Tag: NAACP

Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

| April 20, 2016

By Cornell William Brooks Courtesy of the NNPA When we think about the right to vote, it is and should be understood to be a civic sacrament in the temple of democracy. However, this presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. In 1965, the […]

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Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

Blackonomics: Do black organizations really have our backs?

| April 5, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While black people are bogged down in shallow and meaningless political discourse, our vaunted black organizations continue to be M.I.A. except for their time in front of the cameras with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. They say they cannot endorse candidates, but we all know that’s a sham. […]

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From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black women in the peace movement

From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black women in the peace movement

| April 4, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song—give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense […]

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Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| March 22, 2016

Courtesy of Linda Brooks NAACP No. 3049 FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne & Allen County Branch No. 3049 collaborated with Step Up To Fitness Inc., to bring continued awareness, prevention and education on National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 10 hosted The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative, Women & Girls HIV/Exposition/Forum […]

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NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

| March 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 is scheduled to host the Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness seminar, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 10 at Parkview Field Upper Level Suite in downtown Fort Wayne. The scheduled guest speaker for the event is First […]

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The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

| February 26, 2016

By Sheila Curry-Campbell NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049—Health Committee held the first in a series of three events. The Black Church and HIV “The Social Justice Imperative” was held on Monday, Feb. 15 at Parkview Field Lincoln Life Financial Event Center. NAACP Health Committee Chair Linda Brooks and Stephen L. Terry, senior pastor of […]

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Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

| February 10, 2016

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The Rev. Dr. Cornell William Brooks, of the NAACP spoke at a Mass meeting held in Flint, Mich. He said: “We are here seeking justice for children that have been poisoned in their own communities. “We are here to disentangle one of the most profound environmental social justice challenges of our time.” […]

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Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

| January 26, 2016

By Avis Thomas Lester Urban News Service Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland—one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-black jurisdictions—the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh in Bowie, where the local homeowners […]

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Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

| December 10, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell FORT WAYNE—Saturday, Dec. 5, was the day to learn more about the Urban Trail. That’s when the Fort Wayne Urban Trail Project Committee held its first Healthy Lifestyle Trail Walk to call attention to a 6.5-mile stretch of trail between Tillman Road and Berry Street off South Hanna Street. “It’s to get […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 11, 2015

Part 1 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s […]

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