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Fight for Uber and Lyft Drivers to Remain Their Own Bosses Heats Up as November Vote Approaches
August 6, 2020
As the general election in November gets closer, rideshare and app-based delivery drivers are rounding up support to defeat a ballot initiative that will decide the fate of app-based work in California.   ... read more »
National Urban League, BET and Key Impact Partners Declare September 18 National Black Voter Day
July 30, 2020
As part of the organization’s #ReclaimYourVote campaign, the National Urban League, in partnership with BET and other key civil rights organizations, has designated September 18, 2020, the first-ever National Black Voter Day. ... read more »
NAACP Announces Virtual March on Washington to Channel Momentum for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization
July 23, 2020
The virtual march -- which will bring forward a bold National Black agenda -- will take place on August 28th, 2020, the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Accompanying virtual events with music performances and keynote speakers will also take place on the nights of August 27th and 28th.   ... read more »
Three African Americans Step Into Top California Leadership Roles
June 25, 2020
Yolanda Richardson and Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, are officially assuming their roles as state government executives in Sacramento at at time when the state is implementing deep cuts to its fiscal year 2020-21 budget in response to the global COVID-19 crisis. ... read more »
California State Capitol Goes Black … Red and Green to Mark Juneteenth
June 25, 2020
The state of California  started recognizing Juneteenth or Black “Freedom Day,” marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, back in 2003 as an official state observance. That was 17 years before Juneteenth became a household word across the United States this year.  ... read more »
Georgia prosecutor wants to bring shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery to grand jury: ‘This is murder’
May 7, 2020
A Georgia prosecutor said Tuesday that he wants a grand jury to decide if criminal charges are warranted in the death of a man shot after a pursuit by armed men who later told police they suspected him of being a burglar.  Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed Feb. 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, prompting an outcry from the local NAACP and others. Arbery was black and the men who chased him are white.  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Leads Discussion on Resources for Small Businesses
April 30, 2020
As days go by, Americans are learning that billion-dollar corporations are receiving funding from the Paycheck Protection Program which was intended to provide Federal Government assistance to help small businesses due to COVID- 19. ... read more »
Making Sense of the 2020 Census
April 9, 2020
According to the Census Bureau post-enumeration survey, 800,000 African Americans went uncounted. What does this mean? It means once again, the voice of African Americans was denied. Many programs that impact African Americans are based in whole or part on data derived from the Census. History proves the disenfranchisement of Black people socially, politically and financially. Another ten years cannot pass before we realize how vital the United States Census is to the United States democracy. ... read more »
Black Organizations Use Power of Social Media to Launch #BlackCensusWeek and Boost Black Census Count
April 2, 2020
Our nation’s Decennial Census has arrived and with the overarching pandemic of COVID-19, the count for marginalized and historically undercounted populations is more important now than ever before. The NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Unity Diaspora Coalition, the National Urban League’s Black Census Roundtable along with countless other organizations worked together to seize the moment as an opportunity to ensure a fair and accurate count for African-American citizens through Black Census Week, a week-long virtual activity to incite awareness around the Census and the importance to fill it out in its entirety. ... read more »
NAACP Hosts Emergency Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall
March 19, 2020
Leaders of our community in faith, health, and government discussed how we can take action for our health, our environments, and our loved ones. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Rory Gamble Named First African American President of the UAW
March 19, 2020
“I was sitting at home and brainstorming on things that I needed to do, and then the phone started to ring,” stated Rory Gamble, a welder fixture repairman, who joined the UAW in 1974 when he worked at the Ford Motor Co. Dearborn (Mich.) Frame Plant. “The local NAACP chapter president called, and others,” noted Gamble, who in December was named the 13th president of the 85-year-old union. “It hit me then that, ‘Hey, you’re the first African American president,’” Gamble recalled. “It struck me like a rock. It’s a great accomplishment.” ... read more »
BBA Hosts Annual Black History Awards Dinner
March 5, 2020
The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest ethnic business organization in the State of California commemorated Black History Month or African American Heritage Month, during its Salute to Black History Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 27, at the California African American Museum CAAM. ... read more »
Rihanna and Congressman John Lewis to be Honored at NAACP Image Awards
February 20, 2020
Five-Time Image Award Recipient Anthony Anderson will return as the host for the Live TV Special. ... read more »
Former NAACP Chief and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Kweisi Mfume Wins Primary for Cummings Seat
February 14, 2020
Former NAACP President and five-term Congressman Kweisi Mfume won big in a Democratic primary contest to replace the late Congressman Elijah Cummings who passed away on October 17, 2019 at the age of 68.  ... read more »
60 Years Ago: Students Launched Sit-In Movement
February 6, 2020
Violent episodes were the exceptions and not the rule of the massively spreading Sit-in Movement. ... read more »
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