What does it mean to be "tough on crime"? Does "toughness" depend on how many people we imprison? Or should the indicator be whether our society combats crime at its root? Current policies point directly at the former option, but we need to be smarter on crime.
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.
Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference
Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.
The NAACP addresses educational challenges of the 21st century, and devises a plan to reclaim world leadership through educating all America's children.
President Ben Jealous just returned from the White House where President Obama made a special announcement -- through Executive Order he has established a new initiative to improve educational outcomes for African Americans
As a part of their series of profiles in advance of the NAACP Leadership 500 Summit, The Loop 21 sat down with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn to discuss the organization's role in developing and educating African American youth, and her role at L500.
Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. The NAACP Education Department recently announced the 2011 scholarship recipients.
A recent TIME Magazine article mischaracterizes the NAACP's position on charter schools. NAACP General Counsel Kim Keenan sets the record straight.
Last May, the NAACP filed a lawsuit on behalf of New York City’s public schoolchildren and their parents. The lawsuit was filed for the most common reasons we have sued boards of education across the decades: students are being mistreated, parents are being disrespected and the entire community stands to suffer. On June 8, 2011, we sat down for a Twitterview with NAACP Education Director Beth Glenn to answer your questions about why the NAACP is suing the New York Department of Education.
In some NYC schools, classrooms with peeling paint and insufficient resources sit on one side, while new computers, smartboards and up-to-date textbooks live on the other. One group of students will be taught in hallways and basements while others under the same roof make use of fully functional classrooms.
On April 26, thousands of students, administrators and public officials from across Pennsylvania gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in response to proposed statewide education budgets cuts that will exceed $1.2 billion.
When a recording artist releases a great song or album, it will not be widely heard until the tune is played by our nation's DJs. DJs are responsible for getting music to the public, getting the crowd hyped at a party and promoting the work of recording artists. Without DJs, good music would be like a tree falling in the forest -- it really wouldn't matter if it made a sound. But I'm not writing to talk about what the music industry needs to do. I'm writing about what those of us who are working to ensure that our children live in a socially just, compassionate and equitable society need to do. We need to be DJs, mixmasters spinning the words of justice into a movement that creates the kind of world that will truly be livable for all Americans.
This Saturday, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the local NAACP state conference will be joined by more than 100 coalition partners for a march on Jones Street to the North Carolina State Legislature.
Wouldn’t Dr. King look for us to commemorate his legacy with social justice action as opposed to just social service?