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Black History Month is Here

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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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Statement by NAACP President in response to Maine Governor’s comments

“Governor Le Page’s decision to inflame racial tension on the eve of the King holiday denigrates his office. His words are a reminder of the worst aspects of Maine’s history and out of touch with our nation’s deep yearning for increased civility and racial healing. “

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NAACP Disperses $200,000 in Grants to Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

Thousands of NAACP supporters opened their hearts in the aftermath of the tradgedy.

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Nominees for 42nd NAACP Image Awards Announced

For forty-two years, the NAACP Image Awards has celebrated the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. This year's nominees were announced on January 12.

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NAACP Annual Meeting: Feb. 19 in New York City

The NAACP is pleased to announce our 2011 Annual Meeting, which will be held in New York City on Saturday, February 19.

The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for NAACP Directors, members and supporters to receive reports from officers of the Association, and stay informed on all aspects of our work, from programs and campaigns to fundraising and special projects.

This year’s Meeting will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY. Saturday, February 19, 2011, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NAACP Board Members and SCF Trustees may download their housing form here

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BREAKING NEWS: Scott Sisters Coming Home At Last

Great News! Gladys and Jamie Scott are returning home for the first time in 16 years.

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New York Governor Commutes Prison Sentence for John White

After four years of fighting by New York NAACP members, John White came home in time for Christmas.

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NAACP Calls on U.S. House to Oppose “Censure” Motion Against Congressman Rangel

Later this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a motion to “censure” Congressman Charles Rangel (NY) for his failure to follow the instructions of the House Committee 

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Send a Holiday Message to the Scott Sisters

Thousands of NAACP members have sent a holiday letter the Scott Sisters. Read what some have said, or send a letter of your own.

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NAACP Scholarships: Be the First to Know When the Application Process Opens

Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. Be the first to find out when the application process opens!

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Getting Out The Vote: The NAACP Election Day Command Center 2010

In an effort to maximize voter turnout nationwide in the crucial mid-term elections, the NAACP formed an Election Day Command Center at the NAACP’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD.

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Time Magazine Names NAACP President to “40 Under 40” List

Time Magazine has selected NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous on its list of rising stars in US Politics.

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Take Action: Justice for the Scott Sisters

15 years ago Jamie and Gladys Scott were sentenced to double life sentences for a robbery that yielded just $11. Sign the NAACP petition today.

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One Nation Spoken Word Showcase

The NAACP has teamed up with Starbucks to launch the One Nation Spoken Word Showcase, a youth empowerment tour traveling to six cities across the country.

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Five Years After Katrina: Lessons Still Not Learned

On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are still failing to absorb the lessons that this and the multiple subsequent disasters should be teaching us, and we've only seen the beginning of the impact.

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The NAACP’s Role in “Restoring Honor” to the Tea Party Movement

A month ago, we called for the Tea Party to repudiate the racist elements within its organization. While some members of the Tea Party initially decried the resolution, a number of its leaders have taken steps to isolate and eliminate its extremist elements:

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