Alexandria Branch of the N.A.A.C.P.

Alexandria Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution - the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.

The Alexandria, Virginia branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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The Historical Legacy of Watch Night. Happy New Year! https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/historical-legacy-watch-nigh...
01/01/2022
The Historical Legacy of Watch Night | National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Historical Legacy of Watch Night. Happy New Year! https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/historical-legacy-watch-night?fbclid=IwAR113gx9eSTi2fmMhkN7DGDhQbCOge8xyy3mcaS-fwVZ53sxNosAajNuDgo

The Historical Legacy of Watch Night Dec 30, 2020 Breadcrumb Home Stories The Historical Legacy of Watch Night Illust.Of Black Church Ceremony;New Year [Getty Images] (Original Caption) Virginia- 'De Lord will take care ob de colored folk.' -Seeing the old year out and the new year in- Scene in the....

11/26/2021
Virginia State Conference NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement after the guilty verdic...
11/26/2021

Virginia State Conference NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement after the guilty verdicts of Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William Bryan in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
“The three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery were held accountable today.
While the Black community has rarely seen white aggressors held accountable for killing Black people, today’s verdict should remind us all that Black lives matter and must be protected.
The Virginia NAACP will not rest and will continue its efforts to ensure that judicial accountability becomes the norm rather than an exception.”

11/20/2021
You are cordially invited to join the leaders of the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP for a Civil Rights & Social Justice ...
11/18/2021

You are cordially invited to join the leaders of the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP for a Civil Rights & Social Justice Virtual Reception. Learn about the great past, present and future of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization and become involved in efforts for social change in important issues like the death penalty, immigration reform, educational achievement, marriage equality and voting rights.

This meeting is an opportunity for you to meet other Alexandria, VA NAACP members and to receive an overview of the unit activities and plans through 2022.

To encourage attendance, we are having a members’ raffle, with a $50 prize. To be eligible for the prize you must be present, and your dues must be current. The raffle drawing will be conducted at the end of the meeting; so, if you renew or join during the meeting, you will be eligible.

The Alexandria, VA NAACP is aware of the challenges we face in the pursuit of equality, and we are working on positive solutions to address problems. We need you to be part of the solution. Get Connected, Get Informed, Get Involved.

We look forward to your attendance on Thursday November 18, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The call-in number is +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 839 1266 8178
Passcode: 048631

You are cordially invited to join the leaders of the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP for a Civil Rights & Social Justice Virtual Reception. Learn about the great past, present and future of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization and become involved in efforts for social change in important issues like the death penalty, immigration reform, educational achievement, marriage equality and voting rights.

This meeting is an opportunity for you to meet other Alexandria, VA NAACP members and to receive an overview of the unit activities and plans through 2022.

To encourage attendance, we are having a members’ raffle, with a $50 prize. To be eligible for the prize you must be present, and your dues must be current. The raffle drawing will be conducted at the end of the meeting; so, if you renew or join during the meeting, you will be eligible.

The Alexandria, VA NAACP is aware of the challenges we face in the pursuit of equality, and we are working on positive solutions to address problems. We need you to be part of the solution. Get Connected, Get Informed, Get Involved.

We look forward to your attendance on Thursday November 18, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The call-in number is +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 839 1266 8178
Passcode: 048631

Make History in Alexandria! Sunday, October 24, 2021This Sunday will be a historic moment for the city of Alexandria. It...
10/20/2021

Make History in Alexandria! Sunday, October 24, 2021
This Sunday will be a historic moment for the city of Alexandria. It will be the first time that voters will be able to cast their ballots on a Sunday!

We had to fight to expand early voting on this day so that working families could have an additional day to vote and have their voices heard that without it conflicting with their work schedules or family obligations. Now it’s important that we celebrate the victory by showing up to vote on Sunday. RSVP for this event at: https://forms.gle/GAFWxh7AY2kgc6sSA

Make History in Alexandria! Sunday, October 24, 2021
This Sunday will be a historic moment for the city of Alexandria. It will be the first time that voters will be able to cast their ballots on a Sunday!

