ABOUT US

Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

ADDRESS

PO Box 1236 

Carrboro, NC 27510

naacp5689@gmail.com

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March 17, 2020

Orange County DSS is collecting non-perishable food items at two locations to support those in the community impacted by COVID-19. 

Need has increased with kids being out of school and families losing income as businesses close or reduce hours. 
 
Donations of food or m...

March 15, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is officially a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Because of the racial and economic inequities embedded in our country’s systems, the effects of the coronavirus could be compounded for Black, Brown, Asian, and indigenous co...

March 9, 2020

The NAACP-supported legislation making lynching a federal hate crime has gotten over a major hurdle toward becoming a law by passing the US House of Representatives. But a very slight change means it must pass the Senate again.


READ THE FULL ACTION ALERT.

March 3, 2020

The Compass Center is reopening the acceptance of Mental Health Access Program Applications starting today, March 3. 

MHAP serves survivors of domestic violence and/or their children who have: experienced DV within the last 18 months; live, work, or recently fled Orange...

March 3, 2020

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) will kick off its 2020 tour of the stage play “Daddy’s Boys” on March 21st at 5pm in Durham, NC in the 1200-seat Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street. Hailed by audiences across the country in 2018 and 2019, the play use...

Growing up poor and Black in Jim Crow America, how we treat the poor has always been of paramount importance to me.

That is why my first job out of law school in 1979 was with Farmworkers Legal Services of NC. In 1982, I accepted a position as Assistant Public Defender...

January 22, 2020

Now 21 years old, Democracy Summer is hiring again. This paid summer internship is for North Carolina college and community college students interested in organizing or a possible career in social change.

Do you know a young person who would be inter...

I thought I would share a bit of good news on this Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. On Dec. 24, I sent an email to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners asking that they form a portraiture committee regarding the removal of the portrait of former NC...

January 14, 2020

To my equity advocate friends,

I'm writing to tell you about a new project that has enormous potential to bring attention to the educational opportunity and access gaps that continue to exist in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. 

Not enough people know that within t...

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November 8, 2019

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