Articles written by Derrick Johnson
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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....
NAACP LAUNCHES WEBSITE AHEAD OF 2020 VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON
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...
NAACP CONDEMNS BRAZEN POLITICAL ACTION OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
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...
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