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Widening Access to Education Opportunity

The proliferation of early college high schools just illustrates that even students who had been disengaged from school before can flourish and succeed when exposed to challenging curricula and given the right supports.


NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous Featured in New Census PSA

Watch NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous in a new Census video.


Health Care Reform Enters the Home Stretch — We Need Your Help

On Saturday the House of Representatives will vote on the future of Health Care.


It Starts Now: Census Forms Arrive This Week

This is the week! The U.S. Census Bureau began mailing official Census forms on Monday — I just got mine yesterday. As promised, it literally took 10 minutes to fill out.


The Jobs Disaster Requires Aggressive Action Now

Joblessness is already having a debilitating impact on virtually every community in the United States. And as is often the case, when life gets tough for America as a whole, it becomes devastating for black Americans.


Winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards! See the complete list of winners below.


41st NAACP Image Awards Airs Tonight!

You will not want to miss the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in motion picture, television, recording, and literature.


Van Jones Will Receive This Year’s NAACP President’s Award. Here’s Why

Van Jones is an American treasure. He is quite simply one of the few Americans in recent years to have generated powerful new ideas that are creating more jobs here.


Five Questions With Roslyn M. Brock

On Saturday, February 20th, Roslyn Brock became the youngest person to ever serve as Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors. We sat down with Ms. Brock to ask her about this historic achievement and her vision for the Association.


Join NAACP of NC This Saturday In Raleigh

This Saturday, February 13th I hope you will join the North Carolina NAACP and thousands of people across the region to rally for the People's Agenda at the fourth annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street rally-better known as HK on J.


February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This Sunday, February 7 marks the tenth annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, established in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with five national organizations serving the African American community.


“The Speech That He Needed to Give at This Moment”

Yesterday Benjamin Todd Jealous sat down with the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart to share his reaction to the President's Obama's first State of the Union address.


Call Congress to Ensure Health Care Reform Stays on the Agenda

January has been a rough month for those of us who care about meaningful health care reform. Some cynics and beltway insiders have said that we have missed our window of opportunity; that Congress will now shift its focus on to other priorities.


Role Models on the Red Carpet

The 3rd Annual BET Honors was held this year at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The 2010 honorees included Whitney Houston, Sean "Diddy' Combs, Queen Latifah, Dr. Ruth Simmons, and Dr. Keith Black.


NAACP Establishes Haiti Relief Fund

Like so many around the world, the NAACP grieves for the lives lost in the earthquake in Haiti. Historically the NAACP has had a special relationship with the people of Haiti.


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