The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, is one of those days that's easier to see as simply another beach, ski, or TV sports weekend.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous appeared on WCH6 TV in Portland Maine this weekend, responding to Governor Paul LePage's offensive statements about the Association.
Forty-eight years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech shaped the American landscape, educating and inspiring a nation of generations born and unborn.
Just one year ago, on January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the small nation of Haiti. That day, the world united in support – holding fundraisers, mailing first aid supplies, and sending prayers.
As we begin this new year, the NAACP finds ourselves back in the fight to support that which is now law: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In celebration of the Martin Luther King holiday, the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund will sponsor its annual “What Would Martin Do?” forum on Capitol Hill Friday, January 14th.
The Scott Sisters sat down with CNN's Soledad O'Brien to discuss their emotional release from prison yesterday after 16 years of incarceration.
On Thursday, December 30th, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous met with Mississippi Governor Hailey Barbour to discuss the release of Gladys and Jamie Scott.
Twelve days ago a group of men located in different cities around Georgia began a massive, coordinated, peaceful protest in support of justice and human rights.
Last week, after struggling for four years to clear his name, John White was released from prison and reunited with his family — just in time for Christmas.
Some say that time heals all wounds. Some also seem to believe that the passage of time means that you can rewrite history as well.
More than 200 educators, students and community activists from across the country united together in Raleigh, North Carolina for the NAACP Daisy Bates Education Summit on December 3-5.
While TV pundits and politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change, the impacts of the crisis continue to worsen, threatening the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people across the world.
The problem of global youth unemployment has reached historic heights. In 2009, unemployment for individuals between the ages of 16-24 increased by almost 7 million.
As we commemorated World AIDS Day on December 1st HIV continues to be a relentless burden to the African American community.