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President Jealous Discusses ‘Misplaced Priorities’ Report on Morning Joe

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous went on MSNBC Thursday morning to discuss the 'Misplaced Priorities' report. Watch the video.


Slideshow: We Are One Events Across the Country

On Monday, April 4th, NAACP units across the country rallied to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch a slideshow of some of the inspiring moments.


On King and Living a Life Beyond Fear

Many of us go through life believing America's age of martyrs ended when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The reality, as the shooting massacre that killed U.S. District Judge John Roll and injured Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reminded us, is there is a reason we still take the threat of politically motivated violence seriously. The pace may have slowed, but assassinations still happen in America.


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.


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