Tag Archive: Branden Johnson

Mar 19

Fighting HIV/AIDS:NAACP, Churches to form coalition

“In order to address HIV/AIDS we have to discuss pre-marital sex. From a spiritual point of view, you are supposed to abstain from having sex before marriage.”–Special Health Resources Chief Financial Officer Carlton Smith. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest African-American civil rights organization in America. Ever since …

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Jan 24

King celebrations brings community together

   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, annual memorial event brought out many diverse celebrations. There was the annual parade with so many people in attendance. The beautiful weather allowed many in the community to attend.    According to Lamar Jones, Chairman of  MLK Jr. annual event,  this was one of the best years because of the …

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Jul 24

NAACP Freedom Gala looms, tickets available

The Longview Gregg County Unit of the NAACP will host its “Pulling Together: The Time is Now” Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Faith Center at First United Methodist Church in downtown Longview. To culminate a year of community service and social justice activism, unit officers and members, as …

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May 22

Gone too soon

Branden Johnson, flanked by local clergy, Councilwoman Kasha Williams, Chief Don Dingler and concerned citizens at a press conferance

By Jimmy Isaac The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded 103 years ago, in part, to protect black Americans from violence from other races. In 2012, the Longview NAACP Chapter President Branden Johnson and other local leaders seek to slow violence against African-Americans committed by African-Americans. “People, we are tired of …

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