Friday, February 24, 2012

What has Lt. Uhura got to do with reproductive rights? Nothing! And neither does Fredrick Douglas. Why is it that the names of civil rights leaders were related to abortion? Because they think your civil rights are a joking matter.

YOUR TAX DOLLARS, HARD AT WORK- What's in a name? Turns out plenty.

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 24-1 to drop the names

"Susan B. Anthony" and "Frederick Douglass"

from a bill that makes it illegal to perform an abortion based on the sex or race of the fetus. The bipartisan vote occurred on an amendment by John Conyers (D-Mich.), and was part of the committee's markup of the Republican-written Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act. But Congress being Congress, even the lopsided vote couldn't prevent a heated exchange among committee members. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), one of the many African-Americans on the panel who strenuously objected the use of Douglass's name, offered two amendments - one that would have renamed the bill after former President Ronald Reagan, and another that would call it "The Tea Party Determines What Rights A Woman Has Act." Johnson later withdrew the amendments.

--Here is Conyers on the bill: "It is offensive that the sponsors of this bill would invoke the names of two of our nation's historic civil rights pioneers. The fact that a majority of Republican committee members voted to accept my amendment is an admission on their part that this bill never had anything to do with advancing civil rights. The bill's sponsors may give this bill any name they choose, but it will not hide the fact that it is an unconstitutional attempt to limit a woman's right to privacy."

Friday, February 17, 2012

You have heard of Troy Davis. Now is our opportunity to make sure justice prevails in Missouri. Join us for an enlightening discussion and time to build a plan.

Black History Month 2012 Television Specials from today and the rest of the month (all times in EST)

·        February 17, 8:00 p.m., NBC, The NAACP Image Awards. 

·        February 17, 10:00 p.m., BET, “BET Takes Hollywood.” Focuses on black Oscar nominees.

·        February 23, 8:30 p.m., Showtime, “Phunny Business.” The rise and fall of All Jokes Aside, a Chicago club that was one of the few to welcome and encourage black comedians like Steve Harvey.

·        February 24, 9:00 p.m., PBS, “Memphis.” The hit Broadway show heavy on 1950s-inspired R&B, set against the backdrop of a forbidden interracial love story.

·        February 26, 11:00 p.m., Centric, “The Life of Heavy D.” Documentary on the influential rapper who died young.

·        February 27, 10:00 p.m., PBS, “Cab Calloway: Sketches.” Portrait of a fine musician who was also one of the great showmen of the 20th century.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What to be a lawyer or get paid to attend a camp to see? Here is your chance.

Crump Law Camp Scholarships Available

Lets have 10 people apply!  If you do, let us know and we will contact the National Bar Association on your behalf (if you want).

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Please Join Us for the 2012 Jefferson City, MO Prayer Breakfast and Founders' Day Celebration

Jefferson City, MO Branch NAACP
Prayer Breakfast & Founders’ Day Ticket Information

What is the NAACP Prayer Breakfast?  The Prayer Breakfast brings people from public and private life together to celebrate our common spirituality and build bridges through a message of love, prayer and worship. The event is coordinated by volunteer staff each year. 
Who attends the event?  Participants have included the Governor, state and federal representatives, mayor, city council members, members of the judiciary, peace officers, county officials,  spiritual leaders and many other elected officials, as well as top business leaders and everyday citizens. In addition, we encourage all attendees to bring a younger family member or younger business colleague, in order to perpetuate and grow our community of faith.
How can you help?  Because the breakfast is meant to be a grassroots community event — the price of individual tickets is just $15, so that all may participate — individual ticket sales only cover part of the cost. Memberships are critical to the event’s success. Please consider supporting the NAACP nationally and locally by becoming a subscribing life member, a renewing member or purchasing a membership for your child.
We truly hope that you and your family will join us Saturday, March 24th, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, at Ryan’s (730 West Stadium Boulevard Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573) 636-7926). Let's unite to share our faith and show the world the joy of living in a faith-based community.  You may purchase tickets from Mr. Nimrod Chapel 573-230-6424, Mrs. Sandi Robinson 573-636-6638, or Mr. Joseph Ward, III 573-690-4033.

This year, Solid Rock  Family Church Senior Pastor Joseph G. Skiles will bring a great message to our community.  For More information on he Church and Pastor, call, email, or visit with the following information:

Joseph G. Skiles
Senior Pastor, Solid Rock Family Church
508 Hunters Run Road

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Mrs. Sandi Robinson, Co-Chair
Second Vice President

Mr. Joseph Ward III, Co-Chair
Third Vice President

Jefferson City Prayer Breakfast &; Founders Day Committee

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Missouri Legislature Okays Individual Discrimination - Again

The Missouri Legislature voted to pass legislation that will legalize discrimination by individuals.  This will affect every woman, person of faith, color, and nationality, as well as seniors and disabled people.  It will hurt everyone including your children, parents and spouse.

SB 592 

HB 1219 

Seems like a lame thing to do to people.  

If you don't like it, suggest that your friends and family call Governor Nixon and ask him to veto the bill when it gets to him (573) 751-3222.


call your representative and 

state senator 

and tell them 'you are disappointed that the attempt to revive Jim Crow passed on their watch - again, but will remember the people that supported Jim Crow and who was against it in November.  We will post the list here soon as it is available.   Visit for more details.