Blog — Economic Opportunity

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

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.

Mega Moral Monday

Moral Mondays draws its largest crowd yet 151 people were arrested at the North Carolina General Assembly Monday, June 3rd. An estimated 1,600 people attended in support of the protest.

Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference

NAACP Celebrates Passage Of “Ban The Box” In Minnesota

The Minnesota House of Representatives for passed a bill to prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on initial employment applications. Once signed into law, the bill will make Minnesota the third state in the nation to “ban the box” for both public and private employers.

Trouble in North Carolina

Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.

NAACP Launches Web Tools to Advance Diversity

Building off the release of the Opporutnity & Diversity Report Card: Hotel & Resort Industry, the NAACP has launched web advocacy tools to help facilitate inclusion and diversity practices in leading hotels.

NAACP 1st Annual Financial Freedom Contest

NAACP Economic Department celebrates Financial Literacy Month with 1st Annual Financial Freedom Contest!

Life After College Series: Financial Wellness

The NAACP Economic Department & Wells Fargo teamed up to provide financial education to college students and recent graduates.

Great Turnout in Chicago for NAACP Job Fair & FACT!

Over 600 people turned out for the NAACP Job Fair and near half of those participants were connected with economic resources at the Financial Advocacy and Community Tour.

The Economic Origins of Racism

Understanding the history of racism is necessary for leveling the economic playing field.

Diversity Job Fair and Financial Advocacy and Community Tour to Chicago

The NAACP will host a Diversity Job Fair along with a Financial Advocacy and Community Tour (F.A.C.T.) in Chicago, IL tomorrow, February 19th at the Navy Pier.

Diversity Job Fair and Financial Advocacy and Community Tour to Minneapolis

To help meet our communities’ demand for jobs, economic resources and financial literacy, the NAACP will host a Diversity Job Fair along with a Financial Advocacy and Community Tour (F.A.C.T.) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Employers as well as non-profits and financial institutions will be in attendance and available to connect you with opportunities for building your economic security.

December 2012 Edition of The Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The December 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 work around key Economic Justice issues. It is distributed the 15th of every month to all 1,200 units. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way!

NAACP Releases Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: Hotel & Resort Industry

On Friday, November 30th, the NAACP released the “Opportunity and Diversity Report Card: Hotel and Resort Industry” at a press conference in Atlanta, GA. NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous; Sr. Director of NAACP Economic Programs, Dedrick Muhammad, Richard Lee Snow, and other NAACP and National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners leadership were all in attendance.

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