NAACP Youth & College Division launches #IMATTER Campaign

I MATTER is the NAACP Youth and College Division’s campaign to address gun violence, police brutality and racial profiling.

NAACP ACT-SO Readies for Vegas Competition and Awards Show

NAACP ACT-SO is set for Vegas, July 17-20 with some of America's greatest young minds and talent.

NAACP Leadership 500 Summit 10th Anniversary Recap

The 10th annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit was held in Naples, Florida, at the exquisite Waldorf Astoria Resort over the Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2014. Amidst an alluring backdrop of the Gulf waters, attendees found the program inside even more intriguing.

NAACPConnect: 60 Years Post Brown vs. Board of Education

The Supreme Court rendered a decision on Brown v. Board of Education on May 17, 1954. Watch the NAACPConnect Google Hangout on Air with Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree and NAACP Assistant General Counsel Khyla Chraine as they discuss 60 years post the ruling.

NAACP’s First Instameet “#NAACPMeet”

Register to join the inaugural NAACP Instameet, Saturday, February 15 from 1 to 3 PM in celebration of Black History Month. The NAACP digital team will be selecting 20 of our most engaged Instagrammers to explore DC's U Street Corridor and visit historic locations including the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site. Are you following us on Instagram? Go to

My Right, My Vote

Apply for the NAACP Youth and College Campus Voting Rights Advocacy Grant.

Veto Proof Victory Against Stop and Frisk in New York

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.

Medgar Evers Honored at Arlington Cemetery

Slain NAACP field secretary, civil rights leader, World War II veteran, father and husband—Medgar Wiley Evers, was honored today at Arlington National Cemetery in a wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP.)

Record Number of NAACP Youth Members from Connecticut State Conference

NAACP State Conference President Scot X. Esdaile submitted a record 597 new youth memberships to the National NAACP membership office during the board of directors meeting in Jackson, Mississippi

National Foster Care Month: Starting Out From Behind

The magnitude of foster care in America is startling. More than 700,000 youth of every race, ethnicity, culture, and age group are impacted by foster care each year. For kids in foster care, turning 18 isn't a source for celebration. It's a reason to panic.

Wilcox Seniors Prepare for Integrated Prom

For the first time in history, students at Wilcox County High School are preparing for their first integrated prom. The high school became national news for hosting segregated proms dating back nearly 3 decades. Students’ efforts to repeal this antiquated act were a success. After months of petitioning and fund-raising, Wilcox County High School students will have the option to celebrate high school’s biggest night with friends, irrespective of their skin color, on Saturday, April 27th.

Register for the 9th Annual Leadership 500 Summit

The ninth NAACP Leadership 500 Summit will focus on making significant progress in eight key areas: Economic Empowerment, Criminal Justice, Health, Media & Technology, Environmental & Energy Justice, Education International Initiatives, and Entrepreneurship.

From the New Director of the Youth & College Division, Sammie Dow

The NAACP Youth & College Division has new leadership.

Video: Courage WIll Not Skip This Generation

With only a few days left to register to vote in most states, members of the NAACP National Youth Work Committee want all young adults to register to vote for the November 2012 election.

Give Your Grad the Gift of NAACP Membership

Graduates are continuing in a long line of historical success and achievements -- and what better way to honor the graduate in your life than with the gift of membership to the NAACP.

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