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NAACP Press Conference on the Scott Sisters

Benjamin Todd Jealous requested a pardon from Governor Haley Barbour Tuesday for two sisters incarcerated since 1994 despite troubling questions regarding the accuracy of witness testimony.


Gulf Waste — could be headed to a landfill near you?

One of the "fathers of Environmental Justice" and NAACP member Dr. Robert D. Bullard sent the Climate Justice team an interesting article on an ABC news story entitled Gulf Waste Heads to Landfills, Some With Problems.


Childhood Obesity — Call to Action at the University of Southern California.

In recognition of September being deemed National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, I am currently in South Central Los Angeles at the University Southern California attending “Childhood Obesity: A Call to Action”.


Stories of the Dream: A Civil Rights Social Media History

Last weekend marked the 47th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.”


Harbor Homes — Living in a Cloud of Coal Ash

Yesterday the EPA hosted the first of a series of Coal Ash Hearings in Arlington, VA with the aim of getting feedback on the proposed “Coal Combustion Rule.”


Katrina’s lessons still not learned 5 years later

Ms. Sadie is an African-American woman who was born and raised in Pointe a la Hache in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. When Hurricane Katrina struck five years ago she lost the only home she had ever known.


Taking on the Tea Party

The NAACP made headlines this summer for taking on the Tea Party head-on after our National Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate the racist elements within its ranks.


NAACP Hosted an Interagency Briefing on July 29 in New Orleans

On July 29, 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana, the NAACP and the Department of Homeland Security co-hosted a briefing to discuss the BP Oil Spill Disaster and contingency planning for hurricanes and natural disasters in the BP Oil Spill affected areas.


You and I can’t yield — not now, not ever

Back in March, I delivered a speech to an NAACP Freedom Fund banquet in my home state of Georgia. I drew on my personal life story to urge poor people, white and black, to pull together and overcome racial divisions.


The Internship That Inspired

I spent the majority of my days this past summer as an intern at the NAACP's Washington Bureau, compiling articles, editing press releases, providing context for media stories, and anything else the Communications department needed me to do.


Serial Killer Targeting Black Men is Not a Top Priority

A serial killer has been on the loose for months and only recently has the story reached the attention of national media.


The Forgotten Epidemic — HIV/AIDS: Crisis in Black America

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, The NAACP and national & local partners are pleased to present a symposium, November 19 -20, 2010, to examine the increasingly critical HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America.


Is BP’s Waste Being Dumped in Your Back Yard?

As the NAACP continues its fight against the monumental environmental and human implications of the Gulf Oil disaster, we continue to uncover new and alarming details about the clean-up processes that BP is utilizing.


NAACP Supports President Obama’s HIV/AIDS Strategy

The NAACP is pleased to support the Obama Administration's development of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy.


Katrina Bridge Killings Could be Accountability Moment for Us All

On September 4, 2005, six unarmed New Orleans residents were attacked, two of them shot to death, as they tried to seek refuge for themselves and their families in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


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