NAN Executive Director Tamika D. Mallory speaks at a rally against the killing of Albert Purnell Jr., an unarmed young man gunned down by Philadelphia police. The rally was organized by NAN’s Philadelphia chapter on June 15, 2011.
NEWS FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Way Forward At Home: When Osama bin Laden was captured and killed earlier this year, the resounding call throughout the nation was to bring our troops back home immediately. Wednesday night, the president responded. READ MORE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEWS
The “Her” in HIV: Recently, I was asked to promote National HIV Testing Day (June 27th) and I came across the most recent startling statistics regarding Black women. So of course, I got to thinking… Why are our numbers continuously rising when the overall numbers of those infected have remained somewhat steady, if not declining? READ MORE
NEWS FROM NAN’S WASHINGTON, DC BUREAU
In the Footsteps of a Soldier: I recently saw the movie “Barber of Birmingham” about one of the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, James Armstrong, and the realization of his dream of one day seeing a black man become President of the United States. James fought Bull Connor’s attack dogs for basic civil rights, including the right to vote. He fought for education, suing the Birmingham Board of Education to desegregate the public schools and won; his two young sons, David and Floyd, were the first to integrate the Birmingham schools in 1963. READ MORE
President Barack Obama & Rev. Al Sharpton at NAN’s 20th Anniversary national convention & Keepers of the Dream Awards April 6, 2011