NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
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Updated 22 August 2014

— Patricia Gallimore/Heather Hauskins photo


NAACP national president starts petition for special prosecutor. Sign up here.

Bulletin from NAACP President Cornell William Brooks 8-21-2014: "So far, local investigators and law enforcement have been slow to speak to witnesses, eager to arrest journalists and attack peaceful protesters, and surprisingly quick to release unrelated video 'evidence' only meant to distract from the investigation. Does this seem unbiased to you? We want justice and transparency, no more, no less. We can still restore trust in this case, but only if Governor Jay Nixon or state Attorney General Chris Koster acts today. Urge Governor Nixon and state Attorney General Koster to appoint a special prosecutor, in the name of an unbiased and transparent investigation into this shooting."

VIDEO: Reno demonstrators remember Michael Brown
Marcella Corona / Reno Gazette-Journal / 8-15-2014

Gathering in Reno to remember Missouri teen
Marcella Corona / RGJ.com / 8-14-2014

In debate, Washoe County sheriff hopefuls weigh in on Ferguson, MO, rioting
Reno Gazette-Journal / 8-15-2014

Lonnie Feemster: Reno And Race — Progress, But "Trayvon Martin Stereotype" Persists
Ed Pearce/ KOLO TV-8 / Posted: Thursday 9:16 p.m. PDT / Aug 14, 2014



BRINGING HEAT IN THE DAY. Protests of the police killing of unarmed Missouri black teenager Michael Brown will be held Thursday afternoon, August 14, part of a National Moment of Silence scheduled for 4:00 p.m. PDT (23:00 GMT).

In Carson City, the Progressive Leadership Alliance will assemble in front of the state capitol. (Contact Stacy Shinn or Laura Martin.) The Reno-Sparks NAACP will gather peaceful demonstrators on the Liberty Street side of the Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse at S. Virginia and Liberty in downtown Reno. (Contact Andrew Barbano.)

Brown was gunned down Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb.

On the Monday PBS News Hour, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund stated "If you look at the statistics involving arrests, stops and so forth in that town prepared by their police department, African-Americans are the subject of 90 percent of the stops, whether in vehicles, whether on the street, whether on local roads, whether on the highway. And, interestingly, however, the greatest amount of contraband that’s found happens with stops of white residents."

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. The NAACP's monthly meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Rita Cannan School. Members will vote on whether or not to endorse the Nevada State Education Association's business gross profits tax initiative.

They will also get an update on Washoe County School District issues, a regular agenda item. The school is located on the cusp of Reno and Sparks on Silverada Blvd. at Cannan Street.

— From Barbwire by Barbano / Sparks Tribune 8-14-2014

National Moment of Silence locations nationwide / Facebook

Sexy scandals, whitewashes & black towers
Media overlook federal sex/race/ethnicity investigation into Washoe County School District
Meanwhile, big money is spent strictly on abstinence
State panel to review militarization of police departments
In Nevada visit, new Veterans Administration boss proves all jobs require training

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-21-2014

Education Dysfunction Part XLIV—>
Pots and Kettles: Can't we all get along?

BREAKING NEWS: WCSD Vice-President Dave Aiazzi has announced that he has been diagnosed with leukemia and will be resigning by the end of September.
Remember him with healing thoughts and prayers.

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-7-2014

College President: Race an issue in l'affaire Martinez


RENO (4 Aug. 2014) — On today's Nevada Newsmakers program on KRNV TV-4/Reno and KENV TV-10/Elko, Truckee Meadows Community College President Maria Sheehan stated "I cannot tell you that race is not a factor" with respect to the suspension of Washoe County School Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

Her statement came in response to a question from host Sam Shad. The Reno-Sparks NAACP is preparing a response and has asked for a statement from Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

The full interview, which comes in the first segment of the program, will be available by about 6:00 p.m. PDT at NevadaNewsmakers.com/ It may also be viewed this evening at 9:30 on Charter Cable Channel 190 and 24/7 via Charter Cable On Demand. Click here for the full statewide re-run schedule.

The Barbwire of July 31 first decried the bogus injection of race into an already tense situation.

Stay tuned.

 

Education Dysfunction Part XLIII—>
Playing the race card for profit and peril

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 7-31-2014

We don't need no education or Pedro, either
Reno-Sparks-Washoe school boss fired and unfired

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 7-24-2014


Happy Birthday, Medicare

From longtime Nevada reporter Dennis Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac: On July 30, 1965, after defeating the bitter opposition of the American Medical Association in one of the monumental legislative battles of the 20th century, Medicare was created by Congress.

No insurance? Under-insured? No Social Security number? UNR School of Medicine can help.

Original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln coming to Reno

NAACP Convention: Vice-President Biden laments national epidemic of restrictive voting laws
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-23-2014

Panel at NAACP national convention: Quit quashing minority vote
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-22-2014

Membership Meeting Agendas
NAACP
Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Email: info@renosparksnaacp.org

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School / Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m. / General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Next meeting 14 August 2014

Reno-Sparks NAACP Facebook Page
INSTAGRAM: renosparks_naacp

Nevada African-Americans perform at annual Artown extravaganza
Admission FREE

Recent News & Events

WASHOE COUNTY CLERGY AND ACTIVISTS LAUNCH SOULS TO THE POLLS PROGRAM

MESSAGE FROM THE MAHATMA
about America's latest carnage

Hiding in Plain Sight —>
NAACP education expos
és go mainstream 2 years later
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII —>
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

Criticism of manipulated Washoe and Clark County graduation statistics validated
BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Progressive Leadership Alliance publishes biennial racial equity report card on state lawmakers
Las Vegas Sun 2-27-2014

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Info: Heather Hauskins (775) 322-2992
Gail Sanders (775) 335-7773
Dolores Feemster (775) 323-3677
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Membership Meeting Agendas
NAACP
Reno/Sparks Branch #1112
Phone: (775) 322-2992
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Email: info@renosparksnaacp.org

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary School / Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m. / General Membership 7:00 p.m.

2013-14 Officers and Executive Committee

Complaint Form
The NAACP cannot act without a written complaint

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Reno-Sparks-Washoe Education: Smoke & Mirrors

Saving Local Libraries

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No. 1112
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Reno, NV 89510

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NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
Phone (775) 322-2992

Contact: info@renosparksnaacp.org

2013-14 Officers

Jeffrey S. Blanck, President
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President/Webmaster
Patricia Gallimore, Second Vice-President
George Hardaway, Third Vice-President
Olene Boyer, Secretary*
Dolores Feemster, Assistant Secretary
Heather Hauskins, Treasurer*
Lucille Adin, Assistant Treasurer
*

Executive Committee
Sharrone Blanck, Jimi Sheryl Bufkin, Ceola Davis, Darryl Feemster, Lonnie Feemster, Donald Gallimore Sr., Brian A. Jackson, Jane Moon, Elder William Moon, Bertha Mullins, Gale Sanders, Dr. R. Grant Seals, James H. Stinson, Tommie J. Vance, Maria A. Velez, Rev. William Webb, Larry Wilson

*UPDATE: Due to health reasons, Ms. Boyer was unable to accept the office. President Jeffrey Blanck appointed Heather Hauskins to replace her and named Lucille Adin as treasurer.

Standing Committees and Chairs
Armed Services/Veterans Affairs: James H. Stinson
Back-to-School/Stay-in-School: Lonnie Feemster
Education: Verita Black-Prothro
Freedom Fund Banquet: Sharrone Blanck & Lucille Adin
Health: Alise Moss-Vetica
Legal Redress: Gale Sanders
Membership: Dr. Rupert Grant Seals
Political Action: Andrew Barbano
Scholarships: Jane Moon
Youth Council: Heather Hauskins


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Monthly meetings
are held on the second Thursday of each month at
Rita Cannan Elementary School

Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

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Useful Links
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Nevada Humanities Civil Rights Gallery

History of Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
University of Nevada Special Collections
Broken link / working on it / sorry

Alice Lucretia Smith, 1902-1990

The Nevada Black History Project


Nevada NAACP in the Civil Rights Era

University of California Oral History Project
1961 Interview with Tarea Pittman
NAACP West Coast Regional Director

History of Civil Rights in Nevada
University of Nevada Oral History Program

Includes links to the story of the fabled Las Vegas Moulin Rouge and the legacies of civil rights giants Lubertha Johnson, Gov. Grant Sawyer, Ralph Denton and Clarence Ray

Lubertha Miller Johnson (1906-1989): NAACP branch president, Nevada civil rights and womens' rights pioneer

Reno-Sparks Branch Past-Presidents Honor Roll

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