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An #EconChat with NAACP’s Dedrick Muhammad

Last month, we polled on Facebook and Twitter to see which NAACP program you'd like to see featured in our next Twitterview. In a close race, the Economic Programs Department emerged as the favorite. We sat down yesterday with NAACP Senior Director for Economic Programs Dedrick Muhammad to discuss the NAACP's new Financial Freedom Center, the impetus for the revamped Economic Programs department, and the NAACP's ongoing effort to ensure economic equity.


Black Bloggers Gather in Los Angeles for Fourth Annual Blogging While Brown Conference

African-American bloggers, social media experts, writers and community activists gathered in Los Angeles, July 8 - 10 for the Fourth Annual Blogging While Brown Conference.


Turning Truth into Power – Student Leaders Rally for Change in Washington D.C.

Campus Progress, a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges, held its 7th Annual National Conference on July 6th and 7th in Washington D.C. More than 1,000 young people convened at CPC to work towards real solutions for political, social and economic change.


Justice for Jordan Miles- Jasiri X tells the Story of Jordan Miles

Jasiri X tells the story of Jordan Miles, the 18 year old honor student who was brutally beaten by 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers while walking to his grandmother's house. "Jordan Miles" was mixed by Diezel and directed by Paradise Gray.


Coalition Wins Clear Victory for Justice

NAACP Applauds Appeals Court for Reinstating Affirmative Action in Michigan


Public Service Leadership Summit

The National Urban Fellows (NUF), held a Public Service Leadership Diversity Summit in Atlanta to inspire excellence and diversity in public service leadership with a dual emphasis on individuals and systems. Over 125 organizations (government, nonprofit) have partnered with the NUF to advance this movement. Some of the panelist included: Ambassador Andrew Young, Senator Jason Carter, Xernona Clayton, President & CEO Trumpet Awards Foundation, Jeff Johnson, MSNBC, Rosa Alicia Clemente, Community Organizer & Hip Hop Activist, John Esterle, Executive Director and board trustee of the Whitman Institute and Veronica Villalobos, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).


Countdown to Convention: Greetings from California!

The California-Hawaii Youth Leadership Team sends a warm welcome to Youth & College Members as they ramp up for the 102nd Convention and the Youth & College Divisions' 75th Anniversary!


A Date to Remember

June 27, 1981 I remember very well because it was 2 days after I graduated from high school; I was heading off to college to be ‘pre-med’. I vaguely remember hearing about a disease or syndrome that affected young gay men. It seemed very mysterious and far removed from my life. It was not on any global or national agenda, nor were there faith based initiatives, celebrity spokespersons; there were no national public health campaigns with cheeky taglines; no one was signing up for bicycle races or walks for the cure to rally around. HIV/AIDS was a whisper; even The Artist could not say it out loud, it was “the big disease with a little name”. It was that scary.


The Naked Truth about HIV/AIDS: Twitterview with NAACP Health Dir. Shavon Arline

June 27 marked National HIV Testing Day, where health advocates nationwide encouraged Americans to get tested. In the spirit of the day, we sat down with NAACP Health Director Shavon Arline to answer your questions about HIV & AIDS, and discuss the NAACP's HIV prevention efforts and how you can get involved.


Keenan: TIME Magazine has it wrong

A recent TIME Magazine article mischaracterizes the NAACP's position on charter schools. NAACP General Counsel Kim Keenan sets the record straight.


An Association by Any Other Name?

The Wendell Phillips Association was just one proposal for an NAACP name change in 1917.


Understanding the 40th Anniversary of the War on Drugs

Today the Institute of the Black World brought together a panel of coalition partners working on finding solutions to this never ending war on communities of color. Featured speakers included Hilary Shelton of the NAACP, Jasmine Tyler of the Drug Policy Alliance, Deborah Small of Break the Chains, Neill Franklin of LEAP, and Rev. Jesse Jackson as the keynote speaker. “The current “tough on crime” policies are expensive and ineffective. We need to be “smart on crime” instead,” explained Shelton. “That means we need to stop locking up non-violent drug abusers and the mentally ill, and start treating them.”


On the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

For years, the NAACP has monitored the telecommunications industry and its commitment to workplace diversity


30 Years of HIV/AIDS

Thirty years ago, on June 5, 1981, CDC published the first report of cases of what is now known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reported on Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five previously healthy young men in Los Angeles, California. These cases were later recognized as the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States.


WATCH: Reverend Theresa Dear Testifies on Air Toxics Rule

Watch the powerful testimony of NAACP Dupage County Illinois Branch President Reverend Theresa Dear on EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards


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