Tag: NAACP

By Stefanie Jackson – Today the NAACP celebrates 112 years since its founding in 1909 by a multiracial coalition headed by civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The NAACP was established as “an organization for the black community and their allies from across the political spectrum to fight for human...
Dear Editor: Uplifting a community takes a community. As it has been for over 3 decades the Eastern Shore’s Community Unity Day celebrated the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on his namesake holiday. The breaking of bread over a community breakfast was a tradition forged by a strong partnership that...
Submitted Article – The Eastern Shore of Virginia may be far from Minneapolis, Minn., in terms of miles, but the hearts of the people are near to residents in the Minnesota community and the family of George Floyd. We sincerely express our condolences to George Floyd’s family. We too...
By Carol Vaughn The largest crowd in several years joined in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday sponsored by the Accomack County Branch of the NAACP. The theme was “dream, believe, unite, and serve.” Newly elected Accomack County Treasurer James A. Lilliston gave the message at the event, held...
By Stefanie Jackson – People of all races and backgrounds turned out in record numbers at the Northampton High School cafeteria Monday for the 30th annual Community Unity breakfast, held every Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event was organized by President Jane Cabarrus of the Northampton County NAACP...
Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson The Northampton County NAACP, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, and Northampton County Public Schools organized the 29th annual Community Unity Day breakfast in the Northampton High School cafeteria on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. The event commemorated King’s life and legacy and...