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Black Men Who Don’t Have Sex with Men: “The Forgotten Population in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS”

As we enter into our thirtieth year of the HIV/AIDS pandemic here in America, I’m still hearing many researchers, men who have sex with men (MSM), HIV activists, the infected and the affected asking the same question; “Where are the heterosexual (non-MSM) Black men, and why aren’t they doing more to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Black community?”


NAACP Holds Civil War Teach-in in Charleston

The NAACP hosted the first of a series of Civil War teach-ins in Charleston, South Carolina this week to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the War's beginning.


At The Color of Wealth Policy Summit

The 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit focused on the recession generation, the racial wealth gap restoring American prosperity.


Who’s Your DJ for Justice?

When a recording artist releases a great song or album, it will not be widely heard until the tune is played by our nation's DJs. DJs are responsible for getting music to the public, getting the crowd hyped at a party and promoting the work of recording artists. Without DJs, good music would be like a tree falling in the forest -- it really wouldn't matter if it made a sound. But I'm not writing to talk about what the music industry needs to do. I'm writing about what those of us who are working to ensure that our children live in a socially just, compassionate and equitable society need to do. We need to be DJs, mixmasters spinning the words of justice into a movement that creates the kind of world that will truly be livable for all Americans.


Oil Spill Claims Help in the Gulf

The NAACP will hold a series of Gulf Financial Counseling Fairs this week in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida to assist people with claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


NAACP Calls for Police Accountability in Houston & Beyond

Victims, advocates, experts and law enforcement and government officials came before a panel of NAACP local, state and national officials last week to talk about police accountability, each from their own perspective and experience, addressing challenges and possible solutions.


Video: “Misplaced Priorities” Report Release at the National Press Club

NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous was joined by former Education Secretary Rod Paige, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Corrections USA's Mike Jimenez and many others at the National Press club to launch our new report "Misplaced Priorities." Watch the video.


Newt Gingrich Supports ‘Misplaced Priorities,’ NAACP Criminal Justice Reform Principles

The conservative former Speaker of the House sends a letter of support for the NAACP's prison reform efforts.


President Jealous Discusses ‘Misplaced Priorities’ Report on Morning Joe

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous went on MSNBC Thursday morning to discuss the 'Misplaced Priorities' report. Watch the video.


Slideshow: We Are One Events Across the Country

On Monday, April 4th, NAACP units across the country rallied to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch a slideshow of some of the inspiring moments.


On King and Living a Life Beyond Fear

Many of us go through life believing America's age of martyrs ended when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The reality, as the shooting massacre that killed U.S. District Judge John Roll and injured Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reminded us, is there is a reason we still take the threat of politically motivated violence seriously. The pace may have slowed, but assassinations still happen in America.


NAACP Launches Financial Freedom Center in Washington DC

New initiative to influence change in the banking industry, prevent unfair mortgage lending practices, and promote sustainable homeownership in historically disadvantaged communities.


NAACP at the Invisible Woman Conference

Twenty-five years after the publication of “Slipping Through the Cracks,” a precursory search of the literature suggests that little research has been done examining the socio-economic status of black women.


Mississippi Press Conference Presses for Federal Investigation into Hanging Death

The Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP joined family members of Frederick Jermaine Carter in Jackson on Thursday for a press conference demanding a federal investigation into the death of the 26 year-old.


Video: NAACP Addresses Police Accountability in Houston

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joined Texas State Conference President Gary Bledsoe in Houston on March 31st at a hearing to bring attention to police accountability after recent high-profile allegations of police brutatlity emerged in Houston. Watch the news clip from KTRK-TV.


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