Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
As we continue to deal with this global pandemic of COVID-19, we are grimly reminded that the coronavirus does not take a break and that, in some areas, it is still hazardous to be “black while minding your own business”. In the last few weeks, we were shocked and appalled to hear about jogger Ahmaud Arbery and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Breonna Taylor being needlessly gunned down in their own communities. In the case of Arbery, he was shot and killed while jogging in his community after being stalked by a former law enforcement officer and his shotgun wielding son, while Breonna Taylor was shot to death while in bed in her apartment in a drug bust gone horribly wrong.
We, of the Greater Huachuca Area Branch of the NAACP stand with our national association in the call for a complete and transparent investigation of both incidents and demand that those responsible be brought to justice. Is it not enough that we must fight the invisible enemy of COVID-19, with all of its socially debilitating and divisive consequences, while at the same time endure the injustices driven by apparent racial prejudice and misinformation? Will we ever stop jumping to conclusions and start loving and protecting each other, regardless of skin color, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or social status? Now is the time for us to come together with one voice and purpose: the eradication of this terrible virus. We can only do this by putting aside our petty differences and start watching out for each other.
While we pray that our national and global leadership will get serious and provide the guidance that they were elected to give, we must also do our part. Wash your hands, cover your face with a mask and cover your mouth with your sleeve when you sneeze or cough. Get tested! Stay home if you feel ill. Practice social distancing of at least six feet from each other when out in public (which should be kept to a minimum anyway). If we take these simple measures, we can speed up the day when we can join and fellowship with each other in our communities. Please watch out for each other, pray, and stay safe. We will see you all on the other side.
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General Membership Meetings
NAACP General Membership Meetings
Greater Huachuca Area Branch NAACP Monthly General Membership meetings are held the
SECOND Saturday of each month,
at 1:00 p.m.
During these times of social distancing and other restrictions, our General Membership Meetings will be held virtually via ZOOM. Information to attend the branch virtual meetings will be distributed with each meeting notice.
Virtual MLK Celebration
Monday, January 18, 2021, 10 am