We met with Dr. Nichols this week; this meeting was with BSK Grant recipients to discuss collaboration, how best to serve students and families to get maximum results, and share resources in support of one another.
#seattlekingcountynaacp#seattle#naacp 📸 Rita
Georgia Ann Robinson was born Georgia Ann Hill in Opelousas, LA May 12 1879. She was brought up first by an older sister, then in a convent. She moved to Kansas when she was 18, working as a governess. She married Morgan Robinson and they moved to Colorado then to Los Angeles. Robinson held a degree in nursing, was an active suffragist and a key organizer and office holder in the LA branch of the NAACP. In 1916, when the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was facing a shortage of officers after many enlisted to fight in WWI, Robinson was recruited to leave her community work to join the LAPD as a volunteer. She was appointed to the position of police officer in 1919, the first Black policewoman at the LAPD, and one of the first in the US. Her appointment is regarded as a landmark for a second reason, as "her duty, to refer young Black women to social agencies rather than arrest them was one of the first attempts by the LAPD to provide services to the Black community and dispel the idea that Blacks were naturally predisposed to crime". Robinson worked on juvenile and homicide cases as well as founded a shelter for women and girls called the Sojourner Truth Home. She is said to have often brought underprivileged women and children home with her for dinner. Her police career was cut short in 1928 when she attempted to break up a fight between two drunken women causing a head injury so severe that she permanently lost her sight. She continued community work and activism, supporting the shelter, continuing her involvement in the NAACP, and campaigning to desegregate schools and beaches. Robinson was interviewed by Ebony Magazine in 1954. She died in Los Angeles in Sept. of 1961. #georgiaannrobinson#lapd#suffragist#nurse#naacp#policewoman#blackpolicewoman#notsolongago#nsla
I will always remember this night. You can’t script what happened this evening at the @NAACP banquet. @electkarldean join ALL Tennessee #NAACP presidents for an impromptu discussion. Grab some chairs and tables and let’s talk about it.! #Dean2018#CamapignLife#Nov6
I shook my head and that upset my seat mate, which is okay. I appreciate his being direct. Tense conversations often yield the fruit of honesty. I think Medicaid expansion and equal pay are great things, but I know people who can’t think about health insurance because they just want to live in a functional home. -
I brought up #RaheemHoward and how officials are silent about the fact that Yuseff Hamadeh is still being paid after we know he lied and shot at Howard. He should’ve been fired and arrested by now, but our leaders are silent. -
We have to begin to bring the work we do to tangible results in our communities. I remember when Perkins Road was 2 lanes. Because of the Green light tax plan I referenced here, it’s now expanded and booming from end to end. While north Baton Rouge residents paid into the same tax only to get 5% in their communities. -
Listen to the facts. People can disagree with me, I accept that. What you can’t argue with is these facts. I understand these issues by the numbers and we can’t continue to act like things are so great, when so little is changing for so many. We have to get creative and work harder, and bring results to our communities. -
The conversation today was rich. #KeepPushing#LetsBuild#NAACP
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), more commonly known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (#NAACP ). She arguably became the most famous black woman in America, during a life that was centered on combating prejudice and violence. #funfact Mrs.Wells-Barnet is believed to be one of the first women to keep her Maiden name,she was a mother of 6, and stood at 4”11.
Yesterday was truly a one of a kind experience! I attended the NAACP State luncheon where I had the chance to hear and meet the governor. I keep my membership active to support to the work of this historical and culturally impactful an organization! #naacp#government#leadership#change
Honored to be able to get relieved for a short period of time, step away for a bit and be amongst such esteemed individuals and colleagues at the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. I heard many courageous stories on the theme of “meaningful equity” and while they were all special in their own way, the Honorable Senator Henry L Marsh III by far was the highlight and biggest inspiration of my whole evening at this event. When he quote and built his own theme around @officialspikelee classic movie #dotherightthing I was like 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾!! #NAACP#blackexcellence
#AFRICANDESCENT Intercambiando ideas con el Sr. Hilary O. Shelton (Director en Washington) y vicepresidente de la @naacp Asociación Nacional para el Mejoramiento de las personas de Color - #NAACP ; la institución de #DDHH afroamericana más antigua y prestigiosa del mundo (109 años de trayectoria)