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Justice Tech: Making Jails and Prisons Work

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 1:10 pm | Ben Jealous

President Obama's impassioned call for criminal justice reform at last week's NAACP national convention was the latest sign that bipartisan criminal justice reform is on the way. In the midst of this movement is another, untold story about an army ... More >>

The Power of Our Shared Vision and Partnership

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 12:45 pm | Ben Jealous

Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money. I also learned that in a democracy, the people can win every time - but only if we are organized. More >>

Time for a Dignified Minimum Wage

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 5:22 pm | Ben Jealous

This summer, minimum wage workers in California abandoned their posts at fast food restaurants and retail stores for spots on the picket line. They joined workers in cities across the country to demand an increase in the minimum wage. More >>

Gloucester's Rebellion: Another Lesson About Our Character

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 12:10 pm | Ben Jealous

Three hundred years before a multiracial coalition stormed Washington's National Mall to demand equal rights and economic justice, the working men of Gloucester County, Va., made a stand of their own based on class, not race. More >>

'Stop and Frisk' - Unconstitutional Racial Profiling

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 10:22 am | Ben Jealous

"No one should live in fear of being stopped whenever he leaves his home to go about the activities of daily life." Those words came from U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin in her fiery 195-page ruling on the NYPD's "stop-and-frisk" program. More >>

Trayvon Martin: Department of Justice Petition

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 10:57 am | Ben Jealous

As of Tuesday morning, one million people have signed an NAACP petition asking the Department of Justice to pursue federal and civil rights charges against George Zimmerman after he was founded not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin. More >>

This is the Moment for Action on Climate Change

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 11:02 am | Ben Jealous

President Obama kicked off the summer with a high-profile environmental speech at Georgetown University. He put forth a plan to limit carbon emissions for coal-fired power plants, and called for America to double renewable energy sources. More >>

NAACP - We Must Build Our Greatest Strength: Diversity

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 11:18 am | Ben Jealous

"For a country regarded as the paramount leader in a multicultural world, the United States has yet to embrace its own diversity; continuing failure to do so will have profound consequences for governance." More >>

NBA: What Happens to the Undrafted?

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 10:52 am | Ben Jealous

In 2011, 17,500 college basketball players were registered with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That year, 48 college players were drafted by NBA teams. What happens to the undrafted? More >>

NAACP: No Second Class Families

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 12:25 pm | Ben Jealous

African Americans have spent much of our history fighting for equal treatment. Just two generations ago, our parents and our grandparents were banned from eating at certain restaurants, attending certain schools, and working in certain professions. More >>

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Tragedy Still Stings

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 11:32 am | Ben Jealous

One year later, the Trayvon Martin tragedy still stings - and some people are still throwing salt on the open wound. Last week George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, posted a tweet comparing Trayvon Martin to De'Marquis Elkins, 17-year-old black teenager ... More >>