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Dunkin’ Brands, NAACP Launch Web Series To Attract Black Franchisees

Chain seeks to diversify quick service restaurant sector

Donuts and ice cream lovers can get a lesson on owning their own shops thank…

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NAACP Legal Defense Honors Late President with Fellowship for Lawyers

New opportunity will provide advanced career opportunities for civil rights litigators

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launches new fellowship program to honor late president John…

By Courtney Connley

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McDonald's and NAACP Launch Project H.E.L.P.

NAACP and McDonald’s Launch Project H.E.L.P.

It's a healthy eating, lifestyle, and physical activity initiative

NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to launch health initiative, Project H.E.L.P.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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[EXCLUSIVE] John Rogers & Charles Tribbett Talk the Value of Black Corporate Directors

How efforts set stage for development of more innovative, competitive companies

John Rogers and Charles Tribbett share how black board participation helps drive the advancement of…

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Michael Brown Shooting: NAACP Issues Statement

Reports say the unarmed 18-year-old was killed in his neighborhood

The death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer outside an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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NAACP Partners With Dunkin’ Donuts

New initiative to increase the number of African-American owned franchise

Franchising continues to be an integral part of the American economy with more people of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NAACP: Two Thumbs up for Massachusetts’ New Early Voting Law

Gov Patrick: New law expands access to the ballot, makes it easier to register and vote, makes our democracy better

A new voting bill signed into law by Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick is getting two…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Cornell William Brooks Named New NAACP President

Nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization announces 18th president

NAACP announces New Jersey lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks as new president

By Courtney Connley

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NAACP LA Chapter President Resigns Amid Donald Sterling Scandal

Organization faced scrutiny after plans to award Clippers owner

NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter faced scrutiny for plans to award Donald Sterling amidst racism scandal.…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Donald Sterling Will Not Receive Second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award

L.A chapter of NAACP declines to honor Clippers owner Donald Sterling at 100th Anniversary Banquet

Thankfully the NAACP rescinds its honor

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Voting Rights Act 2014: The Battle for Our Ballot Box

We must remain relentless and vigilant to protect our participation at the ballot box

Rep. John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat who is the longest-serving African American in Congress; Rep.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he is stepping down from his post as president of the NAACP.

Ben Jealous to Step Down as President of NAACP

Youngest leader in organization's history steps down after five years

Ben Jealous, 40, will step down from his post at the nation’s largest civil rights…

By Darren Sands

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Historic! KKK and NAACP Leaders Meet in Wyoming

NAACP and KKK meet to discuss violence in Wyoming.

This past Saturday, leaders of the branches of the KKK and NAACP met in Casper,…

By Sasha King

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NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial

The George Zimmerman Trial is one of the biggest trials in Sanford's history

The NAACP will hold a town meeting offering Sanford community support

By Makkada B. Selah

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Why Wasn’t GOP Angry When IRS Audited NAACP in 2004?

The NAACP was audited in 2004 under George W. Bush

Former NAACP president Julian Bond says the GOP has a double standard

By Makkada B. Selah

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The NAACP Joins The Battle Against New York City’s Soda Ban

The NAACP Joins the Battle Against New York City’s Soda Ban

Group says the law is "inconsistent and undemocratic"

NAACP feels the Soda Ban will burden and disproportionally impact minority-owned businesses

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nevada NAACP Elects White President for First Time Ever

Local lawyer Jeffrey Blanck has a long history of service with the NAACP

Local chapter of the NAACP elects the first white president in its 66 year history

By Makkada B. Selah

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NAACP Files Discrimination Complaint With NY Elite High Schools

Group says city's high schools discriminate against minorities

Group says city’s high schools discriminate against minorities

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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White President Of NAACP Student Chapter At HBCU, Found Dead

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

Michael Teasley was found dead in his apartment

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Opinion: Is the Congressional Black Caucus Tough Enough on Obama?

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama's relationship with Black members of Congress

Political commentator Raynard Jackson examines President Obama’s relationship with Black members of Congress

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In the News: Conrad Murray Accuses MJ of Lying; Wall Street Rebounds and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Legal Scholar Derrick Bell Dead at 80

The first African-American dean of a non-historically Black law school dies

Derrick Bell, the first tenured Black professor at Harvard Law School, died Wednesday of carcinoid…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Florida Drug Tests Welfare Recipients; Fewer Americans File Bankruptcy and More

Headlines around the web

Florida governor Rick Scott forces welfare applicants to submit to drug tests as a way…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Mellody Hobson Onboard with Groupon; Diddy Settles Civil Suits; Twitter Selling You Out?

