The October edition of The Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues has been released. The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is distributed the 15th of every month to all 1,200 units. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way!
The NAACP Youth & College Division has new leadership.
Over the weekend, The Nielsen Company released “The State of the African American Consumer”, a groundbreaking report projecting African Americans buying power at 1.1 Trillion dollars annually by 2015. To illustrate how massive this figure is, if African Americans purchasing power equated to a country’s GDP, we would be the 16th largest country in the world! This blog explores how as a collective, African Americans can leverage our economic power by way of supporting black owned businesses to foster community economic development.
The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference hosted a Townhall meeting on voter suppression this week.
Lauren Wilson, our new Digital Media Field Manager, will connect the field to digital media tools to use in civic engagement efforts.
During the Jim Crow Era, states erected all kinds of ridiculous and shameful barriers to prevent African Americans from voting. They required African Americans to pass complicated literacy tests. They forced black people to pay outrageous poll taxes. In some states, in order to vote, black people had to know how many bubbles were on a bar of soap or how many jelly beans were in a jar.
In the second part of our three part series, "Chasing the Dream",Yehwroe Sinyan and Isabel Lorenzo discuss the often untold story of the the various economic challenges many black immigrants face upon arriving to the United States.
Over this past weekend, NAACP units from all over the country convened to attend the 2nd Annual Train the Trainer at the Financial Freedom Center, headquarters for the NAACP National Economic Department. Train the Trainer is an annual weekend long program that equips NAACP units with the knowledge and tools to engage in economic education and advocacy work in their local communities.
NAACP celebrates the 49th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Economic Program Intern and Howard University Senior, Isabel Lorenzo, reflects on her summer experience with the NAACP Economic Department, some of the skills she, other interns and volunteers gained, and the utility of these skills for school, the workplace and public service.
President Ben Jealous just returned from the White House where President Obama made a special announcement -- through Executive Order he has established a new initiative to improve educational outcomes for African Americans
NAACP Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, Hilary Shelton talks about voter ID laws with Michael Eric Dyson on The Ed Show. Mr. Shelton discusses why requiring a state ID to vote, disenfranchises Black voters and is akin to a modern-day poll tax.