#Fact: the majority of black people in America don't live in the "inner city".
You cannot run for president and skip the opportunity speak on the nation's civil rights agenda. #NAACP107 twitter.com/cnnsitroom/sta…
For nearly 150 years, soldiers and civilians have come together in May to honor the fallen heroes of our nation for their sacrifice and give thanks to those who died in service to our country.
Whether it was the 5,000 slaves and freedmen who fought in the American Revolution, the more than 150,000 soldiers who volunteered, fought and died to end slavery in the Civil War, or the more than 1 million African-Americans who volunteered and served in the segregated armed forces of World War II, history is filled with the sacrifices of men and women who gave their lives for freedoms they never had an opportunity to fully enjoy.
This Memorial Day, we at the NAACP pause to celebrate and gratefully honor the 1.2 million men and women who fought and died in service to the ideals of American democracy and preserved the United States time and again, and call on the living to continue the fight to provide this nation’s promises of inclusion, liberty, prosperity and dignity to every person.
It is unacceptable that the police video footage of #LaquanMcDonald’s murder took over a year to be released.
A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 and the NAACP President's Award in 2009, Muhammad Ali's accomplishments in the boxing ring are matched only by his record of humanitarian efforts and social activism. His fighting spirit went beyond the ring to encourage people to raise their aspirations.
As we continue to fight for the right to vote, to fight against racial profiling and to fight against an unjust criminal justice system, Muhammad Ali's legacy will continue to inspire generations to be bold, be fearless, and 'be great.'