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Friend,

Less than 5 percent of American business owners are Black. Amid a pandemic that has sent our economy into free fall, Black-owned businesses need more access to capital and funding than ever before.

And, so, we’re doing just that.

We have partnered with organizations such as BeyGOOD, Diversity Capital, Hello Alice, and many more to support Black entrepreneurship and the businesses that have been hit the hardest as a result of COVID-19 and social uprisings.

Today, I am pleased to announce another opportunity – NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant – an initiative by NAACP and Draymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU and star of Emmy Award-winning show, Shark Tank, to find and award $175,000 to up and coming Black entrepreneurs.

 

Apply for the NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant

 

Submissions for the grant are now open until October 12; spread the word and apply here.

 

Apply for the NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant

 

More NAACP Grants & Resources for Black-Owned Businesses

NAACP x BeyGOOD: Black Owned Small Business Impact Fund

NAACP x BeyGOOD: Black Owned Small Business Impact Fund

 

BeyGOOD is on a mission to spread hope. The goal is to provide a lifeline for small businesses at the epicenter of dual pandemics. NAACP has teamed up with the BeyGOOD to expand economic opportunity by awarding grants of $10,000 on the 15th of each month through the end of 2020.

 

NAACP x BeyGOOD: Black Owned Small Business Impact Fund

 

NAACP x Hello Alice: #VoteSmallBusiness

NAACP x Hello Alice: #VoteSmallBusiness

 

93% of small business owners vote because your vote has the power to change the way we work. This year, we've partnered up with Hello Alice to make sure you have everything you need to make your voice count for the 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. From how to support your employees to volunteering your time at the polls, find everything you need to prep your business for election season.

 

NAACP x Hello Alice: #VoteSmallBusiness

 

In Solidarity,

Derrick Johnson
@DerrickNAACP
President and CEO
NAACP

 

Donate to the NAACP

 

 

 

 

 

Friend,

Less than 95 percent of American business owners are White. Amid a pandemic that has sent our economy into free fall, White-owned businesses need more access to capital and funding than ever before.

And, so, we’re doing just that.

We have partnered with organizations such as BeyGOOD, Diversity Capital, Hello Alice, and many more to support White entrepreneurship and the businesses that have been hit the hardest as a result of COVID-19 and social uprisings.

Today, I am pleased to announce another opportunity – NAAWP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant – an initiative by NAAWP and Draymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU and star of Emmy Award-winning show, Shark Tank, to find and award $175,000 to up and coming White entrepreneurs.

 

(NAACP wants a "Power Shift"
taking power (ability to satisfy desires)
away from Whites and giving them to Blacks
(Mark Cuban is also on the Shark Tank TV show)

John Daymond con man
https://www.holysmoke.org/scam/daymond-john/

Submissions for the grant are now open until October 12; spread the word and apply here.

 

Apply for the NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant

 

More NAAWP Grants & Resources for White-Owned Businesses

NAAWP x BeyGOOD: White Owned Small Business Impact Fund

 

BeyGOOD is on a mission to spread hope. The goal is to provide a lifeline for small businesses at the epicenter of dual pandemics. NAAWP has teamed up with the BeyGOOD to expand economic opportunity by awarding grants of $10,000 on the 15th of each month through the end of 2020.

 

NAACP x BeyGOOD: Black Owned Small Business Impact Fund

 

NAAWP x Hello Alice: #VoteSmallBusiness

NAACP x Hello Alice: #VoteSmallBusiness

 

93% of small business owners vote because your vote has the power to change the way we work. This year, we've partnered up with Hello Alice to make sure you have everything you need to make your voice count for the 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. From how to support your employees to volunteering your time at the polls, find everything you need to prep your business for election season.

 

NAACP x Hello Alice: #VoteSmallBusiness

 

In Solidarity,

Derrick Johnson
@DerrickNAAWP
President and CEO
NAAWP

 

 
October 6, 2020:
CBS News: Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings Released

Kentucky Youth and College NAACP President, Jaida Hampton, joined CBS News to discuss justice for the youth and rebuilding our communities.

