NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
NAACP executive committee and general membership meetings
Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes
Third Floor Community
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.
Next meeting: October 11, 2018
MYERS' DAILY ALMANAC
Addie Mae Collins
SEPT. 15, 1963, the Sixteenth
Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was
bombed by Ku Klux Klan members, killing four girls
attending a Sunday service at which the sermon was
titled "The love that forgives"; ON
1979, using a hot air balloon
that took months to devise, two east German families
escaped over the Berlin wall; ON
2007, Sally Field received
an Emmy for her portrayal of family matriarch "Nora
Walker" in the television series Brothers and
Sisters and the Fox Network censored part of her acceptance
speech: "But at the heart of Nora Walker, she
is a mother. So surely this belongs to all the mothers
of the world. May they be seen. May their work be
valued and raised, and especially the mothers who
stand with an open heart and wait-wait for their children
to come home from danger, from harm's way, and from
war. ... And let's face it, if mothers ruled the world,
there would be no goddam wars in the first place."
A FATHER AND A BROTHER
bin Laden's strategic logic was to embroil the
United States in a never-ending conflict to ultimately
bankrupt the country.
"All that we have to do is send two mujahadeen
to the furthest point east to raise a piece of
cloth on which is written 'Al Qaeda,' " he
said in 2004, "in order to make generals
race there to cause America to suffer human, economic
and political losses without their achieving for
it anything of note."
Why are we continuing to do what Bin Laden wanted
all along? I refuse to take Bin Laden's orders.
I will not stay quiet. End
Joe Quinn, veteran of two tours in Afghanistan
who lost a brother in the World Trade Center.
His son is now deployed in the never-ending
war. (New York Times op-ed, 9-11-2018)
who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat
WOMAN: QUEEN OF SOUL ARETHA FRANKLIN DIES AT 76
DETROIT (8-16-2018) Aretha Franklin,
the undisputed Queen of Soul who stood as a cultural
icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced
pancreatic cancer. Several years ago, Rolling Stone
named her the greatest rock singer of all time, ahead
of Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. Music rises as tears
fall around the world. May
she continue to make a joyful noise unto the Lord into
On August 16, 1977, Elvis died.
On August 16, 2018, Aretha died.
On August 15, 1958, a groundbreaking interracial marriage:
Maria Elena Santiago and singer Buddy Holly were married in
Lubbock, Texas. (Dennis
On August 14, 2014, the Reno-Sparks Branch marched to the
federal building in downtown Reno protesting the death of
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
On August 14, 2018, the Ferguson Fire flames ironically in
California's Yosemite National Park, fouling the air in Nevada.
As Michael Brown's death still does the nation.
Hope for the world: Missouri
voters last week voted down a union-busting law. (AB)
racism case settled
events and news bulletins
Black Colleges & Universities Tour 2018
Pro-Choice America Rally/Reno City Hall Plaza Sunday Aug.
to the Future
TV show and Freedom Fund Awards Dinner follow Fight of the Century
plaque is base metal composite and contains no brass,
bronze or copper. Plaque text written by Andrew Barbano
The plaque was manufactured by Mathews Bronze courtesy
of Sierra Memorial and RPI Printing and Mailing.
Fight of the Century, 108 years hence and always with
us as one of history's seminal civil rights events
Johnson training camp monument on Mayberry Drive.
Fight of the Century took place in Reno on
July 4, 1910. "Great White Hope" and undefeated
former champion James Jeffries was soundly
thrashed by Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight
champion. It was arguably the catalyst of the modern
civil rights movement. The NAACP had been founded
the previous year. The bout took place in a wooden
stadium built for the occasion at E.
4th and Toano, today the site of a state historical
marker. Johnson trained at a resort on Mayberry
Drive. Tim Elam, the current property owner,
built a monument at the corner of Mayberry at Sherwood.
nationwide search and more than two years of work,
on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Moana Springs, the
final link of the Fight of the Century triangle was
completed in honor of boxing historian George
"Battling" Nelson. His daughter,
Zabette Nelson Buzzone, gave a moving testament
to her father. It will be featured on the upcoming
"Old Tales of Nevada" TV special. (See
Paul McKenzie and Naomi Duerr represented
the City of Reno. Former President Rudy Viola
spoke on behalf of United Auto Workers Local 2162/AFL-CIO.
President Patricia Gallimore represented the
Reno-Sparks NAACP as Vice-President Andrew
Barbano emceed. Past-President RIchard Jay
spoke on behalf of
the Great Basin Youth Soccer League. Former
Nevada State Treasurer Patty Cafferata attended
as did retired Washoe County Sheriff's Captain Heidi
training site on West Moana and Baker Lanes in southwest
Reno is now the location of Richard Jay Field.
