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California Hawaii State NAACP Honors Maxine Waters
June 30, 2022
The California Hawaii State Conference NAACP hosted its 10th Annual Legacy Hall of Fame Ceremony at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on June 25, honoring Congresswoman Maxine Waters. ... read more »
Black Men’s History Month Salutes –  Moon Meets Today’s Challenges by Building for Tomorrow 
June 2, 2022
Difficult or complicated projects are no match for engineering firm owner Elvin W. Moon because his company’s motto is “meeting today’s challenges by building for tomorrow.” As the owner of E.W. Moon Inc., he leads a team of professionals in designing and constructing a range of multifaceted jobs in both the private and public sectors   ... read more »
Las Vegas Raiders, NFL Host Social Justice Roundtable
May 16, 2022
 More than 300,000 football fans traveled to Las Vegas for the 2022 NFL Draft. To kick off the three-day, star-studded event, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the NFL brought together local activists and thought leaders representing academia, business, and civil rights communities for the League’s highly acclaimed Social Justice Roundtable discussion. ... read more »
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‘Six Triple Eight’ Honored with Congressional Gold Medal Wreath Laying Ceremony in Inglewood Cemetery
April 14, 2022
When CW2, USA Retired and NAACP Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee, Chair, Latia Suttle attended a screening for the ‘Six Triple Eight’ documentary a few years ago, she left having learned about members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). The Battalion, also known as the “Six Triple Eight,” were 855 Black women who were deployed overseas during World War II. They were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. ... read more »
Romaine Viola Edwards – Celebration of ‘A Wonderful Life’
April 7, 2022
“For I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith ...” (2 Timothy 4:6,7) ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Gwendolyn Florence Green
March 17, 2022
Born with activism in her blood, Gwendolyn Florence Green, was created to lead with Love. At three pounds this baby girl came into the world on April 22, 1925, in Oakland California. Her parents, Rosalie and Edward Smith, along with her grandparents were involved in numerous community organizations, trade unions and churches in determination to improve the lives of African Americans in their community. ... read more »
NAACP Urges Federal Charges in Laquan McDonald’s Killing
February 3, 2022
The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, on Tuesday urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring federal civil rights charges against the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot Black teenager Laquan McDonald. ... read more »
53rd NAACP Image Awards to Air February 26
January 27, 2022
The “53rd NAACP Image Awards” will air on Saturday, February 26, at 8 p.m. on BET. Actor Anthony Anderson, a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner, will host the live TV special. ... read more »
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Giving Thanks
November 25, 2021
“In everything give thanks.” That Bible verse can be hard to put into practice. Just by being alive we can be sure of having moments of sadness as well as happiness. When you’re active in politics, you experience both wins and losses. Sometimes it can be hard to feel grateful. ... read more »
Note to Hollywood, Beverly Hills: Your Vote Matters in California’s Recall Election
September 9, 2021
We are just days away from a special election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. Voters around the state, including those of us here in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, are already returning our mail-in ballots. ... read more »
NAACP, Black Leaders Demand Congress Act on Voting Rights
August 26, 2021
With voter suppression laws taking shape in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and just about every GOP-led state in the nation, NAACP President Derrick Johnson is pleading for Democrats and the White House to show a sense of urgency. ... read more »
HBCU Grad Marcus Coleman Appointed to DHS Position
August 5, 2021
Coleman leads at the intersection of religious affairs, community capacity building, public-private partnerships, and crisis management to help people before, during, and after disasters. ... read more »
Orange County Community Foundation Announces New Round of Grants Totaling $132,500 from African American Alliance Fund
July 1, 2021
Grants awarded to 15 organizations serving Black communities in honor of Juneteenth and Fund’s first anniversary ... read more »
NAACP Student Members Can Apply for $15,000 Scholarships Until June 18
June 17, 2021
The NAACP and SmileDirectClub, a Nashville-based oral care company specializing in teeth-straightening technology, have partnered to offer scholarships to African American and other students of color. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Okays Inquiry Into Death Row Inmate’s Clemency Request
June 3, 2021
 Cooper has served over 35 years on death row at San Quentin State Prison for the crimes.  “Mr. Cooper maintains that he is innocent of the crimes of which he was convicted and contends that the evidence introduced at trial against him was manufactured, mishandled, planted, tampered with, or otherwise tainted by law enforcement,” said Newsom in executive order N-06-21, which he signed on May 28. ... read more »
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