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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


Troy Anthony Davis’ Last Words

"For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls."


The World Will Remember Troy’s Name

Troy's execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States.


The Legacy of Troy Davis

Troy Davis' sister Kim and nephew De'Jaun offer words from Troy and gratitude to the millions who stood behind them in a global pursuit of justice.


Howard Students Take to White House as Clock Ticks for Troy Davis

The Howard University NAACP and hundreds of other young activists in the DC area took their concerns for Troy Davis to the highest authority in the land -- the White House.


Troy Davis Will Refuse His Last Meal

This morning, our worst fears came true. Despite widespread doubt, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles upheld the decision to execute Troy Davis this Wednesday. Still, Troy has refused to have a “last meal" - he has faith his life will be spared.


Troy Davis Denied Clemency by GA Parole Board

Despite overwhelming evidence pointing to his innocence -- evidence that prompter more than a million Americans to write in support of clemency -- Troy Davis' execution is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21. Here's what we're asking you to do.


NAACP Joins Global Green USA in “Green Schools Makeover” Competition

The NAACP has partnered with Global Green USA in its "Green School Makeover" competition. Global Green will award one lucky K-12 school a $65,000 cash prize for an innovative green school project.


MLK’s daughter enters fray of Georgia death penalty case

Rev. Bernice King has sent a letter to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles dated Saturday requesting clemency for Troy Davis.


Video: A Special Message From Kimberly Davis

Troy Davis' sister delivers a very special video message for NAACP members and supporters the day before Troy's hearing before the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.


VIDEO: #TooMuchDoubt: Petition Delivery

Many thanks to the hundreds of thousands of NAACP online activists for making this possible!On September 15th, Georgia State Conference President Edward Dubose led a delegation of representatives of the NAACP and other ally organizations to deliver more than 660,000 petitions in support of Clemency for Troy Davis.


Anderson Cooper 360 on the Troy Davis Case

The CNN correspondent looks into Troy's case, including interviews with jurors and witnesses who have since recanted.


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