NAACP Calls for Smarter & Safer Methods for Young People to Deal with Law Enforcement

Recent events in Seattle and Oakland have indicated a pressing need to inform young people of smarter and safer ways to interact with law enforcement, particularly when it comes to young people of color.

Video Question of the Day: Day One

Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For day one, the question is "what is the most pressing issue facing communities of color today, and how can we come together to make a change?"

Bring Lessons from Convention Home With You

Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.

NAACP Holds Historic Workshop Inside Missouri Prison

At the invitation of the Crossroads Correctional Center’s NAACP Prison Branch #4003, and in coordination with the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP, the Criminal Justice Program of the NAACP participated in the first ever criminal justice workshop.

EPA Head Addresses Disproportionate Impacts on Communities of Color

This morning we kicked off the first major event of Convention, as EPA administrator Lisa Jackson made an appearance to discuss environmental impacts on community health.

NAACP Blasts BP for Oil Spill Response

On Friday, July 10 NAACP president and CEO sent a letter to British Petrolium CEO Tony Haward blasting the company for endangering communities of color in it's response to the oil spill disaster.

Introducing the NAACP’s 101st Convention Web Portal!

We are excited to bring you the latest from our 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Whether you are able to join us at this year’s convention or not, there are lots of ways to participate, and the web portal will be your central hub.

First Lady Michelle Obama to Address 101st Convention Monday

First Lady Michelle Obama will address the NAACP's 101st Annual Convention on Monday, July 12, 2010 to discuss steps to combat childhood obesity and her efforts to create a healthier generation of kids through the Let's Move! campaign.

Welcome to the new

Just next week, the entire NAACP family will gather in Kansas City, Missouri for the first convention of our second century. As an organization, we feel a tremendous amount of pride in our history, even as we maintain our leadership in the battles of today.

NAACP and the FTC Join Forces on Addressing Predatory Lending and Consumer Education

The old saying "Knowledge is Power" is especially relevant when it comes to making good use of your money in tough economic times.

Will End of ‘Swipe Fees’ be a New Beginning for Black Consumers?

Last Friday, small businesses won a significant victory when Congress announced that interchange fees associated with transactions involving debit and credit cards would be regulated by the Federal Reserve.

Inmate allegedly tortured in jail is the tip of hate crime iceberg

Rarely do we come across a case that so clearly embodies racial hatred, elements of torture and police misconduct. On May 22, 2010 in an Indiana jail, Tevin Bald says he was a victim of exactly such an incident and the evidence backs him up.

A Death Row Inmate’s Chance To Prove His Innocence

On Wednesday the saga of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis will begin its last chapter. In an extremely rare ruling last summer, the United States Supreme Court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to grant Troy an evidentiary hearing to prove his innocence.

Stepping Out on Faith: My Blogging While Brown Experience

On June 18 and 19th, I had the privilege of attending the 3rd Annual Blogging While Brown Conference as an NAACP representative.

2010 Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute

More than 150 key Region III leaders trained in Schaumburg, IL to lead issue organizing campaigns at the 2010 Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute.

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