Monday, December 8, 2014

The ACLU of Missouri has created a mobile justice app for Android that they will eventually (hopefully soon) have for Apple devices as well.  It provides for recordings to be sent automatically and immediately to the ACLU, so is unimpeded should the police confiscate the phone.  
In addition, a witness function (when GPS is on) will notify other users in the vicinity to come and observe.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Was NAACP Bus Window Shot Out In Rosebud, Mo.?

Was NAACP Bus Window Shot Out In Rosebud, Mo.? « CBS St. Louis



Like a parent would say - so who broke the window then?



Some accounts say there was no help, the road was blocked, and there was nearly blood shed - cause the marchers would not be deterred.  May be the FBI or the Missouri State Highway Patrol can investigate?


http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/mississippi-1964-no-missouri-2014/

This is one of the best reviews of the Rosebud issue, but now the call is for a review of the events that went on in Rosebud.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Come to the March!

We are at Quinn Chapel and there is time to catch the bus to the march. We want you to be with us. Come now and make history. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What the NAACP Journey for Justice Means to Jefferson City, MO

The Journey for Justice Means to Jefferson City:  
A Time to Shine

Unlike our neighboring community in Rosebud, MO Jefferson City can show who we are - good people that respect and appreciate a good protest.  We realize that as our state's capitol, people come to town for political redress not mayhem.  We open our doors and welcome people from accross the state every day - Friday will be no different.

While some would like to profit personally in gossip by suggesting that because the NAACp is coming to town we need to 'be prepared for. . . .." what they miss is any sort of understanding about what the NAACP is and how we approach problems.  

Jefferson City has a large NAACP unit and has been here since 1923.  Our members are our citizenry irrespective of color, creed, age, religion or any of the other factors people use as excuses to divide what is the human race.  We are the NAACP.  

Others asked good questions like will the Journey for Justice cause a change in other community event?

Here is the best answer - no, but people in the community might if they give into fear.  

Any plans that are changed reflect some internal assumptions without a basis in fact.  Actually, here is the best plan - invite the marchers that walked for 120 miles in for a bite in your restaurants, to visit your shops and experience something different than what we got in Rosebud.  That is a winning plan for Missouri and America.

What follows are some general detail on the Friday's events, but do this - call me (Nimrod Chapel, Jr., President of the Jefferson City NAACP 816-309-5009) with questions, don't cancel regular events, and as in Micah 6:8 'seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.'  There is nothing to fear and a lot to celebrate about the democracy we treasure.  Your all invited and we hope to see you Friday if not before.

Nimrod Chapel, Jr.
President, Jefferson City NAACP



Details below:

What: The Journey for Justice is a seven-day, 120-mile march from Ferguson, Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri to raise awareness of the urgent need for change to end police brutality and racial profiling. 


When: The march will conclude at Governor Jay Nixon's Mansion Garden at 1 PM on Friday.  There will be a peaceful demonstration where all are welcome.  At 3 PM we will assemble in the Capitol for a program until 4 when the demonstration will end. 

Where: The Journey will commence at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 613 N Garrison Ave, St Louis, MO, 63103, on Saturday, November 29, at 12:00pm and end at the State Capitol after a visit to the Governor's Mansion at 1 PM.

Accommodations and travel: Walkers are welcome to drive to start points. Shuttle buses will be available to take marchers back to that day's start point after each leg of the walk. Accommodations will be available for those marchers who wish to stay for the duration of the march.

What to bring: Marchers should dress for the weather. Temperatures will range from the 30s to the 50s depending on the time of day. Plan to wear very comfortable walking shoes. The NAACP will serve breakfast and dinner for marchers, and snacks and water will be available during the march. We still encourage you to bring your own liquids and snacks to stay hydrated and healthy. Marchers staying overnight should plan to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, and clothes for the next day.


Route:


US50 W to Monroe St

...

The last day, we'll begin near the Maries River and we'll march 12.5 miles and end at the Governor's mansion


NAACP's Journey for Justice: Rosebud MO Dished Out Hate to Peaceful Demonstrators?

Thank you to all of the people who endured what we see in this video in a manner that represent not only our values and moral stance, but also the essence of non-violence.

November 30, 2014 - Jefferson City Walked Together in the Journey to Justice

Sunday
November 30, 2014
3PM

The Jefferson City community came together - mostly.

