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Benjamin Todd Jealous

We Can Make the Future Come Faster

Ben Jealous | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

In a democracy, the people can win every time -- but only if we are organized. Today, when I reflect back on my half-decade at the helm of the NAACP, I am deeply proud of what we have accomplished together as we organized our communities.

History Can Move in Two Directions at Once

Ben Jealous | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

After so many historic civil rights victories, how could it be that my generation had grown up just in time to find itself the most murdered generation in the country and the most incarcerated generation on the planet?

Saluting a Friend to Justice

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

I have had the great fortune to work closely with Ben on many of those issues. He is soulful, brilliant, and strategic -- a gem in the movement for human rights and social justice in the U.S.

Respect for Black Farmers

Ben Jealous | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

There is no way to make up for decades of discrimination that crippled the proud history of black farm ownership in this country. But we can do our best to move forward.

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

6 People Who Should Be Freaking Out About the Post Office's Stupid Cuts

Toby Barlow | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Toby Barlow

Who cares about the silly little post office? Well, I'd like to suggest these mighty folks might want to start rolling up their sleeves and come out swinging.

Raise Your Voice For Trayvon

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

All of last week, I was in Sanford, Florida, pursuing justice for Trayvon Martin. I listened to community concerns about the Sanford Police Department, and stood with Trayvon's parents and 30,000 others in Sanford, a town with only 50,000 residents.

Time to Redouble AIDS Fight in Black Community

Ben Jealous | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

On this World AIDS Day, we cannot forget there is an HIV crisis raging right here in our own backyards. A dangerous mix of complacency, cultural stigma and outright denial continues to fuel this epidemic in our communities.

We Can Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Ben Jealous | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As an American, I have faith in our justice system. But as President of the NAACP, I have seen how our justice system can fail -- sometimes even when it comes to life and death.

NAACP Wants NY Post Editor Col Allan, Cartoonist Sean Delonas Fired

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The head of the NAACP on Saturday urged readers to boycott the New York Post, calling a cartoon that the newspaper published an invit...