Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Live from the Legislative Day on the Hill!

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We will be here all day long!


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Friday, July 30, 2010

VIDEO: Watch the Shirley Sherrod Video in FULL

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Due to popular request, we have decided to post the complete Shirley Sherrod speech. For more info on the NAACP and Ms. Sherrod Click Here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NAACP SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO HELP STATES REDUCE PRISON POPULATIONS

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H.R. 4080, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REINVESTMENT ACT, WOULD HELP STATES DEVELOP INCARCERATION REDUCTION STRATEGIES AND REINVEST MONEY SAVED 

THE ISSUE:

The United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.3 million people currently in the nation's prisons or jails -- a 500% increase over the past thirty years. These trends have resulted in prison overcrowding and state governments being overwhelmed by the burden of funding a rapidly expanding penal system, despite increasing evidence that large-scale incarceration is not the most effective means of achieving public safety. This over-reliance on incarceration has also had a disproportionately serious impact on communities of color: 57% of incarcerated inmates are racial or ethnic minorities and 88% of inmates are male. Specifically, as of mid-year 2009, whites represented 42.5% of all incarcerated inmates; African Americans, 39.2%; and Hispanics, 16.2%. These percents have remained nearly stable since midyear 2000. Furthermore, prisons aren't the only area within the criminal justice system that has seen a huge growth over the past three decades. Our society's increasing over-reliance on the criminal justice system is even more apparent when you add in the number of Americans on parole or probation: one in 31 adults in America is in prison or jail, or on probation or parole. Twenty-five years ago, the rate was 1 in 77.

Youth & College Division Logo Design Contest

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The NAACP Youth & College Division has kicked off a logo competition to create a new logo. The winning design will be unveiled at the "100 REMIX Town Hall Event" at the 2010 NAACP National Convention, in Kansas City on July 12th, and serve as the official logo of the NAACP Youth & College Division.

Click Here to Find out how to enter!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks (1925-2010)

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Dear NAACP Family,

It is with great sadness to inform you that our beloved President/CEO Emeritus Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks in Memphis, Tennessee passed away early this morning. Please keep Mrs. Frances Dancy Hooks and their daughter Pat in your prayers.

We will share more information as details are finalized.

Gloria J. Sweet-Love
President
NAACP,TN State Conference

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Launch of the Regional Convention Info Blog

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The NAACP Regional Convention has now joined the world wide web! Visit the new online home of the convention for registration forms, schedule of events and hotel information.

Visit the website at http://naacpregionv.blogspot.com!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

57th Annual NAACP Southeast Regional Convention

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - Saturday, May 1, 2010
Veranda Hotel at Harrah's Hotel & Casino Resort
13615 Old Highway 61 North
Robinsonville, MS

We are happy to announce that the 57th Annual NAACP Southeast Region Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute CRATI) will be held April 29 - May 1, 2010, in the great city of Tunica, Mississippi. The Southeast Regional Conference has been one of the most outstanding events in the NAACP and this year's conference will be just as AWESOME!

This year's conference is designed to provide you with the necessary tools and guidance needed to move our Region to the next level. You will receive specialized training, participate in special events and hear and meet motivational speakers who will leave you inspired, motivated, fired up and ready to go back to your units to move the NAACP and Region V to the next level of excellence. For, we need to have the most equipped troops on the ground carrying out the NAACP's work in every community.

We are excited by the opportunities the convention provides in commemorating the people and events that have created one of the greatest and most historically rich civil rights breeding grounds.

More information regarding registration, hotel room rates and event schedule will be forthcoming very soon. Please mark your calendars and share the date with the members of your unit. Due to the date of this Regional event, our Bi-monthly meeting scheduled for May 1st is postponed until further notice.

For up to speed information please visit the Facebook page  http://bit.ly/9Zyy3S