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