Tag: NAACP

Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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Still looking for change

Still looking for change

| December 16, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.  In 2007, leading up to 2008, when the ultimate level of political history had finally come to fruition, black […]

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Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision

| November 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana recognizes those who exhibit excellence in advocacy that reflects their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by awarding Hope Awards. A winner was selected in each of five categories: Racial Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention and […]

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Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

| November 12, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In recent weeks, a consistent drumbeat against predatory lending small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, […]

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YWCA Child Advocacy Award presented to NAACP Youth Council advisor

YWCA Child Advocacy Award presented to NAACP Youth Council advisor

| October 30, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Week Without Violence, held annually during the third week in October, is a global YWCA campaign created to mobilize people in communities across the United States and the World to take action against all forms of violence, wherever it occurs. Each year, YWCAs around the globe host local events and create public dialogue about […]

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NAACP candidate interviews scheduled for Oct. 15

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—John Ellis, chair of the Nomination Committee of  the Fort Wayne/Allen County NAACP Nomination Committee will be holding candidate interviews from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Oct. 15 at the Downtown Public Library for anyone interested in being considered for nomination as an officer or at-large member of the Executive Committee. The Nominating Committee […]

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Local NAACP explains details, procedures for upcoming election

| September 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently released details of procedures and eligibility requirements for the organization’s upcoming executive committee and officer election. The following is the organization’s public release of that information:   Announcement of NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 General Membership meetings and procedures for election of officers and at-large […]

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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

| June 26, 2014

Urges City Council members to support mayor’s veto Dear Council Members: I’ve spent a great deal of time researching all I could find regarding collective bargaining and I’ve listened intently to your conversations and studied over the material, what little there is, of what has been presented locally on the topic. And, while I thoroughly […]

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