President's Corner

Robert "Bob" Ross

"Technology has changed the landscape of the traditional civil rights movement. It is imperative that organizations like ours embrace this new paradigm"


#CyberCivilRights is the new frontier!

Officers

President

Robert "Bob" Ross

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1st Vice President

Secretary

Valerie Williams

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Assistant Secretary

Treasurer

Leigh Williams

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Assistant Treasurer

Committees

What We Do

  • ACT-SO - is a year-long enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. 
  • Communications, Press & Publicity Committee - works to generate awareness of branch programs, initiatives, & community activities by utilizing the local press/media, e-newsletters, website and various social media outlets. 
  • Education Committee - works to ensure all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by promoting school resource equity, increasing teacher quality, promoting parent engagement, and enhancing early childhood literacy initiatives.  We improve the effectiveness, accountability and accessibility of the Prince George's County Public School System.  We work to reduce undue placement of minority youth in special education programs.  We promote affirmative action and funding equity in higher education.  We lobby to maintain and expand financial aid and PELL grants for higher education.  Overall, the NAACP strives to eliminate education related racial and ethnic disparities. 
  • Fundraising Committee/Freedom Fund -  Individual support is vital the work of the NAACP. This committee is also responsible for our Annual Freedom Fund Event. Join us in the struggle and assist in providing the financial support that is needed to sustain our continued fight for freedom! DONATE TODAY 
  • Health Committee - implements health education initiatives to combat the health disparities facing people of color.   We seek to educate, motivate, and empower communities and children to exercise, eat healthy, and live healthier lifestyles.  African-American’s are disproportionately affected by diet-related illnesses such as asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and obesity.  The NAACP will implement Healthy Eating Living and Physical Activity programs to empower our communities to adopt healthy lifestyles. The NAACP also supports universal healthcare for all.  We work across all levels of the healthcare system to expand access to quality healthcare, including prescription medicines to the more than 48 million Americans who lack healthcare coverage.  We fight to cease the closure of hospitals in minority communities.  We also implement initiatives to decrease rates of HIV and AIDS in the community. 
  • Housing Committee - advocates access to affordable housing, combats housing discrimination and fight to eliminate restrictive housing practices in public and private housing and lending practices.  
  • Legal Redress Committee - is responsible for investigating all reported incidents submitted to the Branch. The Legal Redress Committee assists Prince George's County residents and employees in obtaining relief for discriminate acts. The committee is comprised of devoted volunteers who carefully evaluate each complaint for evidence of racial, employment, education and housing discrimination. The committee does not offer legal advice or legal representation. Instead, the committee serves as a liaison between individuals needing help and organizations offering quality legal services in the community. If you need immediate legal assistance, please contact a local attorney.  
  • Membership Committee - plans & supports our branch membership drives and develops membership outreach initiatives to expand our overall capacity. 
  • Political Action Committee - works to ensure voter empowerment through providing awareness, training, & programmatic support to ensure registration, education, administration, & election protection.  The NAACP has developed a nonpartisan voter empowerment program  designed to empower African American & people of color by increasing awareness and participation in the electoral process.  The Political Action Committee will support the NAACP’s mission to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination, through implementing the following initiatives:
    • A series of voter education forums addressing DC Vote and ward specific issues
    • Issue focused political action notifications through social media usage
    • Local DC and Federal advocacy days and facilitating meetings with elected officials
    • Get Out The Vote (GOTV), voter registration and poll transportation
    • Partnering with local and national civic organizations to address pertinent issues
    • Informing the electorate of candidate views, to hold elected officials accountable.
  • Veteran Affairs Committee -  seeks to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state, and local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community. We also study conditions pertaining to veterans and members of the Military Service and their dependents and survivors in the community. We serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserve, and State National Guard and Veterans. 
  • Youth Works - works to support the development of future leaders through actively involving youth and young adults in the fight for civil rights. 
  • Youth & College Division - works to support the local HBCU Chapters.

Who We Are

Communications, Press & Publicity Chairman:

April Princess Martin

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Community Coordination Chairperson:

Yanet Amir


Criminal Justice Chairperson:

Crystal Carpenter


Economic Development Chairman: 

Rev. Ray Raysor

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Education Chairperson:

Courtney Finklea Green

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Freedom Fund Chairperson:

Jade Mathis

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Health Chairperson:

Wanda McDonald

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Housing Chairperson:

Elizabeth Johnson

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Legal Redress Chairman: 

Talib Karim


Membership Chairperson:

Rhonda Thomas


Political Action Chairman:

Joseph Reed

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Veteran's Affairs Chairman:

Position Vacant

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Youth & College Division Advisors:

  • Bowie State Advisor: Chapter #7715- Darren Swayne (CONTACT)
  • University of Maryland Advisor: Chapter #7714- Nacie K. Grigsby  (CONTACT)
  • Prince Georges County Youth Council Advisor: Chapter #7787- B.J. Paige (CONTACT
    • ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, & Scientific Olympics) Advisor- Dora Miles-Moore (CONTACT)                                                     

Jr. Youth Council Advisor (Chapter #78AE):  

Position Vacant

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Office Administrative Suppot Team (O.A.S.T.)

Our Purpose

The Office Administrative Support Team was established in October 2017 for the purpose of supporting the current volunteer staff at the Prince George's County NAACP office. 

Our Role

The role of the OAST is to provide assistance with consistant staffing at the PGC NAACP office and offer various skillsets to the the branch membership as well as the PG County community. 

What We Do

OAST donates time, expertise, experience, talents, and knowledge to the PG County NAACP office. 

When & Where We Meet

OAST meet weekly on TUESDAYS at the PG County NAACP Office, at 1pm:

LOCATION: 9021 Basil Ct., Ste 115, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774.