We are excited to bring you the latest from our 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Whether you are able to join us at this year’s convention or not, there are lots of ways to participate, and the web portal will be your central hub.
This morning we kicked off the first major event of Convention, as EPA administrator Lisa Jackson made an appearance to discuss environmental impacts on community health.
On Friday, July 10 NAACP president and CEO sent a letter to British Petrolium CEO Tony Haward blasting the company for endangering communities of color in it's response to the oil spill disaster.
First Lady Michelle Obama will address the NAACP's 101st Annual Convention on Monday, July 12, 2010 to discuss steps to combat childhood obesity and her efforts to create a healthier generation of kids through the Let's Move! campaign.
Just next week, the entire NAACP family will gather in Kansas City, Missouri for the first convention of our second century. As an organization, we feel a tremendous amount of pride in our history, even as we maintain our leadership in the battles of today.
The old saying "Knowledge is Power" is especially relevant when it comes to making good use of your money in tough economic times.
Last Friday, small businesses won a significant victory when Congress announced that interchange fees associated with transactions involving debit and credit cards would be regulated by the Federal Reserve.
Rarely do we come across a case that so clearly embodies racial hatred, elements of torture and police misconduct. On May 22, 2010 in an Indiana jail, Tevin Bald says he was a victim of exactly such an incident and the evidence backs him up.
On Wednesday the saga of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis will begin its last chapter. In an extremely rare ruling last summer, the United States Supreme Court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to grant Troy an evidentiary hearing to prove his innocence.
On June 18 and 19th, I had the privilege of attending the 3rd Annual Blogging While Brown Conference as an NAACP representative.
More than 150 key Region III leaders trained in Schaumburg, IL to lead issue organizing campaigns at the 2010 Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute.
BET host Big Tigger held his 9th Annual Celebrity Weekend this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Tigger's weekend focus on raising awareness of HIV and AIDs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
On Monday, June 14 NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joined Dr. Ernest Johnson, president of the Louisiana state conference, along the Gulf Coast to monitor the environmental and human cost of the devastating BP oil spill.
Each year, dedicated NAACP staff and volunteers monitor the businesses and the police to ensure that all tourists in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are treated equally and fairly.
Last week, federal officials announced a decrease in our nation's jail population for the first time since 1982. This comes at a time when overall crime is down despite this being the worst economic recession in decades.