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NAACP’S Response to the Arrest of Suspect in the Louisiana Church Burnings
April 15, 2019
BALTIMORE – The NAACP issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Holden Matthews in connection to fires at three historically Black churches in Louisiana: “The arrest of Holden Matthews for the horrific burnings of Black churches in Louisiana is just another example of the hate-fueled times that we live in. ... 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 »
NABJ’s Call for Diversity at CNN Grows 
March 14, 2019
“When there's more of us in the room fighting for our stories to be told, and raising awareness about the issues impacting our communities, we have an even better chance of creating change and ending the practices that unfairly hold us back,” said Color of Change in a statement released on Twitter.  ... read more »
NAACP Joins NABJ in Criticism of CNN’s Lack of Diversity in Leadership Positions
March 8, 2019
NAACP finds is offensive that CNN President Jeff Zucker refuses to address this issue. We are far beyond the point of accepting simple visibility as an instance of true diversity. For major corporations like CNN and its parent company, WarnerMedia, diversifying the media landscape must become a part of a company’s corporate responsibility rather than always as a response to intolerance and implicit bias. ... read more »
Anthony Anderson Returns as Host for 50th NAACP Image Awards
March 7, 2019
Two-Hour Live TV Special to Air on TV ONE Saturday, March 30, 2019 ... read more »
Emmy Winner Sterling K. Brown To Receive 2019 Nab Television Chairman’s Award
March 7, 2019
“This Is Us” and “Black Panther” star Sterling K. Brown will receive the NAB Television Chairman’s Award during the NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration on Tuesday, April 9 at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The award honors individuals for significant achievements in television. ... 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 »
ALERT: NAACP Makes Public New Documents About 2020 Census Preparations
February 27, 2019
Commerce Department releases previously withheld documents exposing deficiencies in 2020 Census  The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is making public previously withheld documents about the 2020 Census, ... read more »
NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting
February 21, 2019
“Had there been no May 17, 1954 (the day the Supreme Court ruled in Brown V. Board of Education), I’m not sure there would have been a Little Rock. I’m not sure there would have been a Martin Luther King Jr., or Rosa Parks, had it not been for May 17, 1954. It created an environment for us to push, for us to pull,” Lewis said. ... read more »
NAACP Restructures to Advance Advocacy Strategy
February 18, 2019
New York —The nation’s most prominent civil rights organization announced today during its annual national board meeting in New York, a strategic restructuring which better positions the organization to lead the critical policy advocacy and social justice work needed to ensure the rights of all people. ... read more »
If Beale Street Could Talk, It Would Tell Memphis to ‘Copyright Me’
February 15, 2019
I will never forget the colorful characters of Beale Street: Men wearing coordinated suits, shoes and hats, with processed hair; curvaceous women walking with advertising gaits and long eye lashes; impromptu street concerts by bands and musicians; “barkers” pleading for customers to enter their stores and shops; shoe shine boys with their mobile shine parlors and the bustling crowds. ... read more »
CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month
February 15, 2019
When given the chance at the ballot box, Americans overwhelmingly vote to impose a 36 percent or less rate cap. Today, 16 states and the District of Columbia have these rate caps in place, providing strong protection from payday loan sharks. In remaining states – those without a rate cap – interest rates run as high as 460 percent in California, over 400 percent in Illinois and 662 percent in Texas. ... 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 »
Rep. Maxine Waters to Receive NAACP  Chairman’s Award  
February 14, 2019
Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will present Congresswoman Waters with the award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30, 2019 live at 9pm/8c on TV One.  ... read more »
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