Saturday, December 29, 2012
Money raised supports the educational and litigation funds for local and national programs.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Information was provided by the St. Louis County NAACP. The NAACP St. Louis County Branch recently held a Soulful Jazz Brunch extravaganza as a fundraiser for the organization. More than 300 community leaders, corporate partners, and individual donors attended the 3rd Annual Soulful Holiday Jazz Brunch Extravaganza at the Ritz-‐Carlton. Proceeds from the event support educational and litigation funds for local and national programs. Event was emceed by Who’s Who in Black St. Louis’ Keith Antone Willis. While many came to hear the legendary sounds of local Jazz Bands Cee Jazz Soul and Three central, many enjoyed over 30 vendors in the market place shopping. The silent auction include items donated by local furrier Demay Furs, Brooks …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Recognized for his achievements at the recent national convention in Houston.
Information was provided by the St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP. As the recent National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 103rd annual National Convention in Houston Texas, the NAACP elected youth leaders that will serve their individual youth members throughout the nation. John Gaskin III, a sophomore at Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas, and a 1911 Ladue High graduate was elected by a majority as chairman of the National Youth Work Committee (NYWC). The committee Represents 27 youth and adults from across the nation, representing various regions of the NAACP. He is the first chairman ever elected to this position from Missouri. In his new role as chairman he will create plans of action to increase …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Common causes of NAACP, other Civil Rights Organizations under siege by conservative groups.
June 5, 2012 will remain for myself, one of the most paradoxical days in my life. Let me qualify this by saying I was a child of the 1950s and 60’s. I saw up close and personal the Civil Rights struggles of the 1950s and how the Viet Nam era changed our societal values forever. MICDS Graduation The day began for me officially by attending Mary Institute Country Day School’s annual Commencement Exercises, something that dates back to 1859. I couldn’t help but understand how diversity has played such a key role in the lives of MICDS students today. As students marched into the McDonnell Center on the southern end of the campus, I couldn’t help but notice the changing facing of those who would be graduating and facing the challenges of their …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Dr. Eric Hahn, Angela Haywood-Gaskin to be honored June 5 at Ritz Carlton dinner.
Two Ladue Horton Watkins teachers will be recognized with the prestigious Benjamin Lawson Hooks Excellence in Education Awards June 5. Dr. Eric Hahn and Angela Haywood-Gaskin will be recognized at the St. Louis County NAACP annual Freedom Fund fellowship dinner on Tuesday, June 5 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Clayton. The award is given to five individuals each year who exemplify the great work of Benjamin Lawson Hooks who made significant contributions to the movement during the course of his lifetime. Hooks, who was the first African American appointed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) died in 2010 at age 85 in his hometown of Memphis. Hooks served as executive director of the NAACP from 1977 to 1993. The NAACP dinner is one …