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The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
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Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its more than half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitors of equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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From our NAACP DC Health Chair:I am proud and grateful for the many partners that made #DontMissYourShot happen today. T...
04/03/2021

From our NAACP DC Health Chair:

I am proud and grateful for the many partners that made #DontMissYourShot happen today. The goal was 1000 vaccinated by 430pm they achieved at least 850. My Ward 8 neighbors shared the information and many of us answered the call to be vaccinated.

With the misinformation and existing and understanble mistrust, many may not have answered the call. That's why it's so important to have credible leaders, trusted community members and organizations coming together to mispell any false information.

As the NAACP DC Health Chair, I am proud that we have been a voice to answer questions and concerns.
Today I along with our NAACP DC Branch President Akosua Ali came to get vaccinated at the SE Tennis Center in my Ward 8.

I preregistered and came on time. The process was smooth and easy. I took my vaccine like a 🏆champ though my arm is slightly sore. Last year I had a mild case of COVID-19 and now I am fully vaccinated with the Jansen/Johnson and Johnson one shot.

I had a call by a WANDA Academy participant who is a long time Ward 8 retiree to answer her questions yesterday. I am proud to say she trusted my advice and came to get vaccinated. She sent me a text to let me know.

Now my vaccine card will be my passport for travel this year. There were several non Ward 8 residents present but they checked IDs to ensure for Ward 8 by Ward 8 was protected from this deadly virus which greatly impacted East of the River. #healthequity #socialimpact #publichealth #Ward8

💥Ward 8 ANNOUNCEMENT 💥 For National Nutrition Month, Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA) and Goo...
03/24/2021

💥Ward 8 ANNOUNCEMENT 💥 For National Nutrition Month, Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture (WANDA) and Good Food Markets have teamed up to launch the WANDA fellowship to fund, mentor, and provide community nutrition & wellness field experience in the Ward 8 community to support a new generation of food sheroes.

In DC's Ward 8 community, we have a high supply of diet-related inequities and a low supply of dietitians & nutritionists of African descent.

That's why we are accepting applications by April 19, 2021, in DC's Ward 8 community, to provide greater community nutrition access to help shoppers make healthy informed choices.

Also we are working to provide greater opportunities to support the need to increase diversity in the field of nutrition and dietetics which has 2.7% of African descent in its ranks lower than nursing and medicine. The Fellowship begins this Summer in Washington, DC. #InvestinNutrition #foodshero #sdg2 #sdg5 #InvestinWomen #socialdeterminantsofhealth #foodpolicy #healthequity

▶️ bit.ly/wandafellow2021

Did you know Ward 7 and 8 moms birth 33% of babies born in DC, yet there are zero delivery rooms in their communities. W...
03/18/2021

Did you know Ward 7 and 8 moms birth 33% of babies born in DC, yet there are zero delivery rooms in their communities.

We measure in minutes, not miles in DC to transport a birthing mom in traffic. So every minute counts to save a life. Black maternal death rate is already high in America.

That's why this legislation matters to bring much needed doula services and a birthing center.

The Health Committee of NAACP DC Branch strongly supports this legislation. Health care access is civil rights and human rights issue.

Share your voice and testify.

#dc #maternalhealth #healthequity

How are food policies harming or helping Black communities in America? What can advocates and nutritionists do about it?...
02/24/2021

How are food policies harming or helping Black communities in America? What can advocates and nutritionists do about it? If you want to learn more, join the #LunchChat this Wed, Feb 24th at 12pm ET with NAACPDCHealthChair @TambraRaye, @IamWANDAorg, @AWCSolutionsinc @whatdedesays and @CSPI
#BlackHistoryMonth #IamWANDA #sdg2 #InvestinNutrition #foodequity #foodpolicy #BlackFoodMatters

⭕ NAACP DC Health Committee Chair Tambra Raye Stevenson will speak this Wednesday at noon at the ATLANTIC COUNCIL GeoTec...
02/15/2021
Data-informed nutrition policy and practices - Atlantic Council

⭕ NAACP DC Health Committee Chair Tambra Raye Stevenson will speak this Wednesday at noon at the ATLANTIC COUNCIL GeoTech Hour on data-informed nutrition policy and practices.

