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"The NAACP will remain vigilant in its mission until the promise of America is made real for all Americans."

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NAACP

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (MLK Day), the King George Branch NAACP is working to honor the request from the King Family. In lieu of celebrating MLK Day, we are using the day to contact our congressmen (Honorable Tim Kaine and Honorable Mark Warner) to pass the Voting legislative bills for equality and availability to everyone to prevent the issues that occurred as a result of Election 2020 and the January 6 riot on Congress. We ask and encourage you to:

 

  • Talk with or write to your Congressman

  • Urge your Congressman to vote in favor of these bills

  • Present signed petitions to your Congressman

 

To assist you with writing letters, a flyer is attached and two sample letters to be used to send to State Representatives Mark Kaine and Mark Warner to get them to support approving the three (3) Voting Rights Bills that are on the table.

 

They can be emailed and/or handed out to others to get the word out and around.  Feel free to make copies and help to get the support and approval of by our representatives.

 

Please copy and paste your letter directly into the senators' email boxes:

Website for Senator Warner:  https://www.warner.senate.gov 

Website for Senator Kaine:   https://www.kaine.senate.gov

Click here to access the Kaine Template

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January 7th, 2021

Justice fo Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery's killers sentenced to life in prison

Travis McMichael, 35, his father, Gregory McMichael, 66, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted in November on a raft of charges, including felony murder, for Arbery's death.

Judge Timothy Walmsley sentenced the McMIchaels to life in prison without the possibility of parole, while Bryan was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. The 52-year-old will be eligible for parole under Georgia law only after he has served 30 years in prison because he was convicted of serious violent felonies. Before handing down the sentence, 

Story via:  Dakin AndoneEliott C. McLaughlinAlta Spells and Devon M. Sayers, CNN

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September 8th, 2021

Justice fo Ahmaud Arbery

A former Georgia district attorney has been booked on charges linked to her alleged mishandling of the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was pursued and gunned down as he jogged through a Brunswick neighborhood last year.

State prosecutors alleged that she used her position to delay arrests of the White men who chased and killed the 25-year-old Arbery.

Story via: CBS News

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July 9th, 2021

Zaila Avant-Garde

Spelling Bee Champion

 14-year-old Zaila Avant-Garde from Louisiana has made history by becoming the first African American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and the competition's second Black winner since its creation.

"It felt really good to win because I have been working on it for like two years. So to actually win the whole thing was like a dream come true," she told CNN's "New Day" on Friday. "I felt like in the moment I snapped out of a surreal dream."

Story via: By David Williams and Kevin Dotson, CNN

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June 17th 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth

You can honor Juneteenth and amplify its importance in your own community with the following organizations and virtual opportunities:

  • The National Museum of African American History & Culture is hosting an online celebration called, Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resistance. According to their website, the virtual viewing spans two days from June 19 to June 20. For added education and awareness, the museum also put together an interactive timeline that walks online users through the history of Juneteenth and its significance today.​

  • StepAfrika is calling viewers to its virtual theater for a Juneteenth performance which will broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on the June 19 holiday. The event will premiere works entitled, "Trane, Little Rock Nine and The Movement."

Story via: Ashley Vaughn CNN

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September 11th, 2021

20th Anniversary of 9/11

Today is the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On this day, we honor those who were killed in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. To the families, friends, and loved ones, of those who have lost someone to this tragedy, we send our love and condolences. May everyone we lost that day Rest In Peace.

Click below to take a virtual tour of the Memorial and Museum.

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September 1st, 2021

Justice for Elijah McClain

Grand jury indicts police officers and paramedics in 2019 death of Elijah McClain

A Colorado grand jury indicted three police officers and two paramedics involved in the August 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was stopped by police while walking home from a store, put in a carotid hold and then injected with ketamine, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Wednesday.

Story via: By Stella Chan and Eric Levenson, CNN

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June 25th, 2021

Search for vandals

Police seek 4 suspects who vandalized George Floyd statue

Less than a week after a statue of George Floyd was erected in Brooklyn, New York City on Juneteenth, the monument has been vandalized with an alleged white supremacy marking.

Four unidentified individuals allegedly used black spray paint to deface the monument and cover the text on its pedestal at 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, just five days after it was unveiled.

On the statue’s pedestal, white spray paint was used to leave the stenciled mark of Patriot Front, deemed a "white nationalist hate group" by The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremism in the United States

By Marlene Lenthang via ABC News

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June 17th,2021

It's Official! Juneteenth is now a national holiday!

The House passed legislation Wednesday that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, sending the bill to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature.

The bill passed the House 415-14 after the Senate unanimously passed the legislation Tuesday. The 14 Republicans to vote against the bill were Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin, Doug LaMalfa of California, Tom McClintock of California, Mike Rogers of Alabama, Matt Rosendale of Montana, Ronny Jackson of Texas, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Chip Roy of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona.

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September 10th, 2021

Removal of Robert in Richmond

The removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday is a powerful symbolic victory. For 131 years, Black residents had had to walk past the statue and see a constant reminder of how white supremacy continues to shape American life and culture.

Story via: By Keisha N. Blain, MSNBC Opinion Columnist

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August 6th, 2021

Please Read

We hope everyone is safe and healthy. Unfortunately, there has been an announcement that someone that attended the open house at King George High School on August 4th was confirmed to have the covid-19 virus. The KGCS Covid Response team is working diligently to identify any potential close contacts that may have been infected. At this time everyone please be safe and self-isolate if you feel as though you may be sick. 

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June 25th, 202

Lock Him Up

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year, was sentenced Friday to 22 and half years in prison.

Chauvin, in a light gray suit and tie and white shirt, spoke briefly before the sentence was imposed, offering his "condolences to the Floyd family."

Under Minnesota law, Chauvin will have to serve two-thirds of his sentence, or 15 years -- and he will be eligible for supervised release for the remaining seven and a half years.

The sentence exceeds the Minnesota sentencing guideline range of 10 years and eight months to 15 years for the crime. Floyd's death sparked massive protests across the nation over police brutality.

​By Ray Sanchez and Eric Levenson, CNN

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April 14th, 2021

India Adam Jacobs

"One of the city's high-ranking officials is leaving Petersburg to take the chief managerial position for another locality in Virginia. Assistant to the City Manager India Adams-Jacobs is leaving Petersburg to become the Town Manager for Colonial Beach, Virginia. Her first official day in that capacity starts April 26." - via NewsBreak