We walked in solidarity with the cry against injustice raised in Ferguson MO that not only resulted in the death of Mike Brown but also the refusal to even bring his killer to trial.

We marched to the Governor's mansion.  Where the 100 or so citizens prayed for peace, justice and equality.  We sang some religious songs and chanted for justice.

It was awesome to be among people that value life and liberty - and were willing on that cold day to do something coragous.

I felt bad for the Troopers standing there guarding an empty house because as a peace officer in Missouri you take an oath to defend the Constitution.  But that day, about 11 of them were protecting the governor's mansion from a group made of primarily women, children, seniors and the clergy.  The Troopers were very professional and looked really cold.  I wanted to tell them next time - just walk with us - it is better for everybody when we are together, but we were separated by a fence.

Nimrod Chapel, Jr.

Friday, November 28, 2014

What you need to know for the Journey for Justice



The Journey for Justice

What: The Journey for Justice is a seven-day, 120-mile march from Ferguson, Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri to raise awareness of the urgent need for change to end police brutality and racial profiling. 


When: The march will begin each day (except for Saturday) at 7:00am and end at 4:00pm. Supporters will walk close to 15 miles per day. We invite you to join us for parts or all of each day's journey. 

Where: The Journey will commence at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 613 N Garrison Ave, St Louis, MO, 63103, on Saturday, November 29, at 12:00pm. 

Accommodations and travel: Walkers are welcome to drive to start points. Shuttle buses will be available to take marchers back to that day's start point after each leg of the walk. Accommodations will be available for those marchers who wish to stay for the duration of the march.

What to bring: Marchers should dress for the weather. Temperatures will range from the 30s to the 50s depending on the time of day. Plan to wear very comfortable walking shoes. The NAACP will serve breakfast and dinner for marchers, and snacks and water will be available during the march. We still encourage you to bring your own liquids and snacks to stay hydrated and healthy. Marchers staying overnight should plan to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, and clothes for the next day.


Route:

W Florissant to Chambers
Chambers to Airport Rd
Airport to N Lindbergh (67S)
67S to Manchester (Rt 66)
Rt 66 to US50 W
US50 W to Madison St

...

Between Saturday and Tuesday, we will anchor from the Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church 
(613 N Garrison Ave, St Louis, MO)

Between Wednesday and Friday, we will anchor from the Quinn Chapel AME Church in Jefferson City 
(529 Lafayette St, Jefferson City, MO)

...

Each day, we will depart the Anchor Church for the march route at 7:00amEach evening we will reboard the buses and return to the anchor Church at 5:00pm.

We would like the buses to trail the marchers each day.

...
(Departing Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 12:30pm)
The first day we will march from the Canfield Apartments approx 10 miles; ending in the general vicinity of I-70.
(Returning to Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 6:00pm)

(Departing Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 07:00am)
The second day, we begin just south of I-70 and from there we'll march 22.5 miles and end in the vicinity of the intersection of Rt 100 and Rt 109
(Returning to Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 5:00pm)

(Departing Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 07:00am)
The third day, we begin near the intersection of Rt 100 and Rt 109 and from there we'll march 22.5 miles and end roughly a mile to the west of US44
(Returning to Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 5:00pm)

(Departing Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 07:00am)
The fourth day, we begin roughly a mile to the west of US44 and from there we'll march 22.5 miles and end in the vicinity of the intersection between US50 W, Old US50, and Vossbrink Rd
(Returning to Quinn Chapel AME Church at 5:00pm)

(Departing Quinn Chapel AME Church at 07:00am)
The fifth day, we begin near the intersection of US50 W and Old US50, and from there we'll march 22.5 miles and end in the vicinity of the Gasconade River
(Returning to Quinn Chapel AME Church at 5:00pm)

(Departing Quinn Chapel AME Church at 07:00am)
The sixth day, we'll begin near the Gasconade River and we'll march 22.5 miles and end in the vicinity of the Maries River
(Returning to Quinn Chapel AME Church at 5:00pm)

(Departing Quinn Chapel AME Church at 07:00am)
The seventh day, we'll begin near the Maries River and we'll march 12.5 miles and end at the Governor's mansion
(Returning to Washington Metropolitan AME Zion at 3:00pm)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NAACP Press Release on the Journey for Justice - 1st Stop Jefferson City