Join the discussion on Wed, February 17 at 12:00 p.m., about the nutrition challenges and opportunities and how a multisectoral approach can improve global health.

Across the world, one in five deaths is currently associated with poor diet, which contributes to a variety of chronic and deadly diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. #data #nutrition #policy #sdg2 #InvestinNutrition

Featuring

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University

Dr. Joshua Smith
Director
Manna Tree Partners

Julie Meyer RDN
Founder and Co-CEO
Eat Well Global

Tambra Raye Stevenson MPH
Founder and CEO
Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture

Dr. Taylor Wallace
Principal and CEO
Think Healthy Group

Hosted by
Daniella Taveau
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

▶️ DETAILS:

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/data-informed-nutrition-policy-and-initiatives

An episode of the GeoTech Hour where panelists discuss challenges and opportunities for data-informed nutrition solutions, and how a multisectoral approach can improve global health.

02/13/2021
Commissioner Salim Adofo

Commissioner Salim Adofo

I had the opportunity to represent Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8 C be for The Council of the District of Columbia. I advocated for increasing the budget of the DC Department of Behavioral Health.

As we begin to implement alternative strategies to public health and safety, we cannot put enough resources into mental health. We have to take our advocacy to the next level. It’s not enough to just say #DefundThePolice. We have to have a plan. Let’s #RaiseTheBar to #AStandardOfExcellence

02/04/2021
Ward Infinity Program

⚕JOIN THE COMMUNITY TOWN HALL
Featuring our Health Committee Co Chair, Tambra Raye this Thurs, Feb 4th at 5 to 630pm

Sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital, this social innovation program offers public health problem framing, human-centered design training, business coaching, and seed funding to help entrepreneurs with a health mission bring their ventures to life.

During this town hall, we will have the first public premier of our Ward Infinity Impact video that chronicles the impact of our past cohorts. You will also hear from a panel of our alumni, including John Johnson from Playback Theatre, and Tambra Raye Stevenson from WANDA, and Mary Blackford from Market 7, who will tell you firsthand about their experience and the initiatives they started.

✅Are you a non-profit leader, entrepreneur, or small business owner that wants to radically improve health in Wards 7 and 8? If you are interested in applying or want to hear about exciting community health projects in your community, join us!

▶️WATCH the #CommunityHealth Innovators https://lnkd.in/dYFqJ-d

📳REGISTER @ Eventbrite
https://lnkd.in/driMZ2i

Learn about the Ward Infinity program at Sibley Hospital.

Come through today and support.
01/16/2021
2nd Annual MLK Feed the Hood Weekend of Action

Come through today and support.

Please join Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8C, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8E, the NAACP DC Branch & the National Black United Front for the 2nd Annual MLK Feed the Hood Weekend of Action. There will be two socially distant community clean ups throughout the weekend. We will also delive...

This weekend sign up to volunteer with us! RSVP—> bit.ly/2ndmlkdayofaction
01/14/2021

This weekend sign up to volunteer with us!

RSVP—> bit.ly/2ndmlkdayofaction

Habri Gani? 🖤❤💚 In kicking off #Kwanzaa, our NAACP Health Committee Co Chair Tambra Raye  shared the gift of #Umoja with...
12/26/2020

Habri Gani? 🖤❤💚 In kicking off #Kwanzaa, our NAACP Health Committee Co Chair Tambra Raye shared the gift of #Umoja with her children with membership to the @NAACP. Yes there is a Youth Council.

They will join me in the united fight for freedom. We fight for unity in the Black community. As the good book states, train them up in the way they should go. We are a freedom fighting family joining more than 2,000 members in the NAACP DC Branch, the most active and award winning in the country.
Learn more and join today at naacpdc.org.

#civilrights #advocacy #naacp

We are more than 2,000 strong and better together. Join us and become a member at www.naacpdc.org as we fight for freedo...
11/12/2020

We are more than 2,000 strong and better together. Join us and become a member at www.naacpdc.org as we fight for freedom and justice for all.

🤷🏾 Did you know? Fries & alcohol were the top Google searches last week.👨‍💻Now, let's search for food for the soul this ...
11/10/2020

🤷🏾 Did you know? Fries & alcohol were the top Google searches last week.

👨‍💻Now, let's search for food for the soul this Sat, Nov 14th at 11am ET.

