On Friday, February 22, 2019, in the foyer of the Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City, the history of African-Americans elected as state assemblymembers and state senators will go on display.

“We seek to honor their legacy,” stated Demetrice Dalton, the artist who designed the exhibit.

The exhibit will also feature a glimpse of the work of Charles Adams, Carson City photographer whose moniker “Photographer to the Stars” captured many familiar images of stage, screen and politics in very personal ways.

The exhibit may be viewed from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22. It is free and open to the public, a good time to visit your legislature!

For more information contact
Ken Dalton
(775) 741-5103

Editor's note: Mr. Dalton is a former Reno-Sparks Branch president, currently serves on the Branch Executive Committee and was recently appointed to the City of Reno Civil Service Commission.

His own Man: Nevada Legislature learned to work with a black senator
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-21-2019 / Review of "The Westside Slugger: Joe Neal's lifelong fight for social justice"
Clarification about the review: In 2003, Sen. Neal won passage of an increase in Nevada's gambling tax on the state's largest, most profitable casinos.
It has not risen since he retired in 2004.
Sen. Neal and author John L. Smith will autograph copies on March 27 at César Chávez XVII at the Grand Sierra-Reno.

Hot off the press: "The Westside Slugger"
The life and times biography of Joseph M. Neal, Jr.

Nevada's first African-American senator

By Nevada Press Association Hall of Famer John L. Smith
Published in January 2019 by the University of Nevada Press

Trump's Wall: First step toward ending Nixon's War on Drugs
"Our for-profit prisons overflow with mostly black and brown people convicted of dastardly crimes like possession of two ounces of the Demon Weed."
Barbwire by Andres Luis Barbáno
/ Expanded from the 2-20-2019 Sparks Tribune

BLACK LIKE ME 2119: The problem as solution
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 2-13-2019 Sparks Tribune

Courage and repression: Black history has lessons for us all
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review cover story 2-7-14

Reno-Sparks NAACP Commemorates "Great White Hope" Fight of the Century

For more information, contact UNR Prof. Joseph Lykes


Sands of time blast the milestones of life

Nevada MLK weekend events announced
NAACP Matriarch Dolores Feemster (1929-2018) will be honored at annual MLK dinner in Reno
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno
/ Expanded from the 1-16-2019 Sparks Tribune

Dolores Feemster 1929-2018


Hall of Fame Nevada Assemblymember Bob Price Dies

Hot off the press: "The Westside Slugger"
The life and times biography of Joseph M. Neal, Jr.

Nevada's first African-American senator

By Nevada Press Association Hall of Famer John L. Smith
Published in January 2019 by the University of Nevada Press

January 8, 2019


Lonnie L. Feemster (775) 722-0042
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

Andrew Barbano (775) 786-1455

A New Season of Community Consensus and Census
Reno-Sparks NAACP Swears in New President Thursday
Installation of officers, 2019-2020 goal-setting

RENO, Nev. — Lonnie L. Feemster will be sworn in to his record-breaking fifth non-consecutive two-year term as president of the Reno-Sparks NAACP this Thursday, January 10. Other newly-elected officers not previously inducted will also be installed. He succeeds Patricia Y. Gallimore who served two terms, 2014-2018.

Lonnie L. Feemster

"I am committed to build on the strong foundation laid by those who have served the Reno-Sparks NAACP over the years," Feemster said.

"We had a very active and successful 2018 and thanks to the efforts of all involved, the Reno-Sparks Branch now enjoys the highest visibility in its 74-year history," he added.

"We will use 2019 to ramp up our community outreach programs as the 2020 election season and U.S. Census approach," Feemster stated. He served as a statewide community outreach specialist in the 2000 and 2010 census campaigns.

"The NAACP has mentored many young adults over the years and I will bring some into leadership roles in the local branch. We will continue to provide scholarships, positive learning experiences and leadership development as part of our NAACP Youth Council activities," Feemster noted.

"The Reno-Sparks NAACP will continue and increase our work to collaborate with our school district, local governments, law enforcement and the corporate community in Northern Nevada. We will also monitor legislation and work with other organizations in the upcoming session of the Nevada Legislature.

"We strongly support professional development training and a proactive approach to the elimination of racial bias and all aspects of racial discrimination in our community," Feemster stated.

He noted with concern a recent increase in the number of civil rights complaints being reported to the Branch Legal Redress Committee.

Lonnie L. Feemster is a local real estate broker, Nevada State Director of the NAACP National Voter Fund and Vice-President of the NAACP Idaho/Nevada/Utah Tri-State Conference of Branches.

A complete list of elected officers and executive committee members appears hereinbelow.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

The membership meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Third Floor Community Room of Northern Nevada Hopes, 580 W. 5th Street @ Ralston, Reno 89503. The Executive Committee convenes at 6:30 p.m. and the general membership meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.


2019-2020 OFFICERS
Lonnie L. Feemster, President
Andrew L. Barbano, First Vice-President
Patricia Y. Gallimore, Second Vice-President
Donald Gallimore, Sr., Third Vice-President
Cheryl (Cheri) Vocelka, Secretary
Ms. CJ Miller, Assistant Secretary
Stephanie McCurry, Treasurer
Shannon Gallimore, Assistant Treasurer

Lucille Adin, Twice Past-President
Ken Dalton, Past-President*
Norris Dupree, Jr., Ph.D.
Duane Foster
Terrell Foster, Ph.D.
Toni Harris
Dorothy Ingraham
Adrian Lowry
Jane Moon
Bertha Mullins
Joyce Newman
Wendell Newman
Janet Serial
Nnedi Stephens
John Aaron White, Esq.
Ambassador Victor Wowo, Sr.

*Former President Dalton was recently appointed to the City of Reno Civil Service Commission
upon which former Branch President William Moon (1932-2017) served with distinction.

Northern Nevada Hopes
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street @ Ralston * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call
Review of Previous Minutes
Compilation of Reports for Presentation at General Membership

Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation
Installation of Officers and Executive Committee Members
Adoption of Previous Meeting’s Minutes
Presentation of Officer and Committee Reports





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