NAACP Senior Director of Economic Programs Dedrick Muhammad discusses President Obama's jobs creation plan and what it means for the African American community.
Many thanks to the hundreds of thousands of NAACP online activists for making this possible!On September 15th, Georgia State Conference President Edward Dubose led a delegation of representatives of the NAACP and other ally organizations to deliver more than 660,000 petitions in support of Clemency for Troy Davis.
The CNN correspondent looks into Troy's case, including interviews with jurors and witnesses who have since recanted.
As the smoke cleared and the dust began to settle, our country came together in a remarkable way.
Last night President Obama presented his plan to create jobs and grow our economy during a nationally televised address to both U.S. Houses of Congress. Now it’s your turn to learn more and hear details - join the White House this afternoon as it hosts its Jobs Update conference call.
Despite serious doubts as to his guilt and a lack of evidence, Troy Davis will be executed on September 21 if we don't interfere. As a sign of solidarity and a means of increasing awareness, we're encouraging supporters of justice everywhere to make Troy their Facebook pic and/or Twitter avatar through Troy's clemency hearing on September 19.
We are proud that the NAACP has been involved in the discussions and work that laid the groundwork for the historic initiatives announced tonight.
We’ve just received terrible news: the State of Georgia has set Troy Davis’ execution date for midnight on September 21, just two weeks from today.
VSU Press & Publicity Chair, Valencia Williams shares what the VSU NAACP College Chapter has planned for the 2011-2012 School Year.
After forty years of the war on drugs, America continues to ignore Dr. King’s lessons on justice, compassion and love.
The Church is at a crossroads. If we choose the road of the status quo we will continue to die in silence and shame. If we plant our feet on higher ground and start to truly believe that we are called to do even greater works, we can see a dramatic shift in the rates of transmission of HIV in our lifetime. When we take the call seriously to teach, minister, preach, and heal, our community will be saved.
As the country celebrates the unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and reflects on the historic March on Washington, this is an opportune time to highlight economic justice, a key element of Dr. King’s vision for America. In 1960, 1/5th of the country, approximately 39 million Americans, lived at or below the poverty line. Racial inequality was accepted as the norm and disenfranchised communities had little hope of socio-economic advancement.
Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. The NAACP Education Department recently announced the 2011 scholarship recipients.
During your college or universities’ fall semester move-in days, your chapter will form a “Welcome Team” of at least five chapter members to provide information about your chapter to encourage membership in the NAACP and to register voters. The “Move-In Movement” should be visible in high traffic areas around the campus, dormitories, cafeterias, the library, and any other highly populated area where students are available. Activities should occur during as many move-in days as possible.
Civil rights organizations and minority media outlets have shared an interlinked history for nearly a century. Both groups have worked to strengthen ties and promote diversity within the African American community. From this solidarity, members of NAACP’s Board of Directors and Communications staff recently attended the 36th NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair.