Monday, April 15, 2013

Jefferson City NAACP joins national effort to ensure health care for America's most vulnerable citizens.

"It not Obamacare . . . its care for our kids" In the few minutes it takes to watch this you can understand all you need to know about 'the medicaid expansion in Missouri." Please watch and join us at the Capitol.

Healthy Missouri would like to extend an invitation to each of you for a significant opportunity to make your voice heard on the proposal to strengthen Medicaid in Missouri.

There will be a Strengthening Medicaid Lobby Day at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Tuesday, April 16. This event will provide a great opportunity for you to directly communicate with your elected officials and let them know where you stand on Medicaid expansion. At 2:00 p.m. that day, an informational program will be held on the steps of the Capitol featuring comments from leaders on this issue.

Charter busses and transit vans are welcome and special bus parking and shuttle services will be available for your groups. Special accommodations will be made for those with disabilities or needing special assistance.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at with the number of individuals attending from your organization. Thank you.

Speaker: NAACP needs to grow, re-activate | News Tribune

Speaker: NAACP needs to grow, re-activate | News Tribune

Hats off to Reverend Jackson! Thank you for GREAT remarks in your address to the Jefferson City Founders Day Prayer Breakfast!  Thanks too to Solid Rock Family Church for your kind support and assistance in making this scholarship effort a success.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Please Join Us for the 2013 Jefferson City, MO Founders' Day Prayer Breakfast and 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.
Speaker: Reverend Charles R. Jackson

Reverend, Peace Officer & Humanitarian – Jefferson, City, Mo.


Charles R. Jackson is a retired state employee who served the citizens of Missouri for 30 years as a member of the Highway Patrol and Governor Cabinet member. During his tenure, practicality, common sense and just plain caring for people were factors that made the job worthwhile to him.  He founded and now pastors the Guiding Light Baptist Church.

Past Service to Missouri – Director
Missouri Department of Public Safety (2001-2005)
Responsible for supervision and oversight of Highway Patrol, Water Patrol, Capitol Police, State Fire Marshall Office, Alcohol and Tobacco Control Division, Veterans Commission, Gaming Commission, State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri National Guard. These agencies totaled over 15,000 employees with a $600,000,000 budget.
Captain – Director Traffic Division – MSHP (2000-2001)
Captain, Commanding Officer – Troop F (1993-2000)
Captain, Director of Public Information (1992-1993)
Lieutenant, Assistant Director, Traffic Division (1990-1992)
Sergeant, Affirmative Action, EEOC and Recruiter (1987-1990) Corporal, EEOC and Affirmative Action (1984-1987)
Trooper, EEOC and Affirmative Action (1983-1984)
Trooper Traffic Enforcement (1974-1983) 

We truly hope that you and your family will join us Saturday, APRIL 13th, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, at THE SOLID ROCK FAMILY CHURCH 

508 Hunters Run Road

Jefferson City, MO 65109

We thank Senior Pastor Skiles and Solid Rock Family Church for their generous support and encouragement of uniting the community through this Prayer Breakfast.

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 Glenn Bonner 573-690-1097.

Jefferson City Prayer Breakfast &; Founders Day Committee

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Help your High School Student Have a Fun and Productive Summer -

See the information below  regarding a High School Summer Camp for students interested in engineering. biological sciences, technology or mathematics as a career. The Camp is for 10th through twelfth grade students for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please note the $500 fee is waived for Diversity Scholars who qualify (click on tab below).

Excellent opportunity, so let us get the word out.

MU » Engineering » K-12 & High School Events » High School Summer Camp

High School Summer Camp

Dates & Location

Two 6-day sessions on the University of Missouri campus:
  • Week 1: July 14-19, 2013
  • Week 2: July 21-26, 2013


Please fill out the following form. Your application is not complete until you mail in the necessary documents listed at the bottom of the form. Campers will be notified of their acceptance in mid-May, and the program fee will be due at that time.
Thank you for submitting your Summer Camp application!

Please check your email for confirmation that your form was received, and further instructions.

If you do NOT receive an confirmation email, please contact Tina Balser

Cost & Registration

  • Program fee is $500 *paid upon acceptance to the program
  • Camp registration will be on Sunday from 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. (the first day of camp).
  • Parents and visitors will be welcome to take campus tours during registration.


Come see how your math and science talents can pave the way for a rewarding career in engineering.
Photos from 2012 (Facebook)
You’ll spend your summer camp mornings learning about engineering disciplines from leaders in their fields, while rubbing elbows with some of the brightest students in the nation. You’ll gain practical engineering experience during lab and industry visits in the afternoon, and test your skills in friendly student competitions during the evening.
Your introduction to Mizzou and the world of engineering will include plenty of challenges and a lot of fun.
Typical day
  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    • Hands-on activities in engineering departments and laboratories
    • Industry Tours
  • Evening
    • Design projects
    • Other fun campus activities

Conclusion of Camp

  • Friday morning we invite parents to come watch our competition testing along with the awards ceremony.
  • Camp will conclude on Friday at 12 pm
  • Students will be picked up at the residence hall (dorm) by 1:00 pm

Eligibility & Application Process

  • You must be entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade for the upcoming school year in order to apply.
  • You should have completed
    • 1 or more laboratory science courses, and
    • at least 2 units of high school mathematics.
  • After completing the online form, please send:
    • a copy of your unofficial or official school transcript along with your registration form.
    • a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor or a teacher.
    • If you are seeking a Diversity Scholarship, a 1 page (typed, double spaced) essay expressing your interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and why you want to participate in Summer Camp.
  • Acceptance will be based on transcripts and your recommendation letter.
  • Applicants will be notified by mail about acceptance.
  • Upon notification of acceptance the student will need to send additional documents and $500 registration fee.

