NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

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ALMANAC: On Aug. 18, 1963, James Meredith became the first black to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

NEW PLACE, SAME HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Second Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes /
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 11 August 2016 Agendas
POLICE & GUNS FORUM FOLLOWUPS

Sam Shad's Statewide Nevada Newsmakers Show
Thursday 8-4-2016 KRNV TV-4 Reno/KENV TV-10 Elko 12 noon PDT
Host: Paul Enos, Executive Director, Nevada Trucking Assn.
Guests: Patricia Gallimore, President, Reno-Sparks NAACP; Krys Ro, Reno Black Lives Matter
Click here for statewide TV and radio re-run times and dates + view online

Reno-Sparks NAACP fails to go for it at forum
Reno News & Review Editorial / 7-21-2016

Avoiding tough debate is no way to deal with police killings
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-21-2016

Reno Black Lives Matter March
By Bran Bynum / Reno News & Review 7-21-2016

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Sheriff Chucky: More guns to shoot cops, alleluia!

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-19-2016 Sparks Tribune

Psychographic testing biases police application exams
By Patricia Gallimore and Andrew Barbano / RGJ.com 7-14-2016 / Reno Gazette-Journal 7-17-2016

POLICE & GUNS FORUM 7-14-16

UPDATE: The July 14 NAACP forum was attended by a record SRO crowd of between 150 and 200. (It merited a generous half-inch of space in the next day's Reno paper.) Not to worry. Watch Tuesday's Sparks Tribune for a serious dose of reality. I brought copies of the 7-12 Trib column "Better late than never" to the event. I didn't have nearly enough. — AB

MEETING AGENDA

1. Suspension of regular order of business for a community forum concerning unsettling recent events in America. Community members will have an
opportunity to address local law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders. Suggestions, solutions and comments welcome.

2. PLEASE NOTE: The location of our monthly meetings has permanently changed to Northern Nevada HOPES, 580 W. 5 th Street, Reno, NV 89503.

Dear Members and Friends:

We will suspend the regular order of business during our usual first Thursday meeting to host a community forum to allow local people to offer solutions to events that have happened over the past week. Depending on attendance, we'll allow people a minute or two to voice concerns.

WHERE: Our new permanent branch meeting place, Northern Nevada HOPES, 580 W. 5th Street, 3rd floor, Reno NV 89503
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. PDT, Thursday July 14, 2016

Watch this site and Thursday's Reno Gazette-Journal and spread the word.

Thank you.


Patricia Y. Gallimore, President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
(775) 846-2952

Duncan Library Committee


    "You 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 The Civil War miniseries, PBS 1990

• Cynthia Hurd, 54
• Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41
• Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton,  45
• Tywanza Sanders, 26
• Ethel Lance, 70
• Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
• Susie Jackson, 87
• Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr, 74
• Myra Thompson, 59

Chaney 21, Goodman 20, Schwerner 24, Liuzzo 39, Evers 37, King 39, Addie Mae Collins 14, Carol Denise McNair 11, Carole Robertson 14, Cynthia Wesley 14

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, Baltimore, Florida...

Who's next ___________________?

Minneapolis, Baton Rouge, Dallas —>

Justice for Trayvon Martin Demonstration / Reno, NV 20 July 2013
"When will they ever learn?" — Pete Seeger

BREAKING NEWS —>

NEW BRANCH MEETING LOCATION
Second Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes /
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.
Agendas

Save the date!
71st Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

Circus Circus-Reno Mandalay Ballroom, Saturday 8 Oct. 2016
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, program at 7:00 p.m.


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No increase in prices from 2015.

