Who’s Your DJ for Justice?

When a recording artist releases a great song or album, it will not be widely heard until the tune is played by our nation's DJs. DJs are responsible for getting music to the public, getting the crowd hyped at a party and promoting the work of recording artists. Without DJs, good music would be like a tree falling in the forest -- it really wouldn't matter if it made a sound. But I'm not writing to talk about what the music industry needs to do. I'm writing about what those of us who are working to ensure that our children live in a socially just, compassionate and equitable society need to do. We need to be DJs, mixmasters spinning the words of justice into a movement that creates the kind of world that will truly be livable for all Americans.

HK on J: Why We March

This Saturday, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the local NAACP state conference will be joined by more than 100 coalition partners for a march on Jones Street to the North Carolina State Legislature.

Dr. King Is Waiting

Wouldn’t Dr. King look for us to commemorate his legacy with social justice action as opposed to just social service?

Forward Ever…Backwards Never!  Reflections from the NAACP Daisy Bates Education Summit

More than 200 educators, students and community activists from across the country united together in Raleigh, North Carolina for the NAACP Daisy Bates Education Summit on December 3-5.

Benjamin Todd Jealous Talks Education on Morning Joe

On Wednesday, September 29 NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to talk about the state of education and this weekend's One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC.

Our Six-Point Plan for Educational Equity

On Monday June 26, the NAACP and a coalition of civil rights groups released a six-point plan for providing more educational equity in the next reauthorization of the nation's key education law.

Raise Your Hands for Public Schools

One of the guiding principles underlying both the civil rights movement and the labor movement is solidarity — the undeniable truth that people are stronger when they stand together.

Bring Lessons from Convention Home With You

Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.

Texas Textbook Standards Threaten to Re-Write History

Benjamin Todd Jealous joined former U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige in Austin, TX to testify against proposed changes to state's education curriculum that would significantly alter the way civil rights history is told in Texas schoolbooks.

Rigorous Training for Teachers is Smart Policy

The evidence about the size of a teacher’s potential impact demand changes in the ways we train and support teacher candidates, novices and veteran educators.

Widening Access to Education Opportunity

The proliferation of early college high schools just illustrates that even students who had been disengaged from school before can flourish and succeed when exposed to challenging curricula and given the right supports.

Five Questions With Roslyn M. Brock

On Saturday, February 20th, Roslyn Brock became the youngest person to ever serve as Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors. We sat down with Ms. Brock to ask her about this historic achievement and her vision for the Association.

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