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Legal Redress Clinics

Legal Redress Clinics

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The NAACP Legal Redress Committee Hosts legal clinics on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00am – 2:00pm. A collection of Houston area attorneys volunteer their time each month to participate in this clinic. This clinic provides individuals FREE legal advice, assistance, consultation and guidance to individuals whom would otherwise be unable to afford it. During the first two months of 2017 over 12 different attorneys have volunteered and the NAACP Legal Redress Committee has helped over 50 individuals with their various legal cases.  Thank you to all the attorneys who assist us and make this clinic possible. We will see you all during next month’s clinic!

 

 

Toy Drive & Holiday Reception

Toy Drive & Holiday Reception

   On December 15, 2016 the NAACP leadership held a toy drive and Holiday Reception. Gifts were collected during the first two weeks of December and disseminated to needy families on Thursday December 15, 2016. A total of 100 gifts were collected. 59 were given out to the NAACP community while the additional 41 wereContinue Reading

Houston NAACP Attends Friday Harbour Field Day

Houston NAACP Attends Friday Harbour Field Day

The Houston NAACP was recently invited to participate in Friday Harbour’s Non-Profit Field Day Competition. Friday Harbour is a 501c(3) non-profit organization who assists and fights to help find a cure for cancer! Friday Harbour invited not only the NAACP but nearly 20 other local Houston non-profit organizations to paticipate in its first annual fieldContinue Reading

2016 Freedom Fund Advocacy Awards Gala

2016 Freedom Fund Advocacy Awards Gala

   For those of you who were unable to attend the NAACP Houston Branch’s Annual Freedom Fund Advocacy and Awards gala, you missed out on a great event! With a delectable three course dinner on the menu, amazing honorees, and soulful and rhythmic entertainment, the evening was filled with spirit and humility. The NAACP presentedContinue Reading

Press Conference

Press Conference

NAACP Houston Branch and Texas Civil Rights Project will host a Joint Press Conference to address the broken Harris County Bail Bond System.                                               Date:          Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Time:          10:00 a.m.  Place:         NAACPContinue Reading

National President Brooks Visits Houston

National President Brooks Visits Houston

The NAACP National President, William Cornell Brooks visited Houston and attended the TSU vs. PVAMU Football Game.  Pictured with our Branch President, Dr. Douglas, Youth & College Division Chair, Avelina Holmes, Executive Committee Members Linda Johnson, Gwen Saulsberry and students.

NAACP Houston Responds to WLM Protest

NAACP Houston Responds to WLM Protest

“White Lives Matter” held a protest in front of our NAACP Houston Branch Headquarters.  The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the country; as such, we have advocated and demanded that all citizens in the United States be afforded all of their constitutional rights, especially their right to Freedom of Speech.  And whileContinue Reading

Join The Town Hall Meeting Regarding Surface Water in Northwest Houston

Join The Town Hall Meeting Regarding Surface Water in Northwest Houston

State Representative Senfronia Thompson, The NAACP Economic Development Committee, The Peoples United Summit and a host of Northeast Precinct Judges, civic clubs and community organizations are hosting a town hall meeting in regards to the surface water project in Northeast Houston. An estimated three-year Surface Water Project will run a pipeline down Little York Road.Continue Reading

Young Adult Committee – Upcoming Events

Young Adult Committee – Upcoming Events

The NAACP Young Adult Committee is back at it again! With national Election Day just a few months away, the young adult committee is gearing up help Houston and Harris County youth and young adults become both politically and socially conscious via numerous Advocacy events! The Young Adult committee has teamed up with the HarrisContinue Reading