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Membership
Annual Dues: $30 for individuals
Please make checks payable to
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch
No. 1112
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510

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Top 10 cures for what ails us: Better late than never
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-12-2016 Sparks Tribune

Report: Rise in poverty threatens to further weaken Nevada education system
Ian Whitaker / Las Vegas Sun 7-7-2016

When public interest is secondary to public relations
Managing the spin of the war on drugs
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-5-2016 Sparks Tribune

Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

Sahara Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada (21 November 1972) — In what would be his only northern Nevada match, Muhammad Ali squares off against world Light-Heavyweight Champion Bob Foster for the North American Boxing Federation heavyweight title. The referee is future Washoe County DA and District Judge Mills Bee Lane in his first championship fight. Former Golden-Glover Lane (20-1) achieved his own world fame, officiating at dozens more championship bouts. He starred in his own nationally-syndicated television show, Judge Mills Lane, for three years. Ali knocked out Foster in the eighth round but not before Foster became the first opponent to open a cut on the prettiest one's face. For many years thereafter, Lane gave away copies of the above photo taken by then-TV reporter, now longtime Reno-Sparks Branch member and retired attorney David Kladney.
FROM JOURNALIST DENNIS MYERS' DAILY POOR DENNY'S ALMANAC

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 07:48:51 PDT

George Bush/June 29 2006: I’ve reminded the prime minister—the American people, Mr. Prime Minister, over the past months that it was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship."

On this date in 1835, slaveowner William Travis raised a company of 25 men to fight for independence for northern Mexico because of the new Mexican constitution’s abolition of slavery; [EDITOR'S NOTE: Travis and his pro-slavery followers, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, died at the Alamo]; in 1906, Anazasi ruins at Mesa Verde were declared a national park; in 1940, Dick Grayson’s family of high wire artists were killed by mobsters and Dick became Bruce Wayne’s ward; in 1944, the “liberty ship” H.G. Blasdel (named for Nevada’s first elected governor) was in convoy EMC 17 on its way to Omaha Beach when it was torpedoed by the German submarine U-984 about thirty miles south of the Isle of Wight (the liberty ships were rapidly built, mass-produced emergency ships constructed to a standard design from prefabricated pieces, called the “ugly ducklings” by President Franklin Roosevelt); in 1964, syndicated columnist Joseph Alsop published a column that sought to blame the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—a major arm of the civil rights movement—for the murder of the Mississippi Burning three: “Provoking the military occupation of [the south] is in fact the avowed aim of John Lewis, leader of the Students [sic] Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee…The organizers who send these young people into Mississippi must have wanted, even hoped for martyrs. And now, alas, they have got what they wanted.”; in 1992, a 5.6 earthquake occurred on a previously unknown fault at Little Skull Mountain, 12 miles from Yucca Mountain in Nye County; in 2009, President Obama held a reception commemorating the Stonewall riots and urged his gay supporters to judge him “not by promises I’ve made but by the promises that my administration keeps” (in the audience was Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, an Air Force officer facing discharge after someone informed his superiors that he is gay).

On June 28, 1914, exiled heavyweight champion Jack Johnson successfully defended his title against Frank Moran at the Velodrome d’Hiver in Paris. On June 28, 1971, four years after Muhammad Ali refused to be drafted and one year after it heard the case, the U.S. Supreme Court with its usual promptness overturned his conviction. (Editor's note: Ali said he patterned his boxing style after Johnson.)

Muhammad Ali: Winning against earthquakes
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-7-2016 Sparks Tribune

The day Muhammad Ali and Sir David Frost faced off here
Barbwire by Barbano EXCLUSIVE / Expanded from the 9-5-2013 Sparks Tribune

 

Opposition to cutting phone service to the poor and elderly
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Docket No. 16-03021

As it has been trying in other states, AT&T wants to remove itself as telephone provider of last resort, reasoning that wireless Internet will serve everyone. Not so. Many rural residents, lower income people and senior citizens have no cel-phone or wireless web service. Cable TV-based phone service goes down when cable goes down and thus crashes 911. This proposal will make the low-income LIFELINE RATE a thing of the past. Enabling legislation was lobbied under the radar in the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session. I move that the Branch oppose removing AT&T as provider of last resort and support repeal of Assembly Bill 486 of the 2013 Legislative Session.