*(Baltimore, MD) — In response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of 18 year old Michael Brown Jr., the NAACP, including members of the Youth and College division and senior and youth organizations, will be embarking a 120 mile march,  7 – day march entitled,  “Journey for Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City”.  The Journey for Justice— will commence at the Canfield Green Apartments and conclude at Governor Jay Nixon’s governor’s mansion in Jefferson City. 
The purpose of the march is to call for new leadership of the Ferguson police department, beginning with the police chief, and for new reforms of police practice and culture in both Ferguson and across the country.  First and foremost in that approach is a wholesale fight against racial profiling that involves advocating for adding subpoena powers to the Missouri racial profiling state law and passage of federal legislation on racial profiling.
For seven days, beginning Saturday, November 29th, marchers will walk daily along the route to the Governor’s Mansion.  Each evening, the marchers will participate in teach-ins and rallies that are open to the public and welcome new participants to join the Journey for Justice each morning as walking commences.  We expect buses will provide relief for marchers along the 120 mile Journey for Justice.

From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President & CEO:
“The NAACP stands with citizens and communities who are deeply disappointed that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for the tragic death of Michael Brown, Jr. We stand committed to continue our fight against racial profiling, police brutality and the militarization of local authorities. The death of Michael Brown and actions by the Ferguson Police Department is a distressing symptom of the untested and overaggressive policing culture that has become commonplace in communities of color all across the country.  Our “Journey to Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City” march is the first of many demonstrations to show both the country and the world that the NAACP and our allies will not stand down until systemic change, accountability and justice in cases of police misconduct are served for Michael Brown and the countless other men and women who lost their lives to such police misconduct.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael Brown’s family.”

Media Advisory
Who:  NAACP, civil rights, social justice and community organizations
What: “Journey to Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City March”
When: We expect to commence Saturday, November 29th at 7 am.
Where: Canfield Green Apartments, Ferguson, Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri

source:
Jamiah Adams / jadams@naacpnet.org
Nicole Kenney / nkenney@naacpnet.org

Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2014/11/naacp-and-coalition-partners-announce-march-journey-for-justice-ferguson-to-jefferson-city/#hip52zurmSd6wpbK.99

#Ferguson Is Burning and the NAACP is March on a Journey to Justice for Mike Brown



The NAACP is deeply disappointed that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for the senseless and tragic death of Michael Brown. While we are frustrated, we stand committed to continue our fight against racial profiling, police brutality and the militarization of local authorities.

In response to the grand jury’s decision, the NAACP, including members of the Youth and College division and senior and youth organizations, will be embarking a 120 mile march, 7 - day march entitled, “Journey for Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City”.

HOW FERGUSON CAME TO BE http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/180567/historian-traces-economic-and-racial-divides-in-ferguson-st-louis/

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jefferson City Branch 51st Freedom Fund Dinner
and 
Silent Auction

Saturday, November 1, 2014

at Reinhardt Circle - Legacy Roo, 
5007 Buffalo Rd. (Formerly Donita's)

6:00 p.m. Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner Served

Theme:   "Equal Protection Under the Law"

Keynote Speaker:  Pamela Meanes, 
President of National Bar Association 

Tickets:  $40 individual

Platinum Sponsors $800 10 tickets and 10 memberships
Gold Sponsors $650 6 tickets and 6 memberships
Silver Sponsors $425 4 tickets and 4 memberships

For tickets call (573) 690-1097 Glenn Bonner 
or 
anymember of JC NAACP

 e-mail jcnaacp@gmail.com 

Sandi Robinson, Acting PR

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#Ferguson demonstrators taunted by some sports fans

Some ugly news

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/st-louis-cardinals-fans-taunt-black-protesters-urging-justice-michael-brown-article-1.1966149

Freedom Fund Dinner Set for NOVEMBER 1st, 2014

Dear Friend,
THE BIGGEST FUNDRAISER FOR US ANNUALLY
Please, join us at our Freedom Fund Dinner and renew your membership today.  Help the NAACP promote justice and equality for everyone by volunteering on an issue, project, or program.  Stay up to date on civil rights issues in Missouri.
The Jefferson City Branch of the NAACP will host its 51st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Silent Auction at Reinhardt Circle (5007 Buffalo Rd, JCMO) on Saturday, November 1, 2014. National Bar Association President Pamela Meanes will serve as our keynote speaker.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate our theme, “Equal Protection Under the Law.”  The Freedom Fund Dinner is our primary fund-raiser to support branch activities and operation expenses. No funds are spent on salaries.  
Silent auction starts at 6 PM and program at 7 PM.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT
We would appreciate your support as an attendee, sponsor, and/or benefactor. Please renew your membership today as a life member for $75 annually (for 10 years to become a life member) and we will buy your dinner!






REGULAR MEETINGS HELD
We meet the third Monday of each month at the Lincoln University Library in room 116 from 6-7PM.  We often have guest speakers on topics from the death penalty to local policy concerns and your always welcome. On Youtube, we have partnered with former president WT Edmondson to bring hardhitting analysis on complex issues and our blog www.jcnaacp.blogspot.com is home to the news you can use.
We need your help to make America a better place.  Vote on November 4th.  Oppose Jim Crow voting laws our current legislature seeks to impose.  Support everyone’s right to vote.  Stand for peace in #Ferguson. Please renew your membership, donate to the NAACP and join us in our work and at the Freedom Fund Dinner on November 1, 2014.  
Yours sincerely,
Nimrod Chapel, Jr.
Nimrod Chapel, Jr.
President
Jefferson City, MO Unit 4064

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NAACP Kansas City Voter Registrar Training

Members & Supporters,

NAACP Kansas City Voter Registrar Training     THU, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
One of the Association’s key game changers is Voting Rights and Political representation.  To that end, we encourage eligible folks to become deputy registrars for the Kansas City Election Board.  The Political Action Committee will host a deputy registrar training session Thursday September 18, at 6:30 pm at Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway, KCMO.
  
To qualify for this training, you must be a Kansas City resident living in Jackson County and be eighteen years of age.  All current and previously trained deputy registrars should receive training annually.   Please call our office at 816-421-1191 or emailnaacpkcmo@sbcglobal.net to RSVP for the training, so we will have enough materials for everyone.  Thank you in advance for your civic engagement!

Mary Ann
Branch Secretary
NAACP Kansas City, MO Branch
816-421-1191

Want a Job

Missouri KidsFirst
Job Announcement
Program Manager

Missouri KidsFirst seeks a full-time Program Manager position located in Jefferson City, Missouri. The primary responsibilities include developing, coordinating and conducting child abuse training and providing technical assistance to child advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams.

Missouri KidsFirst is a statewide organization empowering adults to protect children from abuse. As the state chapter of Missouri’s Child Advocacy Centers and accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance, we empower professionals working in the child welfare system by providing education about recognizing, responding, diagnosing, investigating and prosecuting child abuse.

Missouri KidsFirst offers a competitive salary, medical insurance, and employee leave benefits. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Missouri KidsFirst is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Those interested in the position should email a resume to: Donna Neely at donna@missourikidsfirst.org by September 30, 2014.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Justice Scores A Point In Missouri Federal!

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Senate confirmed Ronnie White as a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Missouri with judicial commission following the next day. His long overdue confirmation arrives 15 years after his first nomination was defeated by a slim margin party-line vote in 1999.

White’s career is one marked by a deep devotion to public servitude. After earning a law degree from the University of Missouri in 1983, he worked as a public defender in St. Louis and as an attorney for a number of government offices. He also served as a representative in the Missouri House of Representatives for six years. In 1994, White was appointed judge of the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals, and one year later, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri. In 2003, White became the first African-American Chief Justice, serving in that capacity until 2005.

White is a man highly regarded in the community and his ascension to the U.S. District Court judgeship marks a momentous occasion. On behalf of the Jefferson City NAACP, we congratulate the Honorable Judge Ronnie White.

Nimrod (Rod) Chapel, Jr.
President
Jefferson City. MO NAACP

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Missouri State Conference Meeting -


As per prior notification the conference will convene Friday October 3, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Soul food dinner at 6:00 p.m. Saturday October 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. All adult registration fee: $50.00 each, Youth registration fee $25.00 each.


