Award-Winning Actor, Rapper, and Writer Common Voices Powerful New AD For NAACP Ahead of Georgia Senate Runoff Elections

With Less Than a Week to the Election, Common Joins the NAACP to Call on Black Georgians to Vote BALTIMORE, MD – Today, the NAACP released a new ad featuring award-winning actor, rapper, and writer Common that will run in Georgia between…

NAACP Sues President Trump for Systematically trying to disenfranchise Black Voters

December 21, 2020 – The NAACP sued President Trump, his presidential campaign, and the Republican National Committee (RNC) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for systematically trying to disenfranchise Black voters in states across the country.…

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP Applauds MacKenzie Scott for her Philanthropy

Washington, D.C. — Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, released the following statement on the generous philanthropy by MacKenzie Scott. “The NAACP is honored and grateful for the generous philanthropic efforts of Mackenzie Scott. Her selfless gift and…

NAACP Urges New Cabinet Level Position for Incoming Biden-Harris Administration Focused on Racial Justice, Equity and Advancement

WASHINGTON, D.C. (12.8.2020) – Today, the NAACP met with President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris about the ongoing racial justice crisis that has plagued our nation. In the face of an unprecedented pandemic, an escalation of police violence…

NAACP Seeks to Intervene in Trump Lawsuit in Michigan, Blasts Trump Campaign for Attacking African-American Voters While Undermining Democracy

  (Baltimore, MD) — November 13, 2020 — Today, the Michigan State Conference of the NAACP moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign which seeks to block certification of the Michigan presidential election results. The NAACP…

2020 American Election Eve Poll Finds Coronavirus Pandemic and Racial Justice Among Most Important Issues for African American Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Marc Banks, NAACP, dbanks@naacpnet.org  Elaina Jackson, Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC, elaina@fcgworks.com Jazmyn Strode, Vera Institute of Justice, jstrode@vera.org Pollster African American Research Collaborative, NAACP, and Vera Institute of Justice Release Findings Highlighting How Black People…

African American Research Collaborative, NAACP, and Vera Institute of Justice to Host Media Call to Discuss Vote Choice and Motivations of Black Americans Based on Data from the 2020 American Election Eve Poll

Media Contacts: Elaina Jackson, Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC, elaina@fcgworks.com Marc Banks, NAACP, dbanks@naccpnet.org Jazmyn Strode, Vera Institute of Justice, jstrode@vera.org   Washington, DC—On Thursday, November 5 at 11:00 AM Eastern, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People),…

Coalition of Civil Rights Leaders Demand all Ballots be Counted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2020 Contact: Marc Banks, NAACP, dbanks@naacpnet.org Lon Walls, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, lwalls@wallscomm.com Phoebe Plagens, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, media@naacpldf.org Rachel Noerdlinger, National Action Network (NAN) rnoerdlinger@mercuryllc.com Teresa Candori, National Urban League, tcandori@nul.org…

NAACP to Host Two Night Election Coverage Special to Document Black Voter Experience in Pivotal Election Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2020   Media Contact: Marc Banks | dbanks@naacpnet.org Interview Request: Austyn Ross | aross@naacpnet.org   “NNPA, BOUNCETV AND TV ONE PARTNER WITH NAACP TO UPLIFT BLACK VOICES”  WASHINGTON, DC – The NAACP will present a special election day coverage event on Tuesday, November 3,…

Statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson On Tonight’s Presidential Town Halls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2020 Contact: Abdul Sada | asada@skdknick.com | 631.827.5055 “The most significant takeaway from the first debate is that Black Americans have more to lose if we do not vote this November. Our nation is more divided now than we…

Federal Court Blocks Trump Campaign Efforts to Remove Ballot Drop Boxes in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2020 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, 347-514-3984, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org Cambriae Bates, ACLU of Pennsylvania, 215-827-6006, media@aclupa.org Marc Banks, NAACP, 404-849-3189, dbanks@naacpnet.org Liz Iacobucci, Common Cause, 978-807-8294, liacobucci@commoncause.org Kayla Vix, League of Women Voters of the United States, 202-809-9668, kvix@lwv.org Eileen Olmsted,…

NAACP to Host Two-Day Election Coverage Special to Document Black Voter Experience in Pivotal Election Year

The NAACP will present a special election day coverage event on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, starting at 7 pm ET to bring forward timely, relevant, and authentic stories of the Black experience in critical cities and swing states from around…

NAACP President and CEO Releases Statement on Militia’s Ability to Organize Kidnapping of Michigan Governor Whitmer on Facebook

The NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson released the following statement after it was revealed the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was organized on Facebook: From recruiting white supremacists to coordinating acts of terrorism, Facebook continues to be…

Statement From NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Vice Presidential Debate

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020 Contact: Olivia Lapeyrolerie olapeyrolerie@skdknick.com “Tonight’s debate was a historic moment. This was the first time a Black Woman has ever participated in a general election debate. The candidates discussed COVID-19, social justice and the Supreme Court.…

NAACP Condemns Trump Nomination to Supreme Court as Illegitimate and a Fundamental Abuse of Power

  BALTIMORE (September 26, 2020)—Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: “The NAACP condemns Donald Trump’s nomination to…

Hello Alice And The NAACP Announce A Long-Term Partnership To Deploy Over Four Million Dollars In Grants And Resources Through The Black-Owned Business Center

Small business owners are invited to apply for grants ranging from $ 10k to $ 25k to support business growth HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of a continued commitment to uplift New Majority-owned small businesses across the United States, Hello Alice has joined forces…

NAACP Launches Next Phase of Critical Voter Mobilization Campaign as Early Voting Kicks Off Across the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020 Contact: Alaina Berner aberner@skdknick.com The Seven-Figure Digital and Radio Campaign is Part of the “Black Voices Change Lives” Volunteer Initiative to Mobilize Infrequent Black Voters in Battleground States BALTIMORE – Today the NAACP, the…

The Power of Black Women Reclaiming Our Time in Leadership, the Workplace & the Movement

NAACP Houston BREAKING NEWS: Charles Myrick,President/CEO of American Consultants Rx Inc. (a.k.a. ACRX) announces the release of 20-80 million ACRX discount prescription cards.ACRX is working hard to supply much needed assistance to uninsured consumers who are looking for a way…

NAACP Appalled at Hostile Characterization of Peaceful Protest as “Race and Violence” in Upcoming Presidential Debate

Washington, D.C. — The NAACP released the following statement regarding the hostile characterization of the protests–Race and Violence in Our Cities–in the upcoming presidential debate. The mischaracterization of what transpired in this country over the last several months creates a…

Civil Rights Leaders Conclude 2020 Virtual March on Washington, Amplifying Call for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization

CONTACT: Nicole Randle, nrandle@skdknick.com FOR INTERVIEW REQUEST CONTACT: Marc Banks, dbanks@naacpnet.org, (410) 580-5701      Virtual programming on 57th anniversary of March on Washington convened politicians, activists, and performers to advance a bold Black agenda  Washington — A coalition of…