— Passed unanimously at the general membership of the Reno-Sparks NAACP on May 12, 2016.

Nevada utilities continually consume consumers
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune


ON THE AIR —> Reno-Sparks Branch President Patricia Gallimore and First Vice-President Andrew Barbano will guest on The Crisis Magazine Radio Program, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 10:10 a.m. PDT. The hostess will be Crisis Publisher Laura Blackburne. The call-in number is (516) 877-9843. Established in 1910, The Crisis is the official publication of the NAACP. The program will air live on WTHE 1520-am in the New York City/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan area. A recording of the show will be available in a day or two at the station's website. Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.

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Reno-Sparks NAACP and others win voting rights settlement vs. State of Nevada
Reno-Sparks NAACP President Patricia Gallimore: “Whether through bureaucratic inertia or intentional activity, we continually fight voter suppression in Nevada. This victory to expand and protect voter enfranchisement regardless of income is thus very welcome news. I would like to thank former Reno-Sparks Branch president Lonnie Feemster for all his hard work in making this settlement possible.” [READ MORE ABOUT IT]

Read the deal

Nevada settles US lawsuit on behalf of low-income voters
Branch First VP Andrew Barbano: “It provides for staffing, tracking and follow-through, and makes democracy stronger."

Washington Times / AP 3-15-2016

Nevada settles lawsuit over registering low-income voters
Las Vegas Sun / AP 3-14-2016

Voter Registration: The best method yet devised to prevent citizens from voting
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review cover story 4-7-2016


April Foolishness: How to stop a world at war
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-5-2016 Sparks Tribune


Save the date!
71st Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

Circus Circus-Reno Mandalay Ballroom, Saturday 8 Oct. 2016
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, program at 7:00 p.m.


Reserve your sponsorship, program ad and/or tickets now. Click here for complete information.
No increase in prices from 2015.




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

Meetings: second Thursday of each month
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m /General Membership 7:00 p.m.

2015-16 Officers and Executive Committee

Complaint Form
The NAACP cannot act without a written complaint

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We Don't Need No Education: The Awful Truth

Reno-Sparks-Washoe Education 2012: Smoke & Mirrors

Saving Local Libraries 2016
Saving Local Libraries 2015

Saving Local Libraries 2012

Voting Rights 2015
Voting Rights 2012

Trayvon Martin Murder Archive

How to join / Annual membership / Donate

Links / History / Archives

Mission and Objectives

Meeting place and times

2015 Nevada Legislature

2016 News & Events Archive
2015 News & Events Archive
2014 News & Events Archive

Annual César Chávez Day Celebration

Reno-Sparks Branch Past-Presidents Honor Roll

Reno-Sparks NAACP Facebook Page
INSTAGRAM: renosparks_naacp




NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112

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

Contact: info@renosparksnaacp.org

2015-16 Officers

Patricia Gallimore, President
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President/Webmaster
Donald Gallimore, Sr., Second Vice-President
Kelli Gallimore, Secretary
Gale Sanders, Treasurer

Executive Committee
Lucille Adin, Lonnie Feemster, Donald Gallimore, Sr.; Kelli Gallimore, Jane Moon, Elder William Moon, Rev. William C. Webb, Larry Wilson (+ two vacancies)


Membership
Annual Dues: $30 for individuals
Please make checks payable to:
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch.
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Monthly meetings
Second Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.

Meeting agendas
Site map


Useful Links
NAACP.org

Other Nevada Branches

OurStoryInc.com: "Contributions, heritage and culture of people who have not been well-represented in northern Nevada’s public image." Student-produced series supervised by former Reno-Sparks Branch President Kenneth Dalton, which led to the following article—>

African-Americans who have shaped Nevada
Several Reno-Sparks Branch members past & present profiled
Matthew B. Brown / Nevada Magazine Jan-Feb 2014


Nevada Humanities Civil Rights Gallery

History of Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
University of Nevada Special Collections

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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