June 25, 2020

16 of the nation’s top Black writers give voice to the unrest and current movement for Black lives. These cultural artists collaborated on a literary quilt honoring the elders who made this movement p...

February 18, 2020

Regina King has a knack for finding and telling stories that advance the national conversation on race. She is careful and humble in this interview, so she won’t tell you outright she does this. But i...

February 18, 2020

dream hampton has a short biography — if you ask her.

“Filmmaker. Writer. And activist from Detroit,” she says, “and in that order.”

Then, she pauses for a bit before continuing, perhaps thinking of the...

February 18, 2020

Although Melina Matsoukas has gained critical acclaim for her first feature film, Queen & Slim, Matsoukas has been a music industry staple for more than 15 years. She’s directed videos for a number of...

February 18, 2020

Debra Martin Chase is one of the most influential women in television and film, and she has been quietly effecting change in the industry for decades.

The 63-year-old from Great Lakes, Ill., has made H...

February 18, 2020

Diahann Carroll was a class act.   
Period.

Carroll died of breast cancer on Oct. 4, 2019, at the age of 84. She was a barrier-breaker, pioneer and trailblazer.

In 1962, she became the first Black...

February 9, 2020

On Feb. 12, 1900, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing was performed by school children in Jacksonville, Fla. The song’s author was James Weldon Johnson, a renaissance man who was an educator, lawyer, novelist a...

February 8, 2020

 Cynthia Erivo earned two Academy Award nominations for her starring role as the prolific hero Harriet Tubman in the film Harriet, setting her on the path to becoming an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Ton...

February 7, 2020

When civil rights and comedic icon Dick Gregory died two years ago, his son, Christian Gregory, was determined his father's legacy would avoid the fate of so many other departed icons.

Standing on the...

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...

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