Skip to comments.Springfield NAACP President Talbert W. Swan II outlines priorities
Posted on 09/25/2011 12:43:28 PM PDT by matt04
Following the June 28 election that brought new officers into the fold, the Springfield branch of the NAACP is focusing its attention on five key areas to promote its agenda of equality.
At a short press conference before the dedication of the New Macedonia Church of God in Christ, the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, the newly elected president of the Springfield branch of the NAACP, said the group will be taking a renewed focus on education, health, economic empowerment, political action and social justice advocacy.
Swan said the group will work with city school officials to reduce the dropout rate, improve failing schools, increase parent participation in the education process and recruit black educators.
Among the items on the group's health agenda are plans to reach out to the community and healthcare organizations to "reduce the disparities in health between the majority community and people of color," Swan said.
He also said the group plans to work on a community awareness campaign to educate the black community about proper healthcare and to work hand-in-hand with the Food Justice Coalition to increase access to healthy foods.
The issue of youth violence was not lost by Swan, as he said that through a partnership with the city, the local NAACP branch will aim to reduce the root contributors to the violence in the city.
On the political front, Swan said the group will work to educate voters and increase voter turnout while working with elected officials to advocate for issues in the black community, such as increasing economic opportunities.
Swan said the local NAACP branch will "continue to identify, speak about and organize around addressing racial discrimination in its various forms throughout greater Springfield," by engaging the faith-based community.
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The Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, ready to do what the NAALCP does best, promote racism.
>> five key areas to promote its agenda of equality.
You want five areas to promote equality? Here they are:
1) Get married, then have children. Stay married. Raise your children.
2) Just say no to drugs.
3) Stay out of gangs.
4) Spend your money wisely. Don’t assume there’s another handout when you’ve spent this one.
5) Watch the Mexicans take your jobs. Steal their work ethic. Do a good job. Move up. Teach your sons to do the same (see #1).
These five worked very well for black Americans, before they segregated themselves into The Black Community right about 1965 or so.
“reduce the dropout rate, improve failing schools, increase parent participation in the education process and recruit black educators”????? Good luck with that. It hasn’t worked in the past and won’t work now. They don’t care.
1. more government handouts
4. blame whitey
5. when all else fails, kick ass and bring guns to knife fights
“Rev. Talbert W. Swan II”
I admit, I did not read this post, but I just wanted to say: that is some name that fellow has. It’s like something out of a novel. Talbert W. Swan II, I hope he has a son, and his son has a son, etc.
I hope that in the distance future there will be a Talbert W. Swan X.
Do you think anyone calls him Swannie? That’s what I’d like to call him.
Please don’t misinterpret what I am saying. I think he has a great name, and I am teasing, but not deriding him.
Didn’t we call the former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann “Swannie?”