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2018 Archives

Akron NAACP Online Archives

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December 16, 2018 - 100 Year Gala

In 2018, the Akron NAACP organized to take a bus to the national March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. to take a stand for gun reform. Photo credit: Akron Beacon Journal


November 2, 2018 - The Educated Voter: A 3 part discussion on Issues 1, 8, 9

There are very important voting issues for this upcoming election. Have you had discussions about the issues with anyone? Well, watch community leaders discuss the issues and the strategic application of the educated vote.

The Educated Voter is a program dedicated to providing perspectives regarding certain voting or governmental issues affecting our communities. The first episode of The Educated Voter is presented in three discussions regarding Ohio voting Issue 1, Summit County voting issue 2, and Akron voting issue 9.

Guests in this discussion include Pastor Deniela Williams, Pastor of New Millennium Baptist Church; Bishop Joey Johnson, The House of the Lord; Pastor Kevin Rushing, United Baptist Church; Min. Raymond Green Jr., Pastor Eugene Norris, Fame Fathers and Mountain of the Lord Fellowship; and Judi Hill, President of the Akron NAACP

The Educated Voter program is created and produced by in cooperation with and sponsored by the Akron chapter of the NAACP.


July 17, 2018 - Kofi Boakye National NAACP ACT-SO Winner

The NAACP National ACT-SO  (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics), Competition was held Friday, July 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.  ACT-SO is an achievement program sponsored by the NAACP designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students of African descent.  ACT-SO currently includes 32 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, performing and visual arts, and entrepreneurship. Over 700 students from across the Unites States competed in the 2018 competition.

The Akron Chapter of the NAACP sponsored two students to the national competition, Kofi Boakye and Chika Nkwocha.

Kofi Boakye, a classically trained pianist, won a Silver Medal in music instrumental-contemporary. The only medalist from Ohio, Kofi is a 2018 graduate of Akron Early College. He is in his third academic year at the University of Akron and will graduate in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in business. He plans to earn a Master’s degree at Berkeley College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.


May 27, 2018 - Annual Life Membership/Scholarship Luncheon

Annual Life Membership/Scholarship Luncheon, Sunday, June 10, 2018
Tangier Restaurant 532 West Market Street Akron, Ohio
Seating begins at 1:15 p.m.

The NAACP, one of the oldest civil rights organizations in United States history, was founded in 1909 serving individuals regardless of race, creed, or color. The mission of the NAACP remains to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 20 local scholars. Our guest speaker is an Akron native and internationally acclaimed actor and singer Matelyn Alicia.

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May 22, 2018 - Harold K Stubbs Scholarship Recognition Program

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May 20, 2018 - March for Our Lives

In 2018, the Akron NAACP organized to take a bus to the national March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. to take a stand for gun reform. Photo credit: Akron Beacon Journal

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May 15, 2018 - Black Panther Screening

Black Panther Screening. The partnership of NAACP, Akron Canton Barristers, and Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation. Proceeds of the event went to 3 youth groups—NAACP ACT-SO, Alchemy, and the Law and Leadership Program at the University of Akron- Credit: Forbes Magazine, Walt Disney, & Marvel


May 14, 2018 - Community Teach-In Event at Perkins Middle School

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April 18, 2018 - NAACP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Ohio

The Northeast Ohio units of the NAACP invited Republican, Democrat, and Green party candidates appearing on the primary ballot for Governor and Lieutenant Governor to introduce themselves and their platforms to voters. Participating candidates included: Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton, Dennis Kucinich and Akron Councilwoman Tara Samples, Bill O’Neill and Chantelle Lewis, Joe Schiavoni of Youngstown, and Stephanie Dodd. The forum was hosted by one of Northeast Ohio’s popular talk show hosts, Ron Ponder.

The following videos are the topics covered during the forum. Topics ranged from minimum wage to prison reform. Thank you for watching and remember to share this article.

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