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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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 campaign to introduce more black people to careers in the advertising industry is named the fictional ad exec played by Eddie Murphy in the film Boomerang

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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