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 By Derrick Johnson    News    April 20, 2023

Justice for Blacks should be same as for Whites

On the evening of Thursday, April 13, an unarmed Black teen named Ralph Yarl was shot in cold blood by a white homeowner for ringing the wrong doorbell. The crime was clear. The prejudice was...

 By Derrick Johnson    News    July 7, 2022

NAACP Take Steps to Root Out Gun Violence

This Independence Day, just as the nation was processing our horror of the vicious murder of Jayland Walker by Akron police, our hearts were dealt more devastating news as those in Highland Park were...

 By Derrick Johnson    News    March 31, 2022

NAACP Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Strongly Support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Today, the NAACP sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, strongly urging support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. After a...


Demand Voting Rights

I’m writing to you from Atlanta, where moments ago I met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The topic at hand was voting rights, and NAACP’s demand was quite straight forward: We need to see outcomes. For the sake of our...


American democracy's infrastructure is crumbling

(CNN)With the relentless wave of voter suppression bills crashing over America, it is deeply disturbing that voting rights are still not regarded by some as a foundational pillar of our nation's infra...


Some things should never be so Black and white

Next week will mark one year since George Floyd was murdered by former police officer, Derek Chauvin. While his death sparked worldwide outrage, protests, and much needed discussions about our...


An attack on one is an attack on all

Tuesday night's string of attacks at Atlanta day spas is yet another disgusting and disturbing example of how the spread of domestic terrorism has been allowed to torment minority communities. There...


Still fighting forward

Friend, This year could have taken away everything. 2020 reminded us that we've only come so far. It was a year that threatened decades of progress, and rather than accept it, you decided to fight....



Special website for virtual march on 57th anniversary of "I Have a Dream" speech to advance a bold Black agenda; honor the legacy of John Lewis; mobilize the vote BALTIMORE - Today, the NAACP...

 By Derrick Johnson    News    April 16, 2020


The NAACP issued the following statement regarding the Treasury Department's announcement that Donald Trump's name would be printed on stimulus checks sent to millions of Americans impacted by the...



A "complex and punitive regulatory scheme." These are the words a federal judge used this past week when she issued an injunction to stop implementation of a Tennessee law that would have made voter r... Full story


Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some "20 and odd Negroes" originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the... Full story


NAACP Slams Trump Administration and Calls for End to Government Shutdown

In a statement released last week the NAACP called on the White House and Congress to work swiftly to bring an end to the current, partial shutdown of the federal government in a way that does not... Full story


MLK50: Fifty Years after Kerner and King, Racism Still Matters

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NAACP President Derrick Johnson talks about Dr. King's assassination and the Kerner Commission." Segregation and poverty... Full story


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