The Springfield Chapter of the NAACP sponsors scholarships for desiring youth in this chapter.
POISE Foundation is proud to provide scholarship administration for the National NAACP Scholarship Program. Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. The application cycle for the 2014-2015 school year will open January 15, 2014 at 10:00am and close March 17, 2014 at 3:00pm.
To Missouri Voter Protection Advocates
Today, (Feb 28, 2014) the Missouri House of Representatives passed legislation that could disenfranchise at least 200,000 Missouri voters. HJR 47 would place a ballot initiative before voters to weaken our state constitution's protections of the right to vote, and HB1073, which would implement restrictive government issued photo ID requirements to vote.
As many of you may know, Senator Romine has filed SB739 which is a Medicaid
“reform” bill that does not include expansion. Attached are two
analysis’ of the bill – a two pager from Saint Louis University School
of Law, Center for Health Law Studies (Sidney Watson and Lisa D’Souza)
and a longer analysis from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (Joel
Ferber and Amanda Schneider). Please contact Sidney, Lisa, Joel or
Amanda for specific questions.
Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and 2014 Image Award nominee, Forest Whitaker is set to receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award during the 45th NAACP Image Awards, broadcast live on Saturday, February 22.
The Chairman’s Award, chosen by Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, Roslyn M. Brock, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include United States Navy Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Tyler Perry, Former Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, Aretha Franklin, Bono, then-Senator Barack Obama, The Dave Matthews Band, and Danny Glover.
Chairman Roslyn M. Brock notes Whittaker's global impact through his work:
"Forest Whitaker embodies the moniker of artist and activist. His work in front of and behind the camera engages and entertains, and his service to communities around the world is truly inspirational. It is my honor and privilege to recognize Mr. Whitaker with the Chairman's Award."Read more...