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2017 Freedom Fund Dinner017 - Freedom Fund Dinner

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 Clinic - June 13, 2017

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church - 4:00 pm 

Act-So program activities

Luncheon in June 

Send-off reception - June 27th - Branch meeting

   Come and meet our young extraordinary competitors

Education Committee

'Best and Brightest' - May 18th @ MCPS - 6:30 pm

National Convention - Baltimore, Maryland

July 21 - 26th - Theme - 'Stedfast & Immovable'

Election of branch delegates will take place at our June 27th meeting

  MCPS - 7:00 pm - Please join us!!

2016 Branch Election Results

President - Linda Plummer
1st Vice President - Dr. Jerry Floyd
2nd Vice President - Dr. Carolyn Coleman
Secretary - Katrina Hood
Assistant Secretary- Jacqueline Williams
Treasurer - Clive Alexis
Assistant Treasurer - Vacant

Executive Committee At-Large
Christine Clarke
Alexandra Dace Denito
Janice Freeman
Wanda Freeman
Lucy Hayes
Barbara Hill-Talley
Paulette Kee-Dudley
Sherlene Lucas
Kimberly Mclurkin-Harris
Janet Ricks
Vernon Ricks
Odessa Shannon
Larry Shelton
Gayle Starkey
Alma Williams
Arthur Williams

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.

Payday Loans

Payday Loans: Deliverance or the Devil? 

You have no doubt heard the term “Payday loan”, but do you really  know what it means?

 Payday loans are small, short-term loans, typically less than $1,500 that theoretically  are used to help bridge the gap between paydays. By design, they allow workers to borrow funds in advance against their paycheck for a fee.

It’s not surprising then that Payday loans are routinely marketed to the nearly half of Americans (yes! half!) who do not have the cash to cover an unexpected bill. The sobering reality for too many, however, is that the fee is often the equivalent of an interest rate of several hundred percent annually.

 In Maryland, payday lenders are required to comply with the state's small loan and/or criminal usury laws. Accordingly, the maximum amount of interest that may be charged on a consumer loan of less than $1000 is 33% per year. Given the regulatory constraints, there are not many payday lenders operating in the state. 

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in June of 2016 proposed new regulations to "end payday debt traps" by putting caps on the number and amount of loans that companies would be allowed to provide to customers. If adopted,  this proposed rulemaking  could save low-income households more than $10 billion a year in fees. The NAACP also encourages the CFPB to pass regulations that also would make it easier for banks and credit unions to offer small dollar loans at a lower cost to consumers as an alternative to pernicious payday lending schemes 

The bottomline, if you qualify, a small denomination loan, line of credit, or overdraft line of credit at your bank or federal credit union are all much better alternatives to payday loans. Don’t get caught in the payday lending trap!

Payday Loans

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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Scholarship Opportunities!!!!

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

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Request to delay the February 2, 2017 Planning Board Hearing on Equity One's Sketch Plan for development in the Westbard Sector until completion of the River Road African Cemetery delineation process

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Dr. George B. Thomas, Sr

Dr. George B. Thomas, Sr with Donald Williams of UCF and NAACP Youth Council President and Scholarship Recipient Evan Peace at The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Achievement Week Dinner.  

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.

Click Here to read the full Public Comment

School Resource Officer Program

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

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Youth Summit

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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.

General Membership Meetings

All meetings will be held every 4th Tuesday of the month in the auditorium at the Carver Education Services Center (CESC) located at 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

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