We had to fight to expand early voting on this day so that working families could have an additional day to vote and have their voices heard that without it conflicting with their work schedules or family obligations. Now it’s important that we celebrate the victory by showing up to vote on Sunday. RSVP for this event at: https://forms.gle/GAFWxh7AY2kgc6sSA

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10/17/2021

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The Virginia NAACP 86th Annual Convention starts TOMORROW, October 17. Don't miss out! Register to attend at: naacpvaconvention.org

The Alexandria, Virginia NAACP supports voter engagement and give our members a chance to hear from political candidates...
10/15/2021

The Alexandria, Virginia NAACP supports voter engagement and give our members a chance to hear from political candidates on the issues central to our mission and our values. The Virtual Mayoral Candidates Forum Meeting will be a structured dialogue with members of our branch.

This is an opportunity for each candidate to answer questions relating specifically to our organization's priorities and mission. We plan to devote 60 minutes for Alexandria Mayoral Candidates.

The Alexandria, Virginia NAACP supports voter engagement and give our members a chance to hear from political candidates on the issues central to our mission and our values. The Virtual Mayoral Candidates Forum Meeting will be a structured dialogue with members of our branch.

This is an opportunity for each candidate to answer questions relating specifically to our organization's priorities and mission. We plan to devote 60 minutes for Alexandria Mayoral Candidates.

The Alexandria, Virginia NAACP supports voter engagement and give our general membership the chance to hear from our Cit...
10/12/2021

The Alexandria, Virginia NAACP supports voter engagement and give our general membership the chance to hear from our City’s political candidates on the issues central to our mission and our values. The Alexandria, VA NAACP invite each of you to participate in our Virtual Candidates Forum on Thursday October 14, 2021 beginning at 7 p.m.
This meeting will be a structured dialogue between the NAACP General Membership and the Candidates for City Council in the City of Alexandria, VA. This is an opportunity for each candidate to answer questions relating specifically to our organization's priorities and mission. The meeting will last approximately 1-hour. We invite your questions to the Candidates.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83830483767...
Meeting ID: 838 3048 3767 - Passcode: 560018
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The Alexandria, Virginia NAACP supports voter engagement and give our general membership the chance to hear from our City’s political candidates on the issues central to our mission and our values. The Alexandria, VA NAACP invite each of you to participate in our Virtual Candidates Forum on Thursday October 14, 2021 beginning at 7 p.m.
This meeting will be a structured dialogue between the NAACP General Membership and the Candidates for City Council in the City of Alexandria, VA. This is an opportunity for each candidate to answer questions relating specifically to our organization's priorities and mission. The meeting will last approximately 1-hour. We invite your questions to the Candidates.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83830483767...
Meeting ID: 838 3048 3767 - Passcode: 560018
One tap mobile +13017158592,,83830483767#,,,,*560018# US (Washington DC)

You are cordially invited to the Alexandria NAACP September General Membership Meeting tomorrow Thursday September 23, 2...
09/22/2021

You are cordially invited to the Alexandria NAACP September General Membership Meeting tomorrow Thursday September 23, 2021 at 7 p.m., with Alexandria Acting Police Chief Don Hayes. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432951191?pwd=bitadzdkcVlkeEFtdnlyVVRLSUFxdz09
Meeting ID: 824 3295 1191 Passcode: 176770

You are cordially invited to the Alexandria NAACP September General Membership Meeting tomorrow Thursday September 23, 2021 at 7 p.m., with Alexandria Acting Police Chief Don Hayes. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432951191?pwd=bitadzdkcVlkeEFtdnlyVVRLSUFxdz09
Meeting ID: 824 3295 1191 Passcode: 176770

08/26/2021

The 58th Annual March on Washington for Voting Rights for Jobs and Freedom is this Saturday August 28, 2021 beginning at 8 a.m. https://fb.watch/7DJkhtpsmi/

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05/31/2021

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04/21/2021
THE  NEW VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF VIRGINIA prohibits discrimination in elections administration, requires local election off...
03/31/2021
Governor Northam Approves Voting Rights Act of Virginia

