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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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LEAP celebrates Four year Anniversary

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – April 29th, 2013 marked the 4 Year Anniversary for the LEAP Organization being registered as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. From its humble beginnings, the Clarksville based organization has grown to provide youth development services in Robertson County and Cheatham County.

To celebrate reaching this milestone the organization reached out to Chic Fil A on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard to create an family friendly atmosphere that encouraged board members, staff, volunteers, community partners, parents, and youth in the program to get to know one another.

LEAP Organization's Four Year Anniversary

LEAP Organization’s Four Year Anniversary

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Know where you are going – a Tuskegee airman’s story

 

Written by Jerry Green
USASOC Public Affairs

US Army Special Operations Command

Donald Elder, left, was guest speaker at the 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Equal Opportunity office hosting the first MISOC led African American Heritage Observance at the Fort Bragg Club. Joining Elder is Reverend James Jones. Elder and Jones were members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen squadron . (Photo by Jerry Green/USASOC Public Affairs)

Donald Elder (left) with Reverend James Jones. Elder and Jones were members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen squadron . (Photo by Jerry Green/USASOC Public Affairs)

Fort Bragg, NC – On Friday, February 1st, 2013, history came alive for the more than 500 people in attendance at the Fort Bragg Officer’s Club.

The event, part of the African American Heritage Observance, was hosted by the 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Equal Opportunity office, and the start of African American History Month at Fort Bragg, NC.

Featured guest speaker, Donald Elder, captivated the audience with his stories and experiences as a young man who enlisted into the Army with the desire to join the famed Tuskegee Airmen unit. As Elder took the podium and observed the mass of military uniforms, he was visibly awed with the response from the audience.

“If I had any idea of the things I went through after joining the Army Air Corps would  result into this opportunity to be with you today, reliving those experiences for you, I would do it all again over,” said Elder. «Read the rest of this article»

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered

 

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of his “I have A Dream” Speech, and is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

Finally, President John F. Kennedy recognized that only a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans.

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Eighth Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2012: Renaissance Woman Alice Randall Describes Ada’s Rules

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Harvard-educated Alice Randall is as close to being a Renaissance woman as you’re going to meet on the streets of Nashville. Writer-in-residence for Vanderbilt University, she is the author of The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell and her latest book, Ada’s Rules. The first African-American woman to write a number one country song, she also wrote a video of the year, worked on multiple Johnny Cash videos, and produced a pilot for a prime time drama on CBS (featuring ex-wives of country stars).

Ada’s Rules hits head on what Alice Randall feels is the dominant civil rights issue of the first quarter of the 21st century—health disparity, specifically the issue of being overweight that leads to diabetes in one in four African-American women over 55. Diabetes leads to many women suffering amputation and/or kidney failure. Alice Randall is on a crusade to help women recognize this problem and find ways to overcome it.

Alice Randall at the 2012 Clarksville Writer's Conference

Alice Randall at the 2012 Clarksville Writer’s Conference

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NAACP Rallies behind the LEAP Organization

 

L.E.A.P.Clarksville, TN – The Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast was held at the Quality Inn Hotel on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Many elected officials, pastors, and active members of the community were present to show their commitment to unification for the betterment of the Clarksville Tennessee community.

Awards were presented to former City Council Woman Barbara Johnson and several others to recognize their achievement in addition to elected officials addressing those in attendance.

LEAP Founder/Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett (left) and NAACP President Jimmie Garland (right) spoke at the Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast.

LEAP Founder/Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett (left) and NAACP President Jimmie Garland (right) spoke at the Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast.

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Clarksville Mayor appoints Charter Revision Commission

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has announced the appointment of a twelve citizen Charter Revision Commission who will once again tackle the revision of the Clarksville City Charter.

In making her announcement today, Mayor McMillan said, “The Charter is our constitution and it must meet the challenges of the present while providing future generations with direction for governing.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Kleeman Community Center to host Martin Luther King Jr. Programs

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Kleeman Community Center invites the public to join in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 16th.

The Kleeman Center, 166 Cunningham Lane, will host a children’s program celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and again that evening, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 2nd

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN - The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Nominate a Coach Today!
  • Clarksville Sports Festival
  • Scuba
  • Spring Adult Softball/Kickball Meeting Scheduled

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Local NAACP to host Community Forum with Elected Officials.

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - NAACPClarksville, TN – On September 15th, 2011 the Clarksville Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold a community forum at the Burt – Cobb Community Center, 1011 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN. The forum will run from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

Special guest speakers will be:

Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes – District 22nd Democrat (Montgomery, Cheatham & Houston, Counties).

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts – District 67th Democrat (Clarksville & Montgomery County).

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts & Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes

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