Yes We Count

On March 23, 2010, in Featured, News, by admin

Every 10 years, the U.S. government conducts a national Census: a demographic count of the American people. Federal funding, political representation, infrastructure projects & private investment are all based on Census data. When families do not participate, their communities lose resources and power. Yet low-income families and communities of color—those who stand the most to […]

Take Action: End Disparities in Sentencing

On March 23, 2010, in News, by admin

A bill to end major racial and ethnic disparities in drug sentencing is on the move in the Senate. Currently there is an enormous 100-1 disparity between the penalty for possession of crack cocaine and powder cocaine, a ratio that has had a devastating impact on African American and Hispanic communities. A bill has been […]

President Jealous Reacts to the State of the Union Address

On March 23, 2010, in Featured, News, by admin

Last night, President Barack Obama gave his first “State of the Union” speech to address the some of the key issues facing our nation in 2010. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous sat down with prominent African American journalist Herb Boyd shortly after the State of the Union address to share his reaction to […]

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