Tag: NAACP

William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

| August 23, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The headlines blared almost non-stop. “Rev. William Barber Rattles the Windows, Shakes the DNC Walls,” NBC News said. “The Rev. William Barber dropped the mic,” the Washington Post marveled. And, “Americans who’d never heard of Rev. William Barber II won’t be able to forget him after last […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Carolyn Flye-Sherrill

Spotlight on Pastor Carolyn Flye-Sherrill

| August 17, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all of you are still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better. On that note, […]

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Financial justice key focus at 2016 NAACP convention

Financial justice key focus at 2016 NAACP convention

| August 12, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) With 2,200 branches across the country and added presence on 60 military installations, five located overseas, the NAACP’s grassroots reach is unparalleled. And throughout its 107 year history, the annual NAACP conference has addressed issues that affect people of color. From the Niagara Movement, to Jim Crow, and […]

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NAACP to host its 71st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Aug. 20

NAACP to host its 71st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Aug. 20

| August 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Branch 3049 of Fort Wayne and Allen County is scheduled to host its 71st Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, Aug. 20, 2016, at Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive.  Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m. The annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet […]

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MLK concludes enlightening trip to D.C, with Stutzman-led Capitol tour

MLK concludes enlightening trip to D.C, with Stutzman-led Capitol tour

| July 1, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King Jr. Club Inc of Fort Wayne conducted a bus tour of Washington, D.C. from June 17 through June 19 that included a special tour of the U.S. Capitol conducted by Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman. The club began planning the trip in November […]

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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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