VIA:  NAACP.Org The NAACP was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, the capital of Illinois and resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Appalled at the violence that was committed against blacks, a group of white liberals that included Mary White Ovington and Oswald […]

(Baltimore, MD) — Tyler Perry is donating $1 million dollars to the NAACP. The gift from the filmmaker, writer and actor is the largest ever given by an individual entertainer to the civil rights organization. The donation will be distributed over the next four years and was made to mark the NAACP’s 100th anniversary. In […]

100 Year Anniversary: A Red Carpet Event Thursday October 15th 7:00pm – 9:30pm Lincoln Theatre 1215 U Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 Hosted by: “The Black Eagle” Joe Madison Exclusive Cicely Tyson Interview by: Rev. Marcia L. Dyson WE ARE 100!!! The Washington DC NAACP Branch celebrates the 100th anniversary of the nation’s oldest and […]

Yesterday President Barack Obama spoke at the annual NAACP convention to commemorate their 100th anniversary. Watch his entire speech now. VIA CNN: President Obama commended…