Blog — 101stConvention

USA Today Column: Time to Redouble AIDS Fight in Black Community

On this World AIDS Day, as the world focuses its attention on the epidemic around the globe, we cannot forget there is an HIV crisis raging right here in our own backyards.


The Best Of: Tweets from #NAACPLA11

Throughout the 102nd NAACP Convention, attendees, special guests and people watching at home shared their thoughts on Twitter. From President Jealous & Chairman Brock, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, CNN's Don Lemon, actress Tatyana Ali and more, here are some of the best tweets from #NAACPLA11.


Youth & College: Fighting Hunger Inspires Continued Service

The first-ever NAACP Youth & College "Day of Service" saw 350 members feed more than 3,000 Los Angeles residents at the Midnight Mission.


NAACP Economic Department Awards 21 NAACP Units with Micro-grants

The NAACP Economic Department announced 21 NAACP branches nationwide that will receive a $4,000 micro-grant to participate in the Financial Freedom Center’s inaugural financial education series at the 102nd Annual Convention.


Drive to 100K: NAACP’s new Life Membership Campaign

The NAACP Membership Department has launched a life membership campaign to acquire 100,000 fully paid life members, and are rewarding fully paid life members with exclusive, civil rights-themed cards.


Why We Passed our Tea Party Resolution

This week at the NAACP annual convention, we passed over 75 resolutions. They addressed critical issues from education equity, to fixing our broken criminal justice and immigration systems, to our top priority: jobs, jobs, jobs.


Are You an NAACP American? Sign the Petition

Yesterday, the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the racist acts of Tea Party protesters. The backlash from the Tea Party has been furious.


Video: NAACP Question of the Day: Day 4 - How can we encourage youth to be active in the NAACP?

Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For Day 4, the question was "What can we do to encourage youth to be active in the NAACP?"


NAACP Joins Kansas March Against Hate in the Immigration Debate

“Don’t Bring Your Hate to Kansas.” That was the title for the peaceful, silent vigil organized by a group of civil rights and human rights advocates from Kansas and Missouri to protest a visit by Sheriff Arapaio of Maricopa County, AZ to Kansas for a fundraiser.


NAACP Delegates Vote to Repudiate Racist Elements Within the Tea Party

Today, NAACP delegates passed a resolution to condemn extremist elements within the Tea Party, calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language in their signs and speeches.


Video: Benjamin Todd Jealous Addresses the 101st NAACP Convention

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous Addresses the 101st NAACP Convention Youth Night in Kansas City Missouri, July 12, 2010.


NAACP Question of the Day: Day 3 - What inspires you to be active with the NAACP?

Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For Day 3, the question was "What inspires you to be active with the NAACP?"


Blair Underwood Introduces NAACP Health Care Partnership

Actor Blair Underwood took a moment to enlighten us on his plans to partner with the NAACP in a number of different health care ventures, including HIV/AIDS, mental health and diabetes.


NAACP Question of the Day: Day 2 - What does 21st Century civil rights advocacy look like?

Each day during the 101st Convention, we'll ask attendees to answer a question of the day. For day two, the question was "What does 21st century civil rights look like?"


Video: Roslyn Brock Speaks at the 101st Convention

On Sunday evening, NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock stepped up to the podium to give a speech about the future of the NAACP. It was exciting and inspiring — watch it below!


 1 2 >