⬇️Join Tambra Raye, NAACP DC health chair, for the free Food, Faith & Freedom Workshop!

🙏2020 Mt Sinai Baptist Church Virtual Health Fair RSVP:
https://bit.ly/mtsinaihealthfair2020

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#socialdeterminantsofhealth #foodfortheculture #IamWANDA #foodshero #healthyeating #wellness #nutritioneducation # #sdg2

Please check out The Crisis Magazine Special Voting Supplement:https://issuu.com/thecrisismagazine/docs/the_crisis_speci...
10/26/2020
The Crisis Magazine Special Voting Supplement 2020 Issue

Please check out The Crisis Magazine Special Voting Supplement:
https://issuu.com/thecrisismagazine/docs/the_crisis_special_voting_supplement_2020_issue
We feature stories on voter suppression, election security, the power of the youth vote and voter mobilization during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. Oh, and the cover was illustrated by Mark Ulriksen, known for creating covers for The New Yorker magazine. #Vote #Election2020

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: The Crisis Magazine Special Voting Supplement 2020 Issue, Author: thec...

A George Washington University Professor Lied About Being Black
09/03/2020
A George Washington University Professor Lied About Being Black

A George Washington University Professor Lied About Being Black

In a Medium post, professor Jessica Krug revealed she went under the fake name Jess La Bombalera. On Thursday, a George Washington University professor dropped a bombshell on her Medium account with a shocking confession. Jessica Krug, otherwise known as Puerto Rican Bronx native Jess La Bombalera,

09/03/2020
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NAACP DC URGES CONTINUED TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN ALL FATAL SHOOTINGS IN LIGHT OF THE SHOOTING OF DEON KAY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NAACP DC Branch urges the Metropolitan Police Department’s continued transparency and accountability in all fatal shootings, and we extend our condolences to the family of Deon Kay.

On September 2, 2020, 18 year-old Deon Kay was fatally shot by an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department. Within 24-hours, MPD released the name of the officer and the Body Camera Footage from the fatal shooting of Deon Kay. The facts surrounding this fatal shooting are still being investigated and additional information expected to be released, but MPD has reported that officers were responding to reports of illegal firearms in a vehicle. MPD reported, upon the arrival of MPD officers, two males fled from the vehicle on foot. One officer discharged his firearm, fatally shooting Deon Kay.

Public safety is a legitimate concern and MPD have a challenging duty to manage public safety and quick responses to life-threatening situations. However, MPD has a responsibility to preserve human life and a public safety duty to ensure transparency and accountability. MPD compiled with releasing the Officer’s names and the Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage recordings timely, in accordance with this new legislation. However, the NAACP DC Branch also urges MPD to respond timely to any public information requests related to the shooting of Deon Kay. MPD must comply with all aspects of the Comprehensive Police and Justice Reform Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 ensuring transparency and accountability in this and all fatal shootings in the District of Columbia. If anyone has a complaint regarding MPD or DC Housing Authority misconduct, file a complaint with the Office of Police Complaints.

Black communities across the nation are in pain and the trauma of fatal shooting of Black men and women is devastating. Transparency is critical to rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the Black community. The NAACP DC Branch call on MPD, Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Council of the District of Columbia to take additional reformative actions. The NAACP DC Branch calls on the:
· D.C. City Council to adopt the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2020 to make MPD more accountable to civilian oversight and governance by changing the Board to increase the total number of civilian members. The current Bill establishes a Board that reviews MPD use of force policies, but currently 7 members of this Board are law enforcement officials and only 5 are civilian members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. We need to shift power to the people, citizens empowered to make decisions regarding acceptable MPD use of force.
· OIG to audit MPDs compliance with applicable transparency laws and applicable use of force laws.
· OIG to investigate MPDs compliance with consulting a trauma counselor to implement the best approach in dealing with families after shootings.
· OIG to investigate MPDs compliance with contacting victims' families to offer them an opportunity to review any BWC footage of the shooting in a private, non-law enforcement setting.

DeVaughn Jones, NAACP DC Branch Legal Redress Chair, stated, “It is disheartening and baffling that Deon was shot in the middle of our nation’s largest uprising against police brutality. Accountability and transparency are required by all parties involved, especially MPD, Chief Newsham and all city officials charged with ensuring police are not free to kill us. Last night protestors rose up to demand transparency. Today the footage was released. Now, we demand fair and equal application of law enforcement across our policing and criminal justice system.”



