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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?


Four Books for Martin Luther King Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, is one of those days that's easier to see as simply another beach, ski, or TV sports weekend.


NAACP Seeks Apology from Maine Governor

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous appeared on WCH6 TV in Portland Maine this weekend, responding to Governor Paul LePage's offensive statements about the Association.


Keeping the Dream Alive

Forty-eight years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech shaped the American landscape, educating and inspiring a nation of generations born and unborn.


NAACP Disperses $200,000 in Grants to Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

Just one year ago, on January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the small nation of Haiti. That day, the world united in support – holding fundraisers, mailing first aid supplies, and sending prayers.


“Reform vs. Repeal”

As we begin this new year, the NAACP finds ourselves back in the fight to support that which is now law: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


“What Would Martin Do?” Forum on Capitol Hill for MLK Holiday

In celebration of the Martin Luther King holiday, the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund will sponsor its annual “What Would Martin Do?” forum on Capitol Hill Friday, January 14th.


Exclusive CNN Interview with the Scott Sisters

The Scott Sisters sat down with CNN's Soledad O'Brien to discuss their emotional release from prison yesterday after 16 years of incarceration.


Statement by Benjamin Todd Jealous on the Release of the Scott Sisters

On Thursday, December 30th, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous met with Mississippi Governor Hailey Barbour to discuss the release of Gladys and Jamie Scott.


Georgia Prisoners Starting a Nonviolent Movement

Twelve days ago a group of men located in different cities around Georgia began a massive, coordinated, peaceful protest in support of justice and human rights.


New York Governor Commutes John White Prison Sentence

Last week, after struggling for four years to clear his name, John White was released from prison and reunited with his family — just in time for Christmas.


Who Will Tell The Story of the Secession?

Some say that time heals all wounds. Some also seem to believe that the passage of time means that you can rewrite history as well.


Forward Ever…Backwards Never!  Reflections from the NAACP Daisy Bates Education Summit

More than 200 educators, students and community activists from across the country united together in Raleigh, North Carolina for the NAACP Daisy Bates Education Summit on December 3-5.


Crisis in Cancún

While TV pundits and politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change, the impacts of the crisis continue to worsen, threatening the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people across the world.


NAACP co-sponsors Global Youth Unemployment Conference

The problem of global youth unemployment has reached historic heights. In 2009, unemployment for individuals between the ages of 16-24 increased by almost 7 million.


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