Dedrick Muhammad Discusses the Financial Freedom Center with ReelUrbanNews.Com

As the nation struggles to recover financially, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) launched the Financial Freedom Center and a bold campaign to assist communities and persons dealing with today’s financial challenges. Last week, Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director of Economic Programs, discussed the launch of the Financial Freedom Center and the Financial Freedom Campaign’s goals in the coming months.

Greater Than AIDS Partners with the NAACP

Greater Than AIDS, in partnership with GYT: Get Yourself Tested and AIDSVu, hosted a booth at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles July 23-28. Convention attendees shared their "Deciding Moments" at the Greater Than AIDS Photobooth and got tested for HIV and other STDs at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation booth nearby.

The Best Of: Tweets from #NAACPLA11

Throughout the 102nd NAACP Convention, attendees, special guests and people watching at home shared their thoughts on Twitter. From President Jealous & Chairman Brock, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, CNN's Don Lemon, actress Tatyana Ali and more, here are some of the best tweets from #NAACPLA11.

From the Bronx to Botswana: Making a climate change connection

Today, a new challenge faces communities of color everywhere, and that challenge lies at the intersection of a global environmental, health, and poverty crises. This challenge that we are talking about is climate change, which disproportionately affects communities of color no matter where they are located.

Youth & College: Fighting Hunger Inspires Continued Service

The first-ever NAACP Youth & College "Day of Service" saw 350 members feed more than 3,000 Los Angeles residents at the Midnight Mission.

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.

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