Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chapel Speaks Aginst Jim Crow

I am delighted to have been a guest on Reverend Edmondson's TV Show - FOCUS where we talked about citizen's rights to seek redress from elected officials, the University of Missouri system's support for #JimCrow laws and why the NAACP is working with many other organizations and people to keep our civil rights safe.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Why is Representative Bill Lant Still A Committee Chair and Trying to Legalize Discrimination?

First, Missouri legislature tried to silence Nimrod Chapel President of the MO NAACP.

Then, he didn't suffer and consequences for silencing a citizen.

Legislators and citizens called for him to step down or be removed, but nothing happened to him.

Is this the Missouri you want?  

Tell Bill it is time to go home - 573-751-9801 

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORTS shares MO Legislature's epic diss to NAACP

Why are we the laughing stock of the nation again?  Nationwide again for poor race relations?  Is this the leadership you want?  If not call and say #NOJimCrow please veto SB 43

Office of Governor Eric Greitens
Capitol BuildingRoom 216, P.O. Box 720Jefferson City, MO 65102Phone: 573/751-3222Fax: 573/526-3291Governor's website

MO Civil Rights 101 according to US NEWS and World Report

Civil Rights 101 from US News says don't keep making the same mistake.

Oppose Discrimination - Individual discrimination is a sin

Our live are shaped by the decision we make - will you let the Missouri legislature enact a law that allows one person to legally - no way to bring criminal or civil prosecution - for discrimination, harassment and retaliation?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Jefferson City NAACP Prayer Breakfast and Founders Day MLK Celebration

Jefferson City, MO Branch NAACP
Martin Luther King Jr. 
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 $10, 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.
Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is the pastor and co-planter of a new church in Jefferson City called Table of Grace, which was started in 2011. Michelle, alongside her wife, Stephanie, and children, Alexis and Morgan; accepted God's call after seminary to build an intentionally inclusive faith community in Jefferson City. Table of Grace aspires to be a "house of prayer for all people" (Isaiah 56:7) where all people feel welcome and experience God's love regardless of any labels that society might place upon them. Michelle's undergraduate degree is from Central Missouri State University in Business Administration and she has a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Michelle works daily to realize economic dignity and racial equity for all people as a Community Organizer with Faith Voices for Jefferson City. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Breakfast Buffet

Quinn Chapel AME 

415 LafayetteJefferson City, MO

For tickets, contact 

Glenn Bonner 573-690-1097

or Joe Ward 573-690-4033

$10 per person 

We thank Quinn Chapel AME and Reverend Gould 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 Mrs. Sandi Robinson 573-636-6638, or Glenn Bonner 573-690-1097.

Jefferson City MLK Prayer Breakfast & Founders Day Committee

Friday, January 13, 2017

St. Louis Public Schools regain full accreditation

St. Louis Public Schools regain full accreditation 
On January 10th, The Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously to grant full accreditation to the St. Louis Public School District, effective immediately. The board took its action after the district scored in the fully accredited range on its state evaluation for two straight years.
The state took control of the district's governance shortly after it became unaccredited in June 2007. The district regained provisional accreditation in October 2012. Despite the move to full accreditation, the district will remain under state control through at least June 30th, 2019.