Countdown to Convention: Greetings from California!

The California-Hawaii Youth Leadership Team sends a warm welcome to Youth & College Members as they ramp up for the 102nd Convention and the Youth & College Divisions' 75th Anniversary!

A Date to Remember

June 27, 1981 I remember very well because it was 2 days after I graduated from high school; I was heading off to college to be ‘pre-med’. I vaguely remember hearing about a disease or syndrome that affected young gay men. It seemed very mysterious and far removed from my life. It was not on any global or national agenda, nor were there faith based initiatives, celebrity spokespersons; there were no national public health campaigns with cheeky taglines; no one was signing up for bicycle races or walks for the cure to rally around. HIV/AIDS was a whisper; even The Artist could not say it out loud, it was “the big disease with a little name”. It was that scary.

The Naked Truth about HIV/AIDS: Twitterview with NAACP Health Dir. Shavon Arline

June 27 marked National HIV Testing Day, where health advocates nationwide encouraged Americans to get tested. In the spirit of the day, we sat down with NAACP Health Director Shavon Arline to answer your questions about HIV & AIDS, and discuss the NAACP's HIV prevention efforts and how you can get involved.

Keenan: TIME Magazine has it wrong

A recent TIME Magazine article mischaracterizes the NAACP's position on charter schools. NAACP General Counsel Kim Keenan sets the record straight.

An Association by Any Other Name?

The Wendell Phillips Association was just one proposal for an NAACP name change in 1917.

Understanding the 40th Anniversary of the War on Drugs

Today the Institute of the Black World brought together a panel of coalition partners working on finding solutions to this never ending war on communities of color. Featured speakers included Hilary Shelton of the NAACP, Jasmine Tyler of the Drug Policy Alliance, Deborah Small of Break the Chains, Neill Franklin of LEAP, and Rev. Jesse Jackson as the keynote speaker. “The current “tough on crime” policies are expensive and ineffective. We need to be “smart on crime” instead,” explained Shelton. “That means we need to stop locking up non-violent drug abusers and the mentally ill, and start treating them.”

On the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

For years, the NAACP has monitored the telecommunications industry and its commitment to workplace diversity

30 Years of HIV/AIDS

Thirty years ago, on June 5, 1981, CDC published the first report of cases of what is now known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reported on Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five previously healthy young men in Los Angeles, California. These cases were later recognized as the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States.

WATCH: Reverend Theresa Dear Testifies on Air Toxics Rule

Watch the powerful testimony of NAACP Dupage County Illinois Branch President Reverend Theresa Dear on EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

The Economic Status of Black Women in America

African American women continue to face significant barriers due to gender discrimination in the labor market leading to major income disparities and chronically high unemployment, coupled with few limited opportunities for asset building and wealth generation.

Black Music Month Celebration at California African American Museum

This Black Music Month celebration honoring the exceptional achievements of African American musical directors overlaps perfectly with the focus of the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP which is to provide equal opportunity and civil rights to African Americans in the entertainment industry and to provide a positive representation of the African American community.

The NAACP Youth and College Division Celebrates the Life of Clara Luper.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, NAACP activist Clara Luper passed away at her home in Oklahoma, she was 88. Mrs. Luper was a school educator that served as Advisor to the NAACP Oklahoma City Youth Council for over 50 years.

NAACP Units: Grants Available for Financial Freedom Campaign Satellite Program

Approved units will receive a micro-grant to facilitate the organization of our education series

Twitterview with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn - Why We’re Suing the NY Dept. of Ed.

Last May, the NAACP filed a lawsuit on behalf of New York City’s public schoolchildren and their parents. The lawsuit was filed for the most common reasons we have sued boards of education across the decades: students are being mistreated, parents are being disrespected and the entire community stands to suffer. On June 8, 2011, we sat down for a Twitterview with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn to answer your questions about why the NAACP is suing the New York Department of Education.

WATCH: NAACP General Counsel Explains NYC Schools Lawsuit

General Counsel Kim Keenan appeared on MSNBC on June 6th to discuss inequities in NYC public schools and why the NAACP has filed suit.

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