One of many vendors
Rev. Homer & Mrs. Nancy Cobb arrive for NWI Health Summit Roundtable
Topics of discussion ranged
from cardiovascular disease,
dialysis, HIV, obesity and more. A break allowed for
NAACP members picture
An opinion that boiled down to they just wanted to do it so
they did, but speaking up and the numbers made a difference.
When Silence Becomes Consent:
Crosscheck Program was initiated in December 2005 at the Midwest Election
Officials Conference (MEOC) by the office of the Kansas Secretary of
State in coordination with Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The program
combined each state's voter rolls into a database and sought to identify
potential duplicate registrations by comparing first name, last name, and full
date of birth. In 2006, the first crosscheck was conducted using voter
registration records from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. The program is
administered by the office of the Kansas Secretary of State as a free service
to all member states. Under Secretary Kris Kobach, the program expanded rapidly
from thirteen states in 2010 to a peak of 29 states in 2014. In 2017,
Crosscheck analyzed 98 million voter registration records from 28 states and
returned 7.2 million "potential duplicate registrant" records to
Debating Kansas' mandate on tighter voter ID enforcement.
If you thought voting didn't matter see
how this could affect you or maybe not, maybe a relative, sibling?
Voter registration ends April 9, 2018
and Jeffersonville / Clark County
Indiana NAACP Unit #3054
Community and Adult Youth
Advisors where doing their part making sure their neighbors were registered and aware of the consequence of Primary election May 8, 2018.
Radio WLTH 1370 AM
KIDNEY HEALTH AND
Rev. Homer C. Cobb Jr. hosted a call-in program to educate the community on various questions that African American are more prone to having end stage renal disease because of the stress we’re under and our diets. We are faced with high blood press and or diabetes, which are the two leading causes for kidney disease.
From top left to right:
Rev. Homer C. Cobb Jr., Hammond Branch NAACP President, was the Host:
Rev. Dena Holland Neal an ordained minister with United Church and Christ & Associated Pastor. Believes in holistic approach to ministry that address the entire needs of the person both physical and spiritual has been a dialysis patient since 1983, has done every modality offered to people with end stage rental dialysis. She has done in-center nocturnal perinatal home, has had two Kidney transplants, and has provided counseling for new patients and patients considering transplants.
Dr. Sandra Gadson, a
practicing Nephrologist and the International President of Woman’s Home and
Overseas Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Dr.
Gadson has served as past president of the National Medical Association, She
has worked at all levels to eliminate healthcare disparities and to increase
parity in medicine, especially in the area of kidney disease. She founded the first freestanding dialysis
center in Northwest Indiana. She was the
first provider of dialysis services in the city of Gary. In 1994, Dr. Gadson became the President of the Methodist Hospital Staff becoming the first woman to have been elected to that position. In 2006, Ebony magazine named her one of the 100 most influential African Americans in America. She has degrees from Hampton University and Meharry Medical College. She has articles published in the American Journal of Nephrology and other medical publications. She is a member of the American Nephrology Society, National Kidney Foundation, Alpha Kappa Aloha Sorority , Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a life Member of the NAACP. 096
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Passage prompted by NAACP, IUPUI partnership
As of July 1, all Indiana high schools will be required to offer ethnic and racial studies as an elective course at least once every school year under Senate Enrolled Act 337. Act 337, a bill authored by Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, was signed into law last week by Gov. Eric Holcomb during a private signing ceremony.
Chrystal Ratcliffe, NAACP’s Indianapolis chapter president, said the initial focus was on Black history, but the group expanded its approach.
“It started with the idea of requiring teaching of African-American history in Indiana schools and became a multi-cultural education requirement with the support of IUPUI professors and a diverse coalition,” said Ratcliffe. “We are grateful to Senator Taylor for his persistence and leadership on this issue.”Garry Holland, the chapter’s interim education chair, Ratcliffe and others in the organization worked with African-American, Native American, Latino and Asian cultural education experts to successfully push for passage of the law, the result of four years of advocacy in the Indiana General Assembly 0605201710:29