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The CRISIS is the official publication of the NAACP. It is a quarterly journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For over 100 years, The CRISIS has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multiethnic citizens.

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The Crisis Magazine Video Collection

Interview with Ben Jealous

Interview with Ben Jealous

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Interview with Roslyn Brock

Interview with Roslyn Brock

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Interview with Jesse Jackson

Interview with Jesse Jackson

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Editor's Note


In Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, the current voting-rights dispute under consideration by the Supreme Court, the NAACP and other dedicated parties have weighed in on the argument by filing briefs containing information related to the case. The name for such briefs,...

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Publisher's Letter


The right wing, including outright racists, is once again seeking the aid and support of the U.S. Supreme Court to attack Section 5 of the Voting Rights.

Act of 1965. This protective legislation was included to address the most blatant...

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NAACP Today


It no longer surprises me when extremist state legislators try to restrict our voting rights. But it truly surprised me when I sat in the United States Supreme Court on February 27 and listened to an associate Justice refer to the right to vote as a "racial entitlement."


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Upfront Section


As a child growing up in Vicksburg, Miss., former NAACP chairwoman Myrlie Evers-Williams took classical piano lessons. Her grandmother and aunt had dreams of her one day performing at Carnegie Hall. True in December when Evers-Williams graced the stage...

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