Valdosta State University: Back in Session

VSU Press & Publicity Chair, Valencia Williams shares what the VSU NAACP College Chapter has planned for the 2011-2012 School Year.

U.S. Approach to War on Drugs Ignores Dr. King’s Lessons on Justice, Compassion.

After forty years of the war on drugs, America continues to ignore Dr. King’s lessons on justice, compassion and love.

Let the Church Be the Church

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.

Let us Remember Dr. King’s Struggle for Economic Justice

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.

Announcing this year’s NAACP Scholarship Recipients

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.

Youth & College Division 10th Annual NAACP College Chapter “Move-In-Movement”

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.

NAACP Supports 36th NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair

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.

London’s Calling But Are We Listening?

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.

My Experience as a Youth & College Intern: Creyona Baldwin

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.

Dedrick Muhammad Discusses the Financial Freedom Center with ReelUrbanNews.Com

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 Partners with the NAACP

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.

The Best Of: Tweets from #NAACPLA11

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.

From the Bronx to Botswana: Making a climate change connection

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.

Youth & College: Fighting Hunger Inspires Continued Service

The first-ever NAACP Youth & College "Day of Service" saw 350 members feed more than 3,000 Los Angeles residents at the Midnight Mission.

NAACP Economic Department Awards 21 NAACP Units with Micro-grants

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.

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