Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2009 Freedom Fund Banquet of the Virginia Beach Chapter of the NAACP will be held at the Westin in Town Center on November 1. (That's All Saints Day for we Catholics.) It's a big annual fundraiser for the local Chapter. First, anyone who is anyone in the African-American community will be there. Second, for any politician seeking favor in the African-American community, it's a must event.

I ran into President Georgia Allen this morning and learned the date and location. Once I get the full spread of details, I'll be sure to post them.

1 comment:

J. Tyler Ballance said...

I have several former classmates who are still members of the NAACP and have worked on some campaigns alongside many or their members. However, here in the Twenty-first Century, we have reached a point where race-based organizations are more harmful than helpful.

While citizens are free to associate into any group that they want, participation in race-based groups, such as La Raza, Nazis, the KKK and the NAACP clearly sends a signal that participants in such groups still cling to American apartheid ideas.

African Americans would use their energy more constructively by joining community service groups that serve the whole community and who do not have as their membership basis a certain race or gender, such as KIWANIS, Rotary, Lions, etc.