THE NEW VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF VIRGINIA prohibits discrimination in elections administration, requires local election officials to get feedback or pre-approval for voting changes, and allows individuals to sue in cases of voter suppression. It requires localities seek public comment or pre-approval from the Office of the Attorney General on any proposed voting changes, and empowers voters and/or the Attorney General to sue in cases of voter suppression. Civil penalties awarded as a result of voting discrimination will go towards a newly-established Voter Education and Outreach Fund. https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/march/headline-894132-en.html?fbclid=IwAR2zTyDVfaLCZJtmbncSW0aNHYeyAWFH4dxm_PAPoqJXnUAWZSRkBW7IeGQ

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them t...
03/04/2021
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America | WETA

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today. If you are free on Friday evening, WETA is showing the Driving While Black Race, Space and Mobility in America https://weta.org/watch/shows/driving-while-black-race-space-and-mobility-america

Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America 1h 55m Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today. Episodes Season Driving While Black: Rac...

On March 9th-11th, the Virginia Employment Commission will be hosting a statewide Virtual Hiring Event. Over the course ...
02/27/2021
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On March 9th-11th, the Virginia Employment Commission will be hosting a statewide Virtual Hiring Event. Over the course of three days you will be able to review and apply to jobs across the Commonwealth, with each day focusing on a different region of the state. March 9th: Shenandoah Valley & Northern Virginia – Local Areas Include (Fredericksburg, Prince William, Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Wi******er, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJnU0rVpkCc&feature=youtu.b

Live, Love, & Work in Virginia

NAACP president accuses Trump of having operated 'under white supremacist doctrine' https://thehill.com/homenews/news/54...
02/26/2021
NAACP president accuses Trump of having operated 'under white supremacist doctrine'

NAACP president accuses Trump of having operated 'under white supremacist doctrine' https://thehill.com/homenews/news/540680-naacp-president-accuses-trump-of-having-operated-under-white-supremacist

NAACP President Derrick Johnson is keeping the pressure on former President Donald Trump after the preeminent civil rights group along with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) filed a lawsuit against Trump last week, alleging that incited the Jan.

Over the last year, UNMASKED: A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series has focused on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacti...
02/20/2021
NAACP | UNMASKED Virtual Town Hall: COVID Vaccines - Part 2

Over the last year, UNMASKED: A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series has focused on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting African Americans. In the next episode of the series, Thursday, February 25 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, we will provide an update on the spread of COVID-19 and the latest research on vaccines, therapies, and options. We will discuss considerations for cities and states as they continue with vaccine distribution and availability. https://naacp.org/unmasked-virtual-town-hall-covid-vaccines-part-2/#!

In the next episode of the series, Thursday, February 25 at 8 pm ET, we will provide an update on the spread and latest research on COVID-19.

02/17/2021
Congress holds hearing on bill to study reparations: LIVE

U.S. House of Representatives establishes a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. H.R. 40. This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.

The commission shall identify (1) the role of the federal and state governments in supporting the institution of slavery, (2) forms of discrimination in the public and private sectors against freed slaves and their descendants, and (3) lingering negative effects of slavery on living African Americans and society.. https://fb.watch/3IY6CKFSRG/

The NAACP sued Trump and Giuliani over the election fight and Jan. 6 riot. The civil rights group filed a lawsuit agains...
02/16/2021
N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The NAACP sued Trump and Giuliani over the election fight and Jan. 6 riot. The civil rights group filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, claiming that they violated a 19th-century statute, the Ku Klux Klan Act, when they tried to prevent the certification of the election on Jan. 6. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/us/politics/naacp-sues-trump-giuliani-proud-boys-capitol.html

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

We have been working alongside TWU and the  Legal Aid Justice Center to advocate for police free schools. School Resourc...
02/12/2021

We have been working alongside TWU and the Legal Aid Justice Center to advocate for police free schools. School Resources Officers (SRO) have no place in ACPS! Sign our petition today to show your support in advocating for a transition of funding in the budget away from SRO’s to supports and services that place emphasis on true safety factors and humanizing Black and Brown students.

