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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.