April 26, 2020

The NAACP is mobilizing organizers and leaders across the nation to encourage Black residents to participate in the 2020 census amid the novel COVID-19 outbreak.

“This census is more important than the 2020 presidential election,” said Casey Thomas II, a Dallas, Texas city councilman. “Once the election is over, this process is going to determine federal resources, congressional seats and the redistricting process.”

In Dallas, w...

April 26, 2020

Before the COVID-19 crisis swept the United States, Nadir Johnson planned to take his daughter on a college tour—flying roundtrip from California to Washington, D.C.—in late March and return home in early April.

As the departure date neared, coronavirus prompted widespread flight changes and cancellations. The 46-year-old father from Mountain House, Calif., received an email from United Airlines rescheduling his return direct f...

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 or love. With raw hatred and anger so prevalent, we must remain vigilant gatekeepers of the ideals that we possess. We must digress collectively despite all of our differences in this melting pot. Democracy is an active sport, neve...

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. The majority of young people across the country do not remember the other censuses that were conducted throughout their lifetimes, because the census is held every 10 years. Many weren’t old enough to participate in the last one. F...

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 senior official responsible for a successful 2020 Census count. I can assure you that the census is safe, secure — and important.

The census is a once-a-decade effort to count all the people living in all 50 states, the District of...

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 she worked a myriad of jobs during the day. She was a manicurist, worked at a laundromat, and she cleaned homes. She worked in stockrooms. She drove delivery trucks. She did anything she needed to do to take care of the baby girl t...

October 31, 2019

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was a leader committed to the U.S. Constitution and a person deeply rooted in his community. But most important, people said during his funeral service, he was a good man.

“Elijah Cummings came from good soil. Goodness took root,” former President Barack Obama told more than 4,000 people gathered to bid farewell to the native son at West Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church, where Cummings had be...

September 9, 2019

Concern about election security is a top priority as the country moves toward the 2020 elections.

During the 2016 election cycle, intentional misinformation — so called “fake news” — was pushed out online and African Americans were a prime target. In some cases, Russian operatives masqueraded as Black grassroots organizers, using fake social media accounts. In other instances, they aligned with White nationalists groups online,...

Ten presidential candidates — nine Democrats and one Republican — spoke at the NAACP 110th national convention in Detroit on Wednesday, July 24, before a crowd of social justice advocates, civil rights leaders and freedom fighters. Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker; Pete Buttigieg; Julian Castro; Sen. Kamala Harris; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Beto O’Rourke; Sen. Bernie Sanders; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren were joined by...

Delegates from NAACP chapters across the country voted unanimously to move forward with a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump during the 110th annual convention in Detroit on Tuesday. 

In a statement following the vote, NAACP President  Derrick Johnson accused Trump of leading “one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era.”

The pattern of Trump’s misconduct is unmista...

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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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