Taking Up the Clean-Energy Fight

Our climate-justice expert offers a creative way to avoid contaminating the air we breathe.

NAACP Selects 2012 Law Fellows

Since its inception in 2003, the NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program has fulfilled its vision of helping to groom future leaders and civil rights attorneys. The program is supported by annual grants from the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Kellogg’s Company.

NC NAACP President Takes a Stand for Amendment One

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber rebuked the media for asking the wrong questions regarding the Amendment One, North Carolina's proposed amendment that, if passed, would legalize same-sex marriage.

Chasing the Dream: The Black Immigrant Experience

Chasing the Dream: The Black Immigrant Experience is a three part series, written jointly by Isabel Lorenzo and Yehwroe Sinyan of the NAACP Economic Department. As children of black immigrants, we felt it was important to provide insights into the migration experiences of this unique demographic. The three articles of the series will highlight the following: 1) An introduction to the Black Immigrant 2) An evaluation of the challenges that Black Immigrants face in the 21st century, and 3) Recommendations on how all people of African descent can work collectively to advance social and economic justice in the 21st century.

Bigotry on the Ballot

North Carolina's Amendment One would constitutionally prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships. One of Amendment One’s most vocal opponents is the NC NAACP State Conference President Rev. William Barber II.

NAACP Financial Freedom Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

For the NAACP, April is a historic month. April 4, 1968, civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated while advocating against economic injustice, a fundamental tenet of his Poor People’s Campaign. The Campaign called on the federal government to provide a stronger safety net for the poor because Dr. King recognized economic justice as intractably linked to racial justice. Continuing this call for economic justice, the NAACP re-affirmed economic issues as central to advancing equality and on April 4, 2011, the NAACP opened the Financial Freedom Center (FFC), the headquarters for the NAACP Economic Department.

Join the Washington Bureau for a Conference Call with the White House

The NAACP Washington Bureau will join a conference call today with White House officials to discuss the NAACP legislative and public policy initiatives included in President Obama’s proposed 2013 budget.

Midwest NAACP Units Train to Implement Civil Rights “Game Changer” Priorities

NAACP leaders from seven Midwest states met in Louisville, KY on March 29-31 for a Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute.

March 2012 Edition of the Angle: Our Twist on Economic Justice Issues

The Angle is a monthly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s work around key Economic Justice issues. It is unique in that it captures the Economic Department’s most up-to-date information in a fun and colorful way! Go to the resources section of the NAACP Economics Programs Department's webpage ( to view the March 15th Edition!

Wealth Inequality and Women of Color: A National Emergency

Black History Month and Women's History Month are often viewed as separate entities. But black women and other women of color know that their economic circumstances are affected by being both a person of color and a woman.

NAACP’s Financial Advocacy and Community Tour (F.A.C.T.): Know the Facts Takes to the Road

The National NAACP Economics Department will take its Financial Freedom Center program to the communities of six states in March, April and May to help boost the economic recovery of local residents hardest hit by the great recession and growing economic inequality.

Kemba Smith Pradia Fights for Voting Rights of the Formerly Incarcerated Before the United Nations.

Ms. Smith was part of a delegation by the NAACP to bring the topic of voting rights before the UN's Human Rights Commission.

The Great Equalizer

The act of casting a ballot that gets counted on Election Day is the nation’s great equalizer. For the NAACP in particular, unfettered access to the ballot box and the transformative potential of the franchise is inextricable from who we are and every bit what we must leave for future generations.

Why the NAACP Image Awards Matter for Economic Justice

Recently, I attended the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California. The Image Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice. You may be wondering why I, the Program Specialist for the Economic Department, attended the Image Awards, but the connection between media representations of black Americans and the black experience is closer linked to economic justice than you might realize.

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