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A Social Justice Imperative

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.


Recap NAACP NC Forward Together Action

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.


Veto Proof Victory Against Stop and Frisk in New York

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.


Youth Economic Empowerment Day at Financial Freedom Center

Last week, Dunbar High School students participated in an economic empowerment day at the NAACP Economic Department’s Financial Freedom Center in Washington DC.


Digital Evangelist: Email for Organizing

In this week's webinar, Lauren Wilson will cover the best practices and uses for email.


NY State NAACP, Partners, Urge Action on Racial Profiling

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


Aiding and Abetting Voter Disenfranchisement

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:


Reflection: Lift As You Climb

NAACP Legal Fellow reflects on her visit to the US Supreme Court.


Recap: Netroots Nation Convention

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


NC NAACP Moral Mondays continues with the 7th wave of protests

84 people were arrested with over a 1000 people in attendance as North Carolina NAACP -- Moral Mondays continues with overwhelming support.


Juneteenth: Education is Freedom

The NAACP observes Juneteenth this week. This Wednesday is the anniversary of Juneteenth June 19,1865, the day that the Texan slaves found out they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years after it happened


Medgar Evers Membership Campaign

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the nation’s first Field Secretary in Mississippi. The NAACP actively remembers Medgar Evers, and the Field Operations & Membership Department is taking this opportunity to remind members and non-members that “He is ME”. Medgar Evers fought for equality and we are continuing the fight today.


Reflecting on the Legacy of Medgar Evers

NAACP Law Fellow Andre' Cotten reflects on the life of Medgard Evers and his experience at the recent wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery.


Medgar Evers College Students Visit NAACP

On June 12, 2013 -- the the 50th anniversary of civil rights icon Medgar Evers’ death -- over 40 students, graduates, and faculty from Medgar Evers College visited the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, DC -- home of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center.


A Walk to Remember

On June 22nd, the "Walk to Freedom" will take place to Detroit, Michigan. This event will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech that followed the historic March on Washington.


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