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WATCH: NAACP Image Awards Dinner
March 6, 2020
LA Sentinel at the NAACP Image Awards ... read more / watch video »
Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities
January 3, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act was enacted in 1977 as a direct response to redlining, an unethical practice whereby banks and other lending institutions made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for residents of poor, inner-city communities to borrow money, get a mortgage, take out insurance or access other financial services. Redlining did not take into consideration an individual’s qualifications or creditworthiness. ... read more »
Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities Proposed Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
January 2, 2020
The OCC hopes stakeholders will carefully review the proposed changes and submit comments so that a final rule can be issued in the first half of 2020. ... read more »
NAACP Hosted Tele-Town Hall Featuring Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris on Comcast Attack on Civil Rights
November 15, 2019
The case that sits before the Supreme Court is an outright attack on Black contractors and hinders the progression of Black businesses. Over 6,000 attendees heard about why the Supreme Court must protect one of the country's longest-standing civil rights laws. ... read more »
NAACP Issues Statement After Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg About False Political Ads
November 7, 2019
The NAACP released the following statement after Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, and other civil rights leader met with Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, about the detrimental effects of his company’s policy on political ads that contain falsehoods ... read more »
Black Press of America Awards Courageous Leaders
September 19, 2019
The 2019 honorees are the Honorable Karen Bass, U.S. Representative (D-CA); the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative (D-MD); the Honorable Bobby Scott, U.S. Representative (D-VA); the Honorable Bennie Thompson, U.S. Representative (D-MS); Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture (UAW); Shani W. Hosten, Vice President Multicultural Leadership, AARP; Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Clinical Director of Hematology and Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); and Crystal Windham, Director, Cadillac Interior Design, General Motors. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
Patrick Gaspard to Receive Prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal
July 11, 2019
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24. ... read more »
Supreme Court Shoots Down Trump’s Census Citizenship Question
July 4, 2019
“In blocking Trump’s ability to add a citizenship question, the court has ensured that voting rights for people of color are protected, and that all communities – regardless of race, ethnicity, geographic location, religious views, political affiliation, and country of origin – are fairly represented,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
The 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon
March 14, 2019
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted its 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon this past Saturday at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The celebration comes weeks before the anticipated 50th NAACP Image Awards. ... read more »
In Historic Moment NAACP Rings Closing Bell on Wall Street to Highlight Launch of New Minority Impact ETF
March 7, 2019
February 26, 2019 – Today the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) joined Impact Shares in ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), to highlight the launch of the NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF (NYSE Arca: NACP). ... read more »
NAACP President Derrick Johnson and Political Strategist Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’ Address
February 14, 2019
“What the president has done has opened up the eyes of so many people,” said NAACP President, Derrick Johnson. “This nation has still not dealt with race and its appeal to the lowest common dominator of us as a community. We really need to take a step back and focus on what’s important, particularly in this era.” ... read more »
‘50th NAACP Image Awards’ to Air Live on TV One March 30, 2019 From the Dolby Theater In Hollywood
January 10, 2019
The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, 2019.  For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. ... read more »
NAACP President Johnson Travels to Ghana in Support of Upcoming ‘Year of Return Ghana 2019’
December 20, 2018
This event hopes to promote business, spiritual and cultural reconnection between the African Diaspora and the Motherland ... read more »
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