January 27, 2020

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, made the following statement about the passing of former U.S. Circuit Court Judge Nathaniel R. Jones today in Cincinnati:

“The entire NAACP family is devastated by t...

Today, our nation honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of an America that fulfilled its promise of equal rights for all has inspired generations to fight for ju...

December 19, 2019

I was fortunate to be able to participate in the Jamestown to Jamestown journey with the NAACP in August as we commemorated the 400th year of Africans arrival in America, landing in the English settle...

Parents of this Black student (pictured), filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging school administrators at a Pearland junior high school colored in the student’s scalp with a permanent marker fo...

December 9, 2019

The entirety of the African-American experience is the embodiment of resistance and resilience. Our position in this country has always been unwelcomed, illegal. We are the perpetual “other.” This mar...

December 9, 2019

This September, I spoke at the March on Washington Film Festival for the documentary Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed, which highlighted Shirley Chisholm’s presidential campaign. As the first Black...

December 9, 2019

 In 1965, playwright and poet Amiri Baraka (b. Leroi Jones) challenged the theatrical status quo by creating the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS) in Harlem. The opening of the theater is co...

December 9, 2019

 My mother was thrilled when she learned she was pregnant with me. When her relationship went sour, she realized that she would have to raise me on her own.

My earliest memories of my mother are that s...

December 9, 2019

 We need to transform our priorities for Black liberation in the United States of America. The next 400 years of Black life in America requires everyday people fighting for their liberation, along wit...

December 9, 2019

I loved Toni Morrison long before I read a word she’d written.

Her life was an epic poem, a love poem written to African Americans — and by extension to all of humanity.

She wrote from the intimacy of d...

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The Crisis magazine is a quarterly journal of politics, culture, civil rights and history that seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues facing African-Americans and other communities of color.

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