Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For Day 4, the question was "What can we do to encourage youth to be active in the NAACP?"
“Don’t Bring Your Hate to Kansas.” That was the title for the peaceful, silent vigil organized by a group of civil rights and human rights advocates from Kansas and Missouri to protest a visit by Sheriff Arapaio of Maricopa County, AZ to Kansas for a fundraiser.
Today, NAACP delegates passed a resolution to condemn extremist elements within the Tea Party, calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous Addresses the 101st NAACP Convention Youth Night in Kansas City Missouri, July 12, 2010.
Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For Day 3, the question was "What inspires you to be active with the NAACP?"
Actor Blair Underwood took a moment to enlighten us on his plans to partner with the NAACP in a number of different health care ventures, including HIV/AIDS, mental health and diabetes.
Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For day two, the question was "What does 21st century civil rights look like?"
On Sunday evening, NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock stepped up to the podium to give a speech about the future of the NAACP. It was exciting and inspiring — watch it below!
With climate change emerging as one of the defining issues of our time, NAACP Climate Justice Initiative Director Jacqui Patterson moderated an insightful panel discussion about the need for people of color to gain access to jobs in the emerging green economy.
Recent events in Seattle and Oakland have indicated a pressing need to inform young people of smarter and safer ways to interact with law enforcement, particularly when it comes to young people of color.
Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For day one, the question is "what is the most pressing issue facing communities of color today, and how can we come together to make a change?"
Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.
At the invitation of the Crossroads Correctional Center’s NAACP Prison Branch #4003, and in coordination with the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP, the Criminal Justice Program of the NAACP participated in the first ever criminal justice workshop.
This morning we kicked off the first major event of Convention, as EPA administrator Lisa Jackson made an appearance to discuss environmental impacts on community health.
On Friday, July 10 NAACP president and CEO sent a letter to British Petrolium CEO Tony Haward blasting the company for endangering communities of color in it's response to the oil spill disaster.