September 26, 2020

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:

“The NAACP condemns Donald Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court as illegitimate and contrary to the best interests of the country. Coming in the midst of an election, Trump’s nomination—and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to conf...

September 25, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the Trump administration to halt its rush to end the 2020 Census, extending deadline for counting to October 31.

The court’s order preliminary enjoins the Census Bureau and Secretary of Commerce from using a September 30, 2020 deadline for the completion of data collection and a December 31, 2020 deadline for processing and then reporting the census count t...

September 24, 2020

On Friday, September 25, the NAACP will host a conversation with Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris. Moderated by CNN Commentator Angela Rye, the event will include Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, and Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, and other leaders.

Senator Harris will discuss the national reckoning on racism, the global pandemic and her vision for the future of Am...

September 23, 2020

Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s failure to bring substantial charges against the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor causes angst and pain for far too many Americans still reeling from a pandemic.

September 7, 2020

On Aug. 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in the nation’s capital for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic I Have a Dream speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty-seven years later, social justice activists from around the world united in response to recent police shootings of unarmed African Americans. 

While thousands traveled to Washington to...

August 26, 2020

The NAACP’s Virtual March on Washington marks the 57th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his legendary I Have a Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

The two-day event starting August 27, 2020 is broken up into three sections: The Call, The March and The Charge. 

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, politician and activist Stacey Abrams, crim...

August 15, 2020

The NAACP strongly condemns the Trump administration’s deliberate attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service to obstruct voting by mail and to ensure a favorable outcome in the election. Disrupting the machinery of democracy constitutes a strike against the integrity and legitimacy of our elections. It must not stand.

Yesterday, Trump vowed to block emergency funding of $25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service necessary to allo...

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 the pandemic, plus the economic impact and mental health toll on communities of color.

“Loving others is anchored in how we love ourselves. So my question is: How are you doing? Are you loving yourself? Are you making sure that yo...

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 built relationships and built on relationships, encouraging people to register to vote, to participate in agricultural elections, to run for office, to send their children to Headstart, to desegregate the schools, to buy shares in a...

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 and activist. Johnson initially imagined Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing as a poem that would celebrate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. But on the page it became something else.

Johnson’s lyrics told the story of Black life in terms that...

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