Adult Branch Assessment: Kansas City and St. Louis City $180.00 ea. Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Louis Co, Springfield and Polaski County
$60.00 ea all other Adult Units $50.00 each.

All Youth and College Units Assessments $25.00 per Unit. Please remember your past assessments are past due.

You may send your past due assessments to:
Missouri NAACP State
Conference, 211 Park Deville Dr.
Columbia, Missouri 65203

yours in Solidarity,

Mary A. Ratliff
211 Park Deville Dr.
Columbia, MO 65203
Ph: 573-881-0163
e-mail: marrat300@aol.com

Subject: Hotel Info for Missouri NAACP State Convention.

Per Dr. Hunter;

Hotel Info for State Convention:
COMFORT SUITES - 1650 Old Wire Outer Rd., Rolla, MO, US, 65401
Rate $89.00 per night.  Ask for NAACP rates

a.. Phone: (573) 368-4300
b.. Fax: (573) 368-4310

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#Ferguson Police Department meets #DOJ - one to watch

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/justice-department-investigate-ferguson-missouri-police-n195271

Jobs with Justice - workers asking "Can you Hear me Now"

Jefferson City protesters demand end to racial prejudice

Jefferson City protesters demand end to racial prejudice: The shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson and subsequent demonstrations brought out dozens of marchers in the state capital Monday evening.

Breakfast is the best thing you can do for a child - Invite one to the 2017 NAACP MLK Freedom Fund Dinner!

Breakfast
Why You Should Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration in the classroom.
  • Studies show that breakfast can be important in maintaining a healthy body weight.
  • Hunger sets in long before it's time for lunch, but because it's not convenient to eat properly, many people who have not eaten breakfast snack on foods that are high in fat and sugar.
  • People who skip breakfast are unlikely to make up their daily requirement for some vitamins and minerals that a simple breakfast would have provided.
  • Breakfast provides energy for the activities during the morning and helps to prevent that mid-morning slump.
Tips on Eating a Quick and Healthy Breakfast
  • Pick 2-3 foods, including at least one from each of the following food groups:
    -bread and grain (i.e.cereal, toast, muffin)
    -milk and milk product (i.e. low-fat yogurt, low-fat milk)
    -fruit or vegetable group (i.e bananas, apples, carrots)
  • Pick up portable breakfast items when at the grocery store. You should buy foods like fruit, low-fat yogurt, whole grain breakfast bars, or granola bars for those mornings when you have to eat breakfast on the go.
  • Replace or accompany that morning cup of coffee with a glass of orange juice or milk.
  • Make an omelette! You can shorten preparation time by chopping up your vegetables ahead of time.
  • Get up 15 minutes earlier.  You can fix and consume a healthy breakfast in 15 minutes or less.
  • Plan ahead to eat breakfast.  This means you should decide what you are going to eat for breakfast before the next morning.   You can save time by putting out the box of cereal or cutting up some fruit the night before.

Movie tonight

FYI - this evening.  

http://mostateparks.com/event/61789/museum-after-hours-abolitionist-film-and-discussion

Created Equal:  America's Civil Right Struggle - The Abolitionist, Dr. J. Marke Leslie
Program at: LU's T.D. Pawley Theater in M.L. King Hall at Chestnut and Dunklin Streets at 6pm this evening.   

NEXT PROGRAM ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1st, 6pm, "Slavery by Another Name," Dr. Debra Greene

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MUSEUM AFTER HOURS: "THE ABOLITIONIST" FILM AND DISCUSSION

9/3/2014 | MISSOURI STATE MUSEUM | JEFFERSON CITY, MO

The Missouri State Museum will present the film, “The Abolitionist,” and a discussion led by J. Mark Leslie, Ph.D., Lincoln University. This program continues the museum’s ongoing series, “Museum After Hours,” held the first Wednesday of each month. While Museum galleries will remain open until 9 p.m., the program for this month will be presented in the T.D. Pawley Theater, Martin Luther King Hall, Lincoln University, 812 E. Dunklin. To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and to introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America, the Missouri State Museum will offer a series of screenings and discussions centered around four documentaries on the Lincoln University campus in Jefferson City, Mo. The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Event time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
LOCATION:
T.D. Pawley Theater, Martin Luther King Hall
Lincoln University
812 E. Dunklin St., Jefferson City
First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854