NAACP Creatively Fighting For Change

The recently concluded 108th meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored at the Baltimore Convention Center was a showcase of how...

Baltimore Conference Highlights Need for Criminal Justice Reform, Voter Rights

Healthcare, voter identification laws, environmental injustice and prison and bail reform were all topics that took the spotlight during the 108th NAACP Conference in...

Effort to Overturn Obamacare Stumbles in Senate Again

While the U.S. Senate voted in favor (51-50) of a motion to consider the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch...

NCBCP PRESIDENT AND BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE CONVENER ‘SADDENED AND OUTRAGED’ BY SENATE VOTE TO...

Washington, DC – In response to yesterday’s vote by the U. S. Senate to begin debate on the Republican-sponsored bill to repeal major provisions...

US DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN ADDRESSED CROWD AT NAACP 108th ANNUAL CONVENTION

BALTIMORE – United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Rev. William Barber...

NAACP Statement on the Senate Procedural Vote to Strip Healthcare from Millions of Americans

BALTIMORE– In reaction to the Senate’s procedural vote to debate amendments on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), Board...

Black Women Picking Up Firearms for Self-Defense

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and...

Baltimore Educator, Health Care Advocate Julia B. Anderson Dead at 66

Julia Blanche Anderson, founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, died last month...

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Leads March Through California Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a...

NAACP NAMES DERRICK JOHNSON TO INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO

BALTIMORE – The NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization, names vice chairman of the board of directors Derrick Johnson as...

Amid Questioned Financial Status, Bethune-Cookman Univ. Names New President

Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on July 13 named retired Judge Herbert Grimes its interim president following the unexpected retirement of his predecessor, Edison O. Jackson. In...

Housing Advocates Campaign to Force HUD Sec. Ben Carson to Act in the People’s...

Singing “We Shall Overcome,” protestors laid down on the sidewalk in front of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protest proposed...