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PRESS RELEASE: President Brooks Brings Keynote Address During NAACP’s Freedom Fund Awards Banquet November 8th

2014/09/30 – Vicksburg, MS - Get your tickets today for the Mississippi NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 8th at the Vicksburg Convention Center, and hear from the new President/CEO of the National NAACP, Attorney Cornell William Brooks. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the banquet at 7:30 p.m. … Read more

Common Core Toolkit for NAACP Units

2014/09/29 – The NAACP National Education Program strives to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by eliminating education-related racial and ethnic disparities in our public schools.   Through advocacy training, policy development and guidance, building collaborative networks, and direct action, the National Education program works to assure an equitable start for all Americans.   For more information on the NAACP National Education Program, go to http://www.naacp.org/programs/entry/education-programs.   The NAACP Common Core State Standards Toolkit is intended to be a resource of information for NAACP units on Common Core Standards. The toolkit contains general background information, the NAACP’s… Read more

NAACP, Red Cross Set to Sign Partnership Agreement

2014/09/16 – The Mississippi State Conference NAACP and the American Red Cross Mississippi Region are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes the framework for cooperation and support for assisting individuals and families who have been impacted by disaster. The signing of the agreement signifies the launch of a long-term cooperative initiative aimed… Read more

Denver Area Students Walk Out of School in Protest

2014/09/23 – Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest involving six… Read more

PRESS RELEASE: NAACP President/CEO Cornell Brooks Headlines 69th Annual State Convention in Vicksburg November 7th-9th

2014/09/23 - Vicksburg, MS – The Mississippi State Conference NAACP is pleased to announce that the National NAACP President & CEO Cornell William Brooks will serve as keynote speaker during its Freedom Fund Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The semi-formal affair will culminate the state conference’s 69th Annual State Convention & Policy Institute in Vicksburg, MS. The evening affair kicks… Read more

Kemper Albatross Triggers Settlement

2014/09/19 - After six long years of battle, the Mississippi Sierra Club and the owners of a massively overpriced coal plant under construction in Kemper County reached a settlement. Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company, agreed to reshape its coal-dependent army of power plants so that less-hazardous natural gas will make up 60% of… Read more

MS State Conference Set to Sign Partnership Agreement

2014/09/18 - The Mississippi State Conference NAACP and the American Red Cross Mississippi Region are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes the framework for cooperation and support for assisting individuals and families who have been impacted by disaster. The signing of the agreement signifies the launch of a long-term cooperative initiative aimed at… Read more

Imagining Successful Schools

2014/09/15 – What should teacher accountability look like? We know what the current system of accountability looks like, and it’s not pretty. Ever since the passage of No Child Left Behind 12 years ago, teachers have been judged, far too simplistically, based on standardized tests given to their students — tests, as Marc S. Tucker… Read more

Community Speaks – “A Community Conversation With Law Enforcement Lawyers and Judges”

2014/09/15 – Come out and support your community by joining us in a community conversation with law enforfcement lawyers and judges. Topics Discussed: What To Do When The Police Stops You, Community and Law Enforcement Relations, and How To Diffuse Intense Situations. Click Here To View Flyer     When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Time:… Read more

Here’s How an Alleged Cheating Ring that Could Send Atlanta Teachers to Prison was Uncovered

2014/09/26 – A jury has been chosen in an extremely rare criminal cheating prosecution against Atlanta educators, and it all started with a local reporter who noticed “miraculous” test scores. Prosecutors are using a law originally enacted to go after mobsters to accuse former principals, teachers, and administrators of trying to boost their bonuses by conspiring to artificially raise kids’… Read more