I sat before the room dumbfounded. Surrounding me were brilliant, beautiful, driven, and successful young women. Each high achievers in their own right. Each on the verge of certain success. Yet, these young women who had originally come to my office to discuss transversing that critical, but sometimes scary path of transitioning from undergraduate education to the rest of their lives, had seemingly only one thing at the top of their minds, “Will I ever find love?”
For the past 75 years the Division has been at the forefront of the major civil rights battles that challenged the conscious of this nation and advanced the status of African Americans and other people of color.
The NAACP Image Awards have always been different from other awards shows, because we celebrate character and human rights alongside outstanding achievement in the arts. Here are some special red carpet moments from the 42nd NAACP Image Awards, broadcast on March 4, 2011.
The housing crisis of the 21st century devastated communities across the United States and the foreclosure rate skyrocketed to alarming numbers. Americans throughout the country either experienced the economic downtown indirectly or directly, but the African American community fared worse than any other racial group and are facing great challenges in regaining economic security even as the economy and labor market begins to recover.
The Illinois NAACP stood alongside labor groups from across the state to protect the rights of workers to engage in the process of collective bargaining at a rally at the state capitol on February 26, 2011
NAACP Units from across Wisconsin marched to the State Capitol Feb. 26, 2011 to participate in a rally in solidarity with Wisconsin’s public employees and support the rights of all employees to collectively bargain.
Filmmaker Oscar Munoz captured students at Howard University as they made their predictions on winners of the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. Don't miss the live broadcast on Friday, March 4th 8pm/7 central on FOX.
In the last few months, extreme right-wing members of North Carolina's Wake County have advanced an agenda of "neighborhood schooling" that would drastically reduce school diversity and roll back years of progress and integration.
This Saturday, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the local NAACP state conference will be joined by more than 100 coalition partners for a march on Jones Street to the North Carolina State Legislature.
A few weeks ago I attended the United Auto Workers Region 9A 18th Annual Civil Rights Award Recognition dinner in Hartford, Connecticut.
The headline reads like a quote from the dark side of America’s history: citizenship for some but not all.
America is facing a crisis when it comes to leading healthy lifestyles. And of the populations suffering most from diet-related illness, African Americans top the list.
Tonight, as I sat in the audience while President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, I listened intently. But I also watched — and what I saw was just as powerful as everything that I heard.
The Illinois State House passed Senate Bill 3539 by a vote of 60 to 54, January 6, 2011, to not only repeal the state’s broken death penalty, but it would promote community safety by using the funds set aside for the Capital Litigation Trust Fund to provide assistance to victims’ families as well as training for law enforcement officials.
Fifty years ago this August, history was made on Chicago’s South Side when a group of young Chicagoans waded into the waters of Lake Michigan.