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You and I can’t yield — not now, not ever

Back in March, I delivered a speech to an NAACP Freedom Fund banquet in my home state of Georgia. I drew on my personal life story to urge poor people, white and black, to pull together and overcome racial divisions.


The Internship That Inspired

I spent the majority of my days this past summer as an intern at the NAACP's Washington Bureau, compiling articles, editing press releases, providing context for media stories, and anything else the Communications department needed me to do.


Serial Killer Targeting Black Men is Not a Top Priority

A serial killer has been on the loose for months and only recently has the story reached the attention of national media.


The Forgotten Epidemic — HIV/AIDS: Crisis in Black America

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, The NAACP and national & local partners are pleased to present a symposium, November 19 -20, 2010, to examine the increasingly critical HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America.


Is BP’s Waste Being Dumped in Your Back Yard?

As the NAACP continues its fight against the monumental environmental and human implications of the Gulf Oil disaster, we continue to uncover new and alarming details about the clean-up processes that BP is utilizing.


NAACP Supports President Obama’s HIV/AIDS Strategy

The NAACP is pleased to support the Obama Administration's development of a comprehensive HIV/AIDS strategy.


Katrina Bridge Killings Could be Accountability Moment for Us All

On September 4, 2005, six unarmed New Orleans residents were attacked, two of them shot to death, as they tried to seek refuge for themselves and their families in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Our Six-Point Plan for Educational Equity

On Monday June 26, the NAACP and a coalition of civil rights groups released a six-point plan for providing more educational equity in the next reauthorization of the nation's key education law.


Raise Your Hands for Public Schools

One of the guiding principles underlying both the civil rights movement and the labor movement is solidarity — the undeniable truth that people are stronger when they stand together.


Looking for our old blogs?

The Climate Justice Initiative team has created a space for people to locate our archived blogs.


NAACP and First Lady Michelle Obama Fight Childhood Obesity

On Monday July 12, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed NAACP members at the 101st NAACP National Convention, alarming us about the epidemic of childhood obesity.


Video: Watch Benjamin Todd Jealous on Rachel Maddow Show

On Tuesday, July 21st, NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous made an appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show to discuss Shirley Sherrod and the right wing sounding board.


Watch the Shirley Sherrod Video in Full

The video of Shirley Sherrod released by Andrew Brietbart's Big Government Blog on July 19 didn't tell the full story. It was selectively edited to cast her in a negative light.


Video: Tea Party Leader Expelled from Movement over Blog Post

Today the national Tea Party Federation expelled the Tea Party Express organization over a racist blog post published by leader Mark Williams.


The Tea Party Must Police Itself

On Sunday, July 18, I will make an appearance on Face the Nation to discuss the NAACP’s resolution calling on Tea Party leaders to act responsibly by repudiating those in their ranks who use racist language and images in their speeches, placards and statements.


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