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HAPPY NEW YEAR 

Happy New Year to our Chinese and Vietnamese communities who celebrated New Years on Feb 6 and 7. We look forward to future collaboration and support.  

Pictured is President Ginwright with Voice of Vietnamese representative Genie NguyenLe and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Van (the oldest female member of the local Vietnamese community, on the right).

 Who Were the Black Panthers?

 

PBS aired a documentary on the Black Panthers.  Learn more about their plight, struggles and how they impacted America. You can view the video here:

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/the-black-panthers-vanguard-of-the-revolution/

 

Building Families Through Adoption

 

More than 1400 in Virginia need permanent, loving adoptive families.  These children, many African American, have been waiting in the foster care system without a sense of stability and trust.  Most are school aged and many are teens.  Some have a physical or mental disability.  Many have siblings and need to be placed in homes with their brothers and sisters.  They, like us, need to belong and be in a loving, caring and understanding home, and call someone "Mom" or "Dad."  Do you have love in your heart and space in your home to help remove our children from the foster care system?  If so, call 800-440-4090 (Virginia One Church, One Child, Inc.) for additional information, or contact your local Social Service office.  Make a difference in the life of a child.  Become an adoptive parent.



  

2016 Open House Celebration

 

Friends and supporters united to celebrate the 3rd annual Fairfax NAACP Open House.  This was also a recognition of Black History Month.  

 

Music was rendered by youth member Justin Moseley. 

The Fairfax County Times did an exceptional job in covering the OpenHouse, to include branch activities and 2016 goals. Read more here: http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fairfax_county/fairfax-county-naacp-addresses-local-issues/article_84e762fa-d1a5-11e5-bc3e-d3298312fc6d.html


We appreciate the attendance of Chairman Bulova, FC Police Chief Roessler, Fire and Sheriff Department representatives, Superintendents, School Board Chair and members, FCCPTA, VA NORML, President Thompson (Loudoun County NAACP), and all other participants.  



 
  

 

 
  JUSTICE FOR
NATASHA MCKENNA


 CHANGE THE NAME


The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board Meeting will be held on February 18 at the Luther Jackson Middle School,3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia.  The forum will begin at 6PM in room 303, followed by the meeting at 7 PM in the auditorium.  Sandy Evans, Mason District FCPS School Board member, and Ryan McElveen, an at large FCPS School Board member, is expected to introduce a Forum topic to "request the School Board to direct the Superintendent to initiate community engagement on the possible renaming of JEB Stuart High School."  If approved, the topic will become an action item for the Board.


Join the NAACP, Students for Change and other supporters, to show your support for changing the name of JEB Stuart High School. You can find out more about the Forum and the School Board Meeting at http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/fairfax/Board.nsf/goto

 

For additional information on this and other advocacy initiatives, and how you can participate, contact us at fairfaxnaacp@gmail.com.

 

 
 
BORN SUSPECT:  Stop and Frisk Abuses: The Continuing Fight to End Racial Profiling. Download the NAACP report. 
  

SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE BILL FAILS

 

“Legislation to prevent students under age 14 from facing criminal charges for disorderly conduct at school failed Monday in the Virginia House of Delegates on a 36-60-1 vote.  The bill was pitched as a way to cut down on the number of students being referred to law enforcement for acting out at school. The Center for Public Integrity, a Washington-based nonprofit, found last year that Virginia led the nation in referring students to the criminal justice system.”

 

The most POWER we have is in our VOTE, yet we too often choose not to exercise that privilege that so many fought for and some died for, the right to vote.  It is because of individual’s refusal to cast their vote during local elections that we end up with delegates and Senators who have never supported the issues facing people of color, specifically African Americans. Expect to see more of these actions and of our children in the criminal justice system. 


Read the entire story here:

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/article_145d6413-15db-5522-81fe-ec763585641f.html