‘Until justice rolls down like a mighty stream we will not be satisfied!’ #MartinLutherKingJr . If you’re between the ages of 21-35 apply to this professional leadership program. Continue the legacy. #TheyDidntKnowWeWereSeeds#naacp @brooklynnaacp @naacp
I’m super for this weekend. Yours truly has been invited to be one a vendor at the NAACP Veteran and Minority Business Expo this weekend December 15, 2018 doors open at 9am and entry is FREE. I can’t wait to see experience this wonderful opportunity. If you are looking for something positive to do this weekend come show your support not only to myself but the other wonderful vendors that will be in attendance. Please see flyer for details 🤗 #naacp#bapsaccessories#wegotthis#goddidit#goldenopportunities#accessoriesboutique
"Kofi R. Boakye is an 18-year-old Award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. Kofi has been interviewed by 8x Emmy Award Winner Romona Robinson of Channel 19 Action News as well as appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers and local broadcasts across Ohio. At the age of 15, Kofi was accepted into the University of Akron School of Music’s Jazz Program, making him the youngest African-American pianist to ever be accepted into a collegiate-level jazz program at the UA. In September 2016, Kofi performed at the Akron Civic Theatre, making him the first teen pianist to ever headline a show there. Though many of his experiences stem from within the U.S., Kofi has had the opportunity to refine his talents on the world stage, touring Germany and Prague with the Miller South Show Choir. While music remains at the core, Kofi’s accolade extends beyond the big stage. In 2014, President Barack Obama and the White House awarded Kofi with the “President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence”. Currently, Kofi is a senior at Akron Early College who holds the position of Senior Class President, ranks #1 in his class, and is valedictorian." - www.kofibmusic.com
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@a.s.u_naacp thank you for acting fast! HONEYYY we are truly living in the NEW JIM CROW. Arizona is a RED state and this slander does not surprise me. Back in May our Far Western Regional Conference was located in Tucson, Arizona. When I went to return my “church” heels that did not fit from the Ross nearby the white woman at the register did not assist me. I spoke up numerous times to hear and still did not receive service. Finally, someone came up to the front and exchanged my purchase. It was an experience I needed to witness to be reminded that we still have ways to go. #naacp#actnow#blacklivesmatter ✊🏾 #thenewjimcrowera#letsgetinvolved#arizona#fightforourrights
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
- Nelson Mandela
When looking at the leader I am today, I always reflect back to the first organization that brought it out in me. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will always be in my heart. It gave me the platform to speak my mind and stand against injustices. While connecting me to a long and rich history of leaders and activism I would come to appreciate. I am forever grateful for the privilege of working within the organization, first as The Education chair and then to becoming The President of the FAU chapter. Thankful for all the lessons, memories, and friendships that were made. ✊🏽 Be the change you wish to see! 📸 @photosbyreem
Day 6, 7 Chanukkah: Integrity and Knowledge: "If we have integrity, nothing will ....cause us to turn aside from the things we believe...we will do what we must do, without being afraid, without yielding to the temptation to betray our fellow man...we will stand up and be counted.." "Knowledge seeks out all the dark corners of the world, expels the shadows and brings in the light." Spent a wonderful hour with my daughter (aka the roofer) at the Habitat dedication #chanukah2018#HIAS#carolinajewsforjustice#immigrantrights#poorpeoplescampaignnc#repairersofthebreach#naacpnc#naacp#blacklivesmatter @kmarjannes @evonnevdh @morphinomenalone @rogervanderhorst
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois dit W. E. B. Du Bois est né le 23 février 1868, dans le Massachusetts et avait des origines haïtienne. Il
était un sociologue, un historien, un militant pour les droits civiques des noirs, un militant panafricain, un éditorialiste et un écrivain américain. Il mourut le 27 août 1963 à Accra au Ghana en tant que citoyen ghanéen. Le Civil Rights Act reprenant de nombreuses réformes pour lesquelles Du Bois avait fait campagne toute sa vie, fut promulgué un an après sa mort.
Today we remember civil right champion, Mother Rosanell Eaton of North Carolina. She died on Saturday at the age of 97. Her fight against discrimination, voter suppression and voter ID laws along with her tireless work in the NC @naacp is to not only be admired but emulated. Rest well Mother, rest well. #socialjustice#NCNAACP#NAACP#SCOTUS#CivilRights#prettypettypolitics 💞💙🎧
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about applying to this excellent leadership development program. Repost with @Repostlyapp @naacpnextgen Application deadline extended until 12/15. Link in bio, complete your application at @naacpnextgen and then tell a friend!! #naacpnextgen#naacp
For decades, the NAACP has stood at the forefront of the struggle for equal justice under the law for all people in our land. They have fought in the lunch rooms of the South, in the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court and the board rooms of America, for justice, equality and the very dignity of all mankind.
Members of the NAACP have been jailed and even killed in noble pursuit of those ideals, upon which our country was founded. None of these goals is more meaningful to me at this time in my life, than the notion that everyone is presumed to be innocent, and totally innocent, until they are charged with a crime, and then convicted by a jury of their peers. I never really took the time to understand the importance of that ideal until now, until I became the victim of false allegations, and the willingness of others to believe and exploit the worst before they have a chance to hear the truth.
Not only am I presumed to be innocent, I am innocent!
And I know the truth will be my salvation. You have been there to support me when others weren’t around, and I thank you for that. I have been strengthened in my fight to prove my innocence by my faith in God, and by my knowledge that I am not fighting this battle alone.
Together, we will see this thing through.
From michael's speech at the image awards 1994.
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Cyntoia Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.
Many people have been lobbying to get Cyntoia Brown free, including celebrities such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West. Kardashian West even paid for the services of former O.J. Simpson “Dream Team” member Shawn Holley to help with Brown’s case.
Brown was granted a clemency hearing in May, but the six-member Tennessee Board of Parole was split on the recommendation to free her. Two members voted for clemency, two voted to deny clemency, and two voted to make her eligible for parole after she served 25 years of her sentence.
A U.S. Supreme Court opinion in 2012 deemed mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile offenders to be unconstitutional, and it is that opinion that Brown cited in a lawsuit seeking her freedom.
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in that case Thursday and in a unanimous decision, the five justices said Brown would indeed have to complete 51 years of her sentence before she is eligible for release, CNN reports.
In a statement, the court explained that under Tennessee law, a life sentence is considered 60 years, and that a 60-year sentence can be reduced by up to 15 percent (9 years) by earning certain sentence credits such as recognition for good behavior or participation in educational or vocational training programs.
Brown’s motion had previously been denied by the a district court, which pointed out she wasn’t sentenced to “life without parole”—just a life sentence. @the.root