Community Forum on Criminal Justice scheduled for Dec. 14

The NAACP is first and foremost a civil rights organization. I agree with Terrell Thomas, the new Criminal Justice Director of the National NAACP that we are in a mass incarceration crisis in this country. It is a national, state and local problem that requires national, state and local solutions. That is why I encourage you to attend the Saturday, Dec. 14, Community Forum on Criminal Justice Reform to be held at the Chapel Hill Public Library. I serve as co-chair of the District 18 Racial Justice Task Force which is the primary sponsor of the forum. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP is a co-sponsor. This will be an opportunity for members of the public to hear what our elected officials and ot

Branch offers match for OC Bail Bond Justice Fund donations

The Orange County Bail Bond Justice Project (OCBBJ), a new organization, seeks to amass a $50,000 revolving bail fund from area individuals, businesses and organizations so that people in Orange County who cannot afford to pay their bail or post bond do not have to remain in jail awaiting resolution of misdemeanor or low-level felony charges. Beginning today and running through the end of January 2020, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP will match donations to the Orange County Bail Bond Justice fund dollar for dollar. The local NAACP branch has committed $1,000 to matching donations. Under the OCBBJ’s new program, once those accused show up for trial, the money for the bail is re

Nominations open for branch MLK award

The branch consistently tries to recognize and celebrate people and organizations in Chapel Hill-Carrboro whose work exemplifies the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and nominations are now open for our branch's annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Award. This award will recognize an individual that envisions solutions to the many inequities in this world that we live in but also has the courage to act and to persevere in the face of challenging circumstances. The recipient of this award will embody Dr. King’s service to humanity as evidenced by their commitment to service and social justice in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Nominees should include individuals who: Raise aware

Join the OCCRC for Nov. 16 ceremony

On Nov. 16, the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC) will host a a Soils Collection, Libation and Remembrance Ceremony to commemorate the 1898 lynching of young Manly McCauley. Mr. McCauley was just 18 years old when he was lynched by a group of white men near the intersection of Hatch Road and Old Greensboro Highway in what is now Chapel Hill. His offense: He was Black and had eloped with the white wife of his employer. His body was left hanging from a tree for ten days before his family was allowed to claim it. In April 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) had the grand opening of the National Museum of Peace and Justice in Montgomery Alabama. The Museum is dedicated t


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