2020 NAACP National Scholarships — Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that applications for the following NAACP scholarships are open:

1-   The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

·     Applicant must be a current member of the NAACP

·     Scholarship amount: twenty (20) to forty (40) scholarships available. Maximum scholarship amount is $2,000.00.

2-   The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for male students

·     Applicant must be a male majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences.

·     NAACP membership and participation are highly desirable.

·     Scholarship amount: twenty (20) to forty (40) Scholarships available.

·     Maximum scholarship award is $3,000.00.

3-   The James Weldon Johnson Scholarship of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

·  Applicant must be a current member of the NAACP

·     Applicant must compose a 500-750 word essay that addresses how the life and legacy of James Weldon Johnson has impacted them, OR

·     Compose an 500 – 750 word analysis of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”,

·     Scholarship amount: seven (7) scholarships worth $3,000 each, available annually.

·     One (1) recipient per NAACP region

The scholarship application forms are available at: Logon Page – Grant Lifecycle Manager

Congratulations To Our 2020 Scholars!

This was a challenging year for everyone and it is with special pride we recognize the achievements of our 2020 Scholarship Recipients. May your journey take you even farther than you imagine, and may your work help make a better world for all.

The Amarillo Branch NAACP would like to congratulate our 2020 scholars

Nicholas Jaquez
Caprock High School
Billy Detrick Scholarship

Nazaya Gilbreath
Tascosa High School
Billy Detrick Scholarship

A’Nyah Flint
Caprock High School
Billy Detrick Scholarship

Raquel Guest
Tascosa High School

Kailah Hill-Hardy
Caprock High School

Trinitie Travis
Tascosa High School

Grant Holland
Amarillo High School
Minh Do
Amarillo High School

Hong Nguyen
Palo Duro High School

Esperanza Rodriguez
Palo Duro High School

Thank you to Amarillo College for providing scholarships for the 2020 -2021 school years. Amarillo College has been a staunch supporter of academic achievement in our community for over 90 years.

Amarillo College Scholarship Recipients 2020 – 2021

Jasmine Lozano
Caprock High School

Ayleen Rodriguez
Caprock High School

Shelbie Frazier
Caprock High School

Jonathan Mays
Caprock High School

April Guzman
Caprock High School

Kira Martinez
Caprock High School

Osyris Padilla
Caprock High School

Lesly Herrera
Caprock High School

Nicholas Simpson
Caprock High School

Valeria Varela
Caprock High School

Misty Becerra
Caprock High School

Antonio Rosales
Palo Duro High School

Francisco Cueto
Palo Duro High School

Bryan Perez
Palo Duro High School

Mathew Reyes
Palo Duro High School

Alyisha Polley
Tascosa High School

Sui Cin
Tascosa High School

Jaqueline Deanda
Tascosa High School

Nilda Blanco
Tascosa High School

Biak Nung
Tascosa High School

Anthony Perez
Tascosa High School

United for Justice – A Day of Discussion

Don’t miss this event involving some of our own members and leadership June 12th.

Alpha Media is proud to announce that on Friday, June 12th, its stations will air “United For Justice – A Day of Discussion” across 40+ Alpha Media markets on 65+ radio stations in sixformats as well as at UnitedForJustice.com.The Day of Discussion broadcast will address the pain that communities are going through dueto racial tensions in America. It will feature prominent national and local voices and figures onthe front lines in the fight for equality and justice.Along with personalities in Alpha markets, hosts will include Skyview Network’s Nick Cannonand Dana Cortez, Ebro Darden, Laura Stylez, Tino Cochino, Big Boy, Jubal Fresh, and RadioHall of Fame host Tom Joyner. Joining anchor host Nick Cannon will be Snoop Dogg, T.I.,Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Arizona State Senator MartinQuezada, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Dr. Melina Abdullah.Adding to the conversation Senator Cory Booker and Senator Kamala Harris discuss with AppleMusic host Ebro Darden how the nation is being impacted and the steps we can take towardsprogress.Alpha Media Amarillo WE 102.9 will take part in this important nationwide discussionwith the following community leaders.Mayor of Amarillo Texas Ginger Nelson, Amarillo Chief of Police Martin Birkenfeld, Patrick Miller2nd Vice President Amarillo Branch NAACP & Amarillo College Board of Regents, PastorAnthony Harris St. John’s Baptist Church, D.J. RORO, WE 102.9 Amarillo’s Hip-Hop Station, Dr.Johnny Black Program Director WE 102.9 and David M. Lovejoy Program Director KGNC 710AM 97.5 FM News Talk and SportsAlpha Media President and CEO Bob Proffitt said, “The events of the last few weeks arereminding us that this is not a new problem but one that needs to be addressed right now. Wehave what many other companies do not have, a real medium for change. We should not andcannot allow it to go unused.” Proffitt continued, “We are united in that we love the communitieswe live in. We are united in our love for broadcasting. We are united in the comfort that we haveeach other’s support. And today, I’m asking that we are united for justice.”Starting Thursday morning visit UnitedForJustice.com for more information