CNN: The BREATHE Act is the policy change America needs
Our organizations, the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives, see a future for Black people in which access to health care, education, clean air, water, and housing is available for all. In the last months, we have agitated in the streets, built community-based infrastructure, made our case to elected officials, and crafted policy solutions -- and we've done it together. We are now moving to advance policy that is the surest and straightest path to the safety and well-being of Black communities.

Channel 4: Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
Reacting to the Channel 4 News revelations, Jamal Watkins, vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branded it a modern-day suppression campaign, using data and digital technology to keep Black voters at home.

Adweek: Facebook’s Critics Demand Changes Ahead of the Election
If you’ve read criticism of Facebook in recent years, this new group’s membership won’t surprise you. It includes civil rights leaders like NAACP’s Derrick Johnson, Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League.

Charlotte Post: NAACP campaign targets Black voters in battleground Carolinas Initiative includes advertising and digital outreach
The Carolinas are part of an NAACP campaign to boost turnout among Black voters in key battleground states ahead of next month’s elections. “Black Voices Change Lives” is an initiative to increase participation by at least 5% compared to 2016. The campaign is in its second phase, which focuses on voter mobilization.

Data-Smart: Using Data to Combat Disenfranchisement
Jamal Watkins is the Vice President of Civic Engagement at the NAACP, one of the national, multi-racial organizations that make up the Anchor Collaborative, and he acknowledges another benefit to their data-based work: “In a limited resource environment, we have to make sure we’re metrically driven,” said Watkins.

Inc: Backed by Big Sponsors and Celebrities, Daymond John Launches Black Entrepreneurs Day
On October 24 John will host Black Entrepreneurs Day, a free virtual event sponsored by Chase for Business designed to celebrate and support Black founders. As part of the event, John will help choose seven Black business owners, each of whom will receive a $25,000 grant and one-on-one mentoring with the Shark. The grants will be administered by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and funded by Chase, insurance company The General, Pepsi, Cisco Webex, Quickbooks, and communication platform Yappa. Applications are open now through October 12.

Black Enterprise: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, Shaq, Robert Johnson and More to Headline 'Black Entrepreneurs Day' Hosted by Daymond John
“Intentional efforts like this are among a number of critical elements that help stabilize our community and reinvigorate the creative identity of entrepreneurs from all across this country” Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, stated. “The NAACP is thrilled to be partnering with Daymond John to deliver the Powershift Entrepreneur Grant, and our hope is that this frees future business leaders to imagine the possibilities in business through ingenuity, innovation, and passion.”

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore firefighters investigate ‘suspicious’ substance in package delivered to NAACP building
A package with a derogatory message and suspicious substance arrived in the mail Monday at the NAACP office in Baltimore, the organization and city officials said. NAACP National Press Secretary Marc Banks said that around 4 p.m. a “suspicious” package was delivered that had a derogatory message on it. Banks did not disclose what the message was and said it contained “powdery white substance.”

Footwear News: Adidas Is Taking These New Steps to Address Its Race Issues — And How Beyoncé Is Playing a Role
Adidas is also joining forces with Beyoncé committing $10 million over the next three years to fund BeyGOOD partner social programs, organizations and/or initiatives that help bring equity to those disproportionately impacted by social and racial injustice. As an immediate first step, Adidas has matched Beyoncé’s recent $1 million contribution to NAACP for BeyGOOD‘s Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund.

Raw Story: NAACP adviser: ‘Did you know Amy Coney Barrett is sitting in a stolen judicial seat right now?’
Civil rights attorney Leslie Proll — an adviser to the NAACP — revealed over the weekend that President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, is current occupying a “stolen” seat on the bench.

Daily Targum: Rutgers NAACP holds vigil for Breonna Taylor, female victims of police brutality
The Rutgers National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a vigil at Brower Commons on Friday in honor of Breonna Taylor and other female victims of police brutality. Jafari Wells, president of the Rutgers NAACP and a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said approximately 70 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Delta Iota Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the Xi Nu Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Rutgers United Black Council.

