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  • Voting Rights for All: People With Disabilities Are Prevented From Voting

    2014/07/23 - This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, during which more than a thousand volunteers went to assist African Americans in that state in their efforts to vote. From helping people prepare for literacy tests to facing angry mobs at voter registration offices, these volunteers encouraged citizens to navigate through a… Read more

  • Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion From Schools, Gives 1.3 Billion to Nissan

    2014/07/23 - Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of “government living within its means,” is a farce. All austerity means is taking money away from public services, and giving it to private business. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways. Since 2008, Mississippi… Read more

  • African-American Vote in Mississippi Primary Recalls Freedom Summer

    2014/07/21 – Last month in Mississippi, African-Americans voted their choice in the Republican primary election. Some pundits see it as a strategic move to select the lesser of two evils, resulting in “mainstream” incumbent Thad Cochran fending off Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. That interpretation is the default view of the pundit class, but those… Read more

  • 2014′s America’s Promise Alliance Impact Network Leadership Opportunities

    2014/07/22 – Amazing Youth Leadership Opportunities! America’s Promise Alliance is looking for a few great leaders for highly visible roles in the GradNation movement. We are currently seeking two young leaders (16-25 years old) to serve on our Board of Directors and Alliance Trustees. Each youth attends meetings in Washington, DC, acts a full voting… Read more

  • State College Aid Failing Minority Students

    2014/07/18 – No one argues that college isn’t an effective means to escape poverty.  In past decades, political leaders understood that education was the great equalizer in terms of moving the poor into the middle class.  What else, besides education, gives a member of a low-income household the tools and opportunities to better his or… Read more

  • Brumfield: Amendment Only Way to Correct School Funding

    2014/07/19 -When is a promise not a promise? And when do we get to pick and chose which promise we keep? Seventeen years ago, the Mississippi Legislature promised to fund a basic, adequate education for all our school children so that every school district could offer a respectable educational program, no matter whether it was… Read more

  • Senate Turns Down Charter School Expansion

    2014/07/16 -  The Massachusetts Senate rejected a bill Wednesday that would have allowed for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and other urban communities. The House-passed measure was defeated by a 30-9 margin after senators also voted down, by a 26-13 margin, a proposal by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz that called for linking caps on charter… Read more

  • MSN Foundation to Honor Life & Legacy of L.C. Dorsey During Scholarship Gala August 2

    2014/07/15 - Brave.  Brilliant.  Strong.  These are just some of the words that describe Dr. L.C. Dorsey, a pioneering social worker in Mississippi who made grand strides for families and communities across this state and country.  The Mary S. Nelums Foundation will honor the legacy of Dr. Dorsey during its “Spirit of Life” Tribute & Scholarship… Read more

  • Parents Seek Ballot Initiative to Fully Fund Public Education

    2014/07/11 – Parents in area schools are requesting voter’s signatures for a ballot initiative to fully fund public education. With the help of Better Schools, Better Jobs, Initiative Measure 42 is aiming to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Becky Glover, a parent coach for the organization, told parents at a training session last… Read more

  • “Better Schools, Better Jobs” Working to Get More MAEP Education Funding

    2014/07/11 –  A grassroots campaign was started by concerned parents and educators who realize that public education in Mississippi is under assault. Better Schools/Better Jobs is a network of parents and citizens who are committed to ensuring a quality education for every Mississippi child. The Better Schools/Better Jobs initiative is pushing the Legislature to use… Read more

  • Voting Rights for All: People With Disabilities Are Prevented From Voting

    2014/07/23 - This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, during which more than a thousand volunteers went to assist African Americans in that state in their efforts to vote. From helping people prepare for literacy tests to facing angry mobs at voter registration offices, these volunteers encouraged citizens to navigate through a… Read more

  • African-American Vote in Mississippi Primary Recalls Freedom Summer

    2014/07/21 – Last month in Mississippi, African-Americans voted their choice in the Republican primary election. Some pundits see it as a strategic move to select the lesser of two evils, resulting in “mainstream” incumbent Thad Cochran fending off Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. That interpretation is the default view of the pundit class, but those… Read more

  • Courtroom Drama: Voting Rights Paid for in Blood Under Siege in North Carolina

    2014/07/09 – At the U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, Rick Glazier, a Democratic state legislator, took the witness stand on Tuesday, the second morning of a hearing on North Carolina’s restrictive new voting law, the enforcement of which the U.S. Department of Justice, the NAACP, and the League of Women Voters are seeking to halt…. Read more

  • Don’t Let SCOTUS Have The Last Word on Voting Rights

    2014/07/09 – In the Freedom Summer of 1964, several hundred students from across the United States traveled to Mississippi to register black voters in the face of discriminatory voting laws. This year’s 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer calls for a renewed focus on the obstacles U.S. citizens still face in securing the right to vote. Perhaps the… Read more

