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NAACP ELECTS DERRICK JOHNSON AS PRESIDENT AND CEO Johnson Tasked with Guiding NAACP through Tremendous Challenge Longtime member and veteran activist will serve a three-year term BALTIMORE, MD – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s largest and original legacy civil rights organization, has unanimously elected Derrick Johnson president and CEO, it […]

NAACP ELECTS LEON W. RUSSELL AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Roslyn M. Brock Steps Down After Seven Years Mississippi State President Derrick Johnson Elected as Vice Chair NEW YORK, NY – The NAACP elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 […]

Los Angeles, CA — The NAACP released the following statement following the announcement of the nominees for the 89th Oscars (the Academy Awards): The Academy Awards, a prestigious award show with great influence over the entertainment industry, has made significant progress in diversifying this year’s nominees. The NAACP is pleased to see that the nominees for […]

Baltimore, MD – NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement regarding the results of the 2016 presidential election: “Even as we extend our congratulations to President-Elect Donald J. Trump, the NAACP, as America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, must bluntly note that the 2016 campaign has regularized racism, standardized […]