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NAACP Delegates Vote to Repudiate Racist Elements Within the Tea Party

Today, NAACP delegates passed a resolution to condemn extremist elements within the Tea Party, calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches.


Video: Benjamin Todd Jealous Addresses the 101st NAACP Convention

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous Addresses the 101st NAACP Convention Youth Night in Kansas City Missouri, July 12, 2010.


NAACP Question of the Day: Day 3 - What inspires you to be active with the NAACP?

Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For Day 3, the question was "What inspires you to be active with the NAACP?"


Blair Underwood Introduces NAACP Health Care Partnership

Actor Blair Underwood took a moment to enlighten us on his plans to partner with the NAACP in a number of different health care ventures, including HIV/AIDS, mental health and diabetes.


NAACP Question of the Day: Day 2 - What does 21st Century civil rights advocacy look like?

Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For day two, the question was "What does 21st century civil rights look like?"


Video: Roslyn Brock Speaks at the 101st Convention

On Sunday evening, NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock stepped up to the podium to give a speech about the future of the NAACP. It was exciting and inspiring — watch it below!


NAACP Stresses Need for People of Color to Get a Seat at the Table of an Emerging Green Economy

With climate change emerging as one of the defining issues of our time, NAACP Climate Justice Initiative Director Jacqui Patterson moderated an insightful panel discussion about the need for people of color to gain access to jobs in the emerging green economy.


NAACP Calls for Smarter & Safer Methods for Young People to Deal with Law Enforcement

Recent events in Seattle and Oakland have indicated a pressing need to inform young people of smarter and safer ways to interact with law enforcement, particularly when it comes to young people of color.


Video Question of the Day: Day One

Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For day one, the question is "what is the most pressing issue facing communities of color today, and how can we come together to make a change?"


Bring Lessons from Convention Home With You

Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.


NAACP Holds Historic Workshop Inside Missouri Prison

At the invitation of the Crossroads Correctional Center’s NAACP Prison Branch #4003, and in coordination with the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP, the Criminal Justice Program of the NAACP participated in the first ever criminal justice workshop.


EPA Head Addresses Disproportionate Impacts on Communities of Color

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.


NAACP Blasts BP for Oil Spill Response

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.


Introducing the NAACP’s 101st Convention Web Portal!

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.


First Lady Michelle Obama to Address 101st Convention Monday

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.


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