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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


The Economic Status of Black Women in America

African American women continue to face significant barriers due to gender discrimination in the labor market leading to major income disparities and chronically high unemployment, coupled with few limited opportunities for asset building and wealth generation.


Black Music Month Celebration at California African American Museum

This Black Music Month celebration honoring the exceptional achievements of African American musical directors overlaps perfectly with the focus of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP which is to provide equal opportunity and civil rights to African Americans in the entertainment industry and to provide a positive representation of the African American community.


The NAACP Youth and College Division Celebrates the Life of Clara Luper.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, NAACP activist Clara Luper passed away at her home in Oklahoma, she was 88. Mrs. Luper was a school educator that served as Advisor to the NAACP Oklahoma City Youth Council for over 50 years.


NAACP Units: Grants Available for Financial Freedom Campaign Satellite Program

Approved units will receive a micro-grant to facilitate the organization of our education series


Twitterview with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn - Why We’re Suing the NY Dept. of Ed.

Last May, the NAACP filed a lawsuit on behalf of New York City’s public schoolchildren and their parents. The lawsuit was filed for the most common reasons we have sued boards of education across the decades: students are being mistreated, parents are being disrespected and the entire community stands to suffer. On June 8, 2011, we sat down for a Twitterview with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn to answer your questions about why the NAACP is suing the New York Department of Education.


WATCH: NAACP General Counsel Explains NYC Schools Lawsuit

General Counsel Kim Keenan appeared on MSNBC on June 6th to discuss inequities in NYC public schools and why the NAACP has filed suit.


TAKE ACTION: Help Fight Stark Inequity in NYC Schools

In some NYC schools, classrooms with peeling paint and insufficient resources sit on one side, while new computers, smartboards and up-to-date textbooks live on the other. One group of students will be taught in hallways and basements while others under the same roof make use of fully functional classrooms.


Gateway to Leadership: National Youth and College Director talks with young financiers on Leadership

Stefanie Brown, National Director of the Youth & College Division spoke with young people about youth leadership and civil rights at the "Gateway to Leadership" Internship Retreat, June 3rd 2011.


Health as a Civil Right: Social Justice Leadership in HIV

In the United States, African Americans still face a higher risk of HIV infection than any other racial or ethnic group as evidenced by AIDSVu.org (hyper link on Monday), an online mapping tool that provides a visual display of the prevalence of HIV. Black men and women of all ages and sexual orientations are less likely than other Americans to know they are infected, are diagnosed late and are less likely to be receiving treatment. We cannot continue to tolerate these disparities


Investing in Prisons Over Education is not Being Smart on Crime

What does it mean to be "tough on crime"? Does "toughness" depend on how many people we imprison? Or should the indicator be whether our society combats crime at its root? Current policies point directly at the former option, but we need to be smarter on crime.


Civil Rights Community Gathers at the LCCHR Dinner

This year, the honorees included Richard Trumka, Shirley Sherrod, and Joe Solmonese.


Operation Bike Week Justice

For the seventh consecutive year, the NAACP will monitor motorcyle events in Myrtle Beach, SC to ensure all tourists are treated fairly and equally regardless of race.


Y75: the NAACP Membership Challenge

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Youth & College Division, the NAACP has launched the first National Membership Campaign of the year.


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