4;30 p.m. dedication preceded the first University
of Nevada-Reno women's soccer game of the season
at 5:30. Admission was free with donation of a can
of food for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
Before Sept. 29: Video of
the dedication and other material will be featured
on an edition of the long-running "Old Tales
of Nevada" television program for which we will
obtain historical Fight of the Century footage. The
program will feature books about the fight by local
authors, including "Johnson-JeffriesDateline
Reno" by former Reno Gazette-Journal reporters
Ray Hagar and Guy Clifton. Reno-Sparks
NAACP First Vice-President Andrew Barbano will
join hosts Hugh Roy Marshall and John O'Brien.
Watch RenoSparksNAACP.org and NevadaLabor.com
for broadcast times.
SATURDAY, Sept. 29: Reno-Sparks NAACP 73rd
Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner at the Grand Sierra-Reno
Tahoe Ballroom. At the event, copies of the program
will be given to those signing up for NAACP membership.
NAACP 73rd Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Grand Sierra Resort-Reno, Tahoe Ballroom
Doors open at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Platinum $8,500 Three reserved tables
for 10, centerfold double-truck ad (already reserved)
in event souvenir program, banners at event, recognition
from the podium, inclusion in press releases, other
media and at RenoSparksNAACP.org/; display and promotional
material distribution as needed.
Gold $5,000 Two reserved tables for
10, inside cover full-page ad in event souvenir program,
recognition from the podium, banner at event, inclusion
in various media as time and space allow, display
and promotional material distribution as needed
Silver $2,500 Reserved table for 10,
full-page interior ad in event souvenir program, display
and promotional material distribution as needed, inclusion
in various media as time and space allow, recognition
from the podium
Bronze $1,450 Reserved table for 10
and half-page program ad
Reserved table for 10 $1,000.00
non-profit community organizations: Table of
10 $850.00 [Available to authorized IRS 501 (c) (3)
non-profit organizations consisting of fewer
than 100 employees and clients, cumulatively.
For example, a professional association with 75 member
firms would not qualify if the total employment of
all 75 member firms exceeds 100. Conversely, a church
with 85 parishioners would qualify for the reduced
rate. A community service organization with 85 employees
but serving 2,000 patients/clients would not.] Please
contact us with any questions.
cover $2,500.00 (Already reserved)
Front page interior (page 1) $850.00
Inside front cover $775.00
Back page interior $725.00
Inside back cover $675.00
Full-page interior $625.00
Half-page interior $475.00
Quarter-page interior $375.00
Business card (eighth-page) $275.00
SIZES (ASAP, PLEASE)
Full page: 8 inches wide X 10.5 inches high
Half: 8 inches X 5 & 1/8 inches
Quarter: 3 & 7/8 inches X 5 & 1/8 inches
Eighth: 3 & 7/8 inches X 2 & 3/8 inches
Non-members $105.00 per person in advance, $115.00
at the door (includes one-year regular membership)
Reno-Sparks NAACP Members $75.00 per person in advance,
$85.00 at the door.
Youth, student (with i.d.) and seniors $50.00 in advance,
$55.00 at the door.
Vegetarian or special needs entrées available
by advance request.
Please make checks payable to Reno-Sparks NAACP, P.O.
Box 7757, Reno, NV 89510.
To reserve your participation,
Andrew Barbano (775) 747-0544 <email@example.com>
CJ Miller (775) 721-1671 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Patricia or Don Gallimore Sr. (775) 322-2992
Contributions or gifts to this event are generally
not tax deductible as charitable contributions for
income tax purposes. Expensing of commercial/professional
advertising may be different. Please consult your
Unless otherwise noted, historical items appear courtesy of
longtime Nevada reporter Dennis
Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac [PDA]. Items
highlighted in blue are of interest
to civil rights and worker rights in particular and to seekers
of justice in general. Red means war.
Occasionally but not surprisingly,
magenta will mean both.
Copyright © 2007-2018 Dennis Myers.]
31: A birthday for giants Jack
Johnson and César Chávez
31 On this date in 1870, Thomas Peterson Mundy of Perth
Amboy became the first African
American to vote under the 15th amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
which had been ratified the previous day (he also
served as a school principal and was later elected to the
Middlesex County Commission);
in 1878, boxer (and future
world heavyweight champion) Jack Johnson was born in
Galveston; in 1911, after three years of prosecutions
by the (Theodore) Roosevelt and Taft administrations
of newspapers that reported on tawdry government conduct in
the construction of the Panama Canal, the caseswhich
were thrown out by the courtsformally came to an end
when a U.S. attorney in New York requested permission to enter
a filing called a nolle prosse dropping all criminal libel
charges; in 1927, César Chávez was born
near Yuma, Arizona; in 1949, attorney Madison Graves filed
charges against Las Vegas police officers after a teenager
was beaten in the city jail and then given no medical attention
to head injuries for four hours; in 1961, what was
reported to be Renos first sit-in was staged by African
Americans at the Overland Hotels café while elsewhere
in the downtown a picket line was thrown up at the Nevada
Bank of Commerce; in 2008 (and 2018), César
Chávez Day will be celebrated with a large
gathering at the Circus Circus Hotel in Reno. [Courtesy
of longtime Nevada reporter Dennis
Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac, Copyright
© 2007-2018 Dennis Myers.]
