October 4, 2020

Election Day is less than a month away.

Pair a pandemic that requires social distancing and constant disinfecting with Trump's claims that mail-in ballots “are very dangerous for this country because of cheaters,” and you have a perfect storm brewing around one of the most important days in U.S. politics. 

“We can’t do the door-to-door organizing that we’re used to. It’s not safe with COVID-19,” said Latosha Brown, co-founder of...

October 3, 2020

Amazon Studios’ "All In: The Fight For Democracy" documentary is like a textbook on Black voting history, voting rights violations and atrocities, legalized suppression  and tips on what can be done to make sure this doesn’t keep happening. 

The film is narrated by Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Georgia’s 2018 election, former members of her campaign, and luminaries including veteran politici...

September 30, 2020

Young Black Americans have a promising future with the voting booth.

That is the word from activists who are connecting with young Black voting-age Americans. Activists are working to help Gen Z and Millennials understand their vote gives them local, state and national influence. While young Americans of color may have shunned the ballot box in large numbers during the 2016 presidential election, all indications now are that ma...

September 30, 2020

Combating misinformation and securing access to the polls were the focus of a series of virtual panels on voting rights at the 111th annual NAACP Convention on Sept. 18, which was National Black Voter Day.

The nation’s leading civil rights lawyers and voting activists discussed both organic and manmade challenges to the voting process in what is being called the most logistically complicated general election since the Civil War...

September 2, 2020

It has been 244 years since the declaration of the land of the free, a declaration in which Americans were supposed to be able to achieve life and liberty. It has been 157 years since the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation which was intended to set all slaves free. Juneteenth marks 155 years since the true end to slavery when troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to ensure that all slaves were freed. Yet we are still fight...

August 29, 2020

Bayard Rustin was the brains behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 

When the late civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin was pardoned by the California governor this past February for a 1953 conviction levied against him for being gay, his surviving partner, Walter Naegle, said he believed it caused Rustin pain to have to subsume his gay identity to remain central to the push for Black equality. 

That’s how Rusti...

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...

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.

We are deeply saddened by his passing but profoundly grateful for the contributions he made in his lifetime. His life-long career of pushing this nation toward justice, fairness and liberty left a permanent impression on our nati...

July 4, 2020

John Lewis: Good Trouble isn’t filmmaker Dawn Porter’s first documentary but just may be the first set to debut with such perfect timing.

The tragic, preventable deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery inform African Americans and citizens of the world that racial prejudices still devastate.

Good Trouble, set to debut in theaters and on demand on July 3, is an in-depth look at the life and times...

May 19, 2020

Adding value to Black-majority cities requires federal investments in housing,  education, business development, and healthcare. It’s unlikely, with the current makeup, that a predominately White U.S. Senate and House will vote for legislation that will prioritize adding value to Black neighborhoods. Appeals to lawmakers for this kind of progressive policy haven’t worked so far. Investments toward uplifting the Black electorat...

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