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LONG BEACH, CA NAACP NEWS

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John C. Lawson, Los Angeles Superior Court, Commissioner of Long Beach Courthouse, Judge Kelvin Filer, Los Angeles Superior Court, Compton Courthouse and retired juvenile Judge Marcus Tucker, Los Angeles Superior Court at the Keesal, Young and Logan NAACP 2008 Law Day Program.

Long Beach Branch NAACP President, Naomi Rainey, thanks Scott Hinsche, Esq., Law Firm of Keesal, Young & Logan for his 5th year coordination of the annual Law Day Program; also pictured Marlene Weed, Esq., from the Long Beach Branch NAACP and member of Law Day committee.

Todd Hicks, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Major Crimes Division is a 5th year participant and program advisor for the LB NAACP Law Day project.

Tom Reeves, Esq., Prosecutor, City of Long Beach a participant of the Law Day panel.

Michele A. Wilson, Esq., Law Offices of Michele A. Wilson in a round table discussion with students.

Todd Hicks, Esq., District Attorney, Major Crimes Division, round table discussion with students.

Evelyn Kristensen, Esq., Law Firm of Keesal, Young & Logan with Harry Weed, Esq., Legal Redress &, Law Day Chair, Long Beach Branch NAACP.

Jack & Jill representatives, Stephon Carradine and Alison Conard at the NAACP Law Day Program.

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Long Beach Branch NAACP Marvin Christopher Brown-King

Youth Programs
The Long Beach Branch NAACP has been serving the needs of our youth for more than 60 years. This year the Branch is focusing on education in the greater Long Beach area. Our goal for the year was to improve the educational opportunities of the over 100,000 at risk children that currently reside in Long Beach. We have developed programs that embrace students, parents, businesses, and the community at large. The objective is to promote academic excellence, social responsibility, and professional development.

A young man on the move

Some of our impact programs include:
• NAACP Scholars and Scholar Dollars: Scholar funds and dollars provide financial support for highachieving high school and college students from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds. The selection criteria are based on academic performance and community service performed in Long Beach. • Youth Wealth Empowerment: Early Personal and Educational Financial Planning. • Stay in School: Elementary to High School student retention program to encourage high attendance, good grades, and discipline in the classroom. • Leadership Academy and Development: Learning leadership skills applicable in all areas of professional and personal life. • ACT-SO Program: Olympics of the mind competition in the areas of the sciences, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, and business. • Conflict Resolution Training: Teach conflict resolution with communication and nonviolence. • Fitness and Focus Camps: Promote lifelong fitness and health by introducing nontraditional sports and activities. • Discovery of the Arts: An introduction to the fine and performing arts via field trips and guest artists. • Talent Search and Development: Scholarships to assist in the purchase of musical instrument, lessons, showcases of talent, and field trips and interaction with established artists. • Careers and Mentorship: Shadowing professionals in law, medicine, government, business, and education. Career education classes to understand the job search process and life-long career management. • Math and Science Collaborative: In conjunction with California State University’s MESA (mathematics, engineering, science, and achievement) for high school and college students.

These services are not limited and they will be provided to any low to moderate income, disadvantaged and underserved Long Beach youth. Our programs provide positive alternatives to truancy, drugs, gangs and other negative elements that are destroying young lives. Unfortunately, there have been a number of talented and deserving youth identified by the Long Beach Branch NAACP, who will not be able to participate in our youth programs because of lack of financial resources. How can you help? Any contribution is tax-deductible, as we are a 501(c)3 through the national organization. Your support of $100, $200, $500, $1,000 or above will sponsor a student to be able to participate. You can make a significant impact on the lives of these young people by supporting the NAACP 2006 Educational Initiative. With your help, we can reach our goal of producing economically successful young adults that will not only benefit themselves, but the entire Long Beach Community.

