2013/12/04 – The Activists of Women For Progress of Mississippi, Inc. will introduce Kwanzaa to the students, faculty, staff, supporters and parents of Northwest Magnet Middle School on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the School auditorium. This event will be a glorious celebration of the best of the history, culture, and heritage… Read more
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2013/12/03 – Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President, Special Counsel for Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer for MGM Resorts International will deliver the keynote address at the Gulfport Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on December 15, 2013 at the Hard Rock resort and Casino. Ms. James is Chief Diversity Officer with responsibility for oversight of… Read more
2013/12/03 – Walls, MS – Ethel Allen lives in a neat little trailer outside the town of Clarksdale. In the summer months, the air around her home is choked with dragonflies that buzz around snatching up clouds of Delta mosquitoes. Everything is silent, except for the incessant noise of crickets. For years that silence was… Read more
2013/12/01 – Please join Tougaloo College, actress Aunjanue Ellis and other special invited guess as we discuss Mississippi’s Open Carry Law and gun violence in our communities.
2013/11/30 - Charter School Time line • The charter school authorizer board is supposed to issue a request for proposals by Sunday that will outline what applicants will need to do if they want to apply for a charter school. The application will be available on three websites: The state College Board, www.ihl.state.ms.us; the Mississippi Department of Education, www.mde.k12.ms.us; and… Read more
2013/11/26 – Gun violence is an issue that disproportionately impacts some of this country’s most destitute communities—communities that are home to many broken families living in poor economic conditions, facing hopelessness and instability on a daily basis. A major contributor to this reality is the failed war on drugs, which has had an impact in… Read more
2013/11/26 – Mississippi’s two U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, are co-sponsors of a bill aimed at providing workers greater protection from being coerced into joining labor unions. The Employee Rights Act (S. 1712) would give workers “more of a say on whether to join a labor union while also offering them stronger protections… Read more
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
2013/11/20 About In this passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, Robert Reich demonstrates the devastating impact of the widening income gap. Description In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to our economy. He distills the story through the… Read more
2013/11/18 – Congratulations to MSU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP on its 2013 Scholarship Pageant and to Mr. & Mrs. NAACP 2013 MSU Collegiate Chapter Chasity Swoopes & Jeronn Parker!