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Julian Bond

Ella Baker: My Civil Rights Generation's 'Fundi'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

During this last week of Women’s History Month, I wanted you to learn about Ella Baker, a transforming but too-little-known woman and overpowering justice warrior for my generation of civil rights activists.

The Millennial Generation and the Civil Rights Movement

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The obligation to propel Dr. King's message of social equity into the modern day rests on the shoulders of this generation.

Tea Party Slammed As 'Taliban Wing Of American Politics'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said Tuesday that it was "entirely legitimate" for the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative groups for in...

WATCH: Colbert Piles On Scalia's Racial Comments

Posted 03.07.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert spent much of Wednesday's "Colbert Report" unpacking the challenge to the Voting Rights Act that currently sits before the Supreme Cou...

The Few and the Many: Linking a Campaign to a Movement

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Eileen Flanagan

When I handcuffed my wrist to the White House fence on February 13 along with author Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club's Michael Brune, civil rights icon Julian Bond and 44 others, it was a big moment for my organization, Earth Quaker Action Team.

Rosa Parks Centennial -- Untold Story Clouds Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.03.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The U.S. Senate has designated Monday February 4, as Rosa Parks Day, but meanwhile, seven years after her death, her own records of her extraordinary life lie hidden and inaccessible to the public and scholars alike, in a drab New York City warehouse.

From Black To Gay: Julian Bond On Civil Rights And Gay Rights

Michael G. Long | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael G. Long

There is an inextricable connection between the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the contemporary movement for LGBTQ rights. So says veteran civil rights leader and former NAACP chair Julian Bond.

WATCH: Is The End Of AIDS In Sight?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the time it takes to read this article, someone in the United States will contract HIV and, according to recent statistics, there's a 50 percent ch...

NAACP Board Supports Marriage Equality and Opposes Discrimination

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 07.23.2012 | Black Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

The NAACP's support of marriage equality further debunks the myth that black folks are more homophobic than anyone else. Perhaps the key to this battle is to position the issue as supporting equality and the constitution versus any interpretation of religion.

A Beautiful Night, a Legacy, and Two Women Who Stand for Community

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Tiffany Crawford

What I respect most about Professor Bond is his belief in human rights in the broadest sense -- not just the rights of African Americans, but the rights of all Americans, black or white, straight or gay, young or old.

The Julian Bond Philanthropy Song

Maxim Thorne | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Take a moment to enjoy the American philanthropic Julian Bond song for the success that it is. The lessons of his song will have great meaning in the civil rights and social justice movements of today.

Scars: The Complicated Making of Historic Moments and Progressive Philanthropy

Maxim Thorne | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

To make and record history is a privilege. We learn so much from it. Now that I am teaching Philanthropy in Action at Yale University, I feel compelled to see these huge moments also in a philanthropic context.

LGBT Rights: A Matter of Fairness

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

The fight for LGBT rights comes down to the very basic truth that for equality to have real meaning, fairness and equal treatment under the law must extend to everyone.

Giving Thanks for a Meritocracy Instead of Aristocracy

Maxim Thorne | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Maxim Thorne

Although I appreciate all the good philanthropy does, I wish to alter the way supersized philanthropy operates in America as part of my commitment to keep America true to our founding freedoms.

Memorable Moments from the NAACP Image Awards

Vic Bulluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vic Bulluck

2011-03-02-mj.jpgThe NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color.

Civil Rights Movement Reassembles to Ask: What's Next?

Saul Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Landau

On February 1, 1960, four black students took seats at a lunch counter at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's. The white waitresses ignored th...

The Most CONTROVERSIAL Graduation Speakers

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Commencement speakers can be equal-opportunity offenders, irking people across party lines -- orators are either too liberal or too conservative, too ...

Political Correctness Run Amok: NAACP Plays the (Hallmark) Race Card

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

The NAACP is officially irrelevant. That became crystal clear when the 100-year-old civil rights organization put its credibility in jeopardy in a campaign against... a Hallmark card.

Henry Louis Gates, Troy Anthony Davis, and the 21st Century Color Line

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

As it moves into its second century, the NAACP is, unfortunately, as relevant as ever.

Gay People Should Celebrate NAACP's Centennial

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

We need to make sure that everyone in our community enjoys equal rights in America whatever race, religion or nationality. Racism is a gay issue.

NAACP National Chairman Julian Bond tells Gay America to Demand a Front Seat on the Bus (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

Bond's response to many of the biblical passages used by Christian conservatives to condemn homosexuality (including those favorite scriptures in Leviticus) is must-see TV.