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 of historical women figures.
     
  • #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. 

NAACPConnect Google Hangout on Air Schedule:

  • 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. Also joining the conversation will be Michelle Nealy (Hope Scholarship) and Nicole Kenney. 

    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 AirJazminique 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. Shaun King from Daily Kos is joining us to provide insight and importance of digital activism. Sammie Dow, NAACP Director of Youth College Division is hosting.
     
  • Feb 24, 8pm ET--The Movement: Sounds of Revolution Google Hangout on Air: Kevin P. Turner, Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham music professor will be breaking down the history of religion and art’s part in the Civil Rights Movement. ACT-SO musicians/poets are also taking part, reciting original and historical literature. ACT-SO National Director, Larry Brown Jr. will be hosting.

Washington, DC area #InstaMeet--#NAACPMeet:

  • Feb. 28 1pm #NAACPMeet: Meet on the final day of Black History Month at a historical Black history site in Washington, DC. To RSVP, click here.

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

What Did You Think About The State of the Union?

What would you have addressed if you were President Obama?

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.

Why I ACT-SO - Alfred Dudley

We caught up with Alfred Dudley III at this year's NAACP Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Google Launches Important Search Tool for Voters

 

Google launched their new voter information search this month. This is a very beneficial and timely tool considering the voter suppression tactics and voter ID court decisions recently. I discovered it accidentally while researching voter registration information in North Carolina. Here's how to use it.

Enable your device's location. In the Google search engine type, "Voter ID." This will display the latest information on voter ID and even provide voter registration information.

You can also type "voter ID" in the search box with your state of choice to receive this information.

My Washington, DC location displays more than the registration dates, it includes the DC Election Official's office contact number, military and overseas voter information and more. You can also search "how do i vote" or "register to vote" to obtain this information.

 

Stay in tune with Google during this important election season by visiting YouTube.com/Elections and Google.com/Elections. These outlets will provide real-time feeds for the latest news, analysis, live candidate debates, and trending videos.

If you are into learning facts, trends and reading graphs, check out +GooglePolitics on Google+. They have a set of infographs that describe the trends of voters.

There is no reason to be uninformed this election season. It is all available by typing a few simple words from your phone or desktop.

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#IMATTER Campaign Toolkit

I MATTER is the NAACP Youth and College Division’s campaign that focuses on improving community safety by addressing the problem of gun violence and police brutality. Every day in this country, 83 people die as a result of gun violence. Black men between the ages of 15 and 19 are almost five times more likely than their white peers and more than twice as likely as their Latino peers to die from gunfire. In addition to gun violence, recent cases of officer-involved killings all over the country have become a serious concern for people of color.  Young black men are 21 times likelier to be shot and killed by police than their white peers. Unfortunately, young women of color are also victims of gun violence and police brutality. The campaign is aimed at achieving the following goals:

  • Increasing diversity in local law enforcement across the country
  • Enhancing surveillance and accountability of police activity through body and dashboard cameras
  • Establishing citizen police review boards that offer policy recommendations for officer-involved killings

Download the campaign one pager

Download the Facebook cover

Download the Facebook profile photo

Download the Twitter cover photo

Download the iMatter sign

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