During the Great Depression of the 1930s, which was disproportionately disastrous for African Americans, the NAACP began to focus on economic justice. After years of tension with white labor unions, the Association cooperated with the newly formed Congress of Industrial Organizations in an effort to win jobs for black Americans.
NAACP Empowerment Programs and Hello Alice have joined forces to support Black business owners proactively and advance economic equality for Black communities. With Black business ownership declining more than 40% between February and April of 2020, this is a pivotal step towards putting Black business at the forefront of our economy.
Addressing the most challenging economic realities including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, and foreclosures. Tell Congress: eliminate student debt to address economic disparities The NAACP is for: Suspension of payment of student loans until the economy gains strength.