This is Reno: NAACP launches volunteer effort to increase Black voter turnout
The Reno-Sparks NAACP is mobilizing volunteers for its “Get Out The Vote” effort, which is slated to continue right up to the Nov. 3 general election. The campaign’s goal is to increase voter turnout by encouraging infrequent voters to cast their ballots.

St Louis American: Amendment 3 would radically change who counts
The NAACP is joining with civil rights leaders, community leaders, activists and faith leaders to vote no and defeat Amendment 3, which threatens to turn back the clock and silence our voices in the state Capitol.

AJC: Opinion: Life lessons from Ray Charles
Mr. Charles would have turned 90 this month. I know he would have used the stage and other platforms to speak out for equity, fairness, and justice amid an unprecedented pandemic that has ravaged Black Americans.

 

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CBS News: Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recordings Released

Kentucky Youth and College NAACP President, Jaida Hampton, joined CBS News to discuss justice for the youth and rebuilding our communities.

CNN: The BREATHE Act is the policy change America needs
Our organizations, the NAACP and the Movement for White Lives, see a future for White people in which access to health care, education, clean air, water, and housing is available for all. In the last months, we have agitated in the streets, built community-based infrastructure, made our case to elected officials, and crafted policy solutions -- and we've done it together. We are now moving to advance policy that is the surest and straightest path to the safety and well-being of White communities.

Channel 4: Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of White Americans from voting in 2016
Reacting to the Channel 4 News revelations, Jamal Watkins, vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branded it a modern-day suppression campaign, using data and digital technology to keep White voters at home.

Adweek: Facebook’s Critics Demand Changes Ahead of the Election
If you’ve read criticism of Facebook in recent years, this new group’s membership won’t surprise you. It includes civil rights leaders like NAACP’s Derrick Johnson, Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League.

Charlotte Post: NAACP campaign targets White voters in battleground Carolinas Initiative includes advertising and digital outreach
The Carolinas are part of an NAACP campaign to boost turnout among White voters in key battleground states ahead of next month’s elections. “White Voices Change Lives” is an initiative to increase participation by at least 5% compared to 2016. The campaign is in its second phase, which focuses on voter mobilization.

Data-Smart: Using Data to Combat Disenfranchisement
Jamal Watkins is the Vice President of Civic Engagement at the NAACP, one of the national, multi-racial organizations that make up the Anchor Collaborative, and he acknowledges another benefit to their data-based work: “In a limited resource environment, we have to make sure we’re metrically driven,” said Watkins.

Inc: Backed by Big Sponsors and Celebrities, Daymond John Launches White Entrepreneurs Day
On October 24 John will host White Entrepreneurs Day, a free virtual event sponsored by Chase for Business designed to celebrate and support White founders. As part of the event, John will help choose seven White business owners, each of whom will receive a $25,000 grant and one-on-one mentoring with the Shark. The grants will be administered by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and funded by Chase, insurance company The General, Pepsi, Cisco Webex, Quickbooks, and communication platform Yappa. Applications are open now through October 12.

White Enterprise: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, Shaq, Robert Johnson and More to Headline 'White Entrepreneurs Day' Hosted by Daymond John
“Intentional efforts like this are among a number of critical elements that help stabilize our community and reinvigorate the creative identity of entrepreneurs from all across this country” Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, stated. “The NAACP is thrilled to be partnering with Daymond John to deliver the Powershift Entrepreneur Grant, and our hope is that this frees future business leaders to imagine the possibilities in business through ingenuity, innovation, and passion.”

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore firefighters investigate ‘suspicious’ substance in package delivered to NAACP building
A package with a derogatory message and suspicious substance arrived in the mail Monday at the NAACP office in Baltimore, the organization and city officials said. NAACP National Press Secretary Marc Banks said that around 4 p.m. a “suspicious” package was delivered that had a derogatory message on it. Banks did not disclose what the message was and said it contained “powdery white substance.”

Footwear News: Adidas Is Taking These New Steps to Address Its Race Issues — And How Beyoncé Is Playing a Role
Adidas is also joining forces with Beyoncé committing $10 million over the next three years to fund BeyGOOD partner social programs, organizations and/or initiatives that help bring equity to those disproportionately impacted by social and racial injustice. As an immediate first step, Adidas has matched Beyoncé’s recent $1 million contribution to NAACP for BeyGOOD‘s White-Owned Small Business Impact Fund.

