BHM 2017 Day 26: Why NAACP?

Since 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) mission has been “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”

Some people, such as talk show host Wendy Williams have publicly questioned the relevance of such an organization.

There should be absolutely no question about whether the need for the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization is more important now than ever before.

The NAACP’s focuses include civic engagement, environmental and climate justice, health care, criminal justice reform, and economic equality. Each of these issues have only heightened since the election, and the action must continue.

Follow NAACP on Twitter and Facebook, read about  the organizations initiatives to fight injustices, as well as how to become a member of your local NAACP chapter.

 

Author: Maya J. Boddie

Daughter. Sister. Friend. Lover. Giver. Writer. Dreamer. Doer.

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