The Cobb County branch of the NAACP will honor leaders in the community for their work and raise money to fund the branch’s programs at the 36th annual Oscar Freeman Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 28. The event, part awards ceremony and part fundraiser, starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m.
In the aftermath of what many consider the Charleston Branch NAACP’s best annual banquet ever – the group’s 100th anniversary gala – branch President Dot Scott refused to indulge in much celebration. True, former Vice President Joe Biden was the featured keynote speaker – quite a “get.”
The last time the NAACP held its national convention in Baltimore, in 2000, the speakers includedthen-President Bill Clinton and the two men who were vying to replace him, Al Gore and George W. Bush. Seventeen years later, much has changed, in the country and for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.
The Rocky Mount branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is set to hold the organization’s annual event aimed to keep the community aware of pressing social, political and civil issues, while also recognizing several local minority trailblazers who have made a positive difference in the community within the areas of civil rights and civic engagement.
The North Carolina state NAACP is holding its state convention even as the civil rights organization and its allies are involved in encouraging turnout during early in-person voting. The group’s 73rd annual convention set for Thursday through Saturday in Raleigh had been scheduled for earlier this month, but it got postponed as Hurricane Matthew approached the Atlantic coast.
BEECH ISLAND – As the Aiken County Branch of the NAACP celebrated its 98th anniversary Sunday, one of its officers praised its founders and early members for their bravery. “They were courageous,” said First Vice President Louisiana Wright Sanders while speaking at the Runs Missionary Baptist Church.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Striving to make the community a better place comes with rewards. The NAACP Rockford branch recognized community leaders for their hard work and dedication at its annual award ceremony at the Radisson Hotel. This year’s keynote speaker was Jacqui Patterson. She’s the Climate Justice Initiative Director for the NAACP.
Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton took the stage for roughly 45 minutes at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati speaking at the 107th Annual NAACP Convention Monday. In her first minute on stage, Clinton came out swinging. “I have to start by saying we all know about that other convention happening in Cleveland, today,” she said, calling attention to the Republican National Convention.