VICTORY: Yerington racism case settled
to befriend a racist: Because thatís one way to change someoneís
By Wade Gainer / Reno News & Review 2-15-2018
WEEKEND FOR THE RECORD BOOKS IN MISSISSIPPI WEST
Marriott, left, and Jayla Tolliver at Yerington High
School, Lyon County, Nevada
SUNDAY IN CHURCH JANUARY 14, 2018 (Left
to right) Jayla Tolliver, Taylissa Marriott, their
mother, Nancy, and Uncle Reggie Brantley
(Sparks Ironworkers Local 118/AFL-CIO, ret.), attorney
Terri Keyser-Cooper and four-time former Reno-Sparks
NAACP President Lonnie L. Feemster.
for SRO this Sunday, January 14, at the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship in south Reno, 780 Del Monte Lane, 89511. The
interfaith service starts at 3:00 p.m. and no matter who's
on the program, the stars will be Jayla Tolliver and
Taylissa Marriott. The sisters, both 14, have become
national figures with a little help from the Reno-Sparks
NAACP, the Barbwire
(beginning Oct. 18) and the Reno Gazette-Journal (beginning
The African-American youngsters have been living a modern
version of the 1955 deep south right here in the fabled Mississippi
The Yerington High School students have been subjected to
bullying, overt racism and continuing death threats all for
the crime of being born with skin the color of café
au lait. (That means coffee with milk.)
Despite complaints by the NAACP to Nevada Attorney General
Adam Laxalt, Yerington's top cop has not been held
accountable for illegally shredding police reports. Chief
Bull Connor's defense is that hate speech is a First
Amendment right kinda like hollering "fire!" in
a crowded theater or threatening to kill somebody, which is
the legal definition of assault. Which is how the girls continue
to be threatened. [UPDATE: The two
girls were almost run down by a truck in a Yerington restaurant
At Nevadalabor.com, you will find original
Snapchat photos of a teenager with guns and a knife...The
father of the Snapchat boy is a former Yerington police officer
and now a local athletic coach. Yerington High suspended the
kid who posted the photo. That student's father is an active
Lyon County Deputy Sheriff. The girls' dad has been
threatened with trespassing charges if he shows up at the
Yerington HS campus.
Lyon County parents have recently been defending their ill-educated
offspring. It gets worse.
"Yerington Mayor George Dini dismissed
them as the act of teenagers who meant no harm and were
ignorantly unaware of what they were doing," rgj.com
reported on Nov. 18.
This is a case of some kids acting badly," Dini
told Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Siobhan McAndrew.
Regrettably, that statement has yet to see ink in the Reno
class civil rights attorney Terri Keyser-Cooper filed
federal civil rights litigation last Thursday (no hometown
judges and juries allowed).
She also asked the court for a preliminary injunction to protect
the family which remains terrorized.
The court filings will be linked to this
column at NevadaLabor.com, regrettably compelling reading.
MORE MLK. The 20th Onie
Cooper Memorial MLK Highway Caravan forms Monday, Jan.
15, at 9:30 a.m. at the LDS church, 2955 Rock Blvd.
at McCarran, Sparks.
On Monday evening, most PBS stations will air the Oscar-nominated
Am Not Your Negro," a film which "envisions
the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary
and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations
of three of his close friends." Legendary author Baldwin
(1924-1987) wrote "The Fire Next Time" and "Nobody
Knows My Name." KNPB TV-5 in northern Nevada will
air the program at 9:00 p.m. PST on Monday, Sept. 15, with
reruns as follows: Tuesday 1/16 2:00 a.m. Wednesday 1/17 4:00
a.m. Friday 1/19 12 midnight. Sunday 1/21 12 midnight and
3:00 a.m. (All times Pacific Standard.)
local listings and go tell it on the mountain.
from Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno
/ Sparks Tribune and affiliated
publications 1-10-2018, 1-17-2018 et seq.
Klannish Nevada racism reports
K. Feemster, Sr., 1962-2017
"America fought the Civil
War to end forced, unpaid labor and this country still
suffers from the bitter after-effects." Mike
Pilcher, President, Northern Nevada Central Labor
discovered fossil fuels which allowed us to replace slavery
with fossil fuels. That's what China and India and other
countries want to do now. But if they do it the way we
did, we're all going down together." Environmentalist
Bill McKibben, former head of NASA's Goddard Institute
of Space Studies, Rolling
Magazine, 12 Jan. 2017
can say there's no such thing as slavery, we're all citizens.
But if we're all citizens, then we have a task to do to make
sure that that, too, is not a joke. If some citizens live
in houses and others live on the street, the Civil War is
still going on. It's still to be fought and regrettably, it
can still be lost."
Dr. Barbara Fields featured on Ken Burns' The
miniseries, PBS 1990
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Lucille Adin, Darryl Feemster
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