Tag Archives: Business

Columbus Branch President Re-Elected

Tonza Thomas remains NAACP president of Columbus branch

Tonza Thomas has defeated the Rev. Walter Taylor and will remain president of the Columbus branch of the NAACP. According to a news release, Thomas received 32 votes and Taylor 13 in a vote taken Saturday at the Columbus Public Library. Thomas is the second woman to hold this position in the civil rights organization’s 76-year history.

UPS Workers & NAACP Rally For Fair Workplace

UPS workers, NAACP rally for a better workplace, fair treatment

UPS employees drew the attention of management, union reps and passersby Monday to their call for a safe and fair working environment. “We are here today to find the truth in the light of allegations of violations in the workplace, and we stand with workers and former workers who have filed complaints and grievances to seek a just and moral resolution for change in conditions in the workforce that the workers face every day,” said the Rev.

Summer Coding Classes

Launch Code, NAACP partner up to offer free summer coding classes

St. Louis has been making a name for itself as a technology hub. Community leaders are now making sure minorities don’t miss out on opportunities from it. Launch Code is offering a summer of free coding classes. The organization is partnering up with the NAACP to target young, African American men and close the unemployment gap.