Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bus to Washington DC - For ML King Memorial Unveiling

Bus to Washington DC -
                For ML King Memorial Unveiling
There are twenty (20) seats left on the bus leaving Kansas City going to the unveiling
of the Monument of Dr. Martin Luther King.  Click here: Home - Build the Dream 
The bus will leave this ThursdayAugust 25th at 2:30 pm from the St. Monica Catholic
Church parking lot at 1616 Paseo, KCMO.  The cost is $366.00 which
includes overnight lodging and travel.  The bus will return to KC around 5:00 pm on
Monday, August 29th.
For more information and to book, please contact Melvin E. Kerr, Minister of Music of
the St. Monica Music Ministry at MKerr93470@aol.com or via phone at 816-665-1956.

New Details in Violent Mississippi Murder of James Craig Anderson - COLORLINES

New Details in Violent Mississippi Murder of James Craig Anderson - COLORLINES

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Official NAACP Release on Tragic Murder of James Anderson of Jackson, Mississippi

Washington, DC - The NAACP released the following statement regarding the violent death of James Anderson of Jackson, Mississippi:

“I am saddened that a horrific act like this, which appears to be motivated by hate, can still occur in 2011,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “We are glad that two of the alleged attackers have been charged, and hope all individuals responsible are brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Recently released video shows Anderson, 49, being taunted and badly beaten by a group of teenagers as he stood outside a hotel in Jackson, Mississippi.  After fleeing the scene, the teens returned to find the victim limping down the street.  The video, which captures the beating and subsequent murder, shows the teens running over Anderson with a pickup truck.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has charged Deryl Dedmon, Jr. with Murder and John Aaron Rice, with Simple Assault.  Both men are from Brandon, Mississippi.

“My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of James Anderson,” stated Derrick Johnson, President of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference.  “I have full confidence in the county prosecutor that the family will see justice in the matter.”

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.  Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.