MARIETTA – Fifteen years ago, Georgia replaced the state flag that prominently featured a Confederate battle emblem. Saturday, the Cobb County NAACP honored the man behind the fight for that change. Former Gov.
Former Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, has been tapped to speak at a North Carolina Martin Luther King Day celebration in January. The Raleigh News & Observer reported the theme of the MLK Dreamfest Celebration in Cary, North Carolina, “Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation.”
Texas’ state NAACP conference will be held Thursday through Saturday in Texarkana. This state conference is poised to focus on many issues which address election protection, voting rights, environmental protection and economic development. Highlights of the convention will feature speeches from legendary judge and former civil rights attorney L.
Local NAACP members were urged to “stand for what is right and fair, whatever the cost” at Saturday’s Freedom Fund Banquet. Clara Faulkner, a community and labor activist who is a member of the Forest Hill, Texas, City Council, told the crowd in the Patterson Community Center she was taught that by her grandmother and it still points the way forward.
Many color lines have been broken, but churches remain divided, Jackson said. “The church is one of the most segregated places in town on Sunday,” he said. By reaching out to one of Rome’s white religious leaders, the NAACP hopes to establish greater community connections.
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…
During welcoming remarks at the “Freedom Ain’t Free” themed annual banquet of the Surry County Chapter of the NAACP, Dr. Evelyn Thompson discussed what freedom costs.”Dr. Martin Luther King sacrificed his life,” she noted. “Let us sacrifice our time.”About 60 members took the time to attend the 51st Annual Freedom Fund banquet, gathering in the […]
The 61st Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner will be held Sunday in Detroit, featuring Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton as keynote speaker. The dinner celebrates the tradition and importance of diversity in America. There will be a press conference at 3 p.m. and the dinner begins at 5 p.m.