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NAACP Dekalb Rallies to Protect Black History

By Milan Parker Members of the NAACP Dekalb branch attended the Dekalb County School Board meeting on March 13, 2023, to oppose Georgia House Bill (HB)1084. Presenters attended the meeting to protest the controversial bill that erases Black history from Georgia classrooms. 25 attendees listened to 5 panelists address the Dekalb County Board of Education …

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Gov. Kemp Criminalizes Teens with House Bill 994

Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, has proposed house bill HB994 that would criminalize teenagers and prosecute those teenagers as adults if they can be tied to “gang” activity.  This bill, if passed, would take the legal system two steps backward as it will drastically increase the number of crimes listed under gang activity. Groups including the …

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Coronaviruses Is Coming – Are You Ready?

Coronavirus is definitely coming — here are some tips to help you prevent getting or becoming ill by the virus.  Coronavirus appears to demonstrate a similar pathology as other respiratory viruses; such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and the endemic human strain (HCoV). The viruses listed above can remain …

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Kwanzaa Principals

The Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa are: Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity Success starts with Unity. Unity of family, community, nation and race. Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination To be responsible for ourselves. To create your own destiny. Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility To build and maintain your community together. To work together to help one another within your community. …

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GEORGIA ELECTS YOUNGEST STATE PRESIDENT IN NAACP HISTORY

ATLANTA, GA – In a historic vote, James “Major” Woodall (Bulloch County), 25, was elected as the new State President of the Georgia NAACP. Mr. Woodall has served as Georgia Youth & College Division State President, First Vice President of the Bulloch County Branch, and most recently as a 2018 graduate of the NAACP’s Next-Gen …

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