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The Next Oprah Winfrey & Algebra: How to Empower Young African American Women With Additional Math Skills

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

By loving, cherishing, and supporting mathematics education for African American women and girls, we improve our society and empower future generations.

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Nina Simone's music stirs the soul. I liken it to one awash in the Holy Spirit in a Baptist church on a Sunday morning. Her classical piano finesse infused with her jazzy and bluesy gospel voice is heard in all of her music, especially in all of her civil rights protest songs.

Julia Craven

Top Tennessee Republican: It's Time For A 'NAAWP In This Country' | Julia Craven | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Tennessee's House majority floor leader kicked off a scandal back home by calling for the creation of "a Council of Christian Relations and a NAAWP in...

Al Sharpton, Comcast Accused Of Racial Discrimination In Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.27.2015 | Media

The National Association of African-American Owned Media has filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, claiming the companies...

Failure to Work With Minority Owned Businesses a Challenge in the Private and Public Sector

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

What has not been adequately addressed is the inequality in business development and how procurement policies with a diversity emphasis can be an important means of strengthening wealth and entrepreneurship development for minority communities.

Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

Colorado Bombing Suspect Says He Targeted Accountant, Not NAACP

AP | Posted 02.20.2015 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — The man accused of setting off a small explosion last month that rattled nerves because of its proximity to a Colorado NAACP office sa...

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

Reverend William Barber: Leader of the Biggest Social Movement the Media Won't Talk About

Carl Gibson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Carl Gibson

As Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and voice of the Forward Together movement, calls it a "deeply constitutional, deeply moral" battle against the worst forms of injustice, led by young people, minorities, and people of multiple faiths - the exact groups the current political regime is working to disenfranchise.

'Selma' Wins Big At NAACP Awards

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The civil rights drama "Selma" won top honors at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took sharp notice of snubs of African-A...

Discrimination 50 Years After Selma: We're Not Lovin' It

Rev. Kevin Chandler | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Kevin Chandler

As a minister in southern Virginia, I am sorry to report that even in some of the largest and best known corporations in America, the blatant discrimination the civil rights movement fought against is still alive and well.

Pulling Our Punches in Paris and Beyond

John K. Herr | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
John K. Herr

The proper response to the Charlie Hebdo murders is not to jail "blasphemers" of any persuasion, whether they hold a pen or a microphone.

Embracing Those Who Disagree -- Because They Embrace You

Stacy Bare | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Stacy Bare

No one or at least I hope no one that would read this blog would want to see anyone killed for speaking their mind, no matter what it was that was being said, even if they disagreed.

We Will Not Be Moved

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 01.10.2015 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

One cannot truly impact the world from a safe distance, and we have never been afraid to take our position on the frontline. Our team will continue to work on the issues in the communities that need our help the most.

Matt Ferner

The NAACP Bombing In Colorado Is Nothing New | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Black Voices

The homemade bomb that exploded outside of an NAACP chapter in Colorado this week brought back difficult memories of the long history of violence wrou...

The Little-Known Story That Lit a Civil Rights Fuse and Created the NAACP: My Great-Uncle's Call to Action

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 01.09.2015 | Black Voices
Burke E. Strunsky

In the tradition of investigative, watchdog journalism, that particular news story has since been credited for lighting the fuse that led to the creation of the national civil rights organization known today as the NAACP.

Media Coverage Lags as FBI Searches for Suspect in NAACP Office Bombing

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 01.08.2015 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

I'm not sure which is more disappointing: the possibility that a racially motivated hate crime was perpetrated against an eminent civil-rights organization, or the fact that we learn about it via Twitter's #NAACPBombing hashtag first as mainstream media remains virtually silent.

Matt Ferner

Colorado NAACP Explosion Could Be Domestic Terrorism | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.08.2015 | Black Voices

The FBI says it is investigating the possibility that an explosion on Tuesday outside of the Colorado Springs, Colorado, chapter of the National Assoc...

FBI Seeks Man After Explosion Near Colorado Springs NAACP

AP | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who may have information about a homemade explosive that someone set off near the C...

FBI Probes Explosion Near NAACP Chapter In Colorado Springs

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 01.07.2015 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — The FBI is investigating the possibility that a homemade explosive set off near a Colorado NAACP office was a case of domestic terrori...

FBI Respond To Blast Near Colorado Springs NAACP Chapter

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

DENVER, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Authorities on Tuesday investigated an explosion near a building housing a chapter of the NAACP civil rights group in Colora...

South Carolina Belles

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

In this blog, we'll learn about the contributions to our culture and economy from women with ties to South Carolina. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

Race Relations in the Catskills: A Letter to Sandra Cuellar Oxford

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Steven Kurlander

As we discussed last week, I am writing this letter (ok, its really an op-ed) to not only congratulate you on becoming the new Sullivan County NAACP president, but also to offer you some of my insights on race relations here in Sullivan County.

Dealing With the Racial Nature of Wrongful Convictions

David A. Love | Posted 02.22.2015 | Black Voices
David A. Love

The wrongful convictions data coming from the Innocence Project provide all the proof we need that all things are not equal in the application of American justice. Justice is color coded, and truly a matter of black and white. Now is the time to change that.

Ella Baker, Ferguson, and 'Black Mothers' Sons'

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement, the great organizer Ella Baker said: "Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest."