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The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, then known as the National Negro Committee, held its first conference in New York City. More than 300 African Americans and whites attended.
by Frederick H. Lowe
When Dr. Ivory A. Toldson recently spoke to a group of social workers in Philadelphia, he asked them how many black boys were enrolled in high school honors programs.
Some of the social workers said they did not think any black boys
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The Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) will hold its 22nd annual conference in October and the meeting will focus on being black in the age of Obama.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State charged that a North Carolina pastor violated federal tax law by urging his congregation to vote against President Obama because of his support of same-sex marriage.
The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, will hold a job fair for college graduates on June 5, 2012, in Chicago.
The NAACP Professional & Executive Diversity Job Fair is scheduled from 10a.m. to 3p.m. in the Lakeview Terrace at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
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Comments About President Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage
Owing to his callous, calculated capitulation on "gay-marriage" which is abhorrent to me and anathema to my ancestry, I am grudgingly constrained to vote for Barack Obama in 2012, due to there being no good presidential alternative. But, the thrill is gone! All he has is my vote, and barely that, since he has betrayed us!
Larry Delano Coleman
I do believe that that the INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE is designed by GOD for the purpose of males & females to PROCREATE & POPULATE. I also know that man and man or woman and woman can not make this happen.
POTUS Obama, is the President of the U.S., not the Pastor, Preacher, Priest or Pope of the U.S. We should UNDERSTAND his position as a politician, which means, we DO NOT have to agree with his position.
I do not share his views on gay rights, but I do believe that WE SHOULD SUPPORT him on the below mentioned issues so that he can push his agenda that will have a more positive impact on the African American community including CHURCH FOLK. #1 INCREASE SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDING; #2 IMPROVE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS; #3 KEEP THE PELL GRANTS/WIPE OUT COLLEGE LOANS; #4 ELIMINATE THE WEALTHY/RICH FOLKS TAX BREAKS, TAX CUTS & TAX CREDITS; #5 INVEST THE IRAQ WAR-CHEST MONEY INTO STIMULATING THE U.S. ECONOMY. I shall VOTE HIM IN once again! Mitt Romney, don't even think about it!
M.A. Hudson I
A Comment About the need for more Black Male Teachers
A call for a Million Man March for Black male teachers. Granted a million aren't going to show but nothing beats a failure but a try.
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1909 ----- The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, then known as the National Negro Committee, held its first conference in New York City. More than 300 African Americans and whites attended.
One of the fledgling organization's founders, journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, was the keynote speaker for the conference, taking the platform to condemn lynching. The New York Times covered the event in its June 2, 1909 issue in a lengthy article, headlined "Whites and Blacks Confer as Equals."
A year later, the group held its second conference and adopted its name, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP. It incorporated the following year and issued its mission statement: