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Phi Beta Sigma steps up efforts against racial intolerance

Charleston tragedy sparks African-American Men’s Fraternal Organization to encourage racial tolerance among membership and calls for National Day of Solidarity

Rev. Daniel L. Simmons, Sr., member of Phi Beta Sigma, among those killed in Charleston shootings

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc., one of the country’s largest African American men’s organizations and community service groups, announced its commitment to galvanize its membership of over 150,000 men and 750 chapters to call for a day of solidarity among its membership and across the nation in honor of one of its members. In addition, the group has pledged to step up its efforts against racial intolerance.   Continue reading Phi Beta Sigma steps up efforts against racial intolerance

YMCA Express briefs…

Garden Club

In order to promote Youth development, healthy living and social responsibility the YMCA Express at Gainsboro is offering special summer programs for youth.  Its Garden Club invites ages 8-13 to “come out and grow with us” Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.  The Garden Club is a free summer program that allows you to connect with other youth and work together to create a garden filled with fresh vegetables that you and others can enjoy. Continue reading YMCA Express briefs…

Confederate symbols falling across the South

Governor orders Confederate Flag removed from Virginia state license plates

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (right) and Senator John Edwards join in efforts ordering the Confederate flag to be removed from Virginia state license plates.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (right) and Senator John Edwards join in efforts ordering the Confederate flag to be removed from Virginia state license plates.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has ordered the Confederate flag removed from Virginia state license plates. The flag is displayed on a specialty plate designed for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The governor’s announcement came in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state of Texas was allowed to reject a license plate design that featured a Confederate battle flag and the removal of the flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds following last week’s fatal shootings at an African-American church in Charleston. Continue reading Confederate symbols falling across the South