Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NAACP Childhood Obesity Advocacy Manual Available

For the first time in U.S. history, the current generation of young people could be the first to live sicker and die younger than their parents’ generation.  View Advocacy Manual.

Childhood obesity is plaguing African-American populations at a rate that is disproportionately higher than the rest of the country. The NAACP is focusing on three policy areas to address the root causes of childhood obesity.

1) Built environment: We need to improve community walkability and public transportation, enhance recreational spaces, and allow for better access to school playgrounds outside of school hours.

2) Food environments: Communities need better access to healthy, affordable foods in corner stores and local grocery stores.

3) School-based policies: Schools must emphasize increased physical activity during the school day and provide more nutritious school foods and drinks, including what is available at meals, in vending machines, and at concessions.

Please help us get started by filling out a short survey about the situation in your community, then downloading the NAACP Childhood Obesity Advocacy Manual:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Financial Literacy Workshop, Saturday, April 26th, 8 am

Financial Literacy Workshop April 26, 2014 at 8 am
Click the link below to register:

New Life Outreach REACH Ministry and LNAACP will host this event from, 8:00am - 1:45 pm at Stamper Resource Center located at 502 S. Center Street Longview, Texas.

Admission is Free - but you must pre-register.*

The purpose of the event is to empower high school seniors, college students and adults to learn how to start their financial life out on the right foot by learning invaluable strategies to implement and become FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT by reaching up, reaching in and reaching out.

*For further information, please contact Ebony Dennis at 903-261-2775 or via email, Ebony Dennis, Economic Empowerment Chair  ddennis76@sbcglobal.net