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Cornell William Brooks Takes Office As NAACP’s 18th President and CEO

Cornell William Brooks has taken office as the NAACP's 18th President and CEO. Send him a welcome message.

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NAACP Testifies Before Congress, Holds Rallies Nationwide to Protect Voting Rights for All

One year after the Shelby County v. Holder decision, nation’s largest civil rights organization cites dangers of Americans losing their right to vote in 2014 solely because of their race or English-language proficiency.

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Congress Urged to Hold Hearings on the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 will update and modernize the VRA.

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NAACP Mourns the Loss of Dr. Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 28th, the world mourned the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou--poet, writer, artist and civil rights activist.  Read the statement from NAACP leadership about the 1994 Spingarn Medal recipient.

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National Social Justice Advocate Cornell William Brooks Selected President

The NAACP National Board of Directors announced its selection of Attorney Cornell William Brooks. 

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Improving Our Organization at Every Level

Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP Interim President and CEO, sent out the following email today annoucing the resignation of the NAACP Los Angeles branch president.

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Wisconsin Voter ID Ruled Unconstitutional, An NAACP Victory

A federal judge ruled that voter ID law in Wisconsin is unconsitutional and against the Voting Rights Act.

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National Commission on Voting Rights Hearings

The NAACP along with partnering organizations hosted one of many hearings on voting rights issues.

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NAACP Applauds NBA Commissioner’s Decision to Ban Donald Sterling from NBA for Life

The NBA is taking swift and strong action against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his racist and offensive remarks.

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National NAACP Requests a Meeting with the NBA Commissioner

The NAACP is eager to meet with Commissioner Silver to discuss the influence and impact of racism in the National Basketball Association. 

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National NAACP Statement Regarding LA Clippers Owner

The National NAACP released the following statement in response to the remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling:

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Protect the Right to Vote

Stand with the NAACP and the National Commission on Voting Rights to protect the right to vote for all people.

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NAACP Responds to ICCPR Treaty Review

The NAACP addresses issues of felony disenfranchisement, stand your ground, racial profiling, and the school to prison pipeline at the United Nations.

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I Am NAACP

Take a stand. Join the NAACP.

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45th NAACP Image Award Winners

View the complete list of winners from the NAACP Image Awards

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Public Campaign Finance Reform Legislation has Been Introduced in the U.S. House

The cost of a congressional campaign, as well as viable candidates’ need to raise large amount of money from corporations

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FOREST WHITAKER TO RECEIVE NAACP CHAIRMAN’S AWARD AT THE 45th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

Whitaker will be recognized for his creative achievements and distinguished public service.

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President and CEO Search

The NAACP launched a search for its next President and CEO.

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NAACP Mourns the Great Loss of Nelson Mandela

The NAACP released a statement on Nelson Mandela's passing.

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Ending the School to Prison Pipeline in Florida

The NAACP has brokered a groundbreaking collaborative agreement on school discipline with Broward County Public Schools, law enforcement and its community partners. The agreement will serve as a model for school districts nationwide that aim to end the school to prison pipeline wreaking havoc in communities of color.

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