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Separate and Unequal Treatment in Myrtle Beach

There are two annual motorcycle events held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during the month of May. The first event is Harley Week. The second event is the Atlantic Beach Bike Festival.


NAACP Board chooses new President & CEO

The NAACP National Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Benjamin T. Jealous as National President & CEO. He is the 17th person chosen to lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization in its 99-year history.


Let the Truth Be Publicized

This weekend I had the honor of traveling to Cleveland, Ohio to present a training session to about 40 students on the basics of grassroots organizing and the history of the NAACP.


The Sean Bell Tragedy

I am sick to my stomach and I really do not know what to say right this second. My cell and office phones have been blowing up all day, and people have been emailing me nonstop.


NAS, genius or a classic ninny?

The Nas Legionnaires — a herd of misguided, pea-brain sycophants melodically influenced when Nas strums his flute of musical ignorance — are absolutely ecstatic about the new rapper's single, "Be A Nigger Too."


Race-Baiting Ad

The NAACP is fiercely non-partisan. We do not endorse candidates. But for over 99 years, the NAACP has also been fiercely anti-racist.


Is the NAACP Still Relevant?

For years, the critics have questioned the NAACP's relevance. They mention problems such as declining membership, closing of regional offices and ineffective marketing.


Living the Dream — Our History, Heritage, and Hope

Perhaps you have heard that there is a presidential election taking place in a few months. From Fox News and CNN to bossip.com and urbanconservative.com, every news outlet and self-proclaimed journalist has an opinion about this year's elections.


NC Doubleā€š Something Just Aint Right?!

Last night as I watched the NCAA Final Four game I couldn't help but notice the subtle irony of the game. As it is with the NBA, the majority of players who play these sports are Black while the crowd of spectators is typically overwhelming white.


Dr. King was a prophet

Forty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. As we pause to reflect on the transformative life of Dr. King, let us not forget that he was a modern day prophet.


The Debate on Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action was established in 1965 by President Johnson in order to redress the discrimination that was evident in employment, education and business despite the civil rights laws which made such discrimination illegal.


Actions Speak Louder than Words

I am really getting tired of hearing and reading about the importance of the youth vote in this year's election. I am also tired of hearing that young people are the leaders of the future.


Black Church 101

Picture this: You've been "church shopping" in a new city and find a church that seems promising. It's well attended, the people are friendly and welcoming, there are ministries that speak to your needs and those of your family, but one thing bothers you.


NAACP Hosts Upcoming Leadership 500 Summit in Arizona

"Leadership By Design: Ensuring Our Legacy" is the theme of the 4th Annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit, being held at the Phoenician Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona May 22-25.


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