Toward a Smarter Drug Policy

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and Gil Kerlikowske, the Director of ONDCP, discuss steps toward drug policy and criminal justice reform.

WIN Wednesdays: Mary Church Terrell

It seemed apropos that this WIN Wednesday during Black History Month--we feature the legacy of one of our founders, Mary Church Terrell.

Thoughts on Black AIDS Day

Each year for National Black AIDS Day, we remember those who lost their battle with one of the worst diseases of our time.

Black History Month: Mildred Roxborough, an NAACP Treasure

We recognize NAACP treasure and unsung hero Mrs. Mildred Roxborough, the oldest member and former field secretary for the NAACP.

Remembering Rosa Parks

Today would have been civil rights activist Rosa Parks' 100th birthday.

The Road to Restoration

Felony disenfranchisement puts this nation on the wrong side of democracy.

Governor Martin O’Malley Introduces the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act

Maryland Governor Martin O' Malley held a press conference at the Maryland State House to introduce the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013.

Diversity Job Fair and Financial Advocacy and Community Tour to Minneapolis

To help meet our communities’ demand for jobs, economic resources and financial literacy, the NAACP will host a Diversity Job Fair along with a Financial Advocacy and Community Tour (F.A.C.T.) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Employers as well as non-profits and financial institutions will be in attendance and available to connect you with opportunities for building your economic security.

We Must Act Now

The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice department attended a "pray-in" for climate with several organizations, including Interfaith Moral Action on Climate.

How Do We Cultivate Media Ownership?

New FCC rules can shrink African-American ownership of television and radio stations across the country.

Filibuster Reform

For too many years, senators have been using a more problematic version of the filibuster rule – a procedural tool meant to ensure the minority party could extend debate on a piece of legislation to obstruct Congress, create gridlock, and paralyze progress. We think it’s time to end this destructive practice.

Urge Your Senator to Resolve the Fiscal Cliff

On January 2, 2013, the United States will be faced with the "fiscal cliff." In this scenario, there will be spending cuts of about $109 billion per year, resulting in almost every federal program facing a reduction in its budget.

A Step Towards Abolishing the Maryland Death Penalty

This morning, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and Maryland NAACP State Conference President Gerald Stansbury met with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley at the Maryland State House to discuss the future of the death penalty in Maryland.

Faith Leaders Call for an End to the Fiscal Cliff Crisis

Heads of diverse denominations and organizations from the NAACP Summit of Faith Leaders, join the NAACP in calling for the resolution of the fiscal cliff crisis.

December 2012 Edition of The Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The December edition of The Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues has been released. The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is distributed the 15th of every month to all 1,200 units. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way!

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