2017 Freedom Fund Dinner -
NAACP 2017 Freedom Dinner Photo Gallery
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A 'stunning' success hosted approximately 540 persons
Keynote Speaker - Dr. A. I. Frederick
President of Howard University
MC- Dr. Alotta Taylor, National Board
National Council of Negro Women
Honorary Chairs - 'The Tuskegee Airmen'
President's Humanitarian Award - Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, Town of Somerset
Community Service Award - 'The George B. Thomas, Sr, Learning Academy
aka - The Saturday School
Branch Committee Award - the Act-So program Pat Price & Joann Burl - Committee Chairs
The beautiful balloon display was sent to cheer the little ones at the 'Children's Inn at NIH'
Criminal Justice Committee
Expungement Workshop - June 13, 2017
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church -
3:00 - 7:00 pm
'Best and Brightest' - May 18th @ MCPS Staff Honored - 6:30 pm
National Convention - Baltimore, Maryland
July 21 - 26th - Theme - 'Steadfast & Immovable'
Election of branch delegates will take place at our June 27th meeting
MCPS - 7:00 pm - Please join us!!
National NEWS & VIEWS!!!
NAACP National Strategic Plan: Game Changers for the 21st Century
For more than a century the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Inspired by The Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and works to bring this discrimination to an end, the NAACP seeks to establish a strategic direction as it embarks on developing The New Call for the 21st Century.
The five NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP's work.
- Economic Sustainability: A chance to live the American Dream for all
Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.
- Education: A free, high-quality, public education for all
Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.
- Health: Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care
Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
- Public Safety and Criminal Justice:
Equitable dispensation of
justice for all
Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.
- Voting Rights and Political Representation: Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation
Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.
NAACP & Partners Standing for Civil Rights Against New Threats
NEW YORK— The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) joined six other leading civil rights organizations today to issue the following statement in response to the 2016 Presidential and Congressional election:
“As civil rights leaders working for racial justice and economic opportunity, we join much of the nation in our apprehension about the incoming administration...
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LOCAL NEWS & VIEWS!!!
Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College
Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges
“No Essay” College Scholarship
United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Scholarship America Scholarships
The NAACP 2017 Annual Convention is scheduled for July 22-26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Below is a list of hotels and rates for your information.
Hilton Hotel $169.00 per night (single or double)
Hyatt Hotel $160.00 per night (single or double)
Marriott Hotel $154.00 per night (single or double)
Renaissance Hotel $154.00 per night (single or double)
Sheraton Hotel $149.00 per night (single or double)
Registration and ticket prices are forthcoming, once confirmed.
Boundary Recommendation for Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School #2
Good evening. I’m here to speak to you following up on the NAACPs concerns regarding the boundary recommendations for B-CC MS #2. As this will be the last opportunity to address the Board before a decision is rendered, I want to provide context for our November 2nd letter opposing Option 7 put forth by MCPS staff, and reinforce the eloquent statement given by one of our students attending B-CC, Emma McMillian, who shared with us the facts from the front lines - in the classroom - from a student perspective. As the oldest and boldest civil rights organization in the nation, the NAACP has fought to dismantle structural, systemic, statutory segregation in society, and most notably in public education.
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School Resource Officer Program
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ROCKVILLE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
GAITHERSBURG CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TAKOMA PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
MONTGOMERY COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
School Resource Officer Program
The above law enforcement agencies, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) enter into this Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of establishing and improving the School Resource Officer Program, defining specific duties and responsibilities, and establishing a working protocol for exchanging information and addressing matters of concern cooperatively with the goal of maintaining and enhancing a safe and secure learning environment for students, staff, and the MCPS school community within Montgomery County, Maryland
Complete Program Details
Helpful Documents For Our Youth
The 411 on the Five-0
Know Your Rights Handout
Know Your Rights - Racial Profiling Quick Card
What To Do When Stopped by the Police
Youth Council Initiatives
In partnership with the MC Library - installing mini-libraries in local Beauty & Barber shop sites (to encourage literacy among young students)
Presentation on 'Black Lives Matter' - Project event hosted to the MC community.