This week, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act. NAACP President Ben Jealous considers this a victory, and a step in the right direction toward ending racial profiling.
Blog — Climate Justice
This week, the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference will convene in Jackson, Mississippi to highlight the accomplishments of those who worked to change the politically segregated Mississippi and to discuss how to continue the struggle towards Mississippi reaching its full potential.
The NAACP Minnesota State Conference of Branches' Just Energy Policies Report was released. It assesses energy policy in the state through a civil rights lens.
The NAACP's new report analyzes the energy sector and its impact on the environment and economics, with a civil rights focus.
The NAACP supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, joins with other organizations to defend in court.
The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program invites you to host a screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild.
This weekend, NAACP is getting ready to attend Power Shift--a conference that is a chance for youth to make a difference on environmental issues and fellowship with others of like mind.
NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Director Jacqui Patterson gave remarks at the International Women and Earth Climate Summit.
The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Department has continued the efforts to end pollution in communities of color and create environments that promote community health and safety.
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
Local doctor's tribal leaders, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, parents and concerned citizens from all 50 states descended onto Washington, DC for the "50 States United for Healthy Air" delegation to speak with elected officials and staff from EPA and the White House to voice their concerns about the quality of our nation's air and its impact on public health.
The Gallaudet University Conference Room filled with the 117 people from different backgrounds, cultures, communities from across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, which made up the Clean Air Ambassadors who gathered in DC for one cause -- clean air.
Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference
Millions of people are suffering across the country from the exposure to near roadway air pollutions and low income African Americans are suffering even more because we are the main population who live by these roadways.
Bridging the Gap brought together people from universities, labor organizations, environmental organizations and entrepreneurs, as well as grassroots organizers nd policy advocates to develop an action agenda to reframe the green economy in terms of justice and equity.