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NAACP 107th Annual Convention - Day One Wrap-up

Geopolitics of Climate Change—A Civil Rights Perspective

It is apt that this convening would have a session on the “Geopolitics of Climate Change” because the distribution of effects of the drivers and impacts across the climate change continuum are both geographically based and politically rooted.

‘black-ish’ to take on Police Brutality

The ABC series will address one of the NAACP’s core issue areas of police brutality, by what the show is calling “doing justice to an episode about injustice.”

NAACP Partners with Dunkin’ Brands to Promote Diversity in Franchising

Have you ever considered franchising as a way to own your own business within your community? Through a partnership with Dunkin’ Brands, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, NAACP is hoping to increase the number of franchise businesses owned by people of color in the U.S.

Here’s what frontline communities are pushing for at the Paris climate talks

Our first blog from COP21: As representatives of communities of color on the frontlines of climate change, we appreciate the sentiments of hope, ambition, accountability, and commitment in President Obama’s remarks at the Paris climate talks. We also appreciate the president’s current and proposed actions: increasing energy efficiency; keeping fossil fuels in the ground; transitioning to clean energy; eradicating poverty; and preserving the planet for future generations.

Environmental Justice in Houston: A Human Rights Tribunal

When I was presented with the charge to coordinate a Human Rights Tribunal, I was nervous and excited at the same time. I remember two things going through my mind during that moment. The first thought was that this hearing was much needed for the Houston community, and my second one was, “Where do I start?” Little did I know that this experience would change my life and perspective on the role that environmental justice is taking in communities of color and beyond.

Putting Together a Human Rights Tribunal: Organizing Efforts in San Jose

In an effort to respond to the deeper environmental issues we face in this community, I am organizing a climate justice Human Rights Tribunal. The tribunal will give community members affected by such issues the opportunity to speak up, testify, ask questions, suggest solutions, and get informed. By educating local communities on the issues, I believe we can achieve environmental justice and equality for the sake of a better quality of life for all.

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