NAACP SIS/CIP Fund
P.O. Box 1594 • Long Beach, CA 90801 • For information call: 562.856.7586

At the tender age of 2, Marvin Christopher Brown-King began his journey into the world of musicianship, and found a genuine interest in piano playing. Over the years, Marvin’s skills have maximized. Blessed with the gift to truly understand and play complicated classical pieces, his mother, (who passed away in July 2003) wanted to ensure his musical longevity. Thus, at the age of age of 10, Marvin took his very first piano lesson and began to read music. Marvin has played for churches, luncheons, senior citizen centers, schools, community events, as well as competitively. Some of Marvin’s largest accomplishments have been winning and participating in various talent shows. In addition, Marvin was allowed to perform at a Walt Disney Concert Hall competition in January 2004, even though he was not of age. Judges were awed by his skill, poise, and natural style, and invited him to future competitions. In 2005, he received the gold medal for competing in the classical piano category during the Los Angeles Branch NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition. He went on to compete nationally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also the 2008 Long Beach Branch NAACP ACT-SO gold

medallist in the classical, jazz, and contemporary piano categories and will be going to Walt Disney World in July to compete nationally. In addition, Marvin was the 2005 first place winner of the talent competition for the Georgia Laster Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians. In the summer of 2006, Marvin represented the Western Region in a National Usher Board music scholarship competition, where he earned first place. In April 2007, Marvin had the pleasure of winning the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s 12th District, 62nd Annual Talent Hunt. He went on to compete nationally. Over the past summer, Marvin also had the pleasure of winning the “Silver Medalist Scholarship Award” for the BEEM Foundation’s competition and played for the legendary Nancy Wilson on another occasion. Thanks to the serious efforts of community based organizations, Marvin continues to have the opportunity to share his gifted talents with others. Marvin is now 17 years old, and continues his musical studies. He enjoys being a senior at Renaissance High School of Performing Arts in Long Beach. He also attends the highly acclaimed Colburn School of Performing Arts. Marvin takes pleasure in playing the works of classical composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, and Johann Sebastian Bach. He sometimes shares his God given talents on a voluntary basis to churches and community NonProfits. He is a faithful member and volunteer of St. Bridget Catholic Church Los Angeles. He is looking forward to attending college in the fall and is eager to eventually earn a Doctorate of Music degree. Marvin’s ultimate goal is to become a piano virtuoso. With the love and guidance instilled in him by his late mother, and sisters (guardians), in addition to his strong faith in God and perseverance his

“Future Will Be So Bright.”

The Long Beach Branch NAACP’s Fit and Focus Camps promote staying healthy, team spirit, and sportsmanship through golf, sailing, and tennis.

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Calendar of Events:
June 3, 2008 – Our Primary Election is June the 3rd. National, State, and Local candidates and ballot measures which affect our everyday lives are on the June Primary Ballot. You must be registered, Monday, May 19th to be eligible to vote. General Membership Meetings are held the third Sunday of every month: Earnest McBride Sr. Park 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813 - 3:00pm May 19, 2008 – Annual African American Legislative Day – Lobby Day at the State Capital. Meet with California Legislators – Lift your voice and express your concerns around health care, Education, economics, housing, prison reform and other important issues relevant to the life and well being of Californians. June 21, 2008 – Renaming of California Recreation Center to Ernest McBride Park. 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd June 22, 2008 - General Membership Meeting & Program honoring NAACP Educators of the Year and the 2008 NAACP Scholars and Scholarship Recipients. Ernest McBride Sr. Park – 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd July 12- 17, 2008 – NAACP 99 th Annual Convention Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, Ohio July 20, 2008 General Membership Meeting & A Program – 3:00pm Ernest McBride Sr. Park – 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd July 30 – August 3, 2008 – 2008 National ACT-SO Competition and Awards Ceremony. 30 th Anniversary Celebration held at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Florida.

