By Benjamin Todd Jealous NAACP President/CEO Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don’t need a history lesson. Even if we weren’t at the March itself—even for those like me, who were […]
The Fort Wayne NAACP, Branch No. 3049 invites the public to travel to Washington, D.C., and take part in the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 24. Citizens from all across the nation are scheduled to convene in Washington, D.C., for this historical event.
RALEIGH, N.C.—Progress requires progressive people involved in progressive action. That’s the message acclaimed Fort Wayne photographer and community activist James Redmond wants to bring back from the south.
A month before the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, often viewed as the defining moment of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement for freedom, justice and equality, modern-day civil rights leaders are mobilizing again.
By Benjamin Todd Jealous NAACP President 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? Some bounce around the international leagues for a few years, and a few even make it to the NBA. Many […]
Recent visits from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew Dr. Derek King have many Fort Wayne residents thinking about justice and racial equality in Fort Wayne area schools. However, reported NAACP visits to Fort Wayne area private schools have many residents wondering if our schools, after 50 years, are really equal.
By Benjamin Todd Jealous—There is no way to make up for decades of discrimination that crippled the proud history of black farm ownership in America. But, we can do our best to move forward. In 1999, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to settle the civil rights lawsuit Pigford vs. Glickman. The settlement promised to compensate thousands of black farmers who suffered racial discrimination at the hands of the USDA’s farm loan program between 1981 and 1996.
The Indiana chapter of the NAACP passed a statewide resolution recently calling for the “Indiana State legislature, Governor Pence and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to safeguard Hoosier ratepayers from the ‘Leucadia Tax’ by ensuring that strong ratepayer protections are prioritized over the interests of a Wall St based hedge fund.”