  • A Lesson From Freedom Summer: In 1964 and Today Power is the Issue

    2014/07/08 – Freedom Summer began 50 years ago this season with a terrifying act of oppression. Attorney Martin Popper called it “the first interracial lynching in the history of the United States.” The brutal June 21, 1964 murders of young activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner were committed to send a message.  And… Read more

  • Black Leaders in Mississippi Say Thad Cochran Should Now Return the Favor

    2014/07/07 - After African-American voters in Mississippi came to the aid of Sen. Thad Cochran in a recent, hotly contested Republican primary runoff, several Black officials and leaders are calling on the incumbent senator to return the favor by adopting some policy changes. For one thing, they cite the importance of having congress reinstate some of the most… Read more

  • Students Joining Battle to Upend Laws on Voter ID

    2014/07/05 – WASHINGTON Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor. This week in a North Carolina courtroom, another group will make its case that such laws are discriminatory: college students. Joining a challenge to a state law alongside the N.A.A.C.P.,… Read more

  • Voter ID Out to Hurt Your Vote in 2014

    2014/02/03 - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann can’t contain his glee these days, now that voters will have to start showing photo ID at the polls in June during party primaries for U.S. House and Senate races. “We are pleased our Circuit Clerks were prepared to get an early start issuing free Mississippi Voter ID… Read more

  • Grammy-Award Winning Artist and Activist John Legend launches Partnership with the NAACP

    2013/11/20 – Grammy-Award winning artist and activist John Legend launched a partnership with the NAACP to promote voting rights efforts across the country and help register eligible concert goers to vote. The partnership kicked off at John’s concert in Durham, North Carolina, where he asked his fans to join him in taking a stand for… Read more

  • Attorney General Holder Strikes at Voter Discrimination

    2013/08/01 – He said he’d do it, and he did it. United States Attorney General Eric Holder took the first step in walking back the damage done when a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act last month. Holder announced that the Justice Department will be asking a federal court… Read more

  • Mississippi School Leaders Seek Full Funding For Education

    2014/07/23 - Mississippi’s public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get, state education leaders said Wednesday. The state Board of Education approved a 2016 budget request seeking $370 million over the $2.49 billion lawmakers allotted in the budget… Read more

  • Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion From Schools, Gives 1.3 Billion to Nissan

    2014/07/23 - Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of “government living within its means,” is a farce. All austerity means is taking money away from public services, and giving it to private business. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways. Since 2008, Mississippi… Read more

  • African-American Vote in Mississippi Primary Recalls Freedom Summer

    2014/07/21 – Last month in Mississippi, African-Americans voted their choice in the Republican primary election. Some pundits see it as a strategic move to select the lesser of two evils, resulting in “mainstream” incumbent Thad Cochran fending off Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. That interpretation is the default view of the pundit class, but those… Read more

  • State College Aid Failing Minority Students

    2014/07/18 – No one argues that college isn’t an effective means to escape poverty.  In past decades, political leaders understood that education was the great equalizer in terms of moving the poor into the middle class.  What else, besides education, gives a member of a low-income household the tools and opportunities to better his or… Read more

  • Parents Seek Ballot Initiative to Fully Fund Public Education

    2014/07/11 – Parents in area schools are requesting voter’s signatures for a ballot initiative to fully fund public education. With the help of Better Schools, Better Jobs, Initiative Measure 42 is aiming to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Becky Glover, a parent coach for the organization, told parents at a training session last… Read more

  • Pro-Union Nissan Worker in Mississippi: The UAW-VW Vote in Chattanooga Only ‘Made Us Stronger’

    2014/07/11 –  Chip Wells, 43, an 11-year veteran at the 5,200-employee Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., says the recent bad news coming out of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., did nothing to deter him and fellow pro-union Nissan workers from their campaign to join the United Auto Workers. “People think that derailed us,” says… Read more

  • Danny Glover and Student Activists Lead Rally at Nissan

    2014/07/10 – Hundreds gathered in front of the Nissan plant in Canton Friday afternoon, rallying for worker’s rights.  Students, Nissan employees and representatives with United Auto Workers held a protest over what they say is the company’s anti-Union stance. Actor Danny Glover also spoke about workers rights and fair wages. UAW says the students did… Read more

  • Can Voters Force Mississippi to Cough Up Cash and Fund Schools?