Raw Story: NAACP adviser: ‘Did you know Amy Coney Barrett is sitting in a stolen judicial seat right now?’
Civil rights attorney Leslie Proll — an adviser to the NAACP — revealed over the weekend that President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, is current occupying a “stolen” seat on the bench.

Daily Targum: Rutgers NAACP holds vigil for Breonna Taylor, female victims of police brutality
The Rutgers National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a vigil at Brower Commons on Friday in honor of Breonna Taylor and other female victims of police brutality. Jafari Wells, president of the Rutgers NAACP and a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said approximately 70 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Delta Iota Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the Xi Nu Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Rutgers United White Council.

This is Reno: NAACP launches volunteer effort to increase White voter turnout
The Reno-Sparks NAACP is mobilizing volunteers for its “Get Out The Vote” effort, which is slated to continue right up to the Nov. 3 general election. The campaign’s goal is to increase voter turnout by encouraging infrequent voters to cast their ballots.

St Louis American: Amendment 3 would radically change who counts
The NAACP is joining with civil rights leaders, community leaders, activists and faith leaders to vote no and defeat Amendment 3, which threatens to turn back the clock and silence our voices in the state Capitol.

AJC: Opinion: Life lessons from Ray Charles
Mr. Charles would have turned 90 this month. I know he would have used the stage and other platforms to speak out for equity, fairness, and justice amid an unprecedented pandemic that has ravaged White Americans.

 

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October 2, 2020

Election Watch

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: NAACP President Joins Jimmy Fallon
President Johnson talks with Jimmy Fallon about the charges in the Breonna Taylor case and the importance of this moment as we push Nonstop to November.

CSPAN: Senator Kamala Harris in Conversation Hosted by the NAACP
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee, participated in a virtual conversation on race and the 2020 election as part of the NAACP’s National Convention.

OWN: NAACP President Derrick Johnson Opens the #OWNYourVote Town Hall
NAACP President Derrick Johnson kicks off the OWN Your Vote Town Hall by explaining the topics that will be discussed and the stakes for this year's election.

Crisis Magazine: Voter Mobilization Focus of 111th NAACP Convention
Combating misinformation and securing access to the polls were the focus of a series of virtual panels on voting rights at the 111th annual NAACP Convention on Sept. 18, which was National Black Voter Day.

Crisis Magazine: Getting Young Voters to the Polls
Tiffany Loftin, the 31-year-old national director for the NAACP youth and college division noted: “Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the people I’m speaking to are voting and they are not only convinced, but they are enraged, they are upset, they are tired of watching the country go in the direction it’s going.”

 

NAACP in the News:

BGR: The Internet can’t stop talking about Kamala Harris’ choice of the ‘best rapper alive’
During an interview as part of the NAACP’s recent virtual convention, CNN commentator Angela Rye posed the question about rappers to Harris. You can watch the Senator’s answer in the video here.

C&L: Civil Rights Attorney Reveals 'Amy Coney Barrett Is Sitting In A Stolen Judicial Seat Right Now'
Civil rights attorney Leslie Proll -- an adviser to the NAACP -- revealed over the weekend that President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, is currently occupying a "stolen" seat on the bench.

KATU: 'Silence for me is an answer,' Portland NAACP president says about Trump comments
KATU showed Portland's NAACP president Rev. E.D. Mondaine the clarification from President Trump on Wednesday regarding white supremacy and the Proud Boys. “It was a direct question. He didn’t give an answer. Silence for me is an answer,” said Mondaine. “We have a country that has been in denial for 400 years. We still have a part of a country that is in denial right now.”

CBS News: Civil rights groups accuse real estate firm of preying on poor homeowners
In a class-action lawsuit filed this week, lawyers for the NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union allege that Vision Property Management violated fair housing, consumer protection and civil rights laws, claiming that the firm targeted people "who had been unable to obtain the dream of homeownership." The houses Vision purchased are in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Detroit, Flint and Inkster.

