President Obama’s Job Creation Plan: What it Means to African Americans

NAACP Senior Director of Economic Programs Dedrick Muhammad discusses President Obama's jobs creation plan and what it means for the African American community.

The Lessons of September 11

As the smoke cleared and the dust began to settle, our country came together in a remarkable way.

Join the White House on today’s Jobs Update Conference Call

Last night President Obama presented his plan to create jobs and grow our economy during a nationally televised address to both U.S. Houses of Congress. Now it’s your turn to learn more and hear details - join the White House this afternoon as it hosts its Jobs Update conference call.

#TooMuchDoubt: A Campaign to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Despite serious doubts as to his guilt and a lack of evidence, Troy Davis will be executed on September 21 if we don't interfere. As a sign of solidarity and a means of increasing awareness, we're encouraging supporters of justice everywhere to make Troy their Facebook pic and/or Twitter avatar through Troy's clemency hearing on September 19.

The President’s Jobs Speech

We are proud that the NAACP has been involved in the discussions and work that laid the groundwork for the historic initiatives announced tonight.

Breaking News: Judge Sets Troy Davis Execution Date for Sep. 21

We’ve just received terrible news: the State of Georgia has set Troy Davis’ execution date for midnight on September 21, just two weeks from today.

Valdosta State University: Back in Session

VSU Press & Publicity Chair, Valencia Williams shares what the VSU NAACP College Chapter has planned for the 2011-2012 School Year.

U.S. Approach to War on Drugs Ignores Dr. King’s Lessons on Justice, Compassion.

After forty years of the war on drugs, America continues to ignore Dr. King’s lessons on justice, compassion and love.

Let the Church Be the Church

The Church is at a crossroads. If we choose the road of the status quo we will continue to die in silence and shame. If we plant our feet on higher ground and start to truly believe that we are called to do even greater works, we can see a dramatic shift in the rates of transmission of HIV in our lifetime. When we take the call seriously to teach, minister, preach, and heal, our community will be saved.

Let us Remember Dr. King’s Struggle for Economic Justice

As the country celebrates the unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and reflects on the historic March on Washington, this is an opportune time to highlight economic justice, a key element of Dr. King’s vision for America. In 1960, 1/5th of the country, approximately 39 million Americans, lived at or below the poverty line. Racial inequality was accepted as the norm and disenfranchised communities had little hope of socio-economic advancement.

Announcing this year’s NAACP Scholarship Recipients

Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. The NAACP Education Department recently announced the 2011 scholarship recipients.

Youth & College Division 10th Annual NAACP College Chapter “Move-In-Movement”

During your college or universities’ fall semester move-in days, your chapter will form a “Welcome Team” of at least five chapter members to provide information about your chapter to encourage membership in the NAACP and to register voters. The “Move-In Movement” should be visible in high traffic areas around the campus, dormitories, cafeterias, the library, and any other highly populated area where students are available. Activities should occur during as many move-in days as possible.

NAACP Supports 36th NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair

Civil rights organizations and minority media outlets have shared an interlinked history for nearly a century. Both groups have worked to strengthen ties and promote diversity within the African American community. From this solidarity, members of NAACP’s Board of Directors and Communications staff recently attended the 36th NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair.

London’s Calling But Are We Listening?

Last year, I went to London with our President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous to attend a conference on Global Youth Employment. Eight months later I, along with the rest of the world, am seeing images of economically disenfranchised youth throughout England rioting and rebelling.

My Experience as a Youth & College Intern: Creyona Baldwin

Hi my name is Creyona Baldwin, I am 18 years old and from Toledo, Ohio. I will be attending Xavier University of Louisiana in the fall. This summer I had the opportunity to intern with the NAACP Youth & College Division. My experience with the NAACP was a great experience. Before this summer I barely knew what the NAACP was about or what they did. Through my experience I’ve learned about the associations structure and how the NAACP operates. My experience inspired me so much that I became a member. As an incoming freshman I look forward to affiliating with the college chapter at Xavier.

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