I marched a hole in my shoes the first time.
Taking a page from the manual How to Apologize After You’ve Marginalized a Community, Airbnb announced a new partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that will see the company donating money to the NAACP and ...
Last month the NAACP issued its first-ever travel advisory for a state—a whole entire state—for people of color. That state was my home state, the place of my birth and home to the people I love most in the world: Missouri.
The state of Missouri has earned the dubious distinction of being the first-ever state to have a travel advisory issued against it by the NAACP, the warning issued because of a recent string of both directly and indirectly state-sanctioned racist and discriminatory incidents.
Every now and again, Google shares a gem in the form of a doodle on its home page, recognizing dates that have some relevance to history, culture—anything like that. Today’s doodle marks the 100-year anniversary of the iconic Silent Protest Parade where some 10,000 African Americans marched in total silence to protest…
You know how there’s the one person at your job, at your church or in your sorority who you can’t stand, but you have to invite them to the cookout because you invited everyone else, and you don’t want to be the asshole?
Former NAACP head Ben Jealous, backed by former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, is expected to announce Wednesday that he’s throwing his hat into the ring to become governor of Maryland.
After three years in the position, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks was voted out by the organization’s national board Friday as the organization pledges a “systemwide refresh” and “strategic reenvisioning” to best position the historic civil rights organization to “confront the realities of today’s volatile…
When the words “black liberation theology” are spoken, several names immediately come to mind: the Rev. James Cone, who coined the term; the Rev. Sojourner Truth; the Rev. Nat Turner; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Dr. Cornel West; the Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon; and the Rev. Dr. William…
At what point does lighting the candle instead of cursing the darkness become an example of just plain—and deliberate—political impotence?
Jocques Clemmons, 31, was shot and killed by Nashville, Tenn., Police Officer Joshua Lippert on Feb. 10, and two months after his death, the investigation into the shooting continues, leading to the Nashville NAACP’s call for more police accountability as well as a citizens review board.
A Gwinnett County, Ga., police officer has prompted social media outrage after video of him kicking a handcuffed man in the head went viral.
“Before the NAACP came to New Orleans, we never had the opportunity to share,” Kim Ford, communications chair for the New Orleans branch of the NAACP, said exclusively to The Root.
The NAACP is hosting the sixth in a series of at least seven national hearings discussing the impact of charter schools on underfunded school districts. The National Task Force for Quality Education will take input from advocates, teachers, parents and policy experts in order to hone its policy on charter schools.
A community is outraged about cellphone footage going viral on social media that shows a Charlotte, N.C., beauty supply store owner constraining a black woman in a choke hold after accusing her of stealing. Community leaders and customers are now calling for a boycott of the store.
On Saturday, black excellence gathered in Pasadena, Calif., to celebrate its greatness, and The Root was on the red carpet! Image is everything, and because it was the NAACP Image Awards, we decided to ask the celebrants about the image they portray to the world and the importance of that image.
The NAACP Image Awards have been around for the past 48 years. That is almost five decades of honoring black excellence at the highest level. In 2015 and 2016, it seemed as if black America had been sent a memo that the esteemed Oscars were just for white talent, thus causing the internet to erupt in the hashtag…
Hours after a municipal prosecutor in Mobile, Ala., dropped all trespassing charges against the NAACP officials and supporters who occupied the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) earlier this month, a group of protesters occupied his office again Monday in advance of Tuesday’s controversial vote to confirm him…
Voter suppression is alive and well, and a case in Alabama’s Black Belt proves it.
Six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, a coalition of civil rights groups led by the National Action Network will march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., to remind Trump and Congress that the fight for civil rights continues.