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Arlington NAACP honors scholarship recipients

The Arlington branch of the NAACP honored its 2021 scholarship recipients at the organization’s annual Freedom Fund banquet, held online Oct. 28. Recipients of the Willard Woodson Brittain Jr. Foundation Scholarship Award included Abel Geleta (Yale University); Rylei Porter (Belmont...

Housing group posts candidate Q&A

The Alliance for Housing Solutions has posted answers to housing-related questions posed by the Arlington branch of the NAACP to candidates for County Board. Asked of candidates Takis Karantonis, Audrey Clement, Adam Theo and Mike Cantwell: • What concrete and measurable...

NAACP announces Freedom Fund honorees

The Arlington branch of the NAACP has announced award recipients who will be honored at its Oct. 28 Freedom Fund banquet, to be held in an online setting. Brad Haywood, the Arlington County public defender, will be presented with the...

Editor’s Notebook: Locked and loaded, ballot-wise

It took a mere 3 days for my request for an absentee ballot to be processed and the ballot to land in the mailslot, and then just another day for me to commune with my conscience and mark the...

Arlington NAACP to host annual banquet online

The Arlington branch of the NAACP will host its 74th annual Freedom Fund awards banquet on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. As with the 2020 event, the upcoming festivities will be held online due to the COVID...

NAACP to host legislative forum

The Arlington branch of the NAACP will join with Theta Rho Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. for a Sept. 30 candidate forum featuring those running for House of Delegates seats in Arlington. The event will take place...

Arlington NAACP ranks local legislators high

Members of the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly were in near-unanimous alignment with the legislative priorities of the Arlington branch of the NAACP during the 2021 legislative session, according to a new scorecard. All four members of the House...

Arlington NAACP announces date of campaign forum

The Arlington branch of the NAACP and the Theta Rho Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host an online candidate forum on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. County Board candidates Takis Karantonis, Audrey Clement, Adam Theo...

NAACP branch awards nearly $60,000 in scholarship funds

The Arlington branch of the NAACP recently awarded nearly $60,000 in college scholarships to Arlington high-school students. Recipients were selected based on academics, school/community involvement, leadership potential, commitment to the ideals of the NAACP and, in the case of some...

NAACP head wants community engaged in police-chief search

The head of the Arlington branch of the NAACP wants the county government to include more public involvement as it prepares to select a new police chief. “We cannot take our eyes off the ball. Elected and county officials should...
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