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The Continuing Struggle for Equal Treatment & Justice in Myrtle Beach

Each year, dedicated NAACP staff and volunteers monitor the businesses and the police to ensure that all tourists in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are treated equally and fairly.


Jail populations shrink but growing problems remain

Last week, federal officials announced a decrease in our nation's jail population for the first time since 1982. This comes at a time when overall crime is down despite this being the worst economic recession in decades.


Michigan Voting File Purge Case Settled

Michigan State Conference NAACP, United States Student Association Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan negotiated a settlement for a complaint against Terry Lynn Land, MI Secretary of State.


NAACP Joins Legal Challenge To Arizona Racial Profiling Law

The NAACP in coalition with other civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Arizona's new law requiring police to demand "papers" from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S.


Financial reform may do little to squash mortgage scams

While Congress was pushing through the nation’s toughest financial regulatory reform bill in decades last week, nine men were charged with nearly 100 counts of scamming more than $2 million from up-front fees charged to families across the nation.


Texas Textbook Standards Threaten to Re-Write History

Benjamin Todd Jealous joined former U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige in Austin, TX to testify against proposed changes to state's education curriculum that would significantly alter the way civil rights history is told in Texas schoolbooks.


BP Oil Spill Threatens Coastal Communities & Challenges US Energy Choices

The BP Oil Drilling Disaster is yet another example of the string of adverse impacts, particularly on communities of color, of US over reliance on fossil fuels.


Taking On Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is a national epidemic that is plaguing the African American community at alarming rates. At our centennial convention, the NAACP passed a national resolution encouraging units to save our young people.


Do Undocumented Immigrants Take ‘African American Jobs’?

Public opinion is loaded with divisive rhetoric that suggests that undocumented immigrants are taking "black" jobs-low wage occupations in domestic, agricultural and other industries requiring manual labor.


NAACP Takes on Ad Companies with Madison Avenue Project

On May 5, 2010 The NAACP announced plans to confront the ad industry's lack of diversity in employment. People of color make up just 2% of the workforce at ad agencies.


South Carolina Voter ID bill discourages voter participation

As one of its final items of business for the 2010 legislative session, the South Carolina House of Representatives this week passed a bill requiring photo identification to vote.


Introducing the 100K Campaign!

May 2010 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Life Membership Program. The goal of the campaign is to encourage members to pay out current life memberships, upgrade current membership levels and ultimately have 100,000 fully paid life members by the end of the 2010.


Rigorous Training for Teachers is Smart Policy

The evidence about the size of a teacher’s potential impact demand changes in the ways we train and support teacher candidates, novices and veteran educators.


On the Tom Joyner Census Bus, Day One

By now you should have received and returned your census form from the US government. But of course, for many of us it was carefully placed in file 13, along with toll receipts shopping circulars, credit card solicitations bragging of a 30% interest rates and of course the letter addressed "Congratulations...you have just won...."


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.


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