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NAACP Launches Financial Freedom Center in Washington DC

New initiative to influence change in the banking industry, prevent unfair mortgage lending practices, and promote sustainable homeownership in historically disadvantaged communities.


NAACP at the Invisible Woman Conference

Twenty-five years after the publication of “Slipping Through the Cracks,” a precursory search of the literature suggests that little research has been done examining the socio-economic status of black women.


Mississippi Press Conference Presses for Federal Investigation into Hanging Death

The Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP joined family members of Frederick Jermaine Carter in Jackson on Thursday for a press conference demanding a federal investigation into the death of the 26 year-old.


Video: NAACP Addresses Police Accountability in Houston

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joined Texas State Conference President Gary Bledsoe in Houston on March 31st at a hearing to bring attention to police accountability after recent high-profile allegations of police brutatlity emerged in Houston. Watch the news clip from KTRK-TV.


Supreme Court Denies Troy Davis Appeal

Troy Davis' Sister Explains Her Family's Ordeal and Vows to Keep Up the Fight


Women of NAACP Youth and College: Juanita Jackson Mitchell

In honor of Women’s History Month and our 75th Anniversary, we celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders who were trailblazers in the NAACP Youth & College Division and young women today who continue to carry the torch of civil rights activism. These mothers and daughters of the Youth & College Division have broken racial, gender and age barriers and are deserving of both recognition and emulation for the work they accomplished over the years. During the next few weeks, the Youth & College Division will present information on seven dynamic women who represent the past and future youth activism of the NAACP.


Show Your Support to the We Are One Campaign

Americans will stand in solidarity with the We Are One campaign on April 4 at events across the country, but even if you can't get out to an event, you can still show your support.


Twitterview with NAACP Youth & College/National Field Director Stefanie Brown

On March 23, 2011, the NAACP's New Media department had the chance to conduct a "Twitterview" with Stefanie Brown, NAACP Youth & College Director & National Field Director. Find out what (along with a promise of pizza) got her involved in the NAACP, the function of its Youth & College Division, and the benefits of being a part of the NAACP family.


VIDEO: Benjamin Todd Jealous Talks Labor Rights and Civil Rights on MSNBC

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous made an appearance on MSNBC's The Ed Show on Tuesday, March 23rd. Earlier in the week, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck mocked the idea that Dr. Martin Luther King may have been in Memphis for a labor battle when he was assassinated. Jealous set the record straight on King's history and explained why labor rights and civil rights remain inseparable. Watch the Video


Statement on Announced Acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T

AT&T has been among the highest ranked in the telecommunications industry for its commitment to diversity in terms of procurement, philanthropy, promotion and hiring at the local, state and national level.


Silence Isn’t Golden:  A Call for Community Discussion about HIV/AIDS in Women

Let’s talk about sex. No, not the Salt ‘N’ Pepa hit from the 1990s. As a Black Community, especially black women, we need to have an honest discussion about what really happens behind our closed doors. Two weeks ago, I turned twenty-five. While I am thankful to have lived for quarter of a century, it is sobering to know that 83.8 percent of women in my age group (25-34) attributed contracting HIV through heterosexual contact in 2008. It is even more disconcerting to note that Black/African American women had the highest percentage (87 percent) of HIV transmission through heterosexual contact .These statistics are staggering. It is time to ring the alarm. Our silence here is not golden.


Wisconsin NAACP Youth Council joins Madison rally for public employees

The Wisconsin NAACP Youth Council joined more than 100,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin on March 12, 2011 to protest the bill passed by Governor Scott Walker eliminating Collective Bargaining and limiting the power of unions.


Raising Black Girls in the Age of HIV/AIDS:

In honor of the 30th commemoration of HIV/AIDS, the NAACP has launched a blogging campaigning entitled HIV/AIDS at 30. It will feature blogs and video posts from the NAACP staff, leadership, members, and partners on various topics that affect the black community. Each month we will have a new topic. March is Women and Girls month and two of our Act Against Aids Initiative (AAALI) partners, Black Women’s Health Imperative‘s President and CEO, Eleanor Hilton Hoytt and the National Council of Negro Women’s, Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones- DeWeever have written articles to shed light on a disease that is claiming the lives of so many black women.


Claiming Our Power in the Fight Against AIDS

I sat before the room dumbfounded. Surrounding me were brilliant, beautiful, driven, and successful young women. Each high achievers in their own right. Each on the verge of certain success. Yet, these young women who had originally come to my office to discuss transversing that critical, but sometimes scary path of transitioning from undergraduate education to the rest of their lives, had seemingly only one thing at the top of their minds, “Will I ever find love?”


NAACP Youth & College Division: 75 Years of Youth Activism

For the past 75 years the Division has been at the forefront of the major civil rights battles that challenged the conscious of this nation and advanced the status of African Americans and other people of color.


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