For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP
has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
Mural in West Seattle featuring NAACP ACT-SO participant Mahala Provost! Way to go, Mahala, we're so proud of you! Thanks to the artist who painted this brilliant piece.
September 18, 2017
Seattle to Michael Bennett: We've Got Your Back
Bennett’s connection to these struggles has also had an interesting effect on the Seattle chapter of the NAACP. The oldest civil-rights organization in the country has called for an NFL boycott over the league’s treatment of Kaepernick, but as Gerald Hankerson, leader of the Seattle chapter, said, “We are not going to boycott because we want to support Michael and the team and show that this community supports their efforts to speak out.”
August 26, 2017
How NAACP Leaders in NFL cities view Colin Kaepernick and the Anthem Protests
“Our complete involvement from the branch level is that I’ve been working with [Seahawks players] Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril one on one...As Mike has indicated, he’s utilizing his platform to educate folks. He’s been down here in the community with the NAACP...I really applaud his courage and commitment to stand firm in his beliefs despite what has happened to Colin Kaepernick."
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Are you a student in 9-12th grade interested in showcasing your singing, design, or writing talents? Do you know a student who does?
The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
ACT-SO relies on community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches in promoting academic and artistic excellence among African-American and Hispanic students. By providing an arena where students strive to excel in the sciences, arts and humanities, ACT-SO equips its participants with the skills to live meaningful lives.
ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition. For more information on specific categories CLICK HERE.
ACT-SO recruits students annually and conducts annual Academic Olympic competitions for students in grades 9th - 12th in NAACP Branches throughout the country. First place local winners then compete with youth from other cities at the National ACT-SO finals held during our National Convention.
To learn more about the program and the specific categories and application process email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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