Saturday, October 26, 2013

Life in Longview: After Trayvon Presentation Nov. 2nd


Tuesdays Oct. 22-Nov. 26: "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"


Be sure to watch, or set your television recorder for this series, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross."

Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, premiering Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS. 

Written and presented by Professor Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. 

Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present.

Check the local listings for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the broadcast schedule.

About the Series:  Information about the PBS series written and presented noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  Read more here:  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Coming to a church near you.


If your church is open to giving back to the organization that has done more to change this country for the betterment of more people of color, women and the disenfranchised than any other in American history, feel free to invite us out to host a membership drive at your house of worship.

Since January 2013, the Longview NAACP has began making its resurgence. Join us as we ensure our country and our local community live up to their core principles and fulfill their promises to liberty and justice for all.
The Longview Branch in collaboration with "Be Covered Texas",
a state NAACP partner, has been actively educating the public about the new healthcare law that aims to expand health insurance coverage with more benefits for more people and more affordable coverage for many.Contact the Health Chair for more info.

Learn More

176 Days Left to Enroll
January 1 - Coverage Can Begin
March 1 - Open Enrollment Closes

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

77th Annual Texas State Conference



The Texas NAACP State Convention is this month. Two members will present during the breakout sessions, one of us will receive the Torchbearer award: Dr. Robert L. Harper, and 6 of us will be delegates voting for new State Officers.

Please consider joining us next weekend, even if only for a day or two; the minimum cost of registration is $10 without meals.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Public Hearing on Voter Irregularities
Learning to Navigate Federal Agencies (DOJ, EEOC, etc.)
Recent Developments in Texas Law
Winning the Battle Against Voter ID
Labor Workshop
Education Workshop
Affordable Healthcare Update
Veterans Affairs

CONVENTION PRESENTERS & PANELISTS INCLUDE:

State NAACP President Gary Bledsoe
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX 30th Congressional District
Congressman Marc Veasey, D-TX, 33rd Congressional District
State Senator Royce West, D-TX Senate District 23

Please click on the link below to reserve your bike and helmet if you  plan to enjoy some exercise activities. http://www.biketexas.org/naacp

For an agenda of adult and youth activities for the conference, as well as the Hotel registration form, contact Branden Johnson, brandendjohnson@gmail.com.