NAACP Still Relevant Still Needed

 

Some people think the NAACP is no longer a relevant organization.  Others ask, “What are they doing?”  While others ask, “Are they still around?”
Well, truth be told, the NAACP is doing what they have always done:
– bailing Black & poor people out of jail
– working to get innocent Black men & women out of jail (it’s 1of 6 National organizations that does along with: the Equal Justice Institute, The Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, The Innocence Project).
– having one of the best Youth Academic & Leadership programs in the nation, ACTSO.
– report on truth about issues that affect Black people in their quarterly magazine (via mail and online).
– be fully engaged with voter rights. Remember, they trained Rosa Parks for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
– fight against all forms of racism
The NAACP membership is only $35 per year.  The more people join, the more people their attorneys can help. Every month, the ATL NAACP as well as others across the nation, get 100+ requests for help for wrongful arrests, racial claims, and much more. And, most requests are from people who have never joined.  As with the church, people show up at the door when they need help.  Otherwise, they never call, join or volunteer. They simply criticize them.
We are so much better than this!  We need the NAACP now more than ever. Don’t wait until you or someone you know needs their help.  JOIN NOW!  JOIN TODAY! Visit: http://www.naacpatlanta.org
WHEN WE FIGHT WE WIN.  WHEN WE VOTE WE COUNT.
This Christmas Holiday Season, you can:
-join
– give gift memberships
– encourage others to join (by word of mouth and on social media)
– educate people in your circle of influence on the history and current relevance of this important organization – have youth in your circle of influence to Google “ACTSO” to find out first hand what they do.
– visit your local NAACP meeting
Because racism, housing discrimination, unequal pay, unlawful arrests, voter suppression, voter rights issues, etc. still exists, the NAACP needs your financial and volunteer support.
Google the name of your local city, county or state NAACP or visit: http://www.naacp.org and join NOW!!
 
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

Protect Yourself From Online Shopping Scams

 

Shopping online is not as safe as you think it is.   Online predators want your credit card, debit card and other personal information.  They are hoping you do not read and share this news story.  So, review this story from NBC Nightly News and pass it on:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/How-to-Protect-Yourself-From-Online-Holiday-Scams-565587781.html%3famp=y

 

Health, Self Empowerment & Mortality Author Talk

  1. When Cancer Calls: Lesson on Health, Self-Empowerment & Mortality
    Sunday, October 20, 2019
    3:00pm – 5:30pm
    Authors and Writers Lounge
    Auburn Avenue Research Library

    101 Auburn Avenue, NE
    Atlanta, GA, 30303The Baton Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a community dialogue in recognition of breast cancer awareness month with Sherry B. Williams. Copies of Ms. Williams’ book, When Cancer Calls, will be available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public. Reserve seats here.About the ProgramThe journey of Blacks through their chronic illnesses is quite different from that of other ethnic groups. Often, the journey involves myth, misinformation, and fear. Because of late detection, Blacks are frequently diagnosed less and have higher mortality rates. Further, despite better treatment options, breast cancer diagnoses have not decreased in the Metro-Atlanta area or in the United States. Learn more and reserve seats here.

Breast Cancer Survivor Leads Early Detection Conversations

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All who attend the “Let’s Talk:  Candid Cancer Conversations” are amazed at the amount of useful information they receive.  These powerful and informative conversations are inspiring and empowering to all who attend.

Lead by 4-time breast cancer survivor, Sherry, these interactive conversations help attendees better understand this awful disease.  The more we know, the better we can help ourselves, our family, and our friends who are faced with a cancer diagnosis.

While there is no cure for cancer, being diagnosed early will allow treatment and survival.  On the other hand, being detected late often does not give the patient a chance to survive.

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Caucasian women are diagnosed with breast cancer more, yet African American women die more. “Candid Cancer Conversations” are designed to educate and empower so we can save lives with early detection. And you can get a signed copy of Sherry’s book, When Cancer Calls. It helps people cope and gives them hope when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Join the conversation by attending an event listed on Sherry’s calendar at http://www.whencancercalls.info

Or, invite Sherry to speak at your meeting, event or church group during or after October.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Author Discussion & Book Signings

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Let’s Talk: Candid Cancer Conversations

October is Breast Cancer Month.  Join author and four-time survivor of breast cancer, Sherry B. Williams, for a candid conversation about myths and truths about cancer treatments and life after. Also, why are so many African-American women, despite breakthroughs in treatment, diagnosed in the late stages?
For all those touched by a cancer diagnosis: current patients, survivors, care- givers, family and friends. Sherry’s little book, When Cancer Calls is short, faith-based, lighthearted and filled with hope. More information on Sherry at www.whencancercalls.info

No registration required:

Tuesday, October 1 at 12noon

Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda Weekly Meeting

At SCLC Women

328 Auburn Ave., Atlanta 30303

 

Wednesday, October 3 – 6pm – 7:45pm

Metropolitan Library

1332 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta 30310

(404) 613-5722

 

Thursday, October 4 – 6:00 pm

NW Scott’s Crossing Library

2489 Perry Boulevard, Atlanta 30318

(404) 613-4364

 

Saturday, October 5 – 1:00pm- 2:50pm

SW Cascade Library

3665 Cascade Rd., Atlanta, GA 30331

(404) 613-8000

 

Saturday, October 5 – 3:30pm-5:30pm

West End Library
525 Peeples, Atlanta 30310   

(404) 613-8000

 

Sunday, October 6 – 3:00 pm

Sandy Springs Library

395 Mt. Vernon Hwy.

Sandy Springs 30328

(404) 612-7000

 

Wednesday, October 9 – 10am

Exchange Recreation Center

2771 Columbia Drive

Decatur 30034

More dates online at http://www.whencancercalls.info

Please select a date that works best for your schedule and bring a friend. Or, book Sherry for your meeting or Lunch & Learn. The more people educated about this awful disease, the more lives will saved.

 

Google Calls Georgia Artist

Darvian Chester of Columbus, Georgia decided to jump into action when he saw that Google did not honor Juneteenth on June 19, 2019 with its daily ‘Google Doodle’.  Darvian has given new meaning to be the familiar phase, ‘You can either be part of the problem or  part of the solution’.  See the full AJC article by Maureen Downey by clicking on the link below.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/get-schooled/georgian-who-created-viral-juneteenth-doodle-could-end-working-for-google/vXSZnNj275qTNzcjZ0W3QK/?utm_source=newspaper&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8849317&ecmp=newspaper_email&

Best Graduation Gift(s) Ever!!

 

Morehouse College graduation speaker and billionaire, Robert F. Smith, announced he would pay off all student loans of all graduating seniors.  They all looked in disbelief as if to ask, ‘Did he say what I think he said?…pay off all our student loans?’

Well, well.  Most agree this was the best graduation speech ever!  Allowing these students to move forward in their career without being strapped with tens of thousands of dollars in debt is a real game changer.  It will allow them more choices in their career options.

As U.S. college graduates graduate with high amounts of student loan debt, African Americans tend to have more than other ethnic groups.  It is reported that the average 2019 Morehouse graduate owes $29,000 in student loan debt.  And, it will cost Mr. Smith about $40 million to pay off those loans for approximately 400 graduates.

 

Smith also committed to a $1.5 million donation to the Morehouse College prior to the graduation.

Thank you Robert F. Smith for sharing your wealth and changing the lives of the Morehouse College Class of 2019.  You rock!!

Wouldn’t it be great if other billionaire college commencement speakers would do the same?