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".
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The NAACP and Bank of America have announced that they will enhance their partnership through the promotion of greater economic opportunity and advancement of community economic development throughout the nation. Bank of America has committed significant resources to support the work of the NAACP, providing financial education to disenfranchised communities that were ravaged by the economic crisis as well as identifying economic opportunities for the future.
Last week, I attended the Congressional Black Caucus’ National Black Leadership Summit on the Job Crisis. Black Congressional leaders along with notable civil rights leaders and organizations convened to discuss the economic plight facing the African American community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAACP Applauds Appeals Court for Reinstating Affirmative Action in Michigan
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).