Several rallies for Trayvon Martin will be taking place in Wake county today. The NAACP will be holding a rally at 4pm downtown Raleigh at Grace A.M.E. Zion Church……Hoodies For Hope will kick off at 7pm at Pullen Park  starting in the parking lot closest to Ashe Street and Western Blvd, walking to the Wake County Courthouse to […]

A new report released by the Pew Charitable trust painted a grim picture of the devastating impact of incarceration on economic mobility for the formerly incarcerated, their families and children.   According to the report, the income of a former inmate drops roughly 40%.  Given the over-representation of African American and other people of color […]

The NAACP elected a health care executive as its youngest board chairman Saturday, continuing a youth movement for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.  Roslyn M. Brock, 44, was chosen to succeed Julian Bond. She had been vice chairman since 2001 and a member of the NAACP for 25 years. Brock works for Bon Secours Health Systems in Maryland as vice president […]

VIA:  NAACP.Org The NAACP was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, the capital of Illinois and resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Appalled at the violence that was committed against blacks, a group of white liberals that included Mary White Ovington and Oswald […]