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NAACP Economic Department Awards 21 NAACP Units with Micro-grants

The NAACP Economic Department announced 21 NAACP branches nationwide that will receive a $4,000 micro-grant to participate in the Financial Freedom Center’s inaugural financial education series at the 102nd Annual Convention.


Is there a Gideon Among Us?

Full text of President & CEO's Benjamin Todd Jealous' plenary address at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention


“Courage Will Not Skip this Generation”

Read the full text of Chairman Roslyn M. Brock's address to the opening plenary session of the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles California. July 24, 2011


Stop the Violence, Start the Love: Addressing Youth Incarceration & Public Safety

This year, at the NAACP 102nd Annual Convention, the Criminal Justice Department will host a workshop for the NAACP Youth and College Division titled, “Stop the Violence, Start the Love: Addressing Youth Incarceration and Public Safety.” The workshop will bring together expert panelists who will lead a discussion about the role that youth activists can play in helping implement strategies that decrease our reliance on incarceration, increase public safety, and help heal communities of color that are most impacted by crime, violence, and mass incarceration.


Exploring how the Justice System Affects Communities of Color

On Monday, July 25, the NAACP Criminal Justice Department will highlight some key components of our work in a workshop entitled "Impact: Understanding the Collateral Consequences of the Criminal Justice System on Communities of Color".


America’s Family Doctors

This year’s Health Symposium on Saturday, July 23 will be historic, as the three African American Surgeon Generals will sit in one room to discuss the state of black health to NAACP Health advocates from across the country.


Members Welcome at #NAACPLA11

Each day during this year's Convention, the Membership department will give away exclusive NAACP prizes to card-carrying members that "check-in" to the NAACP Convention on Foursquare. Here's more info on one of the many ways it pays to be an NAACP member!


Share. Connect. Change.

NAACPConnect is the social networking hub for all of the youth and young adults in the NAACP to interact! This is the place for the brightest and best African-Americans to showcase their talents, share best practices, ignite social change and build the best future possible.


Drive to 100K: NAACP’s new Life Membership Campaign

The NAACP Membership Department has launched a life membership campaign to acquire 100,000 fully paid life members, and are rewarding fully paid life members with exclusive, civil rights-themed cards.


Chat with the NAACP’s “Social Media Guy”

Thinking about creating a Facebook page for your NAACP unit? Ever wonder what a hashtag is? NAACP Online & Social Media Specialist Curtis Johnson will answer your social media questions at this year's Convention.


Bank of America Endorses NAACP Responsible Mortgage Lending Principles

The NAACP and Bank of America have announced that they will enhance their partnership through the promotion of greater economic opportunity and advancement of community economic development throughout the nation. Bank of America has committed significant resources to support the work of the NAACP, providing financial education to disenfranchised communities that were ravaged by the economic crisis as well as identifying economic opportunities for the future.


CBC Hosts the Black Leadership Summit on the Jobs Crisis

Last week, I attended the Congressional Black Caucus’ National Black Leadership Summit on the Job Crisis. Black Congressional leaders along with notable civil rights leaders and organizations convened to discuss the economic plight facing the African American community.


An #EconChat with NAACP’s Dedrick Muhammad

Last month, we polled on Facebook and Twitter to see which NAACP program you'd like to see featured in our next Twitterview. In a close race, the Economic Programs Department emerged as the favorite. We sat down yesterday with NAACP Senior Director for Economic Programs Dedrick Muhammad to discuss the NAACP's new Financial Freedom Center, the impetus for the revamped Economic Programs department, and the NAACP's ongoing effort to ensure economic equity.


Black Bloggers Gather in Los Angeles for Fourth Annual Blogging While Brown Conference

African-American bloggers, social media experts, writers and community activists gathered in Los Angeles, July 8 - 10 for the Fourth Annual Blogging While Brown Conference.


Turning Truth into Power – Student Leaders Rally for Change in Washington D.C.

Campus Progress, a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges, held its 7th Annual National Conference on July 6th and 7th in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 young people convened at CPC to work towards real solutions for political, social and economic change.


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