Tag: NAACP

Rotary Club of Fort Wayne joins NAACP Youth Council to Install a Little Free Library

| June 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—At 12 noon, June 21, the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne and the NAACP Youth Council are scheduled dedicate a Little Free Library in front of the Unity Barbershop at 921 E. Pontiac Street (corner of John and Pontiac) to serve the youth in the Renaissance Pointe neighborhood. The dedication of the Little Free […]

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NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy

NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy

| June 3, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A search firm hired by the NAACP ranked the Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas,  as the top candidate five years ago to become president and CEO of the NAACP. But Haynes wasn’t the favorite of Julian Bond, then chairman […]

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L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

| May 1, 2014

In some of our commentary on this issue a few days ago, we talked about how a number of organizations have found themselves mired in controversy and allegations of conflicts of interest by taking money from people and organizations that have a history of violating the principles of the organization to which they are giving. […]

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NAACP women to host Black History Month Brunch

NAACP women to host Black History Month Brunch

| February 3, 2014

The Women in NAACP chapter of the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of the NAACP is scheduled to host the Annual Black History Month Brunch on Feb. 22.

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The power of our shared vision and partnership

The power of our shared vision and partnership

| November 19, 2013

By Benjamin Jealous—Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money.

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NAACP: We’ll go to court for Moral Monday

NAACP: We’ll go to court for Moral Monday

| September 19, 2013

NAACP president backs individual consideration on deals By Herbert L. White Special to the NNPA from The Charlotte Post CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The N.C. NAACP is encouraging Moral Monday defendants to decide if they want to have their day in court. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby is offering to drop civil disobedience charges against more than 900 […]

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Patterson to speak at Indiana NAACP State Convention

| September 18, 2013

Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, is scheduled to speak at the 2013 Indiana NAACP State Convention Mini-Summit Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities in the Green Economy, Oct. 24.

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NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

| September 9, 2013

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated This year’s 68th Annual Allen County NAACP Branch #3049 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet that occurred Sept. 7 at the Fort Wayne Coliseum, commenced at 7 p.m., and approximately 275 guests were welcomed by the zealous, avid NAACP supporter and Banquet Chairperson Sheila Curry-Campbell. After an inspirational invocation […]

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Top NAACP national counsel keynote for 2013 Freedom Fund Banquet

Top NAACP national counsel keynote for 2013 Freedom Fund Banquet

| August 30, 2013

It seems that the keynote speaker for the Fort Wayne NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 68th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet—scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 5 at the Memorial Coliseum—represents the highest echelon of the national rights organization.

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NAACP calls for housing finance policies that increase homeownership

| August 23, 2013

Applauds President Obama for not endorsing the Corker-Warner legislation By Hilary O. Shelton Senior Vice President for Advocacy for the NAACP WASHINGTON—The NAACP strongly believes that homeownership is a catalyst for safer and more secure communities, and is an important vehicle for creating and sustaining wealth in communities of color.  For decades, the equity in […]

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