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 L500.org.

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

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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 http://www.whitehouse.gov/filmfestival 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: facebook.com/WeAreSurreal & Twitter: twitter.com/WeAreSurreal 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 hearing.in 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.

Sadly, Stop & Frisk continues in New York. One young man secretly recorded his experience. Warning: Please be advised that this video contains strong and offensive language. It can be considered Not Safe For Work (NSFW).

Virginia NAACP Youth & College Division President Da'Quan Marcell Love talks about the importance of voter registration. The Virginia Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, October 12, 2012.

Brendan Jenkins directed and edited this short documentary examining academic tracking. Brendan won an ACT-SO silver medal for his submission.

With only a few days left to register to vote in most states, members of the NAACP National Youth Work Committee want all young adults to register to vote for the November 2012 election.

September 25 is National Voter Registration Day. In 2008, Youth and Young Adults turned out to the polls in record numbers--in fact, there was a 17% increase in young Black voters. Raise your voice and register to vote today. Call 1-866-MY-VOTE-1.

Misha Ward won a gold medal for her painting of a pair of dramatically bold eyes at the New Brunswick ACT-SO competition. Misha used Beyonce Knowles' eyes for her inspiration. Her painting was presented at the national competition in Houston.

ACT-SO contestants used personal expressions to charge the atmosphere during the dance finale at the 34th Annual ACT-SO Awards in Houston. Dancers shared, ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop, and other contemporary forms of dance during this number.

Hector Cerna (NAACP Harrisburg Branch) choreographed and performed an original contemporary ballet to Nina Simone's Images of a Wayward Soul. See how he drew inspiration from his Mother for the piece during the 34th National ACT-SO Competition in Houston.

Students from the Lee County, FL ACT-SO perform an original song challenging you and everyone you know to vote November 6, 2012. For more information and extras visit This Is My Vote.

Detroit's Tristan Taylor performed "Tutsi" during the 34th National ACT-SO Competition. Tristan is a recent graduate of the Detroit School for the Performing Arts. This fall he attends UC Davis as a Theatre/Pre-Law major.

Students from the Lee County, FL ACT-SO wrote and performed an original jingle for ACT-SO during the 34th National ACT-SO Awards in Houston, TX. (July, 2012)

Annelle Gregory (Escondido, CA) won the National Gold Medal for Music Instrumental/Classical at the 2012 ACT-SO competition. This practice video was recorded prior to her official entry in Houston, TX.

Do You Believe So? Then ACT-SO. Our National Competition with thousands of talented students kicks off today, Friday, July 6th at the National Convention in Houston, Texas. ACT-SO is a student enrichment program that culminates in a local and national com

50,000 New Yorkers celebrated Father's Day by marching, in silence, to the residence of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to protest the unfair Stop and Frisk Policy.

Students from El Puente USA stopped and shared important information for anyone stopped by the police. This was tapped immediately after #SilentMarchNYC

Nate recalls a night he was stopped and frisked while he was running to meet his girlfriend. He has been stopped and frisked at least eight times.

"Is this going to continue happening? Is my son going to do a "stop and frisk" video? Are his kids going to do a "stop and frisk" video?" Randy ponders how many more innocent people will be victimized by abuses of Stop and Frisk.

Giselle has been stopped and frisked four times. Here she recalls being stopped while resting on the NYC Subway.