On June 18 and 19th, I had the privilege of attending the 3rd Annual Blogging While Brown Conference as an NAACP representative.
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.
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.
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.
BET host Big Tigger held his 9th Annual Celebrity Weekend this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Tigger's weekend focus on raising awareness of HIV and AIDs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
On Monday, June 14 NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joined Dr. Ernest Johnson, president of the Louisiana state conference, along the Gulf Coast to monitor the environmental and human cost of the devastating BP oil spill.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.