Mississippi State NAACP Statement on the Cleveland, Miss. Schools Desegregation Order

The Mississippi State Conference NAACP believes that the recent federal decision to desegregate schools in Cleveland, Miss. is a crucial step in the right direction towards providing quality education for all children. Fifty-one years after Bolivar County parents filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated school system in the county, African American students in the district…

State and Federal Surplus Property Program

State and Federal Surplus Property Program Thursday May 19, 2016  –  11:00 am to 1:00 pm Location : 6112 Weatley Street Houston Texas 77091 Free to Attend Call 713-692-7161 to RSVP Today Email:  info@acreshomecenter.org (click on email to rsvp) Hosted by State Representative Elect Jarvis Johnson, Black United Fund of Texas in conjunction with the…

August Deadline Approaches for 10th Annual Gaines Literary Award

$10,000 Prize Honors Rising African-American Authors, Literary Legend Ernest Gaines BATON ROUGE, La. – The deadline for submissions to the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is Aug. 15. Sponsored by Baton Rouge Area Foundation donors, the Gaines Award honors rising African-American authors while recognizing Louisiana native Ernest Gaines’ extraordinary contribution to the…