Community Rally, June 6

Our nation finds itself at a moment of disharmony and division. Far too many people believe they have not been heard by those in power. Earlier this evening, our presidents met with the Amarillo Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and other local pastors in order to develop a coordinated response to the troubling events in our nation.We irrefutably condemn the police brutality which resulted in the tragic loss of Mr. George Floyd, and we similarly condemn any violence perpetuated by any human being anywhere.Therefore, in order to remind Amarillo citizens their voices are heard and to begin finding meaningful ways to address the issues pertinent to our community, the Amarillo Branch NAACP (6151) intends to collaboratively host a peaceful community rally, voter registration, and census drive on Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 11:00 AM at Bones Hooks Park.We will share more details with you all later.

Virtual Memorial For George Floyd

“The North Heights Advisory Association invites you to a virtual memorial for our brother George Floyd. It will be Monday, June 1, 2020 beginning at 9:15 PM and will only run about 15 minutes…please share this flyer so that we may celebrate him together and demand the justice that he deserves…” – Melodie Graves, North Heights Advisory Council

Faith: Men in Community Leadership

 Rev. Reginald Lillie, Co-Chairman Religious Affairs
 Committee Texas NAACP State Conference. Posed for portrait, shown seated in a suit with hands folded.

Faith: Men in Community Leadership
Brought to you by the San Angelo NAACP Unit 6219
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Special Guest Speaker, Rev. Reginald Lillie
Virtual Meeting– via Zoom Connect at:
Phone Only: 346 -248-7799
Join the discussion!
Virtual Meeting with special guest, Rev. Reginald Lillie, Co-Chairman Religious Affairs
Committee Texas NAACP State Conference.
Session will discuss the important work required by the local NAACP and the faith community to empower and serve our community through faith and action.
We will discuss critical 2020 topics that require full engagement from the total
community- 2020 Census and COVID-19.

Be a part of this discussion focusing on Men in the community and the work they can do by using their faith and leadership to make our community whole. Invite other men you know who have a mind to do the work that is needed in our community.

Unmasked: A Covid-19 Town Hall Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the educational experience for millions of students.

While many school buildings remain closed, K-12 districts, colleges and trade schools have turned to virtual learning with varying degrees of success.

Join us this Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm ET for part three of Unmasked: A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other featured panelists discuss what students, parents, and educators can do to safeguard the education of our students.

Unmasked: A COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series Part 3 - RSVP at naacp.org

Moderated by Marc Lamont Hill, the Virtual Town Hall will feature the following panelists:

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee
  • Becky Pringle, Vice President, National Education Association

RSVP to join the town hall now.

With COVID-19 disproportionately impacting the Black community, we must keep fighting to ensure equitable access to the quality education our students deserve. As Congress considers legislation to ease the burden of student debt and alleviate the harm to schools, we must also use this moment to drastically change an antiquated and unequal education system.

This will be a defining moment for our country. It’s on us to ensure that the future of our students is not stifled by this crisis.

I hope you will join us.

Fighting Forward,

Derrick Johnson
President and CEO