguard Award.