NAACP

No matter what Mitt Romney tells NAACP members Wednesday, nine out of 10 African Americans will still pull the lever for President Barack Obama in November. But that doesn’t mean the former Massachusetts governor’s address to the venerable civil rights organization at its 103rd annual convention in Houston isn’t a big deal. In another era, […]

NewsOne contributor Elon James White is down in Florida at the NAACP’s eight annual Leadership 500 Summit… and he wants you to know what’s really…

I have heavily critiqued the NAACP. I’ve spoken about how it feels very much disconnected from my generation and I’ve watched as local chapters hold…

via CNN The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Saturday announced its backing of same-sex marriage, more than a week after President Barack Obama also expressed support for the issue. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman […]

NAACP is leading the charge to protect voting rights. As the United States heads into a election year there are reports of voting struggles bubbling…

The Help has been nominated for eight prizes at this year’s National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People’s (NAACP) Image Awards. The civil rights…

The NAACP mourns the loss of actress and activist Jane White, the daughter of the late civil rights leader and NAACP Secretary Walter White.  Jane White passed away July 24th, 2011 at the age of 88. “Jane White was an esteemed member of our NAACP family who was an active supporter and participant in many […]

LOS ANGELES — The NAACP hosted a LGBT forum at its 102nd national convention to discuss lesbian and gay issues within the Black community. Civil Rights activist and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, CNN anchor Don Lemon, and comedienne Wanda Sykes were three of the panelists who spoke before members. In the town hall styled […]

CALIFORNIA — The NAACP passed an historic resolution calling to an end the war on drugs with a majority vote at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles, CA. The resolution outlines key details of the war on drugs, which the organization notes are crucial failings; the U.S. spends $40 billion annually on the […]

LOS ANGELES — At the 102nd annual NAACP convention, NAACP President, Ben Jealous, compared new voter ID laws to “Jim Crow.” He also blamed them on the “most racist and conservative elements in the Tea Party.” Reuters reports: NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said a wave of newly enacted photo-ID requirements stemmed from what he saw […]

I received an email today from the White House stating that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with NAACP President Ben Jealous and Urban League President Marc Morial.   President Obama’s schedule (which can be seen here) shows that the meeting will be roughly 25 minutes, giving these three important black men a little […]

The removal of a black college football player from a U.S. Airways flight and subsequent arrest in connection with his sagging pants was descried as racist today by his mother and local NAACP officials. The fact that college football player Deshon Marman was asked to pull up his pants and ejected from a flight from […]