Is College Really Worth It?

Former NAACP legal intern Yolanda Melville weighs into the debate around college affordability and the big question, "is college really worth it?"

KNOW THE F.A.C.Ts!  An Overview of the Financial Advocacy and Community Tours

National NAACP Brings Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative to New Orleans, Louisiana

On Saturday, July 21, 2012, The National NAACP Economic Department and Environmental and Climate Justice Department will bring its Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative to Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The initiative provides economic education and resources to communities of colors financially devastated by the Gulf Oil Drilling Disaster and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike.

Electoral Franchise

The NAACP Legal Department ran its second and final day of its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars as part of the 2012 NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Address NAACP Convention

Romney will speak at the plenary session on civic engagement, which commences July 11 at 9:30 AM, CST.

Health Disparities in Our Community

At the National Convention in Houston this week, a main topic of discussion in the health symposiums will be the ever-pressing issue of HIV/AIDS within the African-American community.

Voting Rights at the 103rd NAACP National Convention: Your Power, Your Decision—Vote

Less than four month before the 2012 elections, the NAACP voting rights initiative is working diligently to educate Americans on how to combat voter suppression tactics.

103rd NAACP National Convention: “Economic Opportunities in Our Communities”  Presentations

Today, the NAACP Economic Department will host the mini summit, “Economic Opportunities in Our Communities” at the National Convention in Houston, Texas. The summit will feature panels focusing on community economic development and entrepreneurship. The panelists' PowerPoint presentations can be found here.

Economic Opportunities in Our Communities Mini Summit

The NAACP Economic Department will host a mini summit entitled “Economic Opportunities in Our Communities” on July 9 at the NAACP Annual Convention.

Continuing Legal Education

The NAACP Legal Department launched its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars as a part of the 2012 NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The two-day program will cover numerous cutting-edge topics ranging from voting and redistricting to environmental and economic justice.

Climate Justice = People’s Rights

NAACP State Conferences across the country have taken up the fight for climate justice.

Download the NAACP Convention App

Whether you want to follow our list of distinguished speakers, locate key sessions, or share your thoughts on social media, we want to help you stay connected -- either in person, or at home.

June 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 June 15th Edition!

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

Last week, you were introduced to GTL intern blogger, Corissa S. Deadwyler. This week, we are excited to introduce you to our other GTL intern blogger, Michael C. Childress, a senior accounting major at Miles College. Read more to learn about who he is, his road to securing a place in the GTL program and how he intends to be an advocate for racial economic equality in the finance industry throughout his internship and beyond!

Unequal justice? NAACP wages civil rights battle from the heart of Wilson, GA

Wilson native John McNeil sits in a prison cell as he has done for five and a half years, serving a life sentence for shooting a Cobb County, Ga., man.

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