|My personal appeal to you: Will you help the DeKalb NAACP?|
|Written by Administrator|
This year, I am serving as one of the honorary co-chairs of the DeKalb NAACP’s annual membership breakfast, which will be held on April 27, 8 a.m., at Greater Traveler’s Rest Church, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur. As many of you know, On Common Ground News is celebrating its 18th anniversary this month and I’m asking all of you, our readers, and FB family members, to show your support to us by purchasing a ticket to the DeKalb NAACP breakfast ($30) or buying a membership to the DeKalb NAACP ($30 and up for adults over 21) or both. It’s a good investment in the community.
The keynote speaker for the breakfast will be the dynamic Rev. Charles White, Jr., national field director of the NAACP, who will inspire us on this year’s theme., “We Shall Not Be Moved.”
If you can’t make the breakfast, please support this effort by purchasing a membership for yourself or as a gift for someone else. With the adult membershi,p a one-year subscription to the national NAACP’s magazine, The Crisis, is included. The Crisis always has provacative, relevant and very interesting articles. For example, in one issue, the magazine published a story entitled “Five Views of the World,” featuring artists, educators and authors who discussed what they liked about life in Rome, Egypt, Paris, Germany and Japan respectively. It was a great travel piece that offered perspectives from American blacks who experienced culture, food and the people of those countries.
The Crisis also includes articles for those who are interested in more weighty subjects such as the economic snapshops of wealth inequality in America, the call to end hazing and the racial bias that keeps children of color disproportionately represented in low-performing public schools, just to name a few subjects. These magazines are great for history and for students who are in search of relevant material for class projects, assignments and so forth. Believe me, The Crisis is well worth a membership.
I want to encourage membership to the DeKalb NAACP for another reason as well: These are the people who are always on the frontlines fighting for civil rights, injustices and other issues that. at some point, impact all of us. They are the ones who speak up for educators, underpaid school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and for jobs and promotion in our communities. The organization does so much throughout the year and it only asks for donations a couple of times a year. The annual membership breakfast is one of those times.
There are various levels of memberships available to the NAACP—from personal to corporate. The memberships start as low as $15 for youths up to age 21. The cost is $30 for adults. At both of these levels, the magazine, as I mentioned earlier, is included in the membership.
If you’re in the Atlanta area, I am encouraging you to attend the breakfast on April 27. You’ll be helping a great organization and you’ll have the opportunity to network with all kinds of people at the breakfast. Businesses or organizations that would like to promote their services may purchase an ad for the souvenir breakfast program booklet. Ad prices are $100 for a one-eighth page ad; $150 for a quarter-page ad; $350 for a half-page ad; and $550 for a full-page ad. ALL ADS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013.
Please feel free to give me a call, if you need more information about tickets, membership or ads in the booklet. I can be reached at 678-526-1910,
or you may e-mail the DeKalb NAACP at