On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the landmark US v. Windsor case, holding that the federal law unconstitutionally deprived legally married same-sex couples of equal protection of law under the Fifth Amendment.
Convention is upon us! This weekend we will gather in Orlando, Florida to kick off the NAACP’s 104th National Convention.
The NAACP Economic Department welcomes NAACP state conference leaders from across the country to its annual Train the Trainers.
The NAACP will welcome teen authors, Reginae Carter and Bria Williams at the 104th National Convention’s Author’s Pavilion in Orlando, Florida—they’ll be signing their book, Paparazzi Princesses on Saturday, July 13.
On June 18th, the other NAACP Law Fellows arrived in Battle Creek, Michigan to visit with members of the legal department of Kellogg's. "Law" isn't the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of the famous breakfast company, but I quickly learned that Kellogg's is home to a cheerful team of accomplished attorneys and legal staffers with stories to tell and the type of advice that only comes from a lifetime of reaching to the top.
On June 25th, in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) is unconstitutional. Section 5 of the VRA requires certain states and localities, with a history of discrimination to submit all of their election laws to the Justice Department for preclearance.
For the second year in a row, the NAACP Health Programs department is organizing the Day of Unity—an event that brings together pastors and faith leaders in solidarity through their commitment to address HIV as a social justice issue. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, July 14th.
The ninth week of protest saw no sign of waning support from North Carolinians. Rev. Barber and the North Carolina NAACP, have built a swelling movement intent on fighting cuts to unemployment; education; health and suppression of voting rights.
Last night, the New York City Council voted in favor of the Community Safety Act--effectively ending the Stop and Frisk policy in NYC. Last year, the NAACP led thousands of activists on a silent march through the streets on NYC to Mayor Bloomberg's residence. We marched along with dozens of other progressive organizations to demand an end to New York City's stop and frisk policy.
Last week, Dunbar High School students participated in an economic empowerment day at the NAACP Economic Department’s Financial Freedom Center in Washington DC.
In this week's webinar, Lauren Wilson will cover the best practices and uses for email.
New York State Conference of the NAACP, joined by 1199 SEIU, the National Action Network, and the NYCLU sent a letter to the members of the New York City Council encouraging them to vote yes on several policing bills that are a part of the Community Safety Act
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous sent the following email to our mobile activists following the United States Supreme Court’s decision on section 4 of the Voting Rights Act today:
NAACP Legal Fellow reflects on her visit to the US Supreme Court.
Voting rights; the democracy initiative; better election processes and the African American caucus were on the agenda for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at this year's #NN13. And we were excited to support our partners working to pass immigration reform