Ben Jealous

The former leader of the NAACP Ben Jealous will offer his endorsement of Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Friday. The endorsement will be announced at an event in New Hampshire, where Sanders and his top rival, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, are campaigning. Reports The Washington Post: The backing of Jealous, 43, who […]

One thing civil rights activists must do is keep the public’s attention on serious matters. Still, even they have a sense of humor. One would…

Despite the fact that we have Black people in positions of power throughout government, including the White House, Black economic progress won’t necessarily come from the…

Benjamin Jealous, the NAACP’s former president, is reportedly considering running for a U.S. Senate seat. According to sources close to Jealous, he’s eyeing the Senate…

Van Jones joined Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the new book, “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.” The…

(LAS VEGAS, NV) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its final National Board of Directors meeting of 2013 this weekend…

With the recent resignation of NAACP President Ben Jealous (pictured), the organization finds itself looking for new leadership. In the organization’s 104-year history, a woman…

In a surprise move, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, 40, has announced that he is stepping down from the position in January, 2014, reports USA Today.…

US Attorney General Eric Holder faces a tough decision as civil rights group petition the Department of Justice to press federal civil rights charges against…

On Thursday, President Barack Obama met with African-American leaders across various organizations to discuss and address growing concerns regarding the economic crisis that continues to…

The NAACP did a great thing this week when they joined President Obama and many other civil rights leaders by formally endorsing marriage equality. The resolution itself reads as: The NAACP Constitution affirmatively states our objective to ensure the “political, educational, social and economic equality” of all people. Therefore, the NAACP has opposed and will […]

The NAACP has announced that its backing same-sex marriage, more than a week after President Obama also expressed support for the issue. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP’s board of directors, said in a statement. “We […]