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Let us recommit to the HBCU mission of St. Paul’s College

Let us recommit to the HBCU mission of St. Paul’s College

Oct. 9 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   This fall, as college campuses open their doors to the bustle of students, one historically Black institution will remain silent. In the old colonial town of Lawrenceville, Va., Saint Paul’s College...

The I Am Troy call to action

The I Am Troy call to action

Oct. 2 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   Two years ago last week, the state of Georgia ignored the facts, doubts and pleas of hundreds of thousands of people and killed Troy Anthony Davis. Today, on the anniversary of his execution,...

History can move in two directions at once

History can move in two directions at once

Sep. 20 |             By Benjamin Todd Jealous Contributing Writer   In my time as an organizer, I have been guided by the words of many people, activists and authors, colleagues and friends. But the most powerful lesson...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Dec. 12 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy. It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need...

Democracy is under attack by voter suppression

Democracy is under attack by voter suppression

Sep. 5 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator    Far too often in modern elections, sound bites trump substance and voters are left wondering what the candidates really stand for. This is even more acute for issues important to the African...

In Troy Davis’ name, NAACP renews call to abolish the  death penalty

In Troy Davis’ name, NAACP renews call to abolish the death penalty

Feb. 1 |     By Derek Turner Guest Commentator Motivated by the tragic execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last September, the NAACP has renewed its fight to make the death penalty a part of America’s past. Over the next year, NAACP state representatives...

Our voting rights are under attack

Our voting rights are under attack

Dec. 14 |     By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   In legislatures across the county, misguided state politicians have proposed, and in too many cases have passed, laws that create obstacles to voting. That is why on December 10, International...