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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.


Ask Stef: College Scholarships from the NAACP

Every week, NAACP National Field Director Stefanie Brown answers your questions about the NAACP through her vlog, Ask Stef.


End Racial Profiling Now

The End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) will soon be reintroduced by Rep. John Conyers, Democrat of Michigan, and Sen. Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin.


Ask Stef: How to Share Your Programs With Other Units In Your Region

Every week, NAACP National Field Director Stefanie Brown answers your questions about the NAACP through her vlog, "Ask Stef."


“Pausing” and Taking Stock and Reclaiming Climate Justice

At the end of June of this year I joined a fantastic group of climate justice activists at the scenic Bluewater Farm in Andover, New Hampshire at a retreat called "The Pause".


Getting Tested Could Be the Wake-up Call That Saves Your Life

And still I rise, morning after morning to the blaring bedside alarm, only to find myself desiring a few more minutes of peace. Some days I hit snooze. I pull the comforter over my head because I am not done with sleep just yet.


Natural Disasters, Climate Change Uproot Women of Color

The effects of climate change threaten everyone, but they do not threaten all people equally. Women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters, which are on the increase.


Ask Stef: Questions on Organizer Training, Local Chapters

Every week, NAACP National Field Director Stefanie Brown answers your questions about the NAACP through her vlog, "Ask Stef."


Keeping Vigilant in the Face of Attacks

On Valentine's Day 2008 I was sitting in the driveway of my home, as my wife grabbed the mail from the mailbox and handed it to me. When I opened them, there was a noose in one envelope and racist literature in another.


Introducing Our New Weekly Interactive Video Blog: Ask Stef!

National Field Director Stefanie Brown takes questions from NAACP members and supporters around the country — everything from NAACP issue areas to organizing strategies.


Poisoned Communities — A Call to Expose and Address Rampant Environmental Injustice

In late October, I attended the Poisoned Communities Meeting from the Environmental Protection Agency Region 4. The event consisted of community members from the 6 states that comprise the region providing testimony on their situations.


Raise Your Voice for Health Care Reform

In the past decade alone, 880,000 African Americans died because they did not have access to meaningful health care. For people of color, life is, on average, shorter.


Welcome to The Civil Rights Health Care War Room

I am writing from the heart of Civil Rights Health Care War Room-an unprecedented coordinated effort by the NAACP, National Urban League, and the Black Leadership Forum and others to fight for real health care reform.


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