Students from Bennett College, NC A&T, NC Central and Winston-Salem State joined America's Journey for Justice in Washington, DC, to take a stand for voting rights. More:

New York City high school students, who started an NAACP Youth Council at their school, came to D.C. to participate in America's Journey for Justice Rally. SHOW MORE

NAACP's #BornSuspect campaign pushes systemic reform in policing. Share this video and sign the petition today.

"Are we fearful? No." NAACP President/CEO speaks about hate crimes and Charleston 9, AME church shooting.

#BornSuspect campaign is to push NAACP members to urge Congress to put racial profiling on the top of their agenda.

We caught up with our #ACTSO olympians at the NAACP Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

ACT-SO's local orientation was welcomed at Rowan University.

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

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.

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.

What would you have addressed if you were President Obama?

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.

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

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

NAACPConnect caught up with youth and college leaders at #NAACP105 in Las Vegas

NAACP national President and CEO Cornell William Brooks discusses the youth role in the Association.

We caught up with Dominique Phillips at #NAACP105. Why do you #ACTSO?

We caught up with ACT-SO dancer, Korie Richardson at #NAACP105.

2014 NAACP ACTO-SO Awards Show featuring McClain.

Join the NAACP Youth & College Division as they discuss the news and issues affecting young people of Color and important Association updates, June 12, 2014 7pm EST.

The Supreme Court rendered a decision on Brown v. Board of Education on May 17, 1954. We discuss the NAACP's legacy in the case and the pursuit for equality in education, 60 years later.

Join the Youth & College Division's live discussion on #BringOurGirlsBack, racism, and social media. Use the #YCLive hashtag to share online.

Join us for a conversation with Michael Skolnik, advocate and panelist for the NAACP's 10th annual Leadership 500 Summit. #L500

Young leaders from the Youth & College Division discuss issues affecting young people--LIVE.

Enjoy and share ACT-SO's Chloe Adams' original poem.

Register for the 10th annual Leadership500 Summit today. Visit

Rubin Seymore explores broadcast journalism for his ACT-SO Filmmaking project. Rubin is from Tennessee and won a local gold medal for this film.

Join the NAACP, today.

Effective leadership is a destination achieved through careful thought consideration and action. Register for the 10th annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit today.

Watch the NAACP delegation to Geneva discuss important updates from the UN Human Rights Council.

Join the national NAACP Youth & College Division staff as they breakdown the current work of the Division and discuss hot topics affecting youth and young adults of Color.

Watch the 45th NAACP Image Awards, Saturday, February 22 at 8pm/7c only on TV One!

The 45th NAACP Image Awards will be presented February 22. To promote the show, we will discuss the responsibility of celebrity influencers to support and engage in philanthropic efforts outside of their work.

We will explore the current state of gun violence in African American communities. How is it affecting your communities? What is and isn’t working? What can everyday people do to stem the tide?

Watch and share this video to celebrate our founding leaders and our mission.

The work of W.E.B. DuBois is discussed by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and historians David Levering Lewis and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. DuBois was the first African American to earn a doctorate at Harvard and a co-founder of the NAACP.

Join us for a discussion about NAACP Founder, W.E.B. Dubois, featuring Professor Henry Louis Gates and other notable African American history scholars.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services discusses the benefits of enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace as the NAACP seeks to enroll hundreds of thousands of African-Americans.

What inspires you to step in the arena of creativity and academics and commit to your passion?

ACT-SO, here's your chance to participate in the first ever White House Film Festival. Finalists will have their films shown at the White House. Visit for more details.

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a step towards affordable, high-quality healthcare for all Americans. Watch our live chat replay that discusses the marketplace and more.

Nina Simone sang about strange fruit hanging from tree. Jasiri X pays tribute to the strange fruit of 2013.

Did you know the National ACT-SO Awards were broadcast on television? Watch this commercial from 1992.

Hip-Hop group "$urreal" wrote and performed this original song for the 75th anniversary of the Youth & College Division. They debuted it in Los Angeles, CA.

ACT-SO students in New Brunswick, NJ render a stirring tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Simon Longnight (Eugene, OR), earned a gold medal for his original piece "Too Close" during the 2013 local ACT-SO competition. Simon creatively compares Gene Kelly's style to present-day dance interpretation.

Region VII's Colin Nicholas shot and edited this piece to express his view of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.

Advocates are asked if economic justice is the civil rights issue of the 21st century in the second conversation of the "Marting Moment" Google+ Hangout series.

On the horizon of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the NAACP and advocates discuss how far do we have to go to achieve MLK's dream.

The Summer is ending and school is beginning. Remember the dream you discovered with ACT-SO as you chart your course this upcoming year.

Dancing nerds invaded the 35th national ACT-SO awards during the opening number. They run the world!

Jessica Pierce, NAACP National Training Director, joined The League of Young Voters to continue the #NoGunsAllowed conversation. Learn about the actions you can take now.

"Little Black Boy Wonder" (Dedicated to Trayvon Martin) Written and Produced by Omari Hardwick.

Grammy Nominated musician and ACT-SO alum, Mike Phillips is joined by ACT-SO national medalists Raven Sansbury and Durmerrick Ross for a moving tribute dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin.

