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Acting National Executive Director

Janaye Ingram is the Acting National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN) and oversees NAN’s action agenda and legislative advocacy work under Founder and President, Rev. Al Sharpton. In this role, she focuses on various issues including education, criminal justice, housing, technology, economic development and healthcare among others. Janaye has been with the organization for two years, previously serving as the Washington, DC Bureau Chief, during which she led the organization’s efforts around the 2012 Voter Engagement Tour, coalition work on issues like Stand Your Ground, planning of the 2012 and 2013 conventions and most recently planning the “National Action to Realize the Dream Rally and March” in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Capitol Thoughts Blogs


Capitol Thoughts Blogs

Righteous Rage vs. Riot Rage by Janaye Ingram

November 14, 2014

As the decisions in the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases are anticipated, many wonder what will change.  For the past few weeks, there has been a build up of dreaded suspense, specifically around whether the grand jury in the Michael Brown case will indict the officer responsible for his death. When the killing of…

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You Don’t Know My Love Story by Janaye Ingram

November 7, 2014

Too many people want to diagnose what is wrong with the Single Black Successful Female. Unfortunately, the problem is that being single is apparently not acceptable and dating for appearance is what we should be doing to make others feel comfortable. I’m a college educated, black female in my thirties with a great career. I’ve…

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Bully Culture by Janaye Ingram

October 24, 2014

Everyone despises a bully. But more and more, a culture of bullying is becoming the norm with no one and nothing being off limits. In a society where people share and overshare details about their personal lives, there is a sense that nothing is out of bounds. Paparazzi will crash the most sacred moments in…

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The Problem with Race in America by Janaye Ingram

October 17, 2014

The first step in overcoming a problem is admitting a problem.  America has a race problem that continues to be swept under the rug.  If we ever want to fix the problem, we have to start by admitting there is one.  According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the term “racism” was in 1933,…

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Why We March by Janaye Ingram

August 8, 2014

Marching is a tactic, not a solution and somehow that message is being missed by many.  With this latest incident of police brutality in the death of Eric Garner, there is still a reason to march.  This time last year, I was planning one of the biggest and most monumental marches since the March on…

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The Truth About the “F” Word

July 31, 2014

Janaye Ingram August 1, 2014 To a new generation of women, feminism has become a dirty word. But the true goals of feminism have not yet been achieved. The fact that women are able to have the conversation about choice is one of the benefits of the movement. “What is feminism to you and are…

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A Seat At the Table by Janaye Ingram

July 17, 2014

Janaye Ingram July 18, 2014 Too many people still don’t know about the threats to the right to vote. With an impending election, if more people aren’t educated, instead of having a say in critical issues like jobs, education or housing, decisions about those things will be made for them by people who may not…

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Elections for Sale

June 5, 2014

Why more people need to know about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that will allow unlimited money to be poured into elections and what we can do to address it. File this in the category of “under the radar.” There’s a lot that gets covered in the news and with the news cycle running all…

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The Awakening by Janaye Ingram

May 23, 2014

Young people have always been leaders of change within the movement.  Despite being thought of as the unengaged generation, there are millennials who are changing that perception as they attempt to change laws and policies.   Last year after the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, a group of Florida students called The Dream…

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