Women Who Do It All

Just in time for Mother’s Day!

A panel discussion hosted by our own Deanna Miller where women share their experience with family, career, community involvement, and self care.

Moderator:
Deanna Miller Chair of Women In NAACP, Amarillo NAACP #6151-B

Boy Scouts Honor Community Leaders


The Golden Spread Council, Scoutreach District Boy Scouts of America

Will be honoring
Mr. Tremaine Brown of Shi Le’s BBQ
Our own former President, Mr. Floyd Anthony
And St. John’s Baptist Church

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
7:00—8:15 am
At the Amarillo United Citizen’s Forum
901 N Hayden St.

Our Branch and other have also recognized Mr. Brown previously for his considerable contributions to the wellbeing of our community.

There is no cost to attend, however, a scouting pledge will be requested.

To reserve a seat or table, please RSVP
to Gemma Mitchell at gemma.mitchell@scouting.org
or call(806) 358-6500

Protect Voting Rights in Texas

The Amarillo Branch NAACP vehemently opposes Senate Bill 7, which is currently under committee review in the Texas House of Representatives, because we believe many of the provisions restrict suffrage of American citizens. Rather than strive to build upon the successful voter turnout of the 2020 election cycle during which 66 percent of eligible Texas voters participated, some politicians in Austin, Texas, want to impose restrictive measures which deter voter registration and participation. Preventing mail-in ballot applications from being preemptively sent to eligible citizens and increasing the scrutiny of voters who simply request assistance inside of a polling location are examples of modern-day voter suppression.

Patrick Miller
President
Amarillo Branch NAACP

Now is the time to contact your state Senator and Representative to make your voice heard and to urge them to protect your voting rights.

You can contact Texas State Senator Kel Seliger Here
You can contact Four Price Here

If you prefer to write, this guide from League of Women Voters provides tips and information.

The Handle: Living While Black

Hear the voices of members of our community and members of our branch speaking about the experience of Living While Black, here in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.

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Join Panhandle PBS for a free online screening of “The Handle: Living While Black”

Panhandle PBS is hosting an online watch and panel discussion event on its “Living While Black” content series at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22.  Visit panhandlePBS.org/livingwhileblack, the station’s Facebook events page, or this link to RSVP and take part.

Content discussed will be civil rights movements – then and now – and systemic racism.  Moderator Karen Welch of Panhandle PBS will lead discussion with interviewees David Lovejoy and Ebani Broadus alongside video content from the “Living While Black” series.

Part of the station’s local newsmagazine, “The Handle,” “Living While Black” is a product of extensive research and more than 20 hours of interviews.  Local residents, Black and biracial people of different ages and backgrounds, sat down with Welch to tell their personal stories and experiences in the Texas Panhandle and beyond. One theme remained universal: We have to learn to listen to each other.

Content from “Living While Black” is available on the Panhandle PBS website, YouTube channel and other social media platforms. The series is presented by Bank of America. Education support is provided by the Equity Fund, an Amarillo Area Foundation Community Collaboration.  Visit panhandlePBS.org/livingwhileblack or call 806-371-5479 for more information.

Early Voting

Potter County (be sure to check Potter County Votes for any changes or updates)

Santa Fe Building, 900 S. Polk St., First Floor Ticket Office, Amarillo, TX 79101

April 19-23, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 26-27, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Casey Carpet One, Main entrance, 3500 I-40 West Frontage Road, Amarillo, TX 79102

April 19-23, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 26-27, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

United Amigos, West entrance, 3300 East I-40, Amarillo, TX 79103

April 19-23, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 26-27, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hillside Christian Church NW, Main Entrance, 600 Tascosa Road, Amarillo, TX 79124

April 19-23, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 26-27, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cornerstone Outreach, 1111 N. Buchanan St., Fellowship Room, Amarillo, TX 79107

April 19-23, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 26-27, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Potter County Fire Station #1, 17600 Indian Hill Rd., Amarillo, TX 79124 (Bushland)

April 19-23, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 26-27, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Randall County (Be sure to check with Randall County Election Administration for any changes or updates)

Randall County Election Administration Office**
1604 5th Ave
Canyon, TX 79015
April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 am – 5 pm
April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 7 am – 7 pm

Randall County Annex
4320 S. Western
Amarillo, TX 79110
April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 am – 5 pm
April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 7 am – 7 pm

Southwest Branch Library
6801 W. 45th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79109
April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 am – 5 pm
April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 8 am – 7 pm

Comanche Trail Church of Christ
2700 E. 34th
Amarillo, TX 79103
April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 am – 5 pm
April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 8 am – 7 pm

Randall County Justice Center
2309 Russell Long Blvd
Canyon TX, 79015
April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (Monday-Friday) 8 am – 5 pm
April 26 and April 27, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday) 8 am – 7 pm