The #blacklivesmatter movement has made the dehumanization of and violence inflicted on African Americans visible. The ways in which the criminal justice system metes out violence towards people of color are manifold. One little-discussed facet of this violence is that which results from, and is hidden by, disaster response. As we prepare for more frequent and more damaging disasters, it behooves us, on this, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall, to render visible how climate change and the inequities of the criminal justice system intersect and compound, as stated by #BlackLivesMatter, “the loss of healthy and thriving Black life and well-being.”
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is joined by NC NAACP leaders to discuss the North Carolina leg of the America’s Journey for Justice historic march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C.
NAACP, NOAA, and Climate Central co-hosted a training of trainers on sea level rise risk and action planning.
NAACP staff and board members reflect on the life of Bond on Medium.com
NAACP remembers Hurricane Katrina, training the community
NAACP voices showing support for our 860 mile march from Selma to Washington, DC.
It is time to address the injustices in the health care system, the higher rates of HIV infection among African Americans, and the lower quality and quantity of health resources in our communities.
The fight for voting rights continues.
A victory for the NAACP.
Accept the #JusticeSummer Challenge. Remember victims of police brutality. March #JusticeMiles today.
America's Journey for Justice is making its way through Alabama.
America’s Journey for Justice is our generation’s chance to plant ourselves firmly on the right side of history.
I am encouraged to know that the NAACP is willing and well equipped to go the distance. In August, the NAACP will march 860 miles from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. for “America’s Journey for Justice” -- a landmark effort to highlight and address continuing racial justice issues.
The fourth day of the NAACP’s 106th National Convention kicked off to a great start.
NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks gave a phenomenal speech as the keynote speaker at the First Plenary Session.