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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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NAACP Joins Civil and Human Rights Groups to Advance Vision, Legacy of 1963 March on Washington

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous will join the National Action Network (NAN) and other civil and human rights organizations, unions and clergy in a rally and march in Washington, DC on Saturday, August 28, 2010 to celebrate and commemorate the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The date marks the 47th anniversary of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and other notable orations delivered at the 1963 March on Washington.

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NAACP Deeply Disappointed in Ruling in the Evidentiary Hearing of Troy Davis

The NAACP is deeply disappointed in the decision by a Georgia federal district judge who ruled Tuesday that death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis did not prove his innocence in an evidentiary hearing held earlier this summer.

 

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Reclaim the Dream: 8/28 in Washington

On Saturday, August 28th the NAACP will join the National Action Network and many others for a rally and march in Washington, DC to commemorate the 47th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

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Open Letter from Shirley Sherrod: You and I can’t yield—not now, not ever

Not long ago, I sat here in my living room in Albany, Georgia for an afternoon of deep conversation with NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. As he has done in public, Ben movingly apologized for the fact that the NAACP was initially hoodwinked by Breitbart and Fox into supporting my removal. I told him what I want to tell you.

 

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Victory: President Obama Signs Law to Reduce Sentencing Disparities

Congress moves to reduce 100:1 disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine sentencing. Send a letter to thank your Member of Congress.

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CNN Video: NAACP Forces Tea Party To Address Racist Elements

Mark Williams and the Tea Party Express expelled from larger Tea Party umbrella group over letter mocking the NAACP President with explicitly racist language.

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Video: Watch the Shirley Sherrod Speech in Full

The video of Shirley Sherrod aired by Fox News and conservative bloggers did not tell the full story. It was selectively edited to cast her in a negative light. Watch the full video here:

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