July 19, 2020

The NAACP is devastated by the passing of Congressman John Lewis, a giant in the Civil Rights Movement who carried the mantle in the continuing battle for civil rights and equal justice in our nation....

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...

April 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2020) – Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO, made the following statement about today’s White House call on the impact of COVID-19 on the African-American community.

“T...

March 23, 2020

Our political atmosphere has grown so toxic in its rhetoric that we are being divided based upon our dissimilarities such as the color of our skin, our country of origin, or who we choose to worship o...

March 23, 2020

 With 2020 in full swing, there are a lot of things that young people should be getting ready for. The presidential election is at the top of everybody’s list, but we cannot forget about the census. T...

Bottom line: We need the census to help our communities thrive. We cannot serve our communities better without knowing which demographic we are serving. By using Census Bureau data, businesses and adm...

March 19, 2020

As the nation shifts to urgency on COVID-19, the NAACP convened an hourlong town hall via teleconference on March 15 to share information and expertise that can protect communities.

The NAACP Emergency...

March 7, 2020

Every decade, we all have the opportunity to shape the future of our communities with one simple task: completing the census. I have been at the Census Bureau for more than 10 years and I am now the s...

In 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for playing the maid, Minnie, in the movie The Help. Five years later, Spencer was nominated again for Best Supporting Actress fo...

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...

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...

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

 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...

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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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