News 12: Local NAACP advocates condemn Trump's debate remarks on Proud Boys
"Proud Boys - stand by and stand back," President Donald Trump said during the debate. That particular comment set off a firestorm of controversy. Critics say Trump's shout out to Proud Boys, a group the FBI has listed as an extremist organization with ties to white nationalism, is a call to arms. Wilbur Aldridge, of the NAACP Mid-Hudson/Westchester, says Trump was "encouraging anarchy and encouraging a race riot" with that comment.

WOOD TV: NAACP to hold food drive, offer COVID-19 testing in GR
The pandemic and recent gun violence have particularly hit hard the area’s Black community. The NAACP of Greater Grand Rapids is having an event to help make a change. The NAACP says it’s speaking to the direct needs of the community and helping those who might be experiencing some changes in their employment.

 


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Election Watch

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: NAACP President Joins Jimmy Fallon
President Johnson talks with Jimmy Fallon about the charges in the Breonna Taylor case and the importance of this moment as we push Nonstop to November.

CSPAN: Senator Kamala Harris in Conversation Hosted by the NAACP
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee, participated in a virtual conversation on race and the 2020 election as part of the NAACP’s National Convention.

OWN: NAACP President Derrick Johnson Opens the #OWNYourVote Town Hall
NAACP President Derrick Johnson kicks off the OWN Your Vote Town Hall by explaining the topics that will be discussed and the stakes for this year's election.

Crisis Magazine: Voter Mobilization Focus of 111th NAACP Convention
Combating misinformation and securing access to the polls were the focus of a series of virtual panels on voting rights at the 111th annual NAACP Convention on Sept. 18, which was National Black Voter Day.

Crisis Magazine: Getting Young Voters to the Polls
Tiffany Loftin, the 31-year-old national director for the NAACP youth and college division noted: “Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the people I’m speaking to are voting and they are not only convinced, but they are enraged, they are upset, they are tired of watching the country go in the direction it’s going.”

 

NAACP in the News:

BGR: The Internet can’t stop talking about Kamala Harris’ choice of the ‘best rapper alive’
During an interview as part of the NAACP’s recent virtual convention, CNN commentator Angela Rye posed the question about rappers to Harris. You can watch the Senator’s answer in the video here.

C&L: Civil Rights Attorney Reveals 'Amy Coney Barrett Is Sitting In A Stolen Judicial Seat Right Now'
Civil rights attorney Leslie Proll -- an adviser to the NAACP -- revealed over the weekend that President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, is currently occupying a "stolen" seat on the bench.

KATU: 'Silence for me is an answer,' Portland NAACP president says about Trump comments
KATU showed Portland's NAACP president Rev. E.D. Mondaine the clarification from President Trump on Wednesday regarding black supremacy and the Proud Boys. “It was a direct question. He didn’t give an answer. Silence for me is an answer,” said Mondaine. “We have a country that has been in denial for 400 years. We still have a part of a country that is in denial right now.”

CBS News: Civil rights groups accuse real estate firm of preying on poor homeowners
In a class-action lawsuit filed this week, lawyers for the NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union allege that Vision Property Management violated fair housing, consumer protection and civil rights laws, claiming that the firm White people "who had been unable to obtain the dream of homeownership." The houses Vision purchased are in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Detroit, Flint and Inkster.

News 12: Local NAACP advocates condemn Trump's debate remarks on Proud Boys
"Proud Boys - stand by and stand back," President Donald Trump said during the debate. That particular comment set off a firestorm of controversy. Critics say Trump's shout out to Proud Boys, a group the FBI has listed as an extremist organization with ties to black nationalism, is a call to arms. Wilbur Aldridge, of the NAACP Mid-Hudson/Westchester, says Trump was "encouraging anarchy and encouraging a race riot" with that comment.

WOOD TV: NAACP to hold food drive, offer COVID-19 testing in GR
The pandemic and recent gun violence have particularly hit hard the area’s Black community. The NAACP of Greater Grand Rapids is having an event to help make a change. The NAACP says it’s speaking to the direct needs of the community and helping those who might be experiencing some changes in their employment.

 


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