You've worked hard and your time is now. Congratulations and welcome to ACT-SO 2013! Use the #ACTSO hashtag to tell us your experience. We'll re-share your posts.

In a few days, hundreds of the brightest and boldest high school students will gather in Orlando, FL to make history for ACT-SO 2013. Come and be yourself--you'll be successful.

Watch as we discussed the recent decisions of the Supreme Court and our plan of action. We need your voice and your power to ensure equal rights.

Maryland abolished the death penalty, but there are 32 states that still observe this practice. Watch our chat and join the movement to end the death penalty in America.

ACT-SO Science competitors Chantatele' Lewis and Aaron Doton share how ACT-SO makes them yearn to learn more as it relates to their interests.

50 years ago today, our brother, Medgar Evers was assassinated. Join these NAACP Youth Leaders and take a stand against the same violence that ended Evers' life. Post this video in Medgar's honor.

Put your hands in the air and make yourself proud. You're on your way to national ACT-SO in Orlando, FL. Share your journey using the #ACTSO hashtag.

LeVern Hamer imagined a painful level of emotion as he interpreted Janet Milstein's "Roses Are Red" at the National ACT-SO competition in Houston, TX. LeVern is currently an Acting major at Howard University.

New Jersey's Brandi Pinnix describes her life as a dancer in this Master Class by New Jersey State ACT-SO. Brandi won a gold medal and will compete in Orlando in July.

The unfair Stop & Frisk policy in NYC still exists despite the overall crime rate dropping 2.7%. This must end. Here are the 10 Frisk Commandments presented by This Week in Blackness.

Caelyn Sommerville earned a silver medal after performing a piece from Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.

Anthony Anderson remembers when he competed in ACT-SO and talks about its importance to the future of children across the nation.

We've been following the updates for the first integrated prom at Wilcox County High School. This weekend, the barriers came down and the students had a successful integrated event despite old, segregated rules and traditions.

The AFL-CIO and Union Plus are offering 50 $5,000 scholarships to help graduating high school seniors realize their dreams of a college education. Click here to apply.

Join Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, Marlon Wayans and a host of progressive activists and celebrities for the all digital Leadership 500 Summit in Naples, FL. Register today.

After three years of competing in ACT-SO, E’LaShae Scott, Sharad Crosby, and Najera Rogers have won gold. Watch their story of determination and passion. The team will compete in Orlando this summer.

Leadership is not a title, it is an action. Young Professionals should attend the annual L500 Summit in Naples, FL, today. Register here.

Students at Howard University affirm their voting power and challenge any force that attempts to threaten their right. They invite you to join them on a crusade to empower voters on campuses across the country.

$urreal was commissioned by the NAACP to create a theme song to celebrate their 75th Anniversary of their Youth & College Division. Visit their Facebook: & Twitter: to show them support!

Three-time ACT-SO gold medalist, Shelby Sykes, easily slides through the notes of George Gershwin's Summertime from Porgy & Bess at a private recital. Summertime was made popular by Leontyne Price in the Broadway tour of the musical in 1952.

Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act could be eliminated. Find out all you need to know prior to the February 27 SCOTUS Washington

"Lets end cliff note discrimination/I have a dream." Tehran uses poetry to share paint a picture of his dream in 2013. Dr. King's speech inspired this presentation.

104 years ago, W.E.B. Dubois led a coalition of citizens to form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Today, because of you, we stand and fight to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality for all people.

Celebrate Black History Month. Learn or refresh your memory of the lyrics of the Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson.

The 44th NAACP Image Awards will be televised live on NBC this Friday at 8/7c. Tune in and tell your friends using #ImageAwards! Later this week, we'll have more details on how you can interact with the show.

Before President Barack Obama took his first oath of office, he was a NAACP Image Award recipient. Watch his acceptance speech and share it with your friends. Set your calendar for this year's show, February 1 at 8pm ET on NBC.

Do you have the stamina to endure the marathon to your future? ACT-SO! Watch Bobbi (Manhattan, NAACP) perform STAMINA in honor of the internal force you need to succeed.

Success is in your future when you ACT-SO! Find your place in ACT-SO and join thousands of people who dared to take the leap into their destiny. Start today!

While you're spending time away from school this holiday, take a moment and decide how you will ACT-SO in 2013. Prepare to go for the gold and change the world.

You have what it takes to be an ACT-SO student! All you need is passion to pursue the greatness that's already inside you.

#Revive25 is going on right now. Did you register 25 new members of your Youth Council or College Chapter? Start today! #Revive25 ends December 15. Don't miss your chance to create history in the NAACP.

NAACP Youth and Young Adults are the heartbeat of the NAACP. Effect change in your community. Find a local service project and volunteer your time and talents to benefit others.

Classical Music Composition is one of the many categories available to students to compete in on the local and national level. Justin Hill has participated in ACT-SO his entire high school career. If you want to participate, call (410) 580-5650.

Whatever your political view is, the 4th Graders at Democracy Prep want you to vote for somebody! By the end of the video, you'll be singing with them. Share this video with your friends.

Members of the Stony Brook Youth & College Division discuss taking their talents to the polls this November. They compare voting to a form of personal expression--it is a talent that we need to make known to the world.