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Moral Monday Movement Expands To 12 States For Week Of Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 51 years ago this week, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted the 250,000-strong March on Washington audience to "go back to Mississip...

Time to Fix the Real "Broken Windows"

Alan Singer | Posted 08.19.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

I actually like the "broken window" theory, which is one reason I am marching on August 23, I just think the theory is being seriously misapplied. It is long past time to fix the real broken windows in our society that have victimized many but especially African American men.

NAACP'S Net Failure in Ferguson

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

If the NAACP and other civil rights organizations really care about justice, accountability and activism, they'll change their bizarre stance on net neutrality. We would never know what was going on in Ferguson without a free and open Internet.

Jesus Christ in Ferguson

Edward J. Blum | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Edward J. Blum

These are not new questions for American communities. African Americans have been calling for justice in this land of injustice for more than 400 years.

August 11

Maurice Tracy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Black Voices
Maurice Tracy

The call for change was loud. But, it was lost on me because I had heard this all before. I had seen online and heard in conversations the focus shift away from Michael Brown to the ills of black St. Louis. I wanted to know about Michael Brown.

Black Leaders Worry Low Voter Turnout Could Lead To More Voter ID Laws

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in Nove...

The Black Church and HIV: A Divine Prescription

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 07.19.2014 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

On July 20, the NAACP will recognize the Day of Unity, to combat the disparate impact that HIV has on Black America. As an ordained minister, I know the power that faith communities can wield by providing life saving education and advocacy. This is not the time to be quiet. This is the time to speak.

American Money: 529s a Higher Education Tool

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

A 529 is an IRA-like education investment account that allows consumers to invest in mutual funds, withdrawing the money later to cover tuition, books and other educational fees.

Toward a Fairer Admissions Process

William Lynch III | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
William Lynch III

New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. However, the current admissions process is shortchanging people of color, among others.

NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Black voters played a huge role in helping Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) fend off tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election Tuesday, and ...

Congress, Banking and the Politics of Diversity

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

There is plenty of evidence that the subprime crash from which we are still recovering stemmed in large part from predatory loans marketed to communities of color, while regulators simply weren't paying attention to what happened in those communities.

Messing with Success

Elissa Stein | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

For many within the system, as well as to those looking in from the outside, New York City's specialized high schools represent the very best of what the city has to offer students and families.

Zach Carter

How House Democrats Are Caving On Key Mortgage Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders Eric Cantor and John Boehner are about to secure the passage of a bill that chips away at consumer mortgage pro...

Why Buy A Home?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Homeownership, like any major investment, should be properly researched and one must ensure they are financially prepared to make the long-term commitment

This Is How Arsenio Could've Gone Viral

Naz Riahi | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media
Naz Riahi

Why hasn't the campaign raised more money? And why hasn't the stunt gone viral (in the last 8 days that the video has been on Youtube it's had a mere 4,000 views)?

When Does It Make Sense to Rent?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The answer lies in a complicated web of factors that will be different for each person -- including the health of the housing market where you intend to live, your age, income and how much you can spend, how long you intend to stay in the property, your long-range financial plans and more.

Teeter-Tottering

Janus Adams | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Janus Adams

Two anniversaries this month, taken together, signal the teeter-totter ride of a nation straddling our passion for justice and penchant for everything but.

New NAACP President Named

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a Head Start and Yale Law School graduate, Cornell William Brooks calls himself a direct beneficiary of Brown v. Board Educatio...

Statement on Election of Cornell William Brooks as President and CEO of the NAACP

Ben Jealous | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

"This is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for the NAACP. Cornell William Brooks has led an impressive career. I look forward to the Associa...

From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

Newark, New York and Seattle: Recovering From Decades of Growing Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

For the first time in decades, there are signs that the country might have turned a corner with strong progressive economic promises and action that uplifts middle-income and working-class Americans instead of the wealthy few.

Republican Candidate Won't Apologize For Slavery Comment

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Sullivan said Wednesday he apologizes if he offended anyone with his use of the term "s...

Mass Shooting in Georgia's "Gun Central": A Failed Experiment

Dr. Niaz Kasravi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Dr. Niaz Kasravi

These perverse results from our nation's gun rights experiment should be all the information we need to reevaluate our approach to gun laws.

Friday Talking Points -- Give America a Raise!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Unemployment has now fallen to 6.3 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008. The rate dropped four-tenths of a point in a single month -- the biggest drop in two years -- showing that after the lag of this year's brutal winter, employers are hiring.

Los Angeles NAACP President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Controversy

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins resigned Thursday amid controversy over the organization's connections to Clippers owner Donald Sterling. ...