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Bank of America Endorses NAACP Responsible Mortgage Lending Principles

(Washington, DC) -  The NAACP and Bank of America have announced that they will enhance their partnership through the promotion of greater economic opportunity and advancement of community economic development throughout the nation.  Bank of America has committed significant resources to support the work of the NAACP, providing financial education to disenfranchised communities that were ravaged by the economic crisis as well as identifying economic opportunities for the future.

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U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to Apply New Crack Cocaine Sentencing Guidelines Retroactively

On June 30, 2011, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply the new guidelines for a federal conviction of crack cocaine possession as established by the Fair Sentencing Act retroactively to those men and women currently incarcerated.  

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TAKE ACTION: Help Fight Stark Inequity in NYC Schools

In some NYC schools, classrooms with peeling paint and insufficient resources sit on one side, while new computers, smartboards and up-to-date textbooks live on the other.

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Op-Ed: Why the NAACP is Suing the NYC Department of Education

If we make all our schools great places to learn, we will have more than better institutions and better-prepared students — we will have a better country.

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Operation Bike Week Justice

For the seventh consecutive year, the NAACP will monitor motorcyle events in Myrtle Beach, SC to ensure all tourists are treated fairly and equally regardless of race.

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Y75: the NAACP Membership Challenge

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Youth & College Division, the NAACP has launched the first National Membership Campaign of the year.

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Watch: Benjamin Todd Jealous and the Scott Sisters on the Mo’Nique Show

NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous made an appearance on BET’s Mo’Nique Show, along with Jamie and Gladys Scott—two sisters recently released from a Mississippi prison after a nationwide campaign for their freedom.

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Photos: NAACP Relief Efforts in Alabama

Since tornadoes ravaged the state, the Alabama NAACP State Conference has joined other volunteers in aiding the Red Cross, treating injured survivors and assisting families with basic needs as they begin to rebuild their lives.

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Yale, Howard University Debate Teams Square off in DC

On April 30, 2011, the Yale University Debate team made the 6-hour trek to Washington DC to take on the Howard University Debate Team in the 3rd Annual "Great Debate".

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VIDEO: Pennsylvania NAACP, Students Stand in Support of Education

On April 26, thousands of students, administrators and public officials from across Pennsylvania gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in response to proposed statewide education budgets cuts that will exceed $1.2 billion.

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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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