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 " 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.

NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous Featured in New Census PSA

Watch NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous in a new Census video.

Health Care Reform Enters the Home Stretch — We Need Your Help

On Saturday the House of Representatives will vote on the future of Health Care.

It Starts Now: Census Forms Arrive This Week

This is the week! The U.S. Census Bureau began mailing official Census forms on Monday — I just got mine yesterday. As promised, it literally took 10 minutes to fill out.

The Jobs Disaster Requires Aggressive Action Now

Joblessness is already having a debilitating impact on virtually every community in the United States. And as is often the case, when life gets tough for America as a whole, it becomes devastating for black Americans.

Winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards! See the complete list of winners below.

41st NAACP Image Awards Airs Tonight!

You will not want to miss the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in motion picture, television, recording, and literature.

Van Jones Will Receive This Year’s NAACP President’s Award. Here’s Why

Van Jones is an American treasure. He is quite simply one of the few Americans in recent years to have generated powerful new ideas that are creating more jobs here.

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