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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Making School Reform a True Civil Rights Movement

John Thompson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Temporarily lost in the edu-politics of the mid-term elections is the importance the letter sent to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders b...

This Is No Ordinary Time in American History for the NAACP

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 11.08.2014 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

In this season between anniversaries from Brown v. Board of Education to Freedom Summer to the Civil Rights Act, some pose an unsettling question. They ask if the NAACP is relevant. Though the question is wearisome not worrisome, it must be answered.

NAACP Calls For Harsher Charges In University Hate Crime Case

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Civil rights activists are calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students accused of h...

What Happens to the NBA's Undrafted?

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

Far too many college basketball players, especially players of color, leave college without an NBA contract and without another crucial ingredient for success: a college degree.

Moral Mondays: A Model Grassroots Movement

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

On April 29, 17 dedicated activists were arrested for civil disobedience at the North Carolina General Assembly as they protested attacks on education, health care, voting rights and the poor. Six "Moral Mondays" later, nearly 400 people have been locked up, and the nation is watching.

Respect for Black Farmers

Ben Jealous | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

There is no way to make up for decades of discrimination that crippled the proud history of black farm ownership in this country. But we can do our best to move forward.

Battle Against Big Soda Ban Prompted Unlikely Alliances

The New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 06.03.2013 | New York

The decision by a New York State judge striking down the Bloomberg administration’s ban on large, sugary drinks this week was not just a high-profil...

NAACP Official: Romney Flew In Black Supporters To Rig Audience

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 07.12.2012 | Black Voices

Did Mitt Romney bring in supporters to cheer him on during his Wednesday speech to the NAACP? That's the charge made by Hilary Shelton, who heads u...

Mitt Romney's Long, Troubled History With The NAACP

Mother Jones | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The GOP presidential candidate is speaking to the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know about their rel...

NAACP Silent as Federal Contracts to Minority-Owned Small Businesses Drop

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm surprised that the NAACP has been silent on an issue that strikes at the heart of the organization's mission. That is, federal contracting with small businesses owned by minorities has dropped significantly in the last year.

NAACP Endorses Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

Less than two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his public support for gay marriage, a prominent African-American civil rights organization...

N.C. Civil Rights Groups Plan Tour Of Poverty-Stricken Areas

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Civil rights groups will hold listening tours of poverty-stricken areas in North Carolina's rural counties and inner city neighborhoo...

The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

(Originally posted on Yes Magazine) Earlier this month, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the nation in support of immigrati...

Jeff Muskus

NAACP Endorses Climate Change Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Climate change advocates gained the support of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Tuesday, the first time the organizat...

NAACP, Marking Centennial Of Founding, Announces Program To Report Police Misconduct

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Combining its century-old mission of fighting for equality with the instantaneous reach of modern-day technology, the NAACP has launched a program tha...