TAKE ACTION: Protect Our Courts and Brown v. Board

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Do you believe in the promise of Brown v. Board?

It’s a simple question, but one that several of President Trump’s judicial nominees have struggled to answer. We need your help to make sure that those who don’t believe in civil rights don’t get to guard our justice system.

64 years ago, today, Thurgood Marshall and a team of NAACP attorneys won the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, which outlawed segregation in public schools and overturned the principle of “separate but equal.”

Brown v. Board was a critical civil rights milestone but its full progressive potential has not been realized. Many children of color remain relegated tounderperforming schools, and, as recent incidents have shown, racial bias remains a daily reality.

Now, we find ourselves faced with judicial nominees who refuse to state their support for Brown v. Board. Six of Trump’s selections for these lifetime appointments to federal courts evaded senators’ questions about their feelings toward the Supreme Court decision.

Such behavior is hardly surprising from nominees with proven track records of disrespecting the rights of Americans of color. These individuals have worked to roll back voting rights, criminal justice, immigrant rights, and LGBTQ rights. Many would join all-white courts in jurisdictions serving millions of people of color.

Our democracy needs your help. With nearly 180 judicial vacancies, the Senate’s action on these nominees could impede progressive issues for decades. Please urge your senators to confirm qualified, honorable candidates.

Protect our courts and the promise of Brown v. Board.

CONTACT YOUR SENATORS NOW!

In solidarity,
Derrick Johnson

President and CEO
NAACP

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements.

Check out the full list of June Scholarships by clicking here.  There are currently just under 300 scholarships on the list!  More scholarships will be added as they become available.  Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

 

Click here for a Word document of a some of the scholarship opportunities with June application deadlines.

FREEDOM FUND – SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE!

ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE NAACP 2018 FREEDOM FUND BANQUET IS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL
 

AT THE LOCAL BRANCH LEVEL, THE FREEDOM FUND BANQUET IS AN ANNUAL FUND RAISER HELD BY EVERY BRANCH OF THE NAACP.
THE PURPOSE IS TO RAISE MONIES TO ADVANCE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES AND TO ENSURE THE POLITICAL ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL WELL_ BEING OF ALL PEOPLE.

FILM AT VINEGAR HILL THEATER

VINEGAR HILL THEATER –  FRIDAY, APRIL 27  7 PM

There will be a free screening of a film made some 30 years ago about Charlottesville through the eyes, memories, and wisdom of several residents:  George Ferguson, Rebecca McGinness, Sonny Sampson, and Cindy Straton.

NAACP BRANCH MEETING – MARCH 2018

March 12, 2018, Monday
Location: Burley Middle School – THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE MEETING LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING.  WE WILL MEET IN BURLEYS MEDIA CENTER 

The Media Center may be accessed by entering the parking area by the big white rock on Rose Hill Drive by the school, park either in the parking area by the white eock or go around the back (follow thr road as you enter by the rock)

Dr. Rosa Atkins, Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools will be the guest speaker at our March meeting.
Dr. Atkins will speak on educational issues that impact African American students in our city school system.
The meeting will be held at J.P. Burley Middle School and will begin at 7 p.m.
The Media Center may be accessed by entering the parking area by the big white rock, park either in the parking area by the white eock or go around the back (follow thr road as you enter by the rock)

Jackson P. Burley is located at 901 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville, VA. 22903
ALL are welcome to this presentation.