NAACP Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting
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NAACP Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

Media Contact: Malik Russell / mrussell@naacpnet.org BALTIMORE (MAY 18, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas: The NAACP mourns the tragic and …

NAACP Statement on Facebook’s Russian Sponsored Ads
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NAACP Statement on Facebook’s Russian Sponsored Ads

BALTIMORE (May 11, 2018)—In response to the Russian sponsored Facebook ads released by Congress yesterday, the NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, released the following statement:   “These ads were designed to stoke animosity and disagreement among racial groups. They served as fuel for the divisive flames of the 2016 …

Congresswoman Gwen Moore and NAACP President Derrick Johnson Condemn Senate’s Shredding of Norms to Confirm Trump Judges
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore and NAACP President Derrick Johnson Condemn Senate’s Shredding of Norms to Confirm Trump Judges

Baltimore, MD- In response to today’s Senate vote to confirm Michael Brennan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District and President and CEO of the NAACP Derrick Johnson jointly denounced the Senate’s decision to abandon its longstanding deference to home-state …

We Have Inherited the Sun
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We Have Inherited the Sun

New Jersey NAACP Enthused About Clean Energy Possibilities   As the Environmental and Climate Justice Chair of the New Jersey State Conference of the NAACP, I believe that the New Jersey Assembly companion Bills A3723 and S2314 that were passed on April 12, 2018, are going to be revolutionary for all New Jersey residents.   We …

NAACP Joins Florida State Conference in Denouncing Univ. of Florida  “Aggressive” Behavior toward Black Graduates during Commencement
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NAACP Joins Florida State Conference in Denouncing Univ. of Florida “Aggressive” Behavior toward Black Graduates during Commencement

BALTIMORE (May 9, 2018)—The NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization issued the following statement regarding the aggressive behavior shown toward Black graduates during a commencement ceremony in Gainesville, Florida: “Our nation’s move toward increasing intolerance cannot be separated from the hate and rhetoric emerging from the White House. It’s unacceptable that the simple idea …

NAACP President Says Implicit Bias Training Should be the Norm, Not Just a Crisis Response Strategy
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NAACP President Says Implicit Bias Training Should be the Norm, Not Just a Crisis Response Strategy

Baltimore (May 8, 2018)–In an Op-Ed published in USA Today, NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, calls for implicit bias testing and training to be a mandatory procedure for public officials. “The NAACP is calling for an expansion of the movement to demand mandatory testing for implicit bias, particularly for officials …

NAACP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SAN ANTONIO NAACP LEADER MINNIE HILL 
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NAACP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SAN ANTONIO NAACP LEADER MINNIE HILL 

Baltimore, MD (MAY 8, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) grieves the passing of Minnie Mabry Hill, long-term NAACP leader in San Antonio, who died Friday at the age of 74.   “The NAACP extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Oliver Hill, NAACP San Antonio Branch President and Minnie’s husband, and their entire family,” said …

ECJ Youth and College Toolkit Launched!
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ECJ Youth and College Toolkit Launched!

The NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program launched their Youth and College Organizing Toolkit for Environmental and Climate Justice today.  A beautifully designed resource, the toolkit speaks to young organizers who are either already engaged in environmental and climate justice or who are just starting out.  Many of NAACP’s Youth and …

Media Advisory: NAACP Begins Countdown to National Convention in San Antonio
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Media Advisory: NAACP Begins Countdown to National Convention in San Antonio

 Contact:Richard C. Oliver, Director of Partner & Community Relations, Visit San Antonio  Office: (210) 207-6708, RichardOliver@visitsanantonio.com  Malik Russell, NAACP Communications Director   Mobile: 443-610-0361 / mrussell@naacpnet.org    NAACP Begins Countdown to National Convention in San Antonio  Trump invite, RNC convention, NAACP DACA win, SCOTUS Texas Redistricting case and Census 2020 among key issues to be discussed at annual convention    WHAT:National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, NAACP San Antonio President Oliver …

NAACP Commends Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights to New Yorkers on Parole 
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NAACP Commends Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights to New Yorkers on Parole 

BALTIMORE, MD (April 25, 2018) – The NAACP, the nation’s premier civil rights organizations, commends New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for signing an executive order to restore voting rights to individuals on parole and celebrates the work of the NAACP New York State Conference and its partners for advancing …

Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Bid to Terminate DACA Program  
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Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Bid to Terminate DACA Program  

Contact: Malik Russell / mrussell@naacpnet.org 443-610-0361    BALTIMORE (April 24, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the country’s original civil rights organization, today celebrates a huge victory for DACA recipients around the nation.  A federal court in Washington, D.C. found legally insufficient the memorandum issued by …

ECJ News! Newsletter  Ecowomanism, Ecofeminism
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ECJ News! Newsletter Ecowomanism, Ecofeminism

Did you know that the Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Program at NAACP has its own newsletter? ECJ News! is a bimonthly publication that features none other than the incredible, timely, important, and otherwise brilliant works of the local NAACP leaders on the ground who are making environmental and climate …

The NAACP, Earth Day and the Environmental Justice Movement
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The NAACP, Earth Day and the Environmental Justice Movement

For Earth Day (April 22, 2018), the NAACP Environment and Climate Justice Program had a conversation with two local leaders from Indiana and Michigan about Earth Day and the state of the environmental movement in communities of color. MICHIGAN: For most of my life, Earth Day has been a stark …

US Supreme Court to Determine Whether Texas Intentionally Discriminated Against Blacks and Latinos in Redistricting Case
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US Supreme Court to Determine Whether Texas Intentionally Discriminated Against Blacks and Latinos in Redistricting Case

SCOTUS to Hear Oral Arguments Today BALTIMORE (April 24, 2018) — In a case which could have major ramifications nationwide, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Perez v. Abbott. This Texas redistricting case, which advocates successfully argued in lower courts, proves that state legislative and congressional maps in …

Urge the US Senate to oppose the nomination of S.K. Duncan for Judge
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Urge the US Senate to oppose the nomination of S.K. Duncan for Judge

Stuart Kyle Duncan, who is currently an attorney in Washington, D.C., has been nominated by President Trump to serve a life-time position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (which includes Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas).  The NAACP is extremely opposed to this nomination as Mr. Duncan has …