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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.


Destroying the Stigma — World Aids Day 2010

As we commemorated World AIDS Day on December 1st HIV continues to be a relentless burden to the African American community.


World AIDS Day 2010: A Rekindling of Awareness

Today, December 1, 2010, is World Aids Day, a day of remembrance, awareness, and reverence. Across the nation there are exciting events taking place to commemorate today.


On Rangel: To be Just, Congress Must be Fair

Let me be clear: My objection to the House censure of Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) is not about race or politics. It’s about fairness.


Holiday Messages to the Scott Sisters

Last Friday, I sent a message to NAACP members and supporters to tell them about Gladys and Jaime Scott, two sisters who have been have been incarcerated in Mississippi for the last 16 years.


Why We Still Need Black-Owned Banks

Since the 19th Century, African-American-owned banks have played a vital role in the economic development of our communities.


A PROMISE for Our Children

We all remember how important self-perception was when we were young. As we worked to shape our identity and learn from new experiences, our self-esteem could rise and fall faster than a 13-year old’s voice.


Private Prisons Profit from Prejudice

Arizona's controversial immigration law is actually a business model carefully crafted by private prisons rather than a law aiming to fix anything about America's broken immigration system.


A Threat to Justice Everywhere

Our Constitutional system of juries, appeals and pardons injects the spark of humanity into the life-or-death decisions that are passed down every day in our nation’s courts.


The NAACP’s Health Department is requesting proposal from our units for mini grants

The NAACP’s Health Department is requesting proposal from our units for mini grants (up to $1000 per 7 units) for World Aids Day on Dec 1, 2010.


Video: Texas Southern Chapter of the NAACP Marches to the Polls on Election Day

This year the Texas Southern NAACP Chapter, along with classmates, community members and local branch members marched to their local polling place to ensure their voice will be heard in this year’s mid-term election.


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