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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5 Ways You Can Help Fix Our Schools

We must ensure that our kids can read, calculate and become employable in the 21st Century workplace

We must ensure that our kids can read, calculate and become employable in the 21st…

By Derek T. Dingle

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In the News: Sherri Shepherd on Bishop Eddie Long Settlement (video); Civil Rights Leader Clara Luper Dies

Headlines around the web

Television personality Sherri Shepherd had a lot to say about Bishop Eddie L.…

By Janel Martinez

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On working for Sen. Robert Kennedy 	"When I was working with Kennedy, I was always asking others how they thought I was doing within his organization. Sometimes I would have to make corrections and adjustments to my style in order to be more efficient within the demanding and hard-charging culture of his office. You must continuously monitor your status and your vulnerability in the constantly shifting work environment. You must always be on the lookout for ways to increase your value in the market while being alert to new opportunities."

12 Things You Can Learn from…Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on business, perserverance and success

The media magnate reflects on moments in his life that have yielded valuable lessons on…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why Black America No Longer Exists

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eugene Robinson talks about the 'Disintegration' of the Black monolith

Author Eugene Robinson has sparked debate with his recent book, ‘Disintegration: The Splintering of Black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama’s AIDS Advisor on the Frontline for a Cure

In spite of medical developments, Phill Wilson of Black AIDS Institute says testing and awareness are our only true defense

Chin up, Black America, not all the news surrounding HIV/AIDS in the African American community…

By Tomika Anderson

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NAACP President Ben Jealous Honored by ‘Time,’ Rising Star in Politics

Ben Jealous receives award as the organization ramps up pressure on Tea Party

Jealous, the youngest president of the NAACP, was honored by Time magazine as one of…

By Renita Burns

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UPDATE Breaking News: Mysterious Package Received at NAACP Offices Today

The organization receives death threats as it calls for Tea Party to expel racists

NAACP President Ben Jealous says the organization has seen a number of death threats over…

By Renita Burns

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Liberals, Progressives Rally for Jobs and Voter Turnout

One Nation pushes to keep a Democratic-controlled Congress

A veritable rainbow coalition of thousands recently gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as part of…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Black Tea Partiers Fight Charges of Racism

Members denounce notion that there are racists among them

Black conservatives held a press conference on Wednesday to denounce the notion that there are…

By Joyce Jones

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Shirley Sherrod: “I Will Definitely Pursue A Lawsuit”

At NABJ Convention, wronged former USDA employee talks about Andrew Breitbart, FOX News and the role of black journalists

Greeted by a standing ovation at the annual convention of the National Association of Black…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Coverage of Michael Jackson’s June 25, 2009 death was third on the list with 5.7% of coverage. Thousands of news items focused on the King of Pop's unexpected death, his legacy, his enormous fanbase, the fate of his three children, his estate, funeral, and many lawsuits.

Black News Coverage Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

Despite a black president, African Americans attracted little attention in the media

Despite having a black president, African Americans attracted little attention in the U.S. mainstream news…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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USDA Chief Offers Emotional Apology to CBC Over Sherrod

Tom Vilsack sought forgiveness, atonement for firing

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak participated in an emotionally charged meeting with several members of the…

By Joyce Jones

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Shirley Sherrod: A Rush to Judgment?

In the race to condemn Shirley Sherrod, everyone got it wrong

In the last 24 hours, Shirley Sherrod has gone from being portrayed as a racist…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Irony of Sherrod Debacle: Still No Relief for Black Farmers

Perhaps now, Congress will finally move on distributing the $1.25 billion that it agreed to pay black farmers

The Shirley Sherrod story has an ironic twist. For years, black farmers were losing their…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Reverse Racism or Hatchet Job?

Was racism charge manufactured or was the USDA right to get rid of Shirley Sherrod?

In this highly polemic society, people/groups will too often resort to any mean necessary to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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CBC Demands Explanation from Agriculture Secretary

Caucus is angered by treatment of black official

After publically apologizing to Shirley Sherrod and inviting her to return to her job, the…

By Joyce Jones

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Signs of the Times: Tea Party Protests

Racist or not? A gallery of signs seen at Tea Party rallies nationwide

Decide for yourself: Is the NAACP right in calling on the Tea Party movement to…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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NAACP Condemns Racism of Tea Party Movement

Resolution asks Tea Party to repudiate its racist elements

The NAACP passed a resolution Tuesday to condemn extremist elements within the Tea Party, and…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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NAACP: BP Gives Minorities Worst Clean Up Jobs

Civil rights group demands meeting with oil company

The NAACP is seeking a meeting with BP CEO Tony Hayward to address concerns…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Greene�s primary victory is upheld; Ethics panel scrutinizes lawmakers

The South Carolina Democratic Party’s executive committee voted Thursday night to uphold unemployed veteran Alvin…

By Joyce Jones

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Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared with 23.6%—black men are 37% more likely to develop lung cancer and 22% more likely to die from it. For black women, lung cancer occurs at roughly the same rate as it does in white women, according to an American Lung Association report. Though the reason for the disparity is unclear, it appears to be the result of a confluence of factors such as genetics and access to healthcare.

