2020 MLK Day of Service

Amarillo Branch NAACP organized a day of service in honor of the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. People from all walks of life came together to work and learn as a community. Community leaders and candidates participated in the work, then gathered to answer any questions posed by the community at a 79107 Matters event that evening.

Farewell Reception for Chief Ed Drain

Please join us as we bid farewell to Ed Drain and wish him well in his new endeavor. This a come and go reception and refreshment will be served.

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: Hilltop Senior Citizens Center, 1311 N. Taylor

January and February Schedule

NAACP Activities and Community Activities of interest in January and February

  • January 20 – MLK Jr. Activities – starting 9 am – Warford Center
  • January 23 – Executive Committee meeting – 6 pm – Warford Center CANCELLED
  • January 25 – State Quarterly Meeting – 9 am – Kileen Texas
  • February 8 – General Membership Meeting – 1 pm – Mt Olive Bapt. Church
  • February 13th – Executive Committee Meeting – 6 pm – Warford Center
  • February 20th – Congressional Candidate Forum – 6 pm – Amarillo Public Library (Downtown)
  • February 29th – Black History Program / Luncheon – TBD – AC Theater Center

RISE Spelling Bee

RISE will be hosting a spelling bee at the Black Historical Cultural Center. February 1st. Doors open at 11am.

Note that this event is hosted by RISE and is not a UIL, AISD or Amarillo NAACP event.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Please join us for a day of service honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

Monday January 20th

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Community Wide Cleanup (check-in at Warford Activity Center 1330 NW 18th)
12:00PM – 3:00PM Volunteer Lunch (Warford Activity Center 1330 NW 18th) 30+ vendors with community resources
4:00 – 6:00 PM 79107 Matters (Black Historical Cultural Center – 901 N. Hayden)

Community Meeting Regarding Recent Shooting

There will be a community meeting tomorrow to discuss the recent shooting which occurred in the early morning hours Friday. This meeting will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the basement meeting area at 12:30 pm.

Contrary to news reports, this meeting is not sponsored by the NAACP although members will be in attendance along with other members of the community. The NAACP is one of many organizations, members of law enforcement and members of the community who were invited by the organizer, Rev Sands, Pastor Mt. Zion Baptist Church to participate.

Important School Board Meeting

This Thursday, November 14th please join members of the Amarillo Branch NAACP at the Amarillo Independent School District board meeting.

One particularly important agenda item will be “B. 8. Consider accepting the resignation of Trustee Cristy Wilkinson.” As with any vacancy on the school board, it’s important that our voice is heard and our presence is noted as the board decides how to fill the potential vacancy.