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Lifting Every Voice in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity


Day of Unity: Faith Leaders What Will You Do to Get Involved?

Celebrating 3yr. NAACP Day of Unity at NAACP Convention Las Vegas Nevada.


HIV and the Faith Community: Fighting the Epidemic in the Black Community

Day of Unity: Twitter Townhall


From the Pulpit to the Pew: Serving as Agents of Change

The Black community has looked to the NAACP and the Black Church as leaders of change in critical issues of social justice. Take our pledge today.


Bringing Value, Voice and Passion to the Fight against HIV

The NAACP Health Program details their effort to address HIV in the community.


Making Equity Count in the Built Environment

The NAACP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership partners to advocate for safer environments for children.


Start the Conversation in Observance of World AIDS Day

For the past 25 years, World AIDS Day has commemorated the lives of more than 35 million people who have died from the disease worldwide. Here in the United States, World AIDS Day raises awareness about the epidemic at home, where more than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV.


The NAACP Participates in Food Day

Food Day is about continuing the fight for affordable and accessible food regardless of the community you live in. It's also about ensuring that children across hte nation receive the most nutritious meals possible through the lunch program.


The Fight to Save Lives Continues

On a recent Sunday morning, church-goers in Baltimore piled into their places of worship expecting to hear a sermon on an epic battle. To the surprise of many, the battle the pastor spoke of was not between David & Goliath but between the black community and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Join the Movement for Change

Change doesn't happen by mere idealism, but rather with the concerted effort of others. HIV has become an epidemic impacting the Black community in increasingly disproportionate numbers. The need for responding to this issue has reached the level of urgency.


Pastors Lead the Fight to End HIV

On Sunday, July 14th pastors across America partnered with the NAACP on the Day of Unity to preach about HIV as a social justice issue.  The annual day brought together faith leaders nationwide to join the movement to stop the social injustices that have led to the unequal impact HIV is having in their communities. 


Building Healthier, Stronger Communities

The NAACP Health Programs Department has made strides in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic; ending childhood obesity; working to implement the Affordable Care Act in all 50 states and reducing health disparities among communities of color.


The Day of Unity

Today marks the second annual national Day of Unity, a day that unites faith leaders nationwide in the fight to end the HIV epidemic. Hundreds of faith leaders around the country join to together on this day in support of the NAACP's The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative to preach a powerful message on HIV/AIDS as a social justice issue.


A Social Justice Imperative

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.


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