Congratulations
• Jack Hinsche, Roberta and Matthew Jenkins, Ron Piazza and Doris Topsy-Elvord received CCEJ’s highest honor for their continued commitment to human relations, promotion of inter-group cooperation and for a lifetime of work through significant contributions toward improving the status of humankind. The 45th Annual CCEJ Humanitarian Awards Dinner was held Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Long Beach First Lady, Nancy Foster and Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 4th District were the event co-chairs. Also honored were Jack Hinsche and Ron Piazza. • Jesse Johnson, 2nd Vice President of Long Beach Branch NAACP and President of 100 Black Men of Long Beach, supported free diabetic and high blood pressure health screenings at Black owned barbershops throughout Long Beach. The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program is the first initiative of its kind to exclusively address health care disparities in African American men on a national level. • The Long Beach Branch NAACP was recognized for the branch’s participation in “Cover the Uninsured Week 2008” and for the excellent work the branch does to improve outreach and education for families in Long Beach. • Congratulations to Rachel Plotkin, Long Beach Branch NAACP, Health Committee Chair on her recent marriage. • Benjamin T. Jealous is named the NAACP National President – Elect. Jealous, 35, comes to the NAACP from the San Francisco-based Rosenberg Foundation*, where he’s served as president since 2005. “Ben Jealous has spent his professional life working for and raising money for the very social justice concerns for which the NAACP advocates,” said NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Julian Bond. “He is a perfect match. He is intergenerational and his presence is a demonstration that the nearly 100-year old NAACP attracts the best and brightest.”

May 29, 2008 – South Coast Interfaith Council – Celebrating 65th Birthday and retirement of Rev. Ginny Wagener – Old Ranch County Club 3901 Lampson Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 – 6:00pm

LB NAACP Collaborations
•The Long Beach Branch in conjunction with Long Beach Human Dignity will sponsor Hate Crime Education Forums. The discussion will include: What is a Hate Crime? What should I do if I’m the victim of a hate crime? How do hate crimes affect my community? •Long Beach Cares – “Community Baby Shower, with Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the Long Beach Health Department. A citywide project that will assist expecting mothers who are in the various prenatal programs offered through the Long Beach Health Department. • The Long Beach Branch NAACP is a proud sponsor of Unity in the Community. Unity in the Community was created to break down barriers of race, religion and culture in the greater Long Beach community. •Commnity Action Partner presdident, Justin Rudd, with programs such as adult and youth Spelling Bee, All Day Read, Belmont Shore Chalk Art, and Wlk to Lose Weight. •The Long Beach Branch made a special donation to help with the 2008 8th Grade promotion at Jefferson Leadership Academy, their partnership school. This program is a part of the NAACP’s Stay in School Program. •The Long Beach Branch NAACP co-sponsored a free Health Lecture “Music for Healing and Wellness” with Community Hospital of Long Beach as part of Mental Health Month. •Long Beach NAACP is a member of Long Beach Non-Profit Partners.

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These programs are offered in conjunction with Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor, Don Knabe, Long Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach Yacht Club Foundation, U.S. Sailing Center, U.S. Sailing Center Foundation, and the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Department, with special funding from the Josephine Gumbiner Foundation.

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NAACP OPPOSES EXPLOITIVE, HIGH-INTEREST “PAYDAY” LOANS UNSCRUPULOUS LENDERS OFTEN TARGET LOW-INCOME, RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITY AMERICANS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY

NAACP Washington Bureau Action Alerts: Hilary O. Shelton, Director

THE ISSUE:
Payday lenders offer small, short-term loans while charging annual interest rates of up to 900% for a one-week loan, 450% for a two-week loan and more than 200% for a one-month loan. For example, borrow $200 on Tuesday, pay back $240 or $250 the next pay day. Payday lending has become a huge industry; in 2006 it was estimated that payday lending had $40 billion in business (in loan volume) with more than 2,200 U.S. outlets (by comparison, Starbucks has just over 8,600 U.S. locations and McDonalds about 14,000). Most of the loans (more than 40%, according to the FDIC) are for between $200 and $300; less than 10% are for more than $500. One of the biggest problems with payday loans is that consumers who use payday lenders are often in desperate debt, and the high interest rate makes it so hard to pay back the loan that they quickly find themselves on the perpetual debt treadmill. When they cannot pay back the original loan, they extend it, often paying the fees and interest several times over. The end result is that many consumers end up paying far more in fees than what they originally borrowed. This is so common that 99% of all payday loans go to repeat borrowers; the typical payday borrower pays almost $800 on a $325 loan. In total, payday lending earns the financial institutions $4.2 billion in fees annually. The sad truth is that many payday lenders locate themselves in low-and moderate income neighborhoods as well as communities with large concentrations of racial or ethnic minorities and areas surrounding military bases. One study found that African American neighborhoods have three times as many payday lending stores per capita as white neighborhoods in North Carolina, even when the average income of the neighborhood is taken into account. Another study showed that in Texas, where 11% of the population is African American, 43% of the payday loans were taken out by blacks. In too many cases, payday lenders are the only financial institutions in a community of color. The NAACP finds this deplorable, given that these lenders strip any chance of wealth building from hardworking Americans who are already at an economic disadvantage (African American families have a median net worth 1/15th of white American families, $5,500 versus $88,000.) The NAACP is thus calling on states and the federal government to pass laws to restrict payday lenders from charging exorbitant fees or demanding unrealistic payment terms. For example, last year, the Congress passed a provision, strongly supported by the NAACP and a host of civil rights, consumer and military organizations, capping interest rates on consumer loans made to military families at 36%. The NAACP would also like to see the state and federal government offer increased incentives for traditional financial institutions to open branches in currently underserved communities.