    2014/07/11 – Year after year, school officials in this poor and largely rural state say they scramble to stock classrooms with basic supplies like textbooks and pencils. They seek donations from outside groups and wonder if they’ll ever have enough money to hire coaches and classroom assistants. Now, a newly formed group is taking a fresh tack on… Read more

  • Black Leaders in Mississippi Say Thad Cochran Should Now Return the Favor

    2014/07/07 - After African-American voters in Mississippi came to the aid of Sen. Thad Cochran in a recent, hotly contested Republican primary runoff, several Black officials and leaders are calling on the incumbent senator to return the favor by adopting some policy changes. For one thing, they cite the importance of having congress reinstate some of the most… Read more

  • Youth Congress Commemorates Mississippi Freedom Summer

    2014/07/07 – The 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer was celebrated June 25 – 29 during a convening in Jackson, Miss. More than 1,500 young people, community leaders and civil rights veterans gathered in Mississippi to honor the legacy of those who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom in 1964, while setting the course… Read more

  • Mississippi School Leaders Seek Full Funding For Education

    2014/07/23 - Mississippi’s public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get, state education leaders said Wednesday. The state Board of Education approved a 2016 budget request seeking $370 million over the $2.49 billion lawmakers allotted in the budget… Read more

  • Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion From Schools, Gives 1.3 Billion to Nissan

    2014/07/23 - Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of “government living within its means,” is a farce. All austerity means is taking money away from public services, and giving it to private business. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways. Since 2008, Mississippi… Read more

  • 2014′s America’s Promise Alliance Impact Network Leadership Opportunities

    2014/07/22 – Amazing Youth Leadership Opportunities! America’s Promise Alliance is looking for a few great leaders for highly visible roles in the GradNation movement. We are currently seeking two young leaders (16-25 years old) to serve on our Board of Directors and Alliance Trustees. Each youth attends meetings in Washington, DC, acts a full voting… Read more

  • State College Aid Failing Minority Students

    2014/07/18 – No one argues that college isn’t an effective means to escape poverty.  In past decades, political leaders understood that education was the great equalizer in terms of moving the poor into the middle class.  What else, besides education, gives a member of a low-income household the tools and opportunities to better his or… Read more

  • Brumfield: Amendment Only Way to Correct School Funding

    2014/07/19 -When is a promise not a promise? And when do we get to pick and chose which promise we keep? Seventeen years ago, the Mississippi Legislature promised to fund a basic, adequate education for all our school children so that every school district could offer a respectable educational program, no matter whether it was… Read more

  • Senate Turns Down Charter School Expansion

    2014/07/16 -  The Massachusetts Senate rejected a bill Wednesday that would have allowed for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and other urban communities. The House-passed measure was defeated by a 30-9 margin after senators also voted down, by a 26-13 margin, a proposal by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz that called for linking caps on charter… Read more

  • Deconcentrating Poverty is Routine to Quality Schools

    2014/07/18 - As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we know how poor America’s public school students are.   We also know from the Census and a recent Southern Poverty Foundation report how dramatically poverty among public school students has grown in the past decade. Student poverty makes it incredibly hard to improve student and school… Read more

  • Parents Seek Ballot Initiative to Fully Fund Public Education

    2014/07/11 – Parents in area schools are requesting voter’s signatures for a ballot initiative to fully fund public education. With the help of Better Schools, Better Jobs, Initiative Measure 42 is aiming to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Becky Glover, a parent coach for the organization, told parents at a training session last… Read more

  • “Better Schools, Better Jobs” Working to Get More MAEP Education Funding

    2014/07/11 –  A grassroots campaign was started by concerned parents and educators who realize that public education in Mississippi is under assault. Better Schools/Better Jobs is a network of parents and citizens who are committed to ensuring a quality education for every Mississippi child. The Better Schools/Better Jobs initiative is pushing the Legislature to use… Read more

  • Can Voters Force Mississippi to Cough Up Cash and Fund Schools?

    2014/07/11 – Year after year, school officials in this poor and largely rural state say they scramble to stock classrooms with basic supplies like textbooks and pencils. They seek donations from outside groups and wonder if they’ll ever have enough money to hire coaches and classroom assistants. Now, a newly formed group is taking a fresh tack on… Read more

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    July 14-18, 2014 (Deadline 4/15)

    Women Empowered Leadership Conference (Location: Mississippi State University)
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    July 17-20, 2014

    National ACT-SO Competition (Location: Las Vegas, NV)
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    July 19-23, 2014

    105th Annual National Convention (Location: Las Vegas, NV)
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    July 22, 2014, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

    9th Annual Catfish & Blues Reception "Mississippi Bound" (Location: Las Vegas, NV)
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    August 16, 2014

    State Conference Executive Meeting Dates (Location: TBD)
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    September 20, 2014

    State Conference Executive Meeting Dates (Location: TBD)
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    October 18, 2014

    State Conference Executive Meeting Dates (Location: TBD)
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    November 6-9, 2014

    69th Annual NAACP State Convention (Location: Vicksburg, MS)

    November 2014 (Dates TBD)

    Mississippi Black Leadership Summit (Location: TBD)

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