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Roslyn M. Brock
Roslyn M. Brock is Chairman of the National Board of Directors
for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP). She made history in February 2010 when she was unanimously
elected as its 14th Chairman. She is the youngest person and fourth
woman to hold this position.

Entries by Roslyn M. Brock

HIV/AIDS: A Fight We Must Win

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 7:03 PM

Those of us who are old enough to remember when an unknown virus took root in the United States in the 1980s and spread at a rate so alarming that few believed that it could be quelled know why the annual acknowledgment of World AIDS Day is so important. Not...

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Fighting to Preserve CHIP for Future Generations

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 3:47 PM

There is no population that we have a greater responsibility to lead, guide, educate and protect than our nation's children. That is why working to ensure that every child has access to high quality health care has always been my mission. Standing on the sidelines while the health care coverage...

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The Black Church and HIV: A Divine Prescription

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 1:27 PM

For centuries, the church has been the epicenter of survival for many in the African-American community. It was in makeshift houses of worship that our ancestors heard and were encouraged by the story of a God who delivered Hebrew slaves from bondage. It was in Southern sanctuaries that young civil...

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Eyes on the Prize: Advancing the Cause of Civil Rights

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Americans across the country will soon gather to celebrate our nation's independence. But it is July 2nd that we must hold in our hearts and minds, if we are to fulfill our nation's promise of freedom and equality for all.

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson...

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Advocating for a Healthier Future

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 1:01 PM

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.

-- Ida B. Wells-Barnett

It's been decades since NAACP founder Ida B. Wells-Barnett uttered those words, and yet they remain as impactful as they ever were. When pioneers such as W.E.B. DuBois,...
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Explaining Open Enrollment: How to Get Covered!

(45) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 9:33 AM

We are at the dawn of a new day as our nation moves one step closer to becoming the more perfect union our forefathers envisioned. Beginning this month, nearly 48 million uninsured Americans will embark upon a path toward high-quality health care.

On October 1, the Affordable Care Act's...

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Women of the NAACP: Exemplars of Achievement

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 7:01 PM

Women have served an integral role in the history of the NAACP, and they continue to play a vital role today.

The story of the NAACP begins with a woman. On February 12, 1909, a white journalist and woman's suffragist named Mary White Ovington joined with two...

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The Butler and Social Progress: A Lesson in Opposites

(7) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 11:54 AM

In Lee Daniels' The Butler, Cecil Gaines and his son want the same thing: equal protection under the law. The film is an important reminder that there are many different ways to play a significant part in achieving that dream.

Forest Whitaker delivers a commanding performance as...

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A Mother's Love

(50) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 11:42 AM

I cannot begin to imagine how hard these past 17 months have been for Sybrina Fulton.

Sybrina lost her son, Trayvon Martin, to a senseless act of violence. She watched the media create a caricature of her son as a thug, and burden him with assumptions about...

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Moving Beyond the Taboo: HIV/AIDS and the Black Community

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 11:46 AM

The HIV epidemic in the Black community is one of the biggest underreported stories of the past few decades.

African-Americans make up just under 14 percent of the United States' population but represent 44 percent of all new HIV cases. If Black America was its own country,...

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Their Legacy Paved the Way

(8) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 12:39 PM

One hundred and four years ago, on February 12th, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, and a handful of dedicated rights activists joined together to form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Their mission: to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all...

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