Blog — Economic Opportunity

50 Years After the March on Washington Blog Series

Over the month of August, the NAACP Economic Department ran a blog series examining the economic status of African Americans 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Infographic: 50 Years After the March on Washington

50 years after the March on Washington, African Americans have experienced substantive civil rights gains but also have experienced major setbacks.

NAACP Announces Financial Freedom Month Contest Winners

The NAACP Economic Department is proud to announce the winners of the 1st annual NAACP Financial Freedom Month Contest! The contest advances the NAACP’s mission to promote equal economic opportunity through organizing and activism.

The Immigration Movement:  Advancing Social and Economic Justice for All

Keep updated on this week's social media campaign via Facebook and Twitter highlighting the diverse faces and organizing on the hot topic of immigration reform.

NAACP Econ Brings Financial Empowerment to Convention

The NAACP Economic Department brought financial empowerment to the 104th NAACP Annual Convention last week in Orlando, Florida.

NAACP Trains State Conferences to Provide Financial Education

The NAACP Economic Department welcomes NAACP state conference leaders from across the country to its annual Train the Trainers.

Youth Economic Empowerment Day at Financial Freedom Center

Last week, Dunbar High School students participated in an economic empowerment day at the NAACP Economic Department’s Financial Freedom Center in Washington DC.

Recap: Netroots Nation Convention

Voting rights; the democracy initiative; better election processes and the African American caucus were on the agenda for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at this year's #NN13. And we were excited to support our partners working to pass immigration reform

Medgar Evers College Students Visit NAACP

On June 12, 2013 -- the the 50th anniversary of civil rights icon Medgar Evers’ death -- over 40 students, graduates, and faculty from Medgar Evers College visited the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, DC -- home of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center.

Mega Moral Monday

Moral Mondays draws its largest crowd yet 151 people were arrested at the North Carolina General Assembly Monday, June 3rd. An estimated 1,600 people attended in support of the protest.

Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference

NAACP Celebrates Passage Of “Ban The Box” In Minnesota

The Minnesota House of Representatives for passed a bill to prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on initial employment applications. Once signed into law, the bill will make Minnesota the third state in the nation to “ban the box” for both public and private employers.

Trouble in North Carolina

Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.

NAACP Launches Web Tools to Advance Diversity

Building off the release of the Opporutnity & Diversity Report Card: Hotel & Resort Industry, the NAACP has launched web advocacy tools to help facilitate inclusion and diversity practices in leading hotels.

NAACP 1st Annual Financial Freedom Contest

NAACP Economic Department celebrates Financial Literacy Month with 1st Annual Financial Freedom Contest!

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