Rihanna demands other races join justice fight during NAACP speech (video)

Rihanna demands other races join justice fight during NAACP speech (video)

Rihanna delivered an invigorating acceptance speech encouraging non-Black friends to “pull up” in the unending fight for equality in America at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards. Robyn Rihanna Fenty, 32, who founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012 that is devoted to philanthropic work in multiple countries around the world, was bestowed with the President’s […]

2020 NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon celebrates creatives

NAACP Image Awards

On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, the NAACP Image Awards committee gathered together all of the fabulous examples of Black excellence who have been nominated for awards this year to celebrate the occasion. Hosted by comedians Gina Yashere and Roy Wood Jr., there was nothing off limits when it came to entertaining the crowd like Wood’s […]

Tom Joyner retires from radio after earning up to $14M a year

Tom Joyner retires from radio after earning up to $14M a year

Tom Joyner has stepped away from the mic. On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, the legendary radio jock retired after four decades on the air. Joyner, 70, hosted “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” which aired in more than 105 markets nationwide and reached nearly eight million listeners. The show served as an important outlet for the […]

Sherrilyn Ifill shares views on race and diversity at Civil Rights X Tech

Sherrilyn Ifill shares views on race and diversity at Civil Rights X Tech

Sherrilyn Ifill has been committed to justice and equality for more than three decades. She is the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., an organization separate from the NAACP that focuses on civil rights law. As the second woman to hold that position, Ifill represented the organization at the […]

Krystal Garner says T.I. is a ‘dream employer’; hosts annual ‘HER Idea Summit’

Krystal Garner says T.I. is a 'dream employer'; hosts annual 'HER Idea Summit'

Krystal Garner is a woman of many talents. Actor, model, on-air personality, marketer, event manager, philanthropist, consummate basketball hoopster, winner of T.I.’s competition series ‘BET’s The Grand Hustle’, and currently the general manager of the Trap Museum, all describe roles Garner has played over the years. Garner has learned how to take control of her […]

Attorney Gerald A. Griggs shares the qualities that make a good lawyer

Attorney Gerald A. Griggs shares the qualities that make a good lawyer

Gerald A. Griggs is an Atlanta attorney dedicated to equal justice for all. He is a tenacious trial attorney, a zealous advocate, and compassionate social justice activist. He received his bachelor’s from Emory University in 2000 and his Juris Doctorate in 2004 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is also committed to […]

Will Anika Bowie become the new face for St. Paul’s Ward 1?

Will Anika Bowie become the new face for St. Paul's Ward 1?

Anika Bowie is young, vibrant, educated and active civil rights and community leader who is ready to shake up the neighborhood where she was raised. She currently holds many titles in Minnesota, which positions her for bringing change to St. Paul Ward 1. She is the vice president of the Minneapolis NAACP, commissioner for the […]

Sen. Kamala Harris calls for truth at NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund dinner

Sen. Kamala Harris calls for truth at NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund dinner

Celebrities, politicians and community members enjoyed an evening filled with accolades, celebration and calls to action at the Detroit NAACP’s 64th annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. The theme for this year’s event, held Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Cobo Center, was “Freedom knows only one direction … Forward!” Kamilia Landrum, the Detroit chapter’s executive director, says the […]

NAACP calls for expulsion of White high school student after racist threat

NAACP calls for expulsion of White high school student after racist threat

Once again a White high school student is in the news for expressing racism on social media. This time it is a female student from the Greenville School District in South Carolina, according to the media outlet Rawstory. The student used the social media platform to post a picture of herself holding a gun with […]

McDonald’s shines positive light on Black community with new campaign

McDonald's shines positive light on Black community with new campaign

Fond memories come to mind when people think about McDonald’s. For some, it’s the memory of enjoying their first Happy Meal. For others, it’s the memory of their first job. For still others, it’s the memory of receiving a college scholarship. No matter what that memory is for you, what remains true is that McDonald’s is a constant […]

