It is time for a change. It is an historic time and
we have an historic responsibility as a NAACP Branch.
We have done well as a Branch; however, we must meet
the current challenge to complete the mission of the
continue to do what we have done, however, we must do
it better. We must communicate, motivate and inspire
our community to action.
lead the leadership.
Thursday, February 12th, 2009, is the 100th anniversary
of the National Association for the Advancement Of Colored
People (NAACP); it is a time to celebrate.
We have gone from the strange fruit of African
American lynchings and the terrorists attack of the
black community in Springfield, Illinois, to the Inauguration
of the first African American President.
to 2009 has been a hard struggle, but a righteous one.
The right to go to any school is soured by the fact
that many schools are being re-segregated because of
people are going into prison fasted than they are going
The right to live in any neighborhood is soured because
of unfair mortgage practices.
Additionally the cost of housing is too high for many
to obtain the hope of homeownership.
There continue to be great disparities in job opportunities
and affordable healthcare for many people of color.
We have our work cut out for us and I feel we will meet
the challenge, we are truly living in historic times.
Thank you all for your support.
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112