Criminal Justice Committee Advocates for Restorative Justice after watching the film “Healing Justice

April 22, 2019 – NAACP DeKalb Criminal Justice Committee and Bethel Baptist Church hosted a Restorative Justice watch on the film Healing Justice.  The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. This powerful …

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Unity Breakfast Spotlights Mass Incarceration in America

Congressman Hank Johnson D-GA addressed a full auditorium at the NAACP Dekalb County Branch’s 2019 Unity Breakfast held at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on April 13, 2019. Sandy Johnson, Chairperson, said that this event is a special occasion for Dekalb county residents and supporters to remember and continue the fight for justice that our …

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NAACP president calls series of church fires in Louisiana ‘domestic terrorism’

(NEW YORK) — As federal agents teamed with local fire investigators to probe a series of suspicious blazes at historically black churches in Louisiana in a 10-day span, the president of the NAACP called the destructive acts “domestic terrorism” and suggested they are the result of emboldened racial rhetoric sweeping the country. Derrick Johnson, president …

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NAACP blasts Georgia lawmakers for legally ‘endorsing racism’ against Blacks

The NAACP will not remain idle as the Georgia Senate adds stronger protections for Confederate monuments. In a 34-17 vote, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 77, that states, “any person who damages or destroys a monument could be liable for triple the cost to repair or replace it, plus exemplary damages — additional costs meant …

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NAACP RESTRUCTURES TO ADVANCE ADVOCACY STRATEGY

New York (February 16, 2019)—The nation’s most prominent civil rights organization announced today during its annual national board meeting in New York, a strategic restructuring which better positions the organization to lead the critical policy advocacy and social justice work needed to ensure the rights of all people. The group also signed memoranda of understanding …

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ACT-SO Has Opening for Students

Give your students the challenge they want and need. Have them join the NAACP ACT-SO program in Dekalb County. This program is designed to help students reach their full achievement levels through providing mentors, professionals, and other talented students with like-minded goals. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. The Dekalb County branch …

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