Blog — Economic Opportunity

NAACP Economic Department Accepting 2014 Financial Freedom Campaign Request for Proposals

The Economic Department is now accepting Request for Proposals from NAACP State Conference Units for its 4th Financial Freedom Campaign.


March 2014 Edition of the Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The Angle is a bimonthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues.


January 2014 Edition of The Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The Angle is a bimonthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues.


NAACP Applauds Crack Down on Bank Payday Lending

NAACP acknowledges the government agencies' strides in economic justice.


NAACP Econ Addresses Discrimination Against DBE’s in Washington State

Earlier this month, Senior Director of Economic Department, Dedrick Muhammad and NAACP Alaska Oregon and Washington Area State Conference (AOWASC) leadership held a press conference in Seattle, Washington to respond to findings that the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) failed to address racial discrimination.


Stages of Wealth Building

Financial experts talk all the time about the importance of wealth, but remember that amassing wealth doesn't happen all at once.


11 Million Dollars Available in Community Development Grants

Do you or someone you know work for a 501c3 dedicated to community improvement and/or development in communities of color? If so, apply now for the Urban Lift Program.


What the March on Washington Means for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

NAACP intern Anisha Ahuja explores the lesser known but growing economic challenges facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community.


50 Years After the March on Washington Blog Series

Over the month of August, the NAACP Economic Department ran a blog series examining the economic status of African Americans 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.


Infographic: 50 Years After the March on Washington

50 years after the March on Washington, African Americans have experienced substantive civil rights gains but also have experienced major setbacks.


NAACP Announces Financial Freedom Month Contest Winners

The NAACP Economic Department is proud to announce the winners of the 1st annual NAACP Financial Freedom Month Contest! The contest advances the NAACP’s mission to promote equal economic opportunity through organizing and activism.


The Immigration Movement:  Advancing Social and Economic Justice for All

Keep updated on this week's social media campaign via Facebook and Twitter highlighting the diverse faces and organizing on the hot topic of immigration reform.


NAACP Econ Brings Financial Empowerment to Convention

The NAACP Economic Department brought financial empowerment to the 104th NAACP Annual Convention last week in Orlando, Florida.


NAACP Trains State Conferences to Provide Financial Education

The NAACP Economic Department welcomes NAACP state conference leaders from across the country to its annual Train the Trainers.


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.


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