Childhood obesity is at all-time high. The number of obese African–American children is disproportionately higher than that of other American children. If we do not take action, the work we do today could be lost to this disease. There is still work for tomorrow.
Local units fuel the national work of the NAACP. We remain a champion for civil rights because of the successful work of the local membership of the NAACP.
To increase awareness of the disproportionate number of African Americans impacted by HIV/AIDS, the NAACP worked tirelessly throughout 2011 to mobilize community members and local units on this issue through education and engagement.
In 2011 the NAACP continued to work successfully to empower all people of color by presenting career opportunities and scholarship information.
For 20 years, Troy Davis had been on Death Row for the murder of Savannah, GA police officer Mark McPhail, despite serious doubts to his guilt. Through our widespread social media campaign, #TooMuchDoubt, and our on the ground efforts, the NAACP fought hard for the commutation of Troy Davis' sentence.
Since 1941, the NAACP’s Washington Bureau has been the hub of the organization’s federal advocacy. Now in its 70th year, the Washington Bureau has achieved numerous Congressional victories that have moved the needle on America’s civil rights agenda.
Whether via the news, on television shows, or in the movies, media often frames American societal views on culture, politics, and a host of other values. Now in its 43rd year, the NAACP Image Awards celebrates performers of color in the arts and entertainment.
For more than 100 years, the NAACP has advocated for the equal treatment and rights of all Americans. In the spirit of those who came before, today’s NAACP takes on a multitude of issues affecting communities of color.
The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way! Go to the resources section of the NAACP Economics Programs Department's webpage (www.naacp.com/econ) to view the December 15th Edition!
In collaboration with Brave New Foundation, the NAACP has put together a new video about the impact of the voting right attacks on communities of color.
Two years ago, I got a call from a ministry colleague in North Carolina: “Man my mom has HIV. The doctors say she’s had it for 15 years unbeknownst to her.”
On this 23rd annual World AIDS Day, the real question is have you forgotten about HIV?
On December 1 - 4, 2011, the NAACP’s Economics Department participated in the We Are One Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 500 community and labor organizers convened to learn how to create and advocate for a progressive agenda that unifies African American and Latino communities and strengthens all Americans.
As we enter the holiday season so much pressure can develop to spend what you don’t have and go greater into debt all in the name of “giving”. This holiday season let us all give each other support to be financially responsible and engage in wealth building rather than wealth destruction.
With the onset of social media, effective digital advocacy is critical to the NAACP's success. Thanks to our social media supporters, the Troy Davis case was the second-most talked about topic on Twitter during 2011.