The Intern Chronicles: A Day in the Life of A GTL Intern

Today, the NAACP Economic Department launches the blog series "The Intern Chronicles: A Day in the Life of a Gateway to Leadership (GTL) Intern". Meet our first intern, Corissa Deadwyler, a finance and accounting major at Alabama A&M University. Her first blog titled, "Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)", talks about who she is, why she is interested in finance and how she intends to be an advocate for racial economic equality in the finance industry throughout her internship and beyond!

“I Put My Hand Over His”

Longtime NAACP member Mildred Roxborough shares one of her most vivid memories and how it helped inspire her membership over more than 75 years.

Gateway to Leadership Internship Program Enters Its 5th Year

End of last month, Nicole Kenney, Economic Program Specialist and Yehwroe Sinyan, Economic Education Coordinator, presented at the 2012 Gateway to Leadership Orientation. Gateway to Leadership (GTL) is a workplace diversity initiative that seeks to bridge the minority representation gap in the field of finance. Beginning in the summer of 2007, this program has connected approximately 120 students with resources and job placements necessary to build solid foundations in their chosen field.

NAACP Economic Dept Announces Economic Education and Advocacy Micro-grant Opportunity

The Tides Foundation, in conjunction with the NAACP Economic Department has released a Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP presents micro-grant opportunities for any and all compliant units within the NAACP network that are interested in engaging in economic education and advocacy work in the communities they serve. Selected units must be able to meet specific performance measures which are directly connected to the National Economic Department’s vision and 2012-2013 objectives.

BREAKING: US District Court Grants Injunction Against Florida Voter Restrictions

Today the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an injunction against a string of voter restrictions in the state that the NAACP has argued were efforts to suppress the vote.

Give Dad a Gift Membership This Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, the NAACP Membership Department wants to help you honor your father with the gift of inclusion, justice and freedom.

Shavon Arline-Bradley Talks Health with The Loop 21

"It was a no-brainer for me to be involved in a 100-year-old organization that had never lost its brand name."

Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity

In Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity, author Chris Rabb explores the hidden factors that influence business viability when hard work, a great idea, and a good attitude are simply not enough. Nicole Kenney and Isabel Lorenzo, at the NAACP Economic Department, interviewed Mr. Rabb about invisible capital and how to leverage it to democratize entrepreneurial opportunity towards greater social inclusion, economic sustainability and community wealth-building.

NAACP’s Niaz Kasravi on Criminal Justice

In the second installment of The Loop 21's feature on dynamic NAACP leaders, NAACP Criminal Justice Director Niaz Kasravi sat down to discuss our national criminal justice system, and the issues facing communities of color.

Give Your Grad the Gift of NAACP Membership

Graduates are continuing in a long line of historical success and achievements -- and what better way to honor the graduate in your life than with the gift of membership to the NAACP.

Register Now for our 28th Annual Lawyers’ Continuing Legal Education Seminar, July 8-9 in Houston

Our focus will include an annual U.S. Supreme Court Review and Legislative Update as well as panels on Ethics and many areas affecting our legal, educational and social justice communities.

NAACP’s Beth Glenn Talks African American Youth and Education

As a part of their series of profiles in advance of the NAACP Leadership 500 Summit, The Loop 21 sat down with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn to discuss the organization's role in developing and educating African American youth, and her role at L500.

May 2012 Edition of the Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way! Go to the resources section of the NAACP Economics Programs Department's webpage ( to view the May 15th Edition!

Taking Up the Clean-Energy Fight

Our climate-justice expert offers a creative way to avoid contaminating the air we breathe.

NAACP Selects 2012 Law Fellows

Since its inception in 2003, the NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program has fulfilled its vision of helping to groom future leaders and civil rights attorneys. The program is supported by annual grants from the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Kellogg’s Company.

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