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Daily Progress LTE: Few black history observances

A recent walk through the halls of the historic Jefferson School — now the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center— left me sorely disappointed. One would think that in February, the one time when many communities’ schools, organizations and institutions celebrate and honor Black History Month — the tenants of this historic building would make a point of showing the community that they care about the past and present contributions of African-Americans to our country’s greatness. Continue reading


Dear Region VII Family,

 On Februday12, 2014 the NAACP celebrates its 105th Birthday. Since 1909 our mission of fighting for justice and equality has remained the same, but the tactics we use to achieve victory continue to evolve. In 2014, we know many of our battles and victories will take place in state houses, city halls and school board chambers across Region VII and the nation. As we fight these local and state battles, communication is key to ensuring wins in 2014 and beyond. Continue reading