We have several talented students in 32 categories that need your help to compete at the NATIONAL ACT-SO competition. Last year we had one student to earn a national medal in Architecture. There are more students that can make it with you help. Purchase an ad in the virtual Program book for the 42nd Annual DeKalb County ACT-SO Award. The souvenir booklet is a magazine-quality keepsake that includes information on ACT-SO categories, ACT-SO Olympians, Mentors and sponsors. SEE FULL DETAILS
Black kids bear brunt of severe COVID-linked syndrome
A study of 223 patients younger than 20 years hospitalized with the rare but serious COVID-19–related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in New York City found that black children were disproportionately affected. READ FULL ARTICLE
New Birth Donates $10,000 to Branch
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, GA donated $10,000 to the branch to help continue the fight for equality, justice, and freedom. Receiving the check for the branch from Left to right: Nadine Ali, President Teresa Hardy, and Stella Jones.
NAACP DeKalb partnered with the city of Lithonia, GA to place a marker in the town for the racial terror that existed in that city. Black people were hanged for all sorts of reasons. A lot of the hanging went from accusations to angry mobs roaming the streets. This marker was erected during #BlackHistoryMonth to highlight this sensitive time in the city. It was also erected to remind everyone that #WeAreDoneDying
“To Control a people you must first control What they THINK about Themselves and HOW they Regard their HISTORY and CULTURE. And when your conqueror makes you ASHAMED of your culture and your history, he needs No prison walls and no chains to HOLD you.” John Henrik Clarke #365Black
If you know of someone who has lost someone to the coronavirus, the cost of the loved ones funeral may be eligible for reimbursement from the recently passed covid relief bill. Additional information can be found on FEMA’s website for Covid-19 Funeral Assistance https://www.fema.gov/
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
April 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
We are going virtual for the general membership meeting on Saturday. Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 890 6900 0017 +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
General Membership meetings are the 4th Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Executive Committee meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (unless notified of a change in meeting times)
NAACP DeKalb Affirmation: Yesterday, enslavement. Today, liberty. With all my might and the grace of God, I shall fight to be forever free
When We Fight, We Win.
COVID19 slowed us down but it did not stop us. NAACP DeKalb installed a plaque in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse in Remembrance of the lynching and racial terror against Black people in the county. A formal ceremony will be held later after a change in the shelter-in-place order for this pandemic. More details coming soon.
Discrimination is real. It happens everyday and it could happen to you. If you have a discrimination complaint about an event that has occurred in DeKalb County Georgia let us know. Contact us.
We ask that those who seek our assistance put their complaint in writing, provide as much information as possible. The Legal Redress committee will contact you within 3 business days in an attempt to help where possible, or provide guidance to individuals on how to exercise their rights. The NAACP Dekalb County Branch may provide legal information and assistance to concerned citizens, but does not provide legal advice or legal information via e-mail. For legal advice, you should consult a local attorney.
Join us on this journey; then show a loved one that you care by giving them the gift that works. Give a NAACP membership for birthdays, wedding gifts, graduations, and special occasions. The NAACP works for you.