The June meeting of the Amarillo Branch NAACP will be Saturday, June 8th at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 1 pm 1015 North Monroe
Robin. Malone made history May 23rd.
“[Malone] made AISD Board of Trustee history as Malone is the first black woman to serve as president” – Amarillo Globe News
And in their first meeting as the incoming board, new members Kimberly Anderson, Alonzo Everhart and Dick Ford joined returning members Robin Malone, Renee McCown and John Blanchard, voting unanimously to rename Lee Elementary according to the newly adopted school naming policy. This policy requires schools to be named for an adjacent street, the housing development, or an important historical figure specifically relevant to Amarillo.
Congratulations to Ms Malone on her new responsibilities and to the AISD Board for choosing setting a positive example for our children and our community in their very first meeting.
Please be sure to attend the AISD board meeting Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. Important issues effecting our community are are on the agenda, including consideration of a request by the Amarillo Branch of the NAACP to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary. See you there!
Happy Mothers Day!
The branch meeting scheduled for this Saturday is postponed due to the holiday weekend. The next meeting date will be announced here.
Thank you to the Globe News for helping to spread the word about our young scholars.
Nia Rose Miller, infant daughter of Patrick and Deana Miller, passed away on April 30, 2019. A Celebration of Life Gathering for friends and family will be at 2:00 pm Saturday at The Loft, 2632 SW 34th St. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in his love, He will joy over thee with singing. ~ Zephaniah 3:17. Nia Rose was preceded in death by several great-grandparents, Louise and Tommie Williams, Clarence L. Wright, Sr., Lore Miner, and Bertha Miller. Survivors include great-grandparents, Leola W. Wright and Billy R. Sutton; grandparents, Beverly and Eddie Dansby, Sr. and Debby and Ken Blount; aunts and uncles, Tamesha Denson, Leisha and Eddie Dansby, Jr., Kolby Blount, Brandy Blount and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House at www.rmhc.org.
With a heavy heart we express our sympathies for Deana and Patrick Miller at the unexpected loss of their daughter Nia Rose Miller. Please keep them in your prayers. The family has established a fund to help with expenses at GoFundMe. There will be a graveside service for the family followed by a memorial service at a time and place to be announced.
“Sleep, then, child,—sleep till I sleep and waken to a baby voice and the ceaseless patter of little feet—above the Veil.” – W.E.B. Du Bois
Be sure to attend the AISD board meeting this evening. The agenda calls for a discussion on policy for renaming schools. This will not be a meeting to actually rename the school. It’s still a great idea to be there and show support for change. “Keep moving forward.”