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Racist or not? Painting to be redone after complaints

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The painting of new Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason will be redone after a petition was started in protest of the image. The painting, commissioned by Fant Smith, did not go over well with the school’s NAACP chapter who felt the mural reminded them of historically racist imagery. 

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Ben Jealous has a new role

Former President of the NAACP Ben Jealous has a new gig. Jealous has been tabbed to help an Oakland-based venture capital firm with “socially conscious” investing.

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Walmart donates $1.75M towards black achievement

Walmart wants to boost black achievement. That’s why the corporation has donated $1.75 million in grants from its foundation to three black nonprofit organizations: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Urban League (NUL) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF). 

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Events

Members of NAACP St. Paul Youth & Collegiate Branch hold protest against school-to-prison pipeline

Members of the St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch of the NAACP will hold a protest and rally against the school-to-prison pipeline. “Unchain our Children” will take place on Wednesday February 26, at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota at 12:30pm. The two-hour long protest is connected to a larger project that rejects the school-to-prison pipeline. […]

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New report reveals that credit card debt is worse for African Americans

You can find them everywhere. On college campuses. In the mail. Creditors are practically handing out credit cards to anyone with a social security number, and while the piece of plastic seems like a quick way to make purchases and pay off bills, they do more harm than good. Especially for African Americans. A study […]

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Detroit NAACP Calls for arrest of man who killed Renisha McBride

The Detroit chapter of the NAACP, along with Ultra Violet, is demanding that the man who fatally shot a 19-year-old woman in the face be arrested. On Saturday November 2, 19-year-old Renisha McBride got stranded after a car wreck in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights.

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NAACP takes closer look at causes of gun violence in series

Like many organizations, law officials, community members and family members, the NAACP wants to develop a deeper understanding of gun violence. For the next two weeks national NAACP leaders will do just that.

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NAACP names Lorraine C. Miller interim president

The NAACP has named a woman as its interim President. Lorraine C. Miller will fill the role as the organization continues its search for a successor for Benjamin Jealous. Jealous will step down at the end of the year to spend more time with his family.

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Featured Post

NAACP Partners With Young Activists To Combat “Stand Your Ground Laws”

Activism does not have an age restriction, and a group of young activists in Florida are proving that statement to be true. The Dream Defenders have teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to combat the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws that exist in the country.

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Petition Calls for Election of First Female NAACP President

The NAACP has existed for 104 years, and not once has a woman held the position of President.
But in the wake of Ben Jealous’ resignation, one online petition is hoping to change that fact.

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