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…

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),…

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…

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…

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…

NAACP Issues Rebuke of Facebook’s Failure to Stem Militia Groups Organizing on Platform in Wake of Kenosha Uprising

Facebook’s recent failure to extinguish the self-proclaimed militia groups organizing on its platform, including a group called the Kenosha Guard, is why we started the #StopHateForProfit campaign. The lack of policies and enforcement put forth by Facebook to stem the…

NAACP Launches an Unprecedented “Black Voices Change Lives” Campaign to Activate Infrequent Black Voters in Critical Battleground States

Civic Engagement Campaign Seeks to Recruit Community Volunteers to Mobilize Infrequent Black Voters to Turn Out in November As the Nation Commemorates the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, NAACP Leadership Call on the Black Community to use Their…

NAACP and CBS Strike Multi-Year Parntership Agreement To Create Content For Broadcast, Cable and Streaming

CBS Television Studios and Premier Civil Rights Organization to Establish Dedicated Development Team for NAACP-Produced Content Accord Includes CBS Studio and CBS Network Commitments July 15, 2020 – CBS Television Studios and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of…

NAACP Blast Facebook For Missing the Mark on Latest Policies to Combat Disinformation and Hate Speech

The NAACP released the following statement regarding Facebook’s announcement regarding their new policies to combat disinformation and hate speech: “The NAACP is concerned with Facebook’s recent tone-deaf response to the growing outcry over its platform’s inaction against hate. While Facebook…

NAACP Releases Statement Censuring President Trump’s Executive Order on Policing

Baltimore, MD (June 16, 2020) – Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, made the following statement about President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on policing: “Throughout our nation’s history, the Black community has been the target of state-sponsored violence. Today, police violence…

Joint Statement by NAACP and The Links, Incorporated on Collective Outrage Regarding the Police Murder of George Floyd and other Victims of Law Enforcement

Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2020) – The NAACP and The Links, Incorporated are releasing a joint statement to express their strong support of the collective outrage and calls for policing reform expressed by residents all over the country in response…

The Peekskill NAACP Environmental Justice Committee interviews the CD 17 Candidates

Peekskill NAACP 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…

Attala County, Mississippi Branch of the NAACP v. Doug Evans: A Federal Class Action Lawsuit

NAACP LDF 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…

RECAP: NAACP Hosted Virtual Town Hall Featuring Former Vice President Joe Biden and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge

Listen to the Full Recording BALTIMORE (June 11, 2020)— The NAACP hosted a virtual town hall with the former vice president, Joe Biden, and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge. Television journalist Ed Gordon moderated the hour-long conversation, which centered on the global…

NAACP to Host Virtual Town Hall About Systemic Racism Featuring Former Vice President Joe Biden and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge

Baltimore (June 8, 2020) –  NAACP, in partnership with Ed Gordon Media,  will host a Virtual Town Hall featuring Former Vice President Joe Biden, and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) on Wednesday, June 10 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT.  They…

#RaiseTheRate Ft. Connecticut NAACP Youth & College Division and Representative Jahana Hayes

Youth and College Division NAACP SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal…

NAACP Delivers Scathing Message in Response to President Trump’s Tweets Labeling Citizens “Thugs”

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP issued the following statement regarding the disparaging remarks President Trump recently tweeted: “President’s Trump use of the derogatory term, ‘Thug,’ and his provocation of violence toward Black American citizens is yet another vile attempt to…