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December 2014 Edition of The Angle: 21st Century Movement for Economic Justice

The December edition of The Angle: 21st Century Movement for Economic Justice has been released. The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s and NAACP units' work around key economic justice issues. It is distributed bimonthly to all 1,200 units.


Call for Gateway to Leadership Applications Begins Oct 1st

Gateway to Leadership is an eight week paid summer internship program, sponsored by the NAACP, United Negro College Fund and Money Management Institute, for junior undergraduates attending HBCU’s. Interns are placed at the leading finance and investment companies in the nation.


NAACP Econ Continues to Promote Diversity in Financial Sector

As part of our ongoing efforts to promote diversity in the workforce, NAACP Econ participated in a two-day summit with the Greenlining Institute and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Economics Program Hosts Housing Forums for Homeownership Month

NAACP will host housing forums in select markets across the country for National Homeownership Month.


Renewed Call for Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates' recent piece in The Atlantic, stirs a renewed conversation about the case for reparations. Check out the NAACP's track on the long fight--and current call to action.


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

The May 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 and NAACP units' work around key economic justice issues. It is distributed bimonthly to all 1,200 units.


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.


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