September 24, 2011
WESTMINSTER - The Carroll County Chapter of the NAACP will be hosting its ninth annual Freedom Fund banquet Oct. 14 at Martin's Caterers of Westminster, 140 West Shopping Center, at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar will precede the dinner at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Miles Harrison Jr. He is a practicing surgeon and co-author of the book, "Ten Bears," recounting the story of the Morgan State College lacrosse team of the 1970s. The emcee for the evening will be Gigi Barnett, a reporter for Baltimore'sWJZ-TV.
June 28, 2011
The Howard County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was privileged to honor our Howard County Public School Superintendent June 21. On behalf of Rhonda Jones, education chairwoman of the Maryland NAACP, we presented Sidney Cousin with a plaque which expressed appreciation for his "outstanding vision, dedication and commitment to excellence in education. " Cameron Carter,Youth Council president of the Howard County NAACP, also presented Cousin a plaque, honoring him for his "tireless and steadfast service to the students of Howard County.
December 7, 2008
After a turbulent two years, the county NAACP chapter has a president-elect who members say will energize the organization and start acting on substantive public policy issues. Jacqueline Allsup, 60, of Glen Burnie has been a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for more than 20 years and is a member of the executive committee of the Anne Arundel County branch. She will replace interim president Alva Sheppard-Johnson, who took office in March to finish out the two-year term of Wayne Jearld.
August 2, 2006
NAACP Youth Council is honored in D.C. Shamara Thornton; Zemen and Tubi Retta; Alexis Carter; Aurielle, Josh, Marcus and Matthew Austin; Dara and Keila Foster; and Cierra Holmes - all members of the Howard County NAACP Youth Council - attended the 97th NAACP National Convention July 15-20 in Washington. The Howard County NAACP Youth Council was named 1st Place NAACP Youth Council of the Year; the council's adviser, Bessie Bordenave, received the 1st Place NAACP Youth Advisor of the Year award.
October 5, 2004
Responding to the recent beating death of a black Pasadena teen and burning of a memorial cross at the spot where he died, the Anne Arundel County branch of the NAACP held a town hall meeting last night to promote "the beginning of healing." "What this is about is bringing the community together," said moderator Carl O. Snowden, an assistant to the county executive and longtime civil rights activist who asked fr prayers for Noah Jamahl Jones, who died July 24 during a brawl between black and white groups outside a house in Pasadena.
May 4, 2001
FREDERICK - Like many in town, Charlene Y. Edmonds is dying to know whether public officials are named in the "black book" of an alleged prostitution ring broken up by city police. Hers is more than idle curiosity, though. Edmonds, president of the Frederick County NAACP, says she has been told that local elected officials were on the client list and covered it up. The state prosecutor said this week that he will look into her claims. At first glance, it's an odd cause for an NAACP leader, since no African-Americans are reputed to be involved.