NAACP blasts Georgia lawmakers for legally ‘endorsing racism’ against Blacks

NAACP blasts Georgia lawmakers for legally 'endorsing racism' against Blacks

The NAACP will not remain idle as the Georgia Senate adds stronger protections for Confederate monuments. In a 34-17 vote, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 77, that states, “any person who damages or destroys a monument could be liable for triple the cost to repair or replace it, plus exemplary damages — additional costs meant […]

Legendary jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson dead at 81

Legendary jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson dead at 81

One of the most prolific jazz vocalists in the world has died, according to her publicist and manager Devra Hall Levy. Nancy Wilson, 81, died at her residence in Pioneertown, California, after a long illness. She leaves a legacy that includes over 60 albums and singles in a career that spanned more than 50 years. […]

Rachel Dolezal slammed for comparing herself to Michelle Obama

Rachel Dolezal slammed for comparing herself to Michelle Obama

Racially-confused activist Rachel Dolezal, who was famously exposed for being a white woman pretending to be African American, is getting ripped anew after she had the audacity to compare her new memoir to first lady Michelle Obama’s book Becoming. Dolezal is selling her 2017 autobiography, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White […]

Georgia State Senate race hinges on provisional ballots due by 5 p.m. today

Georgia State Senate race hinges on provisional ballots due by 5 p.m. today

Last Tuesday’s Georgia primary election had a host of runoffs and razor-thin margins of victory for many candidates. Now, Dekalb County, Georgia, leaders that include Attorney Mawuli Davis and Gerald Griggs, SCLC leader Nate Miller and NAACP leader Teresa Hardy and candidate Pastor Sabrina McKenzie are raising an alarm for voters. At issue are outstanding […]

Rachel Dolezal facing 15 years for being alleged ‘Welfare Queen’

Rachel Dolezal facing 15 years for being alleged 'Welfare Queen'

If you thought the story of Rachel Dolezal,  now known as Nkechi Diallo, and her trans-racial madness could not get any weirder you are wrong. It was in 2015 when America learned the story of Dolezal, who had passed herself off as Black for several years and even became president of the local chapter of […]

Kamilia Landrum serves Detroit’s NAACP and Staged Spaces LLC with excellence

Kamilia Landrum serves Detroit's NAACP and Staged Spaces LLC with excellence

Kamilia Landrum is the epitome of #BlackGirlExcellence, as she currently serves as the Detroit branch NAACP program and membership director while running her own small business, Staged Spaces, LLC. Staged Spaces is an event planning and styling firm based in Detroit that was inspired by Landrum’s early love for decorating that was created through memories […]

Millennial Minneapolis NAACP president Leslie Badue wins back the community

Millennial Minneapolis NAACP president Leslie Badue wins back the community

Leslie E. Badue is a 25-year-old community advocate and activist. She currently serves as president of the Minneapolis NAACP and the initiative director for Think Different-Do Different Educational Affiliate Network, an initiative of the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD). She previously served as the vice president and education chair for the […]

28 days of Black history: The legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

28 days of Black history: The legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, who was born on Feb. 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, lived during the era of Jim Crow laws, lynchings and blatant racism. Du Bois was a great leader in the areas of education, poetry, sociology and activism. He attended Fisk University, where he focused his studies in philosophy, history and […]

Phyllis Blake is the 1st woman elected president of Georgia NAACP

Phyllis Blake is the 1st woman elected president of Georgia NAACP

The Georgia NAACP has a long and important history in the civil rights struggle in the state. Now the role of leadership of the Georgia NAACP has been passed to its new president Phyllis Blake. A vote was held at the quarterly meeting held in Macon, Georgia last month and Blake was one of several […]

Inmate pens open letter to President Trump, her mentor; she blasts DOJ

Inmate pens open letter to President Trump, her mentor; she blasts DOJ

Rolling out first shared Carmen Johnson’s story in November 2015. Johnson is the former head of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, NAACP branch’s housing committee. She was convicted in February 2015 of conspiracy, wire fraud and making a false statement on a loan application, arising from two residential mortgage fraud schemes. Today, she shared with this […]