NAACP supports congressional fight to end predatory lending
THE ISSUE:
“Predatory Lending” occurs when a financial institution charges home-buyers or homeowners more for loans than is the norm for someone with their credit rating. Predatory lending increases the cost of home-buying or home repair for individual families; as a result, homeowners almost always lose much of the financial benefits and security they had hoped to gain by buying a home, and sometimes the home is foreclosed and all is lost. Predatory lending almost always occurs in the “subprime market.” “Subprime loans” are those that are intended to serve people who do not qualify for traditional loans, including those with blemished credit histories or without a traditional credit history. While not all subprime loans are predatory, most predatory loans are subprime. Predatory lending is especially prevalent in the refinancing market. Predatory Lending is clearly a civil rights issue: predatory lenders target African Americans, Latinos, and Asians or Pacific Islanders as well as the elderly and households headed by females. According to several reports, subprime loans are 5 times more likely in black neighborhoods than in white neighborhoods. Furthermore, disparities in lending between minority and White families actually increase as income increases, refuting arguments that subprime lending and predatory features are introduced solely to mitigate risk. High concentrations of subprime lending and racial disparities in subprime lending exist in all regions of the nation. The NAACP strongly supports federal legislation to address predatory lending that would continue to allow states and local jurisdictions the flexibility to address new types of predatory loans or predatory lending that is unique to the state or region. Senator Christopher Dodd (CT), along with Congressmen Barney Frank (MA), Mel Watt (NC) and Brad Miller (NC) are currently working on legislation that would effectively and comprehensively address predatory lending.

Copies of the Federal Civil Rights Legislative Report Card for 2007 and the Presidential Candidates’ responses to the NAACP Questionnaire are available by mail, fax, or email. WASHINGTON BUREAU · NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE 1156 15TH STREET, NW SUITE 915 · WASHINGTON, DC 20005 · P (202) 463-2940 · F (202) 463-2953 E-MAIL: WASHINGTONBUREAU@NAACPNET.ORG · WEB ADDRESS WWW.NAACP.ORG

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California State Conference NAACP the 3rd Annual JuneteenthCelebration Jazz and Comedy Brunch
You are invited to the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Father’s Day Brunch to be held at the Fire House Restaurant Court Yard on Saturday, June 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Old Sacramento. The legendary Dick Gregory and the incomparable Bill Bell Trio will perform. Tickets are $150 per couple. To order tickets call: (562)856-7586 or (916) 498-1898 June 19th is the unofficial holiday observed by thousands of African Americans. The holiday originated in Texas during the Civil War period, when news of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862, the news did not reach Texas slaves until June 1865. he California State Conference of the NAACP wants to bring the communities together to celebrate this milestone and educate others on the rich history.

