The Movement: Sounds of Revolution

Music is the voice of a Movement and can incite change. Watch this demonstration about the importance of art and civil rights.

Beyond the Hashtag: Next Moves for Action

In partnership with PBS Black Culture Connection, we are discussing the importance of direct action working with digital activism to solve some of the issues affecting our community.

MC Lyte Google Hangout on Air - Artists and Activism

Legendary artist, activist and philanthropist MC Lyte joins us to discuss the importance of artists taking part in activism. Also joining the conversation will be Michelle Nealy and Nicole Kenney.

NAACP Black History Month Events

 

For Black History Month, the NAACP Digital Media team has composed a list of events to commemorate our history.

Social Media:

  • NAACP will feature daily #BHM2015 historical posts on Facebook and Twitter, focusing on women who have made great contributions to society. You are encouraged to share the daily posts on your social media.
     

  • A tribute cover photo on Facebook during black history month will feature the faces eight iconic women from past and present--with one woman representing the future of the NAACP, Jazminique Holley, president of the Missouri Youth and College division.  
     

  • #AskCWB: During February, Instagram users are to submit a 15 second video using the hashtag #AskCWB, NAACP President/CEO Brooks will answer questions with a response video on Instagram.

Mobile:

  • Feb. 2, we launch our Black History Month Scavenger Hunt--with clues derived from the daily social media content. Text HISTORY to 62227 to join in, standard text messaging rates apply.

NAACPConnect Google Hangout on Air Schedule, in conjunction with PBS Black Culture Connection:

Feb. 3, 4pm ET - Image Awards - Artists and Activism Google Hangout on Air featuring MC Lyte: Legendary artist, activist and philanthropist MC Lyte joins us to discuss the importance of artists taking part in activism. Michelle Nealy (Hope Scholarship) is hosting and Nicole Kenney will be joining in the conversation. Join the conversation too using the hashtag: #AskMCLyte.

The 46th NAACP Image Awards airs live, Feb. 6 8pm ET on TV One. For more information, click here.

Feb. 17, 8pm ET--Beyond the Hashtag: Next Moves for Action Google Hangout on Air: Jazminique Holley, St. Louis NAACP college chapter leader will be discussing local college student work in Ferguson, Shekira Dennis from Houston Justice will discuss her action with their grand jury project. Author and activist Shaun King (Daily Kos, The Power of 100)  is joining us to provide insight about the importance of digital activism. Sammie Dow, NAACP Director of Youth College Division is hosting. Join the conversation using the hashtag: #BeyondTheHashtag.

Feb 24, 8pm ET--The Movement: Sounds of Revolution Google Hangout on Air: Kevin P. Turner, Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham music instructor/director will be breaking down the history of religion and art’s part in the Civil Rights Movement, with live demonstrations. ACT-SO musicians/poets are also taking part, reciting original and historical literature. ACT-SO National Director, Larry Brown Jr. will be hosting. Join the conversation using the hashtag: #SoundsOfRevolution.

Washington, DC area #InstaMeet--#NAACPMeet:

  • Feb. 28 #NAACPMeet: In coordination with Instagram and Facebook, we will meet on the final day of Black History Month at a historical Black history site in Washington, DC. To RSVP and receive the secret location, click here.

Contact your local NAACP branch or chapter for events in your area.

 

What Did You Think About The State of the Union?

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A Conversation About the ACA

Get informed about the ACA with NAACPConnect and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, live Dec. 9, 2:30pm ET.

#BornSuspect

Share your racial profiling story using #BornSuspect. We want to put an end to racial profiling.

We Are 42: The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Civil Disobedience Training

What’s At Stake: HBCU Students Speak Out Against Voter ID Laws

BET has released a new series titled, "What's At Stake?" featuring Marc Lamont Hill. The digital series focuses on millenials and how important it is to be engaged in the community, epsecially during this election. Check out this dicussion about voter ID with HBCU students here.