Talking Points: What You Need to Know

Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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NAACP Joins Boycott of Arizona

Civil rights group supports lawsuit challenging immigration law

The NAACP has become the latest organization to boycott Arizona over the state’s new immigration…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Report Criticizes Lack of Diversity in Super Bowl Ads

Ninety-four percent of ad agency creative directors were white males, none were people of color

Of the 52 professionally produced ads by advertising agencies aired during Super Bowl XILV this…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader in the Civil Rights movement. As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement—along with Martin Luther King, Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis—Height fought for equality and human rights for all people. Among her numerous accomplishments: Height was named to address issues of duress during the aftermath of the Harlem riot of 1935; appointed leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in the New Deal era (1933); was on the staff of the National Board of the YWCA of the USA (1944 - 1977); elected president of the National Council of Negro Women (1957-1998); and received the NAACP Spingarn Medal,  the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian and most distinguished award presented by the U.S.  Congress.  She was as well known for her extensive collection of hats, as well as for her indomitable spirit.  (Image source: New York University) (Click here to view Women of Power Legacy Award Dorothy Height Tribute video.)

Dorothy I. Height: Her Life in Pictures

As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Height fought for equality and human rights for all people

For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Civil and women's rights leader leaves proud legacy of excellence in activism

Dorothy Irene Height, the chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women,…

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NAACP Drops Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Bank, group plan to work to improve financial literacy for blacks

The NAACP announced that it has dropped its mortgage-discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Kweisi Mfume Takes Helm of National Medical Association

Former NAACP chairman to lead healthcare organization at critical time

Kweisi Mfume, former chairman and CEO of the NAACP, was named the executive director of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Black Jobless Rates Worsened During Recession

African Americans face longer stretches of unemployment than whites

The Joint Economic Committee delivered sobering—yet unsurprising—statistics on black unemployment rates in a report titled…

By Joyce Jones

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The Boomerang Effect

Movie character inspires one man to promote change in the advertising industry

Early last year, the NAACP, in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Mehri & Skalet,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Obama Addresses Range of Issues Facing Black America

Black Enterprise takes part in exclusive news conference on Air Force One

President Barack Obama fielded questions from black journalists regarding his administration’s plans to tackle pressing…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama on the Record: NAACP Centennial Convention

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. What an extraordinary night, capping off an extraordinary…

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On Air Force One with President Obama

This is bigger than once in a lifetime. It's first in forever.

The pinnacle for a journalist with a passion for politics is to cover the White…

By Derek T. Dingle

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For Loan Modification, Don’t Fall Behind

You don't have to become delinquent to get help

When Jamie Arthur heard about President Barack Obama’s Making Home Affordable plan, a sense of…

By Renita Burns

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A New Century, a New NAACP?

Jealous seeks to build a movement for people of all colors

Benjamin Todd Jealous Gov. David A. Paterson opened the first plenary ceremony of the NAACP’s…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Is the NAACP Relevant? It’s Up to You

Vast legacy continues as organization tackles today's issues

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‘One Size Does Not Fit All’

NAACP panelists want more diversified healthcare approach

At two forums on healthcare reform at the NAACP’s Centennial Convention Saturday, panelists presented a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Talking Points

Blight of blacks in news, religion's role in politics

The big picture is that minorities are still underrepresented in broadcast news, according to results…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NAACP to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

President Obama expected to address the convention

In keeping one of the many promises made on the campaign trail last year, President…

By Renita Burns

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NAACP Expands Litigation for Discriminatory Lending

Wells Fargo, HSBC under fire for unfair practices

The NAACP filed suit against Wells Fargo and HSBC Bank USA last week, claiming black…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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NAACP- The 100th Anniversary: Interview with Benjamin Jealous

A discussion with President & CEO Benjamin Jealous about the 100th anniversary of the history…

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NAACP Celebrates 100 Years with Focus on Human Rights

Organization pushing for stimulus funds distribution to be monitored

As the NAACP embarks on its 100th anniversary, the organization and America stands on the…

By Renita Burns

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Banks, Regulators, Consumer Advocates Address Foreclosure

FDIC Chairwoman Sheila C. Bair addresses the 12th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit (Source:…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Ben Jealous Talks About the Next President and Black America

On Election Day, NAACP president addresses voting irregularities nationwide

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Northrop Grumman Adds Bruce S. Gordon to Board

Northrop Grumman names Bruce S. Gordon to its board of directors.

Defense giant Northrop Grumman announced the election of Bruce S. Gordon to its…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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McCain Addresses NAACP

Candidate breaks Bush tradition

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, delivered a speech at the NAACP’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Ward Connerly Initiative Fails in Oklahoma

Civil rights foes hit November ballot firewall

Ward Connerly’s campaign to end affirmative action in five states suffered a blow Tuesday. Backers…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cinema Offers An International Perspective

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival Hits Tinseltown

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival Hits Tinseltown

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