grocery store and leaving a half-full cart of food as I couldn’t handle being in the store any longer. This type of anxiety can take over your life. A couple of times, I drove my children to the store and gave them money so they could shop for groceries while I waited safely in the car. Both my sons remember this clearly and have mentioned it to me from time to time. I remember also when I did shop for groceries and was standing in line. I would panic because I was now sandwiched. What would I do if it got so difficult that I needed to bolt and get out of the store. I was stuck. There are times that people with panic disorder have to really manage their minds and try to distract themselves to make the time pass. With each occasion, however, comes the reinforcement of anxiety, and that’s a battle to overcome. When I did shop for groceries, I would shop with the intention of loading up with food just in case times became tough again and it would be difficult to venture out to the market. What a great feeling to come home with lots of food and be prepared just in case. It was always just in case, and what if I am feeling horrible or anxious and how will I manage my home or how will it be when I am with people. Somehow, I did manage, although it was difficult. There is one day that has stayed with me. When the children were very young and I had to take my younger son, James, for his first pair of prescription shoes that needed special sizing. I made the appointment. It was important to his health and had to be done. I had cancelled it once so I had to go forward with the appointment.

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depression.” In the late 1970s, there were articles in magazines on depression, and I started seeing the similarities in myself. I ended up diagnosing myself and saw a psychiatrist. He was a nice, gentle doctor and he suggested I read a think book, “From Sad to Glad” by Nathan Kline, M.A. He told me I would see the same similarities in this book, and that I would be able to recognize if I had the problem of depression. It was true. The book gave me hope. It became my friend and I read parts of it over many times.

I remember driving and having a feeling of being off balance, along with severe anxiety. It was hard getting the kids to the doctor that day, but I got it done and it was a huge relief. This day enters my mind time and time again.

Psychiatric help
Doctors would ask, “Are you depressed?” I would always reply, “No, I am not depressed. I just don’t feel well.” Years later, I realized that I didn’t feel well because I was depressed. I remember the doctors and nurses telling me, “You look great.” My response always was to just put (an imaginary) bag over my head and forget how I looked. Somehow, I always made sure that I put on my makeup and looked my best. It was my way of hiding my depression and the fact that I had a problem. My thinking was that only weak people have depression. Pity is the last thing I wanted, and I didn’t wish to open myself up to pity in any form. I was good at hiding when I was struggling with depression. When depression was severe, however, I wouldn’t see a doctor. It was hard to even be with myself, let alone venture out to see a doctor. I didn’t feel well and my mental state was painful. I was ashamed of the way that I felt and I knew others didn’t feel this way. No doctor ever said to me, “Nancy, I believe you are suffering with

In Memoriam

Myrl Nixon-Morris

Rupert F. Richardson
The Grand Dame of the NAACP

I remember it was a Sunday when suddenly I realized that a feeling of leveling out had come over me, a feeling of peacefulness. This was an emotional day, one I will never forget. The tears flowed uncontrollably as if all the years of pain were flooding out of my body. It hurt badly, but at the same time was extremely cathartic. My depression had started at age 24, and on that special Sunday, I was 35 years old. Slowly my many years of hurting and playing the game of being “normal” became a thing of the past. Gradually, I was feeling better. I was able to cope and enjoy life without the severe bouts of depression, anxiety and spells of extreme energy, the manic phases of bipolar disorder. Luckily for me, the manic phases have not been too destructive as is the case with some people. What makes an extreme energetic time hazardous is when it falls quickly into a spell of depression. What goes up must come down. Basically, that is what bipolar disorder is all about, and that is why medication is so important. It keeps the disorder in balance. As time passed, I came to realize that I married a wonderful man, and that it was challenging for him not knowing if I was having a good day. This can be like walking on eggshells. My children also had a mom who was not reliable at times and made promises she could not keep. I know they understand it was not for lack of love that these promises were broken. And I can enjoy my grandchildren, Taylor, 8, Bobby, 6, and Ryan, 3. As you can see, bipolar and depression not only affect the person, but the entire family. It’s important for those who have mental illness to realize, too, that they must stay on their medication. Absence of depression doesn’t signal that it’s time to stop with the meds. One needs to keep taking their medicine to keep their mind in harmony and their life in harmony as well. It’s the same with a diabetic who takes his/ her daily insulin to keep blood sugar in balance. I end my day with a prayer: Thank God, for today. It was a good day. With all the ups and downs of life, I can say that I am feeling life as it should be felt, and for this I am grateful.

