April 26, 2020

NAACP and BET’s four-part initiative examines how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting African Americans. The series, titled “Unmasked: A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall,” looks at the federal response to...

April 17, 2020

Mr. Nate could step forward or step back. He was among the most persistent and effective grassroots organizers in Mississippi. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, he bu...

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...

January 28, 2020

When I was in the 11th grade, I had the opportunity to write my first screenplay through NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program. The program provides a...

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...

In August, the NAACP took nearly 300 people to Ghana. It was the largest delegation for the country’s historic Year of Return. During the 10-day trip, participants visited the home of NAACP co-founder...

December 9, 2019

HER Idea, a new initiative created by the NAACP’s Economic Department, will focus on female entrepreneurship. The initiative launched with an HBCU tour and a podcast. The goal of HER Idea is to encour...

December 9, 2019

On a weekday evening in mid-fall, James “Major” Woodall is hard at work. Forget for the moment that Woodall, 25, became the youngest elected state conference president in the history of the NAACP when...

December 9, 2019

In mid-November, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Byron Allen v. Comcast. Allen filed a station carrier’s lawsuit against the nation's largest cable TV and internet service provider in 2...

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was created after a White mob in Springfield, Ill., destroyed a Black neighborhood and lynched two African American men. A group,...

As he took the podium during the Roy Wilkins Youth Leadership Luncheon at the NAACP’s 110th national convention, civil rights activist Shaun King reminded his audience of young leaders and grassroots...

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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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