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The NAACP calls on Biden to keep his student loan promise amid congressional and legal challenges

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has sent an open letter to President Biden urging him to push forward with...

60 years after Medgar Evers’ murder, his widow continues a civil rights legacy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It's been 60 years since civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered outside his Mississippi home. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 90 years old. She says he misses him terribly and is proud of his legacy. Several events have been held in Mississippi this month to commemorate the work of the Evers family. Evers was leader of the Mississippi NAACP from 1954 until his death in 1963. He pushed for voting rights and racial equality. Evers-Williams was national chairperson of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998. She says she remains committed to trying to eliminate racism and prejudice.

Florida man strikes again

In recent years some of the most outlandish news stories have come from the state of Florida. So much so, that it has become...

Anti-DEI legislation may be coming to a state near you

Earlier this month, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that essentially bans DEI programs in Florida's public colleges and universities. Other states appear to be...

Abdul-Rahman: Advocating for environmental justice in Black communities

As we embark on a new year, I’ve had time to reflect on what I experienced in Glasgow, Scotland, at the 2021 United Nations...

Women in NAACP Committee to host virtual forum

The Women in NAACP Committee will host a virtual forum from 6-8 p.m. May 20 on the Greater Indianapolis NAACP Facebook page. Attendees are...

The Environmental Challenges Posed by Lead Pollution

A challenge that households and communities face is that lead pollution is often invisible, coming into homes through old and worn-out water pipes or...

NAACP addresses lead poisoning

Lead poisoning is most likely to affect African American children, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. It is for this reason the...

Transcript: Mayor Pete Buttigieg at Greater Indianapolis NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke at the Greater Indianapolis NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 4. Below is a...

Lead testing at schools

The Greater Indianapolis NAACP is partnering with the city of Indianapolis and the Marion County Public Health Department to launch a lead-testing initiative in...
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