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Welcome Life Members

Kim C. Evans Vice President, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries

Karen Hilburn Retired School Administrator

Don Knabe Supervisor, Fourth District County of Los Angeles

Dr. F. King Alexander President, California State University of Long Beach

Dr.Mike Walter Long Beach Harbor Commissioner

Why Should Young Adults Vote?
by Mekonnen Garedew This is a very important question to ask in a societythat seems to never be supportive of young adults. Those who feel their country cannot be transformed have a difficult time believing in the electoral process. Apathy reigns supreme among young adults who view elections as opportunities for people, who look nothing like of to come around and sell them hopeful Profile them language. Even if one conquers their apathy within, it then becomes challenging McKonnen Gardue to learn about the issues. With news networks constantly parading around truthful information, it is almost impossible to not become disgusted altogether. to come from head, However, when difficulty rears its uglyyou young people must revert to their history. It was young adults, both college and high school students, who registered thousands of voters across this nation when civil rights, were being trampled upon. Sit-ins, marches, and freedom rides were all lead by young adults persistent in their effort to create social change. Risks were taken to ensure your right to vote. Never forget James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Scwerner, martyrs of the voting-rights struggle. All three were young adults effecting social change. It is clear then that the right to vote must not be taken lightly, especially among young adults. Typically, it is the retired and elderly citizens who have a high voter turn-out rate. Conversely, it is disgracefully low among young people. Politicians know this, which is why young adults always get the short-end of the stick. For example, tuition fees are almost always raised before prescription-drug prices are threatened. This is because the populations most affected by an increase in prescription drug costs faithfully participate in the electoral process. Politicians pay the most attention to people who will keep them in office. Likewise, they pay close attention to people who will remove them from office. The group with this power is the electorate, citizens who vote. With an election near, young people must make their voices heard for it is they who will inherit the leadership. Let the people in power know what you want. If they do not adhere to your command, they will be unemployed. Politicians work for you, not themselves.

Your Vote May Decide Issues and the Next Person Elected for the Following Offices: EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
LOCAL

• Assembly Person for the 54th,, 55th, and 52nd Districts • State Senator for the 27th & 25th Districts • Congress Person for the 46th & 37th Districts • State Measures: 98 – Eminent Domain – Limits Government Authority. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 99 – Eminent Domain – Limits on Government. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence.
COUNTY

• County Supervisor
NATIONAL

• President of the United States of America

Volunteers Needed
The Long Beach Branch NAACP is currently seeking volunteers immediately and for the future. In particular, we need assistance and support in the following areas; College Chapter, Economic Development, Labor and Industry, Housing, Political Action, Membership and Life Membership, and Youth Council. Attorneys are also needed. Our legal redress committee rountinely processes over 40 complaints and inquiries a month, with many people requesting or in need of legal assistance. If you or someone you know is an attorney and would like to volunteer, our legal redress committee can use you. We have many committees that are in need of assistance, your time and energy will help make our branch successful. If you would like to give back by mentoring the youth of tomorrow, this is an opportunity for you. So get involved today! Need to perform community service work? Or for additional information on how you can get involved contact (562)856-7586.

New and Renewing Members
Celia Ward Suja Lowenthal Janeice V. Mc Connell Shirley Freeman Dolores Y. Husband William F. O’Neill Beverly Lewis O’Neill Lolretta B. Toliver Tom Flores Stella Faye Davis Margaret B. Holt Clara Jones Jacqueline J. Collins Carol Hunsinger Ardel Guillamas Avelino Guillamas Kyle Jacob Kara Williams Chris Boswell Jerry Schaefer Tatia Sheffield Donald Fast Alton Hawkins Gloria Thomas Doris Williams Denise Watkins Jason Watkins Phillip Higgins Charles Thomas O Leon Wood Bruce Mac Rae Paula Wood Jashon Roque Janeice Mc Connell Estelle Stricklen John Roque James Stricklen Pamela R D Bailey Jackie Kaigler Thelma Youngblood Virgia Wade

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Mail application and check to: NAACP-Long Beach • P. O. Box 1594 • Long Beach, CA 90801 Please make checks payable to: Long Beach Branch of the NAACP

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