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Creating Protections to Secure Your Financial Future

The housing crisis of the 21st century devastated communities across the United States and the foreclosure rate skyrocketed to alarming numbers. Americans throughout the country either experienced the economic downtown indirectly or directly, but the African American community fared worse than any other racial group and are facing great challenges in regaining economic security even as the economy and labor market begins to recover.


Illinois NAACP Heads “Save the American Dream” Rally in Springfield

The Illinois NAACP stood alongside labor groups from across the state to protect the rights of workers to engage in the process of collective bargaining at a rally at the state capitol on February 26, 2011


Wisconsin NAACP Marches to Oppose “Budget Repair Bill”

NAACP Units from across Wisconsin marched to the State Capitol Feb. 26, 2011 to participate in a rally in solidarity with Wisconsin’s public employees and support the rights of all employees to collectively bargain.


Video: Howard University Students Predict NAACP Image Awards Winners

Filmmaker Oscar Munoz captured students at Howard University as they made their predictions on winners of the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. Don't miss the live broadcast on Friday, March 4th 8pm/7 central on FOX.


N.C. Plan a Step Back Toward Segregation

In the last few months, extreme right-wing members of North Carolina's Wake County have advanced an agenda of "neighborhood schooling" that would drastically reduce school diversity and roll back years of progress and integration.


HK on J: Why We March

This Saturday, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the local NAACP state conference will be joined by more than 100 coalition partners for a march on Jones Street to the North Carolina State Legislature.


The Little-known History of Labor Rights & Civil Rights

A few weeks ago I attended the United Auto Workers Region 9A 18th Annual Civil Rights Award Recognition dinner in Hartford, Connecticut.


Citizenship for Some but Not All: a New Resolution Heightens the Attack on Citizenship

The headline reads like a quote from the dark side of America’s history: citizenship for some but not all.


Take the President’s Challenge Today

America is facing a crisis when it comes to leading healthy lifestyles. And of the populations suffering most from diet-related illness, African Americans top the list.


After the State of the Union, Time to Get to Work

Tonight, as I sat in the audience while President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, I listened intently. But I also watched — and what I saw was just as powerful as everything that I heard.


Illinois State Conference NAACP Supported Bill To Repeal The Death Penalty Passes Il Senate 32-25,

The Illinois State House passed Senate Bill 3539 by a vote of 60 to 54, January 6, 2011, to not only repeal the state’s broken death penalty, but it would promote community safety by using the funds set aside for the Capital Litigation Trust Fund to provide assistance to victims’ families as well as training for law enforcement officials.


“Chicago Rainbow Beach “wade-in” 1960-61

Fifty years ago this August, history was made on Chicago’s South Side when a group of young Chicagoans waded into the waters of Lake Michigan.


Through All the Noise, King Rises Up

On Friday, January 14, I had the chance to go to my son’s kindergarten class as a guest speaker and read from Paula Young Shelton’s Child of the Civil Rights Movement.


January 2011: Glaucoma Awareness Month

A silent disease is taking away the sight of millions of Americans. It’s called glaucoma and it can slowly reduce eyesight and may cause blindness.


Dr. King Is Waiting

Wouldn’t Dr. King look for us to commemorate his legacy with social justice action as opposed to just social service?


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