Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
18 Sept. 2014
discussion series on race and the criminal justice system: The New
Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m., 524 Denslowe
(corner of Valley Road and Denslowe, Reno)
Poor Denny's Almanac, 7 September 2014 On this date
in 1972, on
the first day of school Clark County, superintendent of schools
(and future Nevada governor, 1999-2007) Kenny
Guinn was forced to cancel elementary school until
further notice after a group of parents won a court order
halting implementation of an integration plan, Nevada Attorney General
Robert List and school district lawyer Robert Petroni
melodramatically flew to Washington to ask the U.S. Supreme Court
to halt the integration plan, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
entered the case against List and Petroni, and protest marches were
held on the Las Vegas strip, at the county courthouse, and in the
downtown casino district.
On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas
Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent nine
black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.
of longtime Nevada reporter Dennis
Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac. Copyright
© 2014 Dennis Myers, all rights reserved.)
Nevada's 150th Anniversary of Statehood
Reno Gazette-Journal 8-28-2014
Smith was one of the founders of the Reno-Sparks Branch of
advocacy was born after losing her husband in 1946. Alfred
Smith, a WWI veteran, was turned away from the Veterans Memorial
Hospital in Reno because he was black.
Note: Alfred O. Smith served as the Branch's first president,
Alice L. Smith served as president, 1955-57. A Washoe County
School District elementary school was named in her honor. (Branch
Presidents Honor Roll)
Patricia Gallimore/Heather Hauskins photo
Encounters: A longrunning Reno News & Review
series by Editor D. Brian Burghart that looks at the
stories, statistics and impacts of police use of deadly force.
It began on Feb. 27, 2014. This week's three stories: Police
Psychology, Head Wounds and House of Pain.
Watch for Burghart on Comedy Central's
The Daily Show with John Stewart after Sept. 16. Check
local listings for time and channels.
News & Review 8-28-2014
advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights:
militarization barrier to community relations
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 8-21-2014
300 online responses. Longtime Reno-Sparks Branch member Debra
Feemster co-chairs the committee. Four-time past-president
Lonnie Feemster testified.
force: Should local police be outfitted for war?
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-21-2014
ACLU report on the militarization of police departments
NAACP national president starts petition for special
prosecutor. Sign up here.
from NAACP President Cornell William Brooks 8-21-2014:
far, local investigators and law enforcement have
been slow to speak to witnesses, eager to arrest journalists
and attack peaceful protesters, and surprisingly quick
to release unrelated video 'evidence' only meant to
distract from the investigation. Does this seem unbiased
to you? We want justice and transparency, no more,
no less. We can still restore trust in this case,
but only if Governor Jay Nixon or state Attorney General
Chris Koster acts today. Urge Governor Nixon and state
Attorney General Koster to appoint a special prosecutor,
in the name of an unbiased and transparent investigation
into this shooting."
Reno demonstrators remember Michael Brown
Marcella Corona / Reno Gazette-Journal / 8-15-2014
in Reno to remember Missouri teen
Marcella Corona / RGJ.com / 8-14-2014
debate, Washoe County sheriff hopefuls weigh in on Ferguson,
Gazette-Journal / 8-15-2014
Feemster: Reno And Race Progress, But "Trayvon
Martin Stereotype" Persists
Ed Pearce/ KOLO TV-8 / Posted: Thursday 9:16 p.m. PDT / Aug
HEAT IN THE DAY. Protests of the police killing of unarmed
Missouri black teenager Michael Brown will be held Thursday
afternoon, August 14, part of a National
Moment of Silence scheduled for 4:00 p.m. PDT (23:00 GMT).
In Carson City, the Progressive Leadership Alliance will
assemble in front of the state capitol. (Contact Stacy
Shinn or Laura Martin.)
The Reno-Sparks NAACP will gather peaceful demonstrators on
the Liberty Street side of the Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse
at S. Virginia and Liberty in downtown Reno. (Contact Andrew
Brown was gunned down Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson,
Missouri, a St. Louis suburb.
On the Monday PBS News Hour, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP
Legal Defense and Educational Fund stated "If you look
at the statistics involving arrests, stops and so forth in that
town prepared by their police department, African-Americans
are the subject of 90 percent of the stops, whether in vehicles,
whether on the street, whether on local roads, whether on the
highway. And, interestingly, however, the greatest amount of
contraband thats found happens with stops of white residents."
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. The NAACP's monthly meeting
will begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Rita Cannan School. Members
will vote on whether or not to endorse the Nevada State Education
Association's business gross profits tax initiative.
They will also get an update on Washoe
County School District issues, a regular agenda
item. The school is located on the cusp of Reno and Sparks on
Silverada Blvd. at Cannan Street.
by Barbano / Sparks Tribune 8-14-2014
Moment of Silence locations nationwide / Facebook
NEW JIM CROW Once again, the ACLU, in partnership with
the Reno-Sparks NAACP, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
(PLAN) and Be the Change host a series of community discussions on
the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander. Click
here for information on dates, times and RSVP. We encourage everyone
to participate. Thank you. Heather
Hauskins, Secretary, NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
Dysfunction Part XLVIII>
Elon, Lord Pedro and Gov. Veto El Obtúsè
editor grills Washoe superintendent & principals about grad rate
critics (aka Reno-Sparks NAACP)
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-16-2014 Sparks Tribune
taken for Teslacide demo ride
thrown to education to grease automaker corporate welfare
Dysfunction Part XLVII>
salesmen and stoner stores
by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014
scandals, whitewashes & black towers
overlook federal sex/race/ethnicity investigation into Washoe County
big money is spent strictly on abstinence
State panel to review militarization of police departments
In Nevada visit, new Veterans Administration
boss proves all jobs require training
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the Sparks Tribune / 8-21-2014
and Kettles: Can't we all get along?
Vice-President Dave Aiazzi has announced that he has been diagnosed
with leukemia and will be resigning by the end of September.
Remember him with healing thoughts and prayers.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks
Tribune / 8-7-2014
President: Race an issue in l'affaire Martinez
RENO (4 Aug. 2014) On today's Nevada Newsmakers
program on KRNV TV-4/Reno and KENV TV-10/Elko, Truckee
Meadows Community College President Maria Sheehan stated
"I cannot tell you that race is not a factor" with
respect to the suspension of Washoe County School Superintendent
Her statement came
in response to a question from host Sam Shad.
The full interview,
which comes in the first segment of the program, will be available
by about 6:00 p.m. PDT at NevadaNewsmakers.com/
It may also be viewed this evening at 9:30 on Charter Cable
Channel 190 and 24/7 via Charter Cable On Demand. Click
here for the full
statewide re-run schedule.
of July 31 first decried the injection of race into an
already tense situation.
the race card: Suspicions linger
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-28-2014
don't need no education or Pedro, either
school boss fired and unfired
by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 7-24-2014
Biden laments national epidemic of restrictive voting laws
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-23-2014
at NAACP national convention: Quit quashing minority vote
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-22-2014
P.O. Box 7757
Reno, NV 89510
are held on the second Thursday of each month
Rita Cannan Elementary
School / Multi-purpose Room
2450 Cannan Street * Reno, NV 89512
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m. / General Membership 7:00 p.m.
meeting 9 October 2014
NAACP Facebook Page
African-Americans perform at annual Artown extravaganza
News & Events
Branch Treasurer Dorothy Mae Cager dies at 89
p.m. Aug. 27 memorial service at Reno's Second Baptist Church
Aces and other minor league baseball teams accused of slavery in treatment
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-21-2014
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