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.
As the country celebrates the unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and reflects on the historic March on Washington, this is an opportune time to highlight economic justice, a key element of Dr. King’s vision for America. In 1960, 1/5th of the country, approximately 39 million Americans, lived at or below the poverty line. Racial inequality was accepted as the norm and disenfranchised communities had little hope of socio-economic advancement.
Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. The NAACP Education Department recently announced the 2011 scholarship recipients.
During your college or universities’ fall semester move-in days, your chapter will form a “Welcome Team” of at least five chapter members to provide information about your chapter to encourage membership in the NAACP and to register voters. The “Move-In Movement” should be visible in high traffic areas around the campus, dormitories, cafeterias, the library, and any other highly populated area where students are available. Activities should occur during as many move-in days as possible.
Civil rights organizations and minority media outlets have shared an interlinked history for nearly a century. Both groups have worked to strengthen ties and promote diversity within the African American community. From this solidarity, members of NAACP’s Board of Directors and Communications staff recently attended the 36th NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair.
Last year, I went to London with our President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous to attend a conference on Global Youth Employment. Eight months later I, along with the rest of the world, am seeing images of economically disenfranchised youth throughout England rioting and rebelling.
Hi my name is Creyona Baldwin, I am 18 years old and from Toledo, Ohio. I will be attending Xavier University of Louisiana in the fall. This summer I had the opportunity to intern with the NAACP Youth & College Division. My experience with the NAACP was a great experience. Before this summer I barely knew what the NAACP was about or what they did. Through my experience I’ve learned about the associations structure and how the NAACP operates. My experience inspired me so much that I became a member. As an incoming freshman I look forward to affiliating with the college chapter at Xavier.
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, 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.
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.
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.
The first-ever NAACP Youth & College "Day of Service" saw 350 members feed more than 3,000 Los Angeles residents at the Midnight Mission.
Full text of President & CEO's Benjamin Todd Jealous' plenary address at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention
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
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.