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Can financial reform close racial wealth gap?

Today, the Senate is expected to vote on the financial reform bill. If it passes, it will introduce the nation to a package of sweeping regulations that will offer more consumer protection and industry supervision than has been provided in decades.


Why We Passed our Tea Party Resolution

This week at the NAACP annual convention, we passed over 75 resolutions. They addressed critical issues from education equity, to fixing our broken criminal justice and immigration systems, to our top priority: jobs, jobs, jobs.


Are You an NAACP American? Sign the Petition

Yesterday, the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the racist acts of Tea Party protesters. The backlash from the Tea Party has been furious.


Video: NAACP Question of the Day: Day 4 - How can we encourage youth to be active in the NAACP?

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?"


NAACP Joins Kansas March Against Hate in the Immigration Debate

“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.


NAACP Delegates Vote to Repudiate Racist Elements Within the Tea Party

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.


Video: Benjamin Todd Jealous Addresses the 101st NAACP Convention

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous Addresses the 101st NAACP Convention Youth Night in Kansas City Missouri, July 12, 2010.


NAACP Question of the Day: Day 3 - What inspires you to be active with the NAACP?

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?"


Blair Underwood Introduces NAACP Health Care Partnership

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.


NAACP Question of the Day: Day 2 - What does 21st Century civil rights advocacy look like?

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?"


Video: Roslyn Brock Speaks at the 101st Convention

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!


NAACP Stresses Need for People of Color to Get a Seat at the Table of an Emerging Green Economy

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.


NAACP Calls for Smarter & Safer Methods for Young People to Deal with Law Enforcement

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.


Video Question of the Day: Day One

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?"


Bring Lessons from Convention Home With You

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.


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