Tag: NAACP

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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A message to the USDA: Continue to respect black farmers

| May 30, 2013

By Benjamin Todd Jealous—There is no way to make up for decades of discrimination that crippled the proud history of black farm ownership in America. But, we can do our best to move forward. In 1999, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to settle the civil rights lawsuit Pigford vs. Glickman. The settlement promised to compensate thousands of black farmers who suffered racial discrimination at the hands of the USDA’s farm loan program between 1981 and 1996.

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NAACP joins protest of ‘Leucadia Tax’ on consumers

| May 7, 2013

The Indiana chapter of the NAACP passed a statewide resolution recently calling for the “Indiana State legislature, Governor Pence and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to safeguard Hoosier ratepayers from the ‘Leucadia Tax’ by ensuring that strong ratepayer protections are prioritized over the interests of a Wall St based hedge fund.”

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March against violence

March against violence

| May 2, 2013

Scores of community members made a pilgrimage, April 27, down South Anthony Boulevard in a march organized by the Fort Wayne Chapter of the NAACP in an effort to spur people to do what they can to stem the tide of violence in the community.

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