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NAACP Recognizes 49th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act of 1965

The NAACP has released the following statement on the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

From Cornell William Brooks, President & CEO, NAACP:

"Today, we recognize the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and salute the brave men and women who valiantly fought to secure every American citizen the equal right to vote.



International Black Women's Congress Holds 30th Annual Economic Empowerment Conference

African American news from Pasadena - National - Black Women's Congress conference Black Women and Economic Empowerment

Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose,
International Black Women's
Congress Founder and CEO.

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The International Black Women's Congress (IBWC) a non-profit, community based organization, headquartered in Norfolk, VA and founded by Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose, will hold their 30th annual conference September 19-21, 2014, at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The theme for this year's conference is "Black Women and Economic Empowerment: Rooted in Justice and Equality . . . ." The goal of the three-day conference is to discuss ways in which to create economic development through the spending power that exists in the Black community. The conference will also address the issue of reparations and the fair distribution of goods and services.

Conference highlights include Six Plenary Sessions, Friday Networking Luncheon, ONI Awards Luncheon, Sunday Morning Brunch, Fashion Show, Morning Exercise and Meditation, Dramatic Presentation on Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and the African Marketplace.



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