Tag: NAACP

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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In search of community based solutions to community problems

| April 24, 2013

By Dr. Clifford F. Buttram | Recently, I attended the NAACP event that invited the Federal Bureau of Investigation to address the public about gang violence, crime statistics and civil rights procedures regarding police brutality…

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Urgent action need to pass sane, sensible gun violence prevention

| April 11, 2013

By Hilary O. Shelton | All-too easy access to guns and the resulting gun violence are a major problem in the United States today. This is especially true in communities of color. In the first 100 days since the horrors of the Sandy Hook mass shooting on December 14, 2012, more than 3,000 Americans were killed by guns.

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Training on creating safer communities provided by FBI, NAACP

| April 5, 2013

The FBI Indianapolis Division and the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 invite the community to attend free Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 9 at Public Safety Academy.

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Call To Mobilize and Act to Prevent Further Gun Violence

| April 4, 2013

NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch #3049 Calls Community To Action To Mobilize and Act to Prevent Further Gun Violence
Date and Time: Thursday, April 4, 2013, noon (12:00 pm)

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Women in NAACP growing, demonstrating winning ways

Women in NAACP growing, demonstrating winning ways

| March 5, 2013 | Reply

A rejuvenated, revitalized Women in NAACP Chapter is on the move in Fort Wayne. Feb. 23 at Link’s Wonderland, the Fort Wayne Chapter held a memorable, inspirational Black History Month Brunch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 pm.

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