Salim Adofo, NAACP DC Branch Criminal Justice Chair, stated, “Our sympathies and condolences are with the family of Deon Kay during this difficult time. Losing a loved one during a COVID-19 health pandemic and national outcries for police reform is unbearable.”

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For more information, please visit our website at www.naacpdc.org

09/01/2020
NAACP

NAACP

Each generation is afforded an opportunity to use their power to progress our movement.

Our time is now.

Our Voice. Our Movement.

Join us for the Virtual March on Washington August 27-28, 2020

#NonstoptoNovember

Proud to see voices like @tambraraye, our NAACP DC Health Chair, amplified during a historic pandemic and time to go to ...
08/27/2020

Proud to see voices like @tambraraye, our NAACP DC Health Chair, amplified during a historic pandemic and time to go to the polls voting for healthy, sustainable communities that we deserve. #Vote2020
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So many reasons connect us to the work of true equality for all women, and for a better society for all. ⁦@tambraraye⁩ shares why she exercises her right to vote. Why do you vote? #SuffrageCentennialDC https://t.co/I0DkxWkSzN

Join @NAACP for the virtual march this week. Sign up at https://2020march.com #humanrights #civilrights #COVID-19 #Black...
08/25/2020

Join @NAACP for the virtual march this week. Sign up at https://2020march.com #humanrights #civilrights #COVID-19 #BlackLivesMatter

Vulnerability to COVID-19 is much greater for Black Americans (see our earlier paper “Race gaps in COVID-19 deaths are e...
08/12/2020
Black and Hispanic Americans at higher risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity: Time to fix our broken food system

Vulnerability to COVID-19 is much greater for Black Americans (see our earlier paper “Race gaps in COVID-19 deaths are even bigger than they appear”). This is because of a wide range of factors, including geography, occupation, housing conditions, and access to health care. In “Why are Blacks dying at higher rates from COVID-19?” our colleague Rashawn Ray describes these structural inequalities leading to disparate outcomes

https://www-brookings-edu.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/08/07/black-and-hispanic-americans-at-higher-risk-of-hypertension-diabetes-obesity-time-to-fix-our-broken-food-system/amp/

We break down CDC data for three health conditions known to increase the risk associated with COVID – hypertension, obesity, and diabetes – by race and gender.

📣 Breaking News: 📍DC Tobacco Retailing Map Study released today! “This study reinforces the importance of policymakers w...
08/12/2020

📣 Breaking News: 📍DC Tobacco Retailing Map Study released today!

“This study reinforces the importance of policymakers working with advocates to create a culture of health in our communities,” explained Tambra Raye Stevenson, MPH, a Ward 8 mom and founder/CEO of Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture.

“Tobacco is a leading contributor to preventable death in the world. Therefore, we must channel the will power to act now, because our children’s lives depend on us to do better. That includes ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products.” Stevenson also serves as the Health Committee chair of the NAACP DC Branch.

Press release: https://t.co/VDdZ9C97rl

07/29/2020
U.S. Botanic Garden

🔥New Epsiode: Who's looking to remix their drink recipes? Check out Cooking with Soul 🥘 with NAACP DC Health Chair @TambraRaye 👩🏾‍🍳 preparing Summertime Teas and Tonics just dropped today via @USBotanicGarden.

View at: https://youtu.be/MhtSRAtkcjA?list=PLGr704ibVLObB_7-RiwAUgqMO6nSoLZjG

@nativsol @IamWANDAorg

Who doesn’t love a nice iced tea? Join Tambra Raye for an online cooking demonstration featuring this summertime treat. Get creative in your gardens and make use of herbs like lavender, mint, and more while making fusion herbal teas and immune-boosting tonics. Summer is the perfect time for blueberries from Maine and lavender from Virginia and Maryland -- so let’s enjoy these teas and tonics infused with seasonal plant goodness!

Presenter: Tambra Raye Stevenson, Founder and Culinary Nutritionist, NativSol Kitchen

Find the recipe and other cooking demos at www.USBG.gov/Cooking

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