Topic: Clarksville NAACP
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that the application process is open for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect.
Tennessee Reconnect builds off the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise program, which provides high school graduates two years of tuition-free community or technical college, by establishing a last-dollar scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate free of tuition or mandatory fees.
By 2025, at least half the jobs in our state will require a college degree or certificate. Tennessee will lead in creating highly-skilled jobs if we make sure that Tennesseans are ready for those jobs, and there is no smarter investment than increasing access to high quality education.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayoral candidate and Ward 10 councilman Bill Summers will attend the Clarksville branch of the NAACP’s Political Forum today, October 9th, at the Lettie M. Parker-Kendall Community Center.
Summers, as well as the other candidates in attendance, will be given the opportunity to answer questions about the pressing issues in Clarksville.
The Political Forum is free and the public is encouraged to attend to listen to the platforms of each candidate and to make an informed vote on Election Day.
It was 42 years ago today that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee at the The Lorraine Motel by James Earl Ray. Today also marks the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. The impact Dr. King had on people throughout the United States and the world can be felt just as strongly today as when he was here with us.
To ensure that the dream that Dr. King spoke so fondly of is not forgotten, members of the Clarksville community along with the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP and the Clarksville Area Ministerial Association will be joining together to celebrate his life today.
Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at the G’s Pancake House Restaurant, located at 803 South Riverside Drive, Clarksville, TN. starting at 12 noon.
The Coffee Party of Clarksville, Tennessee in partnership with the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP, the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (HOPE), and the Korean American Association of Clarksville will host a “Meet the Candidates Forum.” «Read the rest of this article»
The Tennessee Urban Resource Center held a press conference to announce that legal teams that will be involved in helping to insure that the residents of the Lincoln Homes Public Housing Projects gets a fair shake when it comes to the implementation of the City of Clarksville’s Smart Growth 2030 Master Plan which calls for the demolition of the Lincoln Homes Public Housing Projects, and the relocation of its current residents.
Many residents fear that their homes will be taken away from them under this plan and that they will then be placed in housing units that are not going to be affordable to low income people.
The Clarksville Branch of the NAACP will host its 54th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on October 23, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Clarksville, 435 Madison Street Clarksville TN. starting at 7:00 p.m.
The National NAACP organization is celebrating “100 years of the NAACP and fighting for freedom, civil and equal rights”.
The theme for this year’s banquet is, “Bold Dreams…. Big Victories”. There will be a special presentation honoring former Presidents of the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP. The guest speaker will be National NAACP Board Member and President of the Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, Gloria J. Sweet-Love.
Cost of tickets for the event will be $50.00 per person. For information on how to obtain tickets contact the Jimmie Garland at 931-216-6745 or O.D. Watson at 931-216-0290. Deadline for purchase of tickets is October 16, 2009.
Reserve a table for your business, church or organization today!
African American leaders to meet with Montgomery County Mayor, Redevelopment Plan Review Committee Members
A group of concerned leaders from the African American community in Clarksville will meet with Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and County Commissioners on September 3 at the Old Courthouse Building, 1 Millennium Plaza (2nd & Commerce), in downtown Clarksville, at 4:00 p.m. Commissioners Mark Banasiak, Ron Sokol and Martha Brockman, the ad hoc subcommittee members reviewing the controversial Clarksville Center Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan, will participate in the meeting.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to a complaint filed by the Clarksville NAACP found numerous flaws in the Clarksville Center Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan voted into law by the City Council with full support of City of Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville-Montgomery County resident Jimmie M. Garland Sr, has been appointed the new NAACP Tennessee State Conference of Branches, Area Director, for the Middle Tennessee Region. This appointment makes Mr. Garland the 6th highest ranking NAACP officer in the state of Tennessee.
His new duties include Field Operations Support, New Branch Startup & Coordination, Branch Relations and Membership Recruitment duties over 12 Middle TN NAACP County branches, their presidents, executive officers and members.
Mr. Garland will continue to serve as the NAACP Clarksville Branch president, a position that he won re-election to in November 2006.
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