Tag: NAACP

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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Making history again: NAACP hosts 2013 March on Washington

| August 21, 2013

By Benjamin Todd Jealous NAACP President/CEO Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country. We don’t need a history lesson. Even if we weren’t at the March itself—even for those like me, who were […]

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Fort Wayne NAACP schedules bus trip for March on Washington 50th anniversary

| August 15, 2013

The Fort Wayne NAACP, Branch No. 3049 invites the public to travel to Washington, D.C., and take part in the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 24. Citizens from all across the nation are scheduled to convene in Washington, D.C., for this historical event.

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Local photographer, activist James Redmond turns eye on NC’s Moral Mondays

Local photographer, activist James Redmond turns eye on NC’s Moral Mondays

| August 1, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C.—Progress requires progressive people involved in progressive action. That’s the message acclaimed Fort Wayne photographer and community activist James Redmond wants to bring back from the south.

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Photos: James Redmond’s Moral Monday trip

Photos: James Redmond’s Moral Monday trip

| July 31, 2013

Fort Wayne activist and photographer James Redmond attended the July 15 Moral Monday demonstration in Raleigh, N.C.

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North Carolina’s Moral Mondays lead way for state-by-state showdown with GOP

North Carolina’s Moral Mondays lead way for state-by-state showdown with GOP

| July 29, 2013

A month before the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, often viewed as the defining moment of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement for freedom, justice and equality, modern-day civil rights leaders are mobilizing again.

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NBA: What happens to the undrafted?

| July 26, 2013

By Benjamin Todd Jealous NAACP President In 2011, 17,500 college basketball players were registered with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That year, 48 college players were drafted by NBA teams. What happens to the undrafted? Some bounce around the international leagues for a few years, and a few even make it to the NBA. Many […]

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Are private schools benefiting African American children?

| June 26, 2013

Recent visits from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew Dr. Derek King have many Fort Wayne residents thinking about justice and racial equality in Fort Wayne area schools. However, reported NAACP visits to Fort Wayne area private schools have many residents wondering if our schools, after 50 years, are really equal.

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