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Racist Threats At Mizzou Prompt NAACP To Start Discrimination Hotline

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.13.2015 | College

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Roscoe Brown and Norman Lear on the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices
Jeryl Brunner

During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.

Eric Holder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award For His Civil Rights Work

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 64, received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Equal Justice Award Dinner We...

Volunteer State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent travels have taken me to Tennessee, the Volunteer State. Although I knew something about the history of the ratification of the Nineteenth ...

Why The NAACP And Urban League Join President Obama And Congress For Equity In National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The first call is to inform every American of our heritage and our birthright, so that we know we have a responsibility to push back against the avaricious assault.

Clinton To Begin Criminal Justice Roll Out In Atlanta

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will in the coming days outline what her campaign describes as an "extensive agenda" of crimin...

We're Not Racist... Are We? The Case for Affirmative Action in Fisher v. U of Texas

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

The plaintiffs and their supporters would have you believe that racial discrimination and hatred are things of the past. They regard affirmative action as "reverse racism," as though such a thing can possibly exist. Racism requires power and privilege, attributes in short supply in communities of color.

Ole Miss Students Vote To Remove Confederate Symbol From Campus

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi voted on Tuesday night to remove the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle e...

"I'm Living in a Sacrifice Zone": Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Women around the globe need to be made aware of all the narratives. The reason is simple. We are all interconnected. Women must recognize their commonalities as they search for solutions. Every story is valid. They all need to be heard -- individually and in unison.

An Open Letter to Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond from Morehouse Student Govt. Association

Timothy Tukes | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

I must humbly acknowledge I was reluctant when first asked to pen this letter. I admit I was only aware of the significance of your accomplishments on a superficial level mostly through mainstream media.

NAACP Journey for Justice Will Advance Voting Rights

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Whether it is seeking to deport people whose massive contributions help make the United States rich, or keeping people of color from getting to the polls, structural racism is the common theme that runs through our work.

The Torah On the March From Selma

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Richard C. Harwood

This past Monday, I sat in services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, nervous about my task: to go to the front of the congregation and lift the Torah (Holy Scripture scrolls) above my head after it was read and before it was to be placed back in its Holy Ark, where it is kept.

Why I Helped Carry a Torah From Selma to Washington

Rabbi Steve Fox | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Fox

This week, I carried a Torah, not an unusual experience for a Rabbi -- except this Torah had traveled 1,000 miles from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, DC. It was carried along the way by nearly 200 Reform Rabbis and hundreds of others who walked in partnership on the NAACP's America's Journey for Justice.

The Mystery of Rosenwald

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.

Inside the Civil Rights Movement: a Conversation With Julian Bond

Eric Mann | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Mann

Julian put forth every sentence so succinctly and carefully formulated, generous and ironic with a profound sense of history. I was struck by what a fierce warrior he was and how every story was one of struggle and confrontation with the forces of evil and the commitment to fight to win.

Celebrating W.E.B. Du Bois: A Towering Figure Who Died 52 Years Ago

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Du Bois is recognized as one of the monumental intellectual and political figures of the 20th century and certainly its most influential African American thinker. Author of eighteen books, Du Bois' writings challenged America's ideas about race and helped lead the early crusade for civil rights.

South Carolina Team Returns to Little League World Series for First Time Since Racist Boycott in 1955

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

For all they achieved in life, or did not achieve in life, the Cannon Street all-stars continue to wonder what would have happened if bigotry had not denied them the opportunity of playing in the Little League World Series.

Julian Bond's Final Gift | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory...

Julian Bond, Race Man, Poet, Movement-Builder -- and Friend

Roger Hickey | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

America has lost a great leader, and many of us have lost a good friend. For those of us becoming active in the movement -- especially those of us in the South -- Julian Bond was an absolute hero.

The Julian Bond I Remember and Honor

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.16.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Bond didn't just force me to rethink my jaundiced and cynical view of the NAACP. He also forced me to rethink my view of the organization's leadership, the challenges it faced and the struggles and controversies both within and without that embroiled the organization.

True Strength at America's Journey for Justice

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

The strength I witnessed was in the elders who led our march and carried the American flag. These men, beaten and brutalized so many decades ago, had marched with Dr. King during the original Freedom Marches. Additionally, I witnessed strength in the next generation.

Racial Disparities In McKinney, Texas, Extend Well Beyond Pool Parties

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A troubling new report on youth and policing in McKinney, Texas -- the Dallas suburb where an officer was filmed shoving an African-Ameri...

Was Mister Rogers Racist? Twelve Facts About Our Favorite Neighbor

Michael G. Long | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers, the beloved creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, never marched in the black civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. Although the registered Republican was far from a street protestor, Rogers eventually became a quiet advocate of racial integration.

How to Give Students a Chance at the Game

Ingrid Ellerbe | Posted 08.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ingrid Ellerbe

Before we so simply make the decision that a child is in despair and "just can't do the work" we should consider the work that we are giving them. Is it empowering or is rote? Is it meaningful or is it memorization? Is it motivational or is it drudgery? We have the choice to make learning exceptional which leads to creating exceptional students. And, when our students win, we win.

Tell Congress to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by Restoring Its Key Protections

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The League of Women Voters has been standing its ground in the fight against discrimination and for voting rights for 95 years, and restoring the VRA is an important step to keep our elections fair, free and accessible.