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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.


Why We Must Participate in the Census

This spring, the NAACP will launch Yes We Count, a campaign to make sure that every American participates in the U.S. Census.


NAACP Chooses Senator Reid’s Record Over His Rhetoric (VIDEO)

NAACP Senior Vice President for Advocacy Hilary Shelton appeared on Fox News Monday morning to explain how Reid's comments, while awkward, are not inherently offensive.


A Global Action on Sudan

At the NAACP, our work in the global arena sometimes elicits the following kind of question. "With all the ills in the United States, why should we be involved in the problems in those countries?"


Yale NAACP Chapter Hosts Oratory Competition

On November 8, 2009, the Yale Chapter of the NAACP hosted our 3rd annual high school oratory competition and awards dinner. The theme of the oratory competition was "Is Health Case a Right or a Privilege?"


10 Lessons From Copenhagen

While the discourse on global climate change often focuses on the impacts on wildlife or faraway places, it also has a direct and profound impact on communities at home in the United States, particularly on communities of color.


Our Job Is Not Yet Done with Health Care Reform

As discussions of the war in the middle east and job creation begin to take over the airways, health reform is slowly taking a back seat in the media, but clearly we have not yet finished the job.


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