Tag Archive: NAACP

Jun 29

Voting rights in reverse

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) that went into effect 25 June 2013 has led to some states implementing measures making it harder for racial minorities and the aged to cast a ballot. Voting rights advocates are trying hard, but attempts to rectify the situation are stalled in Congress. The implications are significant. The approaching autumn …

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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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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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Jul 18

NAACP banquet

The annual Tyler NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held Saturday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m., at Marvin United Methodist Church.   Banquet Speaker is Hon. Gary generic levitra effective Bledsoe, Texas Conference President.   Tickets are $30 and are available at Beauty Break (903-595-1734) or the NAACP office (903-531-0071).  Entertainment is by the North Star Baptist …

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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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May 04

Talking politics: District 3 candidates meet the press and public

Immoderate weather did not stop Longview’s voters and assorted elected officials from attending the final public forum for District 3 candidates before upcoming elections.  The local NAACP chapter president, the Reverend Homer Rockmore made clear his organization’s position on the matter. “NAACP does not endorse any candidate,” he said.  “We thank each candidate for coming.” …

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Apr 21

District 3 candidates air views and qualifications

The Longview Chamber of Commerce has hosted the three candidates for the City Council District 3 seat–local businessman  and concerned citizen Wray Wade, community organizer Victoria Wilson and community servant and businesswoman Kasha Williams.  The three expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to share their opinions with chamber members. Wade started out by informing his …

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