Ready. Set. VOTE. The nominees for the 54th NAACP Image Awards have been announced, and voting is now open. Now is the time to recognize and honor Black excellence across all aspects of the entertainment industry. Voting will close on Friday, February 10, and the winners will be revealed when the awards ceremony airs on BET on February 25 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
The NAACP worked diligently to mobilize voters across the country. From sending 8 million texts to encourage Americans to vote, to recruiting 30,000 volunteers including poll workers and volunteers for relational organizing, we rose to the occasion to prove that our votes matter.
The NAACP calls for a federal civil rights investigation into the State of Mississippi for its years of racially discriminatory neglect and underfunding of Jackson's water systems and to ensure that residents and plaintiffs are centered in the solutions.
The student loan relief application opened on October 17, 2022, and will be available through June 30, 2023. Apply for up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for other student loan debt relief.
By failing to pass the legislation, you're passing on your sworn duty to protect the people. We can name all the victims of police violence, but we can't name a single law you have passed to address it. Tell us what you're going to do to honor Tyre Nichols.- Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
NAACP and Brookings have partnered on The Black Progress Index, a new analysis of the places where Black people are thriving most, as measured through their life expectancy. In the spirit of W.E.B. Du Bois, we're working to provide insight into the local civic actions that can improve life expectancy outcomes.
Each and every NAACP member makes a difference to the complex, ongoing work of advancing racial equity. We have driven the hardest-fought wins for civil rights and social justice — with you by our side, we can accelerate the next milestones for Black Americans.
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From police brutality to COVID-19 to voter suppression, Black communities are under attack. We work to disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas including criminal justice, health care, education, climate, and the economy. When it comes to civil rights and social justice, we have the unique ability to secure more wins than anyone else. Help make racial equity a reality.