Instead of police in schools, we need more resources in the community. Our Alexandria leaders should prioritize and fund affordable housing, rent assistance, and COVID relief instead of the school-to-prison pipeline. Along with Alexandria Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. and Legal Aid Justice Center, we invite you to add your name to our petition: https://www.tenantsandworkers.org/police_free_acps

En vez de policías en las escuelas, necesitamos más recursos en la comunidad como vivienda accesible y alivio del COVID. Nuestros líderes en Alexandria deben priorizar y financiar vivienda accesible, asistencia de renta, y alivio del COVID en vez de la tubería de la escuela a la cárcel. Con @Alexandria Branch of the NAACP y @Legal Aid Justice Center, te invitamos a añadir tu nombre a nuestra petición: https://www.tenantsandworkers.org/police_free_acps

Happy Birthday to the Mother of our Civil Rights movement, Ms.  Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. She was an American activist...
02/04/2021

Happy Birthday to the Mother of our Civil Rights movement, Ms. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. She was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Happy Heavenly Birthday!

02/03/2021

In a vote of 21 to 17, the Virginia Senate PASSED legislation to abolish the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The legislation will bring new protections, especially for underprivileged inmates that are at risk of receiving the death penalty.

Virginia has been one of most pro-death penalty states in U.S. history. So this would be a historic development. Next up: the House still has to vote on it.

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--History of the Alexandria, Virginia Branch--- A mass meeting held October 10, 1933 at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia under the auspices of the Alexandria Citizens’ Association (colored), a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was organized. Walter White of New York City, national secretary of the NAACP was the principal speaker, and conducted the organization of this new chapter. There was a large enrollment of members, most of whom paid their yearly subscriptions – the remainder to be paid on or before the first meeting of the chapter on Friday, October 27. Officers elected were: Henry C. Brooks, president; J. Byron Hopkins, Jr., secretary; Leon C. Baltimore, Jr., treasurer. Henry C. Brooks is also president of the Alexandria Citizens’ Association (colored). The mass meeting was also favored with an address by Sam S. Hollenga, manager of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hollenga explained the meaning of the National Recovery Administration (NRA), and why all citizens of Alexandria, white and colored, should support President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt in his efforts to put over this NRA program. He stated further that this was his first opportunity to address the colored people of Alexandria. He explained also the duties of the Chamber of Commerce of the city and urged the colored people who compose one-fifth of the population of the city to give a more concrete support to the programs made by the chamber of commerce in their efforts to make Alexandria, first a place to live and second, a bigger place to live. Mr. Hollenga stressed the necessity of a wholehearted cooperation of colored citizens with civic movements. Charles H. Houston, dean of Howard University Law School and a member of the District of Columbia Board of Education, spoke on the necessity of high school facilities for Negro children in Alexandria, and urged the citizens associated to continue their fight for equal school accommodations and other civil rights that are now denied them. Every speaker was well received. Henry C. Brooks, president of the Alexandria Citizens’ Association (colored) presided. J. Byron Hopkins, Jr. was master of ceremonies. The charter was received January 20, 1934 and remains as the official organ of the current Branch. We have been ably lead by the following persons who served as Branch president: Mr. Henry Brooks, Mr. Edwin Brown, Rev. N. Howard Stanton, Mr. Robert Isaac Terrell, Mr. Clarence Cooper, Dr. F. J. Pepper, Mr. Urquhart Dixon, Major Joseph O. Kahoe, Jr., Retired, Mr. Ulysses Calhoun, Dr. Gilbert Mays, Mr. Emmitt Carlton, Jr., Esq., Mr. Dirck Hargraves, Esq., Ms. Doris Spencer, Captain Everett A. Lewis, U. S. Air Force, Retired, and Mr. S. Howard Woodson III, Esq. Our current president, who is charged with continuing the Branch’s adherence to the framework of the NAACP charter, is Rev. Dr. Lee A. Earl.

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