The Jews who immigrated to America in the early 20th century brought with them their history as a persecuted people. Many were fleeing pogroms and anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, and those experiences bonded them to other groups that also faced discrimination.
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…
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.
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.”
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.
In a continuing effort to support high quality and accessible regional health services, McLeod Health and Clarendon Health System announced … One person is dead after a shooting at a Myrtle Beach motel Friday morning. Myrtle Beach police officers were called to reports of gunshots … CHARLESTON, S.C.
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.
“In spite of today’s verdict, we await justice for Freddie Gray. We respect the legal process and pray that the family of Freddie Gray will receive justice for his tragic death as we continue to call on systemic reforms in municipal and state police departments across the country.