Jackson, TN Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP hosts 53rd annual Freedom Fund Banquet – WBBJ TV

JACKSON, Tenn.-The local area chapter of the NAACP handed out awards at their annual banquet Sunday night. “It’s an opportunity for us to gather as a community to celebrate the work of the NAACP while we reaffirm our commitment to continue the work we have left as an organization,” NAACP member Byron Elam said at the 53rd annual Freedom Fund…

Barred From Graduation

High School Valedictorian Barred From Graduation For Facial Hair Finds Ally In NAACP

A high school valedictorian was barred from his graduation ceremony in Louisiana last week. The reason? The honor student was denied the opportunity to participate in the graduation events because he refused to shave his goatee, reports the Toronto Sun. Monday, a rally was held in support of Andrew Jones, a 4.0 student at Amite High east of Baton Rouge.

100th Anniversary

Gary NAACP celebrates 100th birthday with banquet – Gary/Chicago Crusader

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray This year, the Life Membership Banquet of the Gary NAACP branch is celebrating its 100th birthday. The Centennial Celebration and Annual Life Membership Banquet will be held Saturday, June 4 at the Genesis Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.”

 

 

NAACP on School Choice: Drop Out

Black pastors to NAACP: Drop out of school choice suit

A hundred of the Florida’s leading African-American pastors are calling on the Florida NAACP to drop out of a lawsuit that threatens to remove 78,000 underprivileged schoolchildren from private schools that are helping them succeed. The African American Ministers Alliance for Parental Choice announced the petition at a May 10 press conference in Tallahassee.

 

 

Moral Marches Continue

NAACP holding Moral March this Saturday in Belhaven to support closed hospital

The NAACP has announced it will hold a Moral March for Health Care Justice on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Belhaven. The announcement came from the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, the state’s NAACP President & Forward Together Moral Movement Convener. CLICK HERE to see a flyer promoting the event from the NAACP.