For Diversity Scholars

  • Must be a member of an underrepresented minority group: Hispanic-American, American Indian/Native Alaskan or African-American.
  • The above Eligibility requirements apply.
  • Receipt of a Diversity Scholarship will be based on transcripts, your essay, your recommendation letter and the total number of scholarship applicants.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail about receiving a Diversity Scholarship.
  • Upon students acceptance of the Diversity Scholarship the scholar will still be required to send additional documents; a waiver of the $500 registration fee will be processed after acceptance is confirmed.
Cancellation policy
The University of Missouri reserves the right to cancel programs in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of program cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately and all fees will be returned in full. If you wish to cancel your registration, you must do so 2 weeks before the first day of your chosen session. No refunds will be available after that date.
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact:

Alechia Abioye

Traci Fleenor   

Questions or comments? Email

Job Announcement - Web Communications Specialist Needed

Web Communications Specialist

The Missouri Bar seeks individual to develop, refine and maintain Internet presence. This position involves thinking creatively to design compelling visual campaigns for the organization’s desktop and mobile websites coupled with crafting and maintaining back-end functionality with a focus on improving the user interface experience. The ideal candidate will be innovative and possess the ability to manage multiple projects in an organized fashion while collaborating with colleagues and members to achieve the best final work product under deadline.
In this role the person will:
  • Design and build web pages, including promotional pages, banner ads or applications using a variety of graphics and design software applications, techniques, and tools.
  • Design and build web and mobile pages as well as digital promotions for products and services.
  • Produce, shoot and edit video elements for the web.
  • Create multi-media content, including the web and social media platforms.
  • Format content and carry out quality assurance testing.
  • Help guide visual design strategies for print and web, and assist in developing, maintaining and enforcing style guidelines.
  • Ensure campaign and design elements support the organization’s strategies, goals and style guidelines.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Expert knowledge of web development with advanced experience in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, ASP, PHP, CMS systems. Ektron CMS experience is highly preferred. 
  • Experience in SQL, XML, and .NET languages is a plus.
  • Copywriting and editing experience using AP style preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Windows-based), including Premiere Pro.
  • Experience with mobile integration including web design and app development.
  • Successful track records in using analytics and implementing SEO tools.
  • Comfort with incorporating and managing third party scripts and social media platforms. 
  • Desire and ability to stay fluent in tech advancements bringing innovative ideas to enhance and improve the organization’s online presence.
  • Ongoing commitment to understand and grow with the organization.
This position will work as part of a team under the direction of department directors to fulfill the organization’s online communications objectives with its members and the public. 

Position is located in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Some travel required. Minimum two years of experience. 
Please send cover letter, résumé, portfolio and salary requirements by April 19, 2013, to: Web Communications Specialist Job Posting, PO Box 119, Jefferson City, MO  65102 or Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reginald Clemons Update


We've all been counting down the days--and yes, it's past June 1. When I visited with Reggie last week, he was unfazed by the three week lapse saying. "I think Judge Manners is looking very carefully over all the evidence. And there's a lot of it."

Let's take our cue from Reggie, grounded in the reality that's he has lived for over 20 years, and continue to be patient and hopeful. When the Justice for Reggie Campaign hears anything from Judge Manner, we'll let you know.

Jamala Rogers, Coordinator
JUSTICE for Reggie Campaign
P. O. Box 5277  St. LouisMO  63115
(314) 367-5959


April 4 is the 44th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. It is also the 22nd anniversary of the Chain of Rocks Bridge tragedy. The Justice for Reggie Campaign has not planned any formal activities to commemorate that day. We ask that you remember the lives of the young people and their families who were impacted that day. Robin and Julie Kerry lost their lives and will never have the future they dreamed of and that their parents hoped for. As for the defendants in the case: Marlin Gray has been executed, Tony Richardson is destined to spend the rest of his life behind bars; Daniel Winfrey spent 15 years in prison; and Reginald Clemons continues to be relentless in his pursuit of justice. 

Let us recommit ourselves to providing young people with all the opportunities to achieve greatness and to rehabilitate a broken criminal justice system that often fails both victims and defendants. Remember Dr. King's words, "the arc of the moral universe ilong, but it bends toward justice." A civilized society has the responsibility of putting its hand on that arc and collectively bending it if we want to see experience a just and peaceful world.

Jamala Rogers, Coordinator
JUSTICE for Reggie Campaign
P. O. Box 5277  St. LouisMO  63115
(314) 367-5959