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NAACP General Meeting for February

On Saturday, members got an opportunity to cast their ballots testing the new machines while enjoying a full breakfast. After handling the naacp business meeting, Beyond Beautiful students from Georgia State university and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority presented and honored the 1st Black’s of DeKalb County. We thank our breakfast sponsor EDN Communications and East …

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Congressman John Lewis to receive NAACP Chairman’s Award at 51ST NAACP Image Awards

Congressman John Lewis is set to receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award at the 51st NAACP Image Awards which will take place February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, CA. He will join past honoree’s such as Former President Barack Obama, Tyler Perry, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and more. This award is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and …

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Lena Baker Remembered

The only woman ever executed in Georgia’s electric chair Join us during International Women’s Month The 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Execution of Lena Baker March 6-9, 2020 On March 5, 1945, a poor, Black, domestic from Cuthbert, Georgia became the only woman ever executed in Georgia’s electric chair. Lena Mae Baker’s “crime” was killing …

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1st. NAACP DeKalb Housing Meeting held -Jan.21

Highlights from meeting: 1st. Housing Resource Workshop  – February 23, 2020 – Greenforest Community Baptist Church Legislative Updates-Housing Resource brochure/pamphlet  to be published 1st State Meeting – January 25, Eatonton, GA- 8:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting – January 25, 10:00 a.m. – Salem Baptist Church 2020 -Election Year for DeKalb County NAACP Branch Join us …

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Georgia Voter Identification Requirements

Georgia will conduct its primaries for the 2020 presidential election on March 24 of next year.  That date will bump the state from Super Tuesday, the influential block of primaries usually held in early March (sometimes February) where Georgia has historically positioned its primary. Before visiting the polls to vote in Georgia’s presidential primary on Tuesday …

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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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Jubilee Day in DeKalb January 1, 2020

Jubilee Day is the African American’s Independence Day!  It is a celebration and commemoration of January 1, 1863 when the EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION freed the slaves.  The EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION is our Declaration of Independence! Using his authority as Commander in Chief, President Abraham Lincoln issued the EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION as a war time necessity–mainly to deprive the …

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