LOS ANGELES, CA – The NAACP released the following statement following the announcement of the nominees for the 89th Annual Academy awards: “The Academy Awards, a prestigious award show with great influence over the entertainment industry, has made significant progress in diversifying this year’s nominees.
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.
The Warner Robins City Council met Monday night and hired a new recreation department director. In a unanimous vote, the Warner Robins City Council named Jarred Reneau the city’s new park director. Reneau has worked for the city for 18 years.
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.
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.