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‘Ban the Box’ bill signed into law in Philadelphia

NAACP leaders join Mayor Nutter’s signing ceremony to promote employment among formerly incarcerated populations.

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Listen: NPR, NAACP Mark 150th Anniversary of Ft. Sumter Attacks

The NAACP is determined to ensure that the true history of the Civil War continues to be told. Listen to the NPR Story.

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Watch: Benjamin Jealous & Grover Norquist talk ‘Misplaced Priorities’ report on Newshour

NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and conservative leader Grover Norquist discuss the new NAACP report with PBS's Judy Woodroff on Newshour. Watch the video.

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Slideshow: We Are One Events Across the Country

On April 4th, NAACP units across the country rallied to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch a slideshow of some of the inspiring moments.

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NAACP Launches Financial Freedom Center in Washington DC

New initiative to influence change in the banking industry, prevent unfair mortgage lending practices, and promote sustainable homeownership in historically disadvantaged communities

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Video: NAACP Addresses Police Accountability in Houston

Benjamin Todd Jealous joined Texas State Conference President Gary Bledsoe in Houston on March 31st at a hearing to bring attention to police accountability. Watch the KTRK TV news clip.

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Supreme Court Denies Troy Davis Appeal

Sister of Georgia death row prisoner describes her family's ordeal and vows to keep up the fight

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ACTION: House of Representatives to Vote on School Voucher Program

As early as Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R, 471, the mis-named Scholarships for Opportunities and Results Act.  The NAACP is vigorously opposed to this legislation which extends and expands a pilot program of school vouchers in the District of Columbia which began in 2003 and was set to expire in 2008.  

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NAACP Names Frankie Muse Freeman 96th Spingarn Medalist

Civil rights activist and former NAACP attorney to receive Association’s highest honor

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Lawsuit Filed on Mississippi Redistricting Plan

the NAACP Mississippi State Conference filed a federal lawsuit to stop the Mississippi board of election from adopting a redistricting plan that has not been pre-cleared by the United States Department of Justice.

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Video: Red Carpet at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards

View special red carpet moments from Hollywood stars to the people who shape our world from the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.

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NAACP Units Rally for Collective Bargaining Rights Across the Midwest

On February 26, NAACP units across the Midwest joined with labor organizations to rally in support of workers’ rights in state capitol rallies that have drawn national attention.

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Thousand March in North Carolina in Annual HKonJ Event

Re-Segregation becomes flashpoint for NAACP-led march. Watch the ABC News coverage.

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Take the President’s Challenge!

The NAACP has teamed up with Donna Richardson Joyner to take on the President's Challenge for physical fitness. Together we'll help your family get fit!

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U.S. Surgeon General to receive Chairman’s Award at 42nd NAACP Image Awards

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin to be recognized for her distinguished public service at the March 4th ceremony, broadcast live on FOX.

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Black History Month is Here

Text HISTORY to 62227 for daily Black History Month updates to your mobile phone. Click here to learn more or to sign up online.

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Video: Chairman Brock’s State of the Union Commentary

Watch NAACP Chair Roslyn M. Brock provide commentary on BET News special coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address.

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NAACP State of the Union Message: Time to Get to Work

Take a moment to tell our leaders it's time to pull our country together by putting it back to work.

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Student Forums on Social Security Launch in 24 Cities

NAACP Youth & College launches "Young, Black and Secure" intiative around the country. Find a forum in your region.

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Stand With the Maine NAACP:  Sign Up to Support Their MLK Day Observance

Maine Governor Paul LePage refused to participate in the state NAACP’s Martin Luther King Day observation, and then referred to us using a vulgar phrase. Take a stand for civility today.

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