On June 25th, in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) is unconstitutional. Section 5 of the VRA requires certain states and localities, with a history of discrimination to submit all of their election laws to the Justice Department for preclearance.
For the second year in a row, the NAACP Health Programs department is organizing the Day of Unity—an event that brings together pastors and faith leaders in solidarity through their commitment to address HIV as a social justice issue. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, July 14th.
The ninth week of protest saw no sign of waning support from North Carolinians. Rev. Barber and the North Carolina NAACP, have built a swelling movement intent on fighting cuts to unemployment; education; health and suppression of voting rights.
Last night, the New York City Council voted in favor of the Community Safety Act--effectively ending the Stop and Frisk policy in NYC. Last year, the NAACP led thousands of activists on a silent march through the streets on NYC to Mayor Bloomberg's residence. We marched along with dozens of other progressive organizations to demand an end to New York City's stop and frisk policy.
Last week, Dunbar High School students participated in an economic empowerment day at the NAACP Economic Department’s Financial Freedom Center in Washington DC.
In this week's webinar, Lauren Wilson will cover the best practices and uses for email.
New York State Conference of the NAACP, joined by 1199 SEIU, the National Action Network, and the NYCLU sent a letter to the members of the New York City Council encouraging them to vote yes on several policing bills that are a part of the Community Safety Act
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous sent the following email to our mobile activists following the United States Supreme Court’s decision on section 4 of the Voting Rights Act today:
NAACP Legal Fellow reflects on her visit to the US Supreme Court.
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
84 people were arrested with over a 1000 people in attendance as North Carolina NAACP -- Moral Mondays continues with overwhelming support.
The NAACP observes Juneteenth this week. This Wednesday is the anniversary of Juneteenth June 19,1865, the day that the Texan slaves found out they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years after it happened
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the nation’s first Field Secretary in Mississippi. The NAACP actively remembers Medgar Evers, and the Field Operations & Membership Department is taking this opportunity to remind members and non-members that “He is ME”. Medgar Evers fought for equality and we are continuing the fight today.
NAACP Law Fellow Andre' Cotten reflects on the life of Medgard Evers and his experience at the recent wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery.
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.