Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP Black History Month Events

General Meeting Focus On Violence Reduction Initiative Headlines

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chattanooga Public Safety Coordinator Dr. Paul Smith will discuss various aspects of the Chattanooga Violence Reduction Initiative at the Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP General Body meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This meeting will be held at the Glenwood Recreation Center beginning at 6 pm. Other Chattanooga-Hamilton County Black History Month activities include:

Legislative Day on the Hill: Feb. 11: As part of the Tennessee NAACP State Conference, the Branch will travel to Nashville to meet with state legislatures.

Black Ink Poetry Contest: Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m.: EPB Building. Submit poems to ChattanoogaACTSO@gmail.com

National NAACP push for the Voting Rights Act of 2014: The branch joins the 1200 NAACP units across the in a national push to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. There is currently pending legislation moving through Congress. 




First Things First Celebrates 20 Years With A Birthday BASH

First Things First will commemorate two decades of strong families and healthy relationships in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Chattanooga Convention Center with a Birthday BASH. The Birthday BASH will host a variety of surprise special guests as First Things First gives a glimpse into what the future holds for the families of Chattanooga.   There will be a ... (click for more)

Stay Safe Amid Eclipse Excitement

As the Tennessee Valley gears up for the solar eclipse on Monday, it’s important to stay safe amid all the excitement. If you are planning to view the eclipse from TVA public lands, keep the following safety points in mind.  Expect traffic jams. The Valley is expecting thousands of tourists, so roads will be crowded.  Plan to get to your viewing location a few hours ... (click for more)

City Seeks To Be Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)

New Superintendent Johnson To Set Up Opportunity Zone For Low Performing Schools

New County School Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson said he plans to set up an Opportunity Zone for low performing schools. He said in a memo: In our ongoing efforts to improve student achievement I would like to establish an Opportunity Zone that would specifically focus on our Priority schools and schools on the cusp. The initial schools that would receive support through this structure ... (click for more)

Mayor Invites Civil War II

I just received an email from the Mayor stating that he filed paperwork to remove the city of Chattanooga as the trustee for the Confederate Cemetery on Third Street. I understand the Mayor's intent was to distance the city from it's racist past and subsequent hate, but I feel like this is an interesting move without much thought of the consequences. The Mayor prefaced his ... (click for more)

Confronting Racism In Public Education

Like most Americans, we have been bothered by the news in recent days. And as we have struggled to understand the racial issues that continue to confront our nation, we are left to ponder the issue even more within the context of public education.  The vast majority of Americans know that racism is wrong. It is one of the few issues on which almost everyone can agree. We ... (click for more)