The NAACP Economic Department announced 21 NAACP branches nationwide that will receive a $4,000 micro-grant to participate in the Financial Freedom Center’s inaugural financial education series at the 102nd Annual Convention.
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.
Last year, I went to London with our President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous to attend a conference on Global Youth Employment. Eight months later I, along with the rest of the world, am seeing images of economically disenfranchised youth throughout England rioting and rebelling.
Hi my name is Creyona Baldwin, I am 18 years old and from Toledo, Ohio. I will be attending Xavier University of Louisiana in the fall. This summer I had the opportunity to intern with the NAACP Youth & College Division. My experience with the NAACP was a great experience. Before this summer I barely knew what the NAACP was about or what they did. Through my experience I’ve learned about the associations structure and how the NAACP operates. My experience inspired me so much that I became a member. As an incoming freshman I look forward to affiliating with the college chapter at Xavier.
As the nation struggles to recover financially, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) launched the Financial Freedom Center and a bold campaign to assist communities and persons dealing with today’s financial challenges. Last week, Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director of Economic Programs, discussed the launch of the Financial Freedom Center and the Financial Freedom Campaign’s goals in the coming months.
Greater Than AIDS, in partnership with GYT: Get Yourself Tested and AIDSVu, hosted a booth at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles July 23-28. Convention attendees shared their "Deciding Moments" at the Greater Than AIDS Photobooth and got tested for HIV and other STDs at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation booth nearby.
Throughout the 102nd NAACP Convention, attendees, special guests and people watching at home shared their thoughts on Twitter. From President Jealous & Chairman Brock, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, CNN's Don Lemon, actress Tatyana Ali and more, here are some of the best tweets from #NAACPLA11.
Today, a new challenge faces communities of color everywhere, and that challenge lies at the intersection of a global environmental, health, and poverty crises. This challenge that we are talking about is climate change, which disproportionately affects communities of color no matter where they are located.
The first-ever NAACP Youth & College "Day of Service" saw 350 members feed more than 3,000 Los Angeles residents at the Midnight Mission.
Full text of President & CEO's Benjamin Todd Jealous' plenary address at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention
Read the full text of Chairman Roslyn M. Brock's address to the opening plenary session of the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles California. July 24, 2011
This year, at the NAACP 102nd Annual Convention, the Criminal Justice Department will host a workshop for the NAACP Youth and College Division titled, “Stop the Violence, Start the Love: Addressing Youth Incarceration and Public Safety.” The workshop will bring together expert panelists who will lead a discussion about the role that youth activists can play in helping implement strategies that decrease our reliance on incarceration, increase public safety, and help heal communities of color that are most impacted by crime, violence, and mass incarceration.
On Monday, July 25, the NAACP Criminal Justice Department will highlight some key components of our work in a workshop entitled "Impact: Understanding the Collateral Consequences of the Criminal Justice System on Communities of Color".
This year’s Health Symposium on Saturday, July 23 will be historic, as the three African American Surgeon Generals will sit in one room to discuss the state of black health to NAACP Health advocates from across the country.
Each day during this year's Convention, the Membership department will give away exclusive NAACP prizes to card-carrying members that "check-in" to the NAACP Convention on Foursquare. Here's more info on one of the many ways it pays to be an NAACP member!