Call for Assistance

January 2, 2016,

NAACP Pomona Valley Branch 1085B and the Pomona Valley Community is in Prayer and Pain. According to authorities a Pomona man arrested after allegedly setting a Pomona woman ablaze on Christmas Day killing her. Authorities stated domestic dispute.

The deceased woman leaves 4 children and 2 grandchildren amazed and confused now what? The house is unsuitable for living due to fire damage and police investigation. The family is living in a hotel and in need of the following items: jackets, shoes, blankets, underwear, daily eating. We are suggestion gift certificate cards, due to various of ages and sex of individuals:

A 24 years old woman
A 19 years old man
Two boys, 12 and a 10 years, old in DCFS custody
2 grandchildren: 5 and 6 years old, a boy and a girl, with their mother, the 24 year old woman.

Two City of Pomona families bringing in the New Year with unfamiliar pain and searching for hope, we are reaching out to the Pomona Valley Community to give whatever, you can.

Send your contributions to:

NAACP Pomona Valley Branch 1085B
101 West Mission Blvd. Suite #110-250
Pomona, CA 91766

Be sure to indicate that they are for the Pomona fire victims.

Or donate by Credit Card or PayPal.

For more information email the NAACP Pomona Valley Branch 1085B.

Together We Are Stronger!

Thank you,

Jeanette Ellis-Royston,
Branch President

Denounce Rep. Sanchez’ Islamaphobic Remarks

Alice A. Huffman, President of the California NAACP, calls on California Congressional representatives in both parties to denounce Sanchez’ Islamaphobic remarks.

Today, one day after Loretta Sanchez, defended her claim Trump-like that up to 20% of Muslims around the world want a caliphate and would support terrorism to get it, the California NAACP President Alice A. Huffman called on California Congressional representatives in both parties to denounce Sanchez’ Islamaphobic remarks.

Read the full news release.

Forum and Book Signing

Lessons from an Activist Intellectual
by Jose Zapata Calderon

Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm
The dA Center for the Arts
252 S Main St, Pomona, California 91766

This book provides examples of how an academician can combine the roles of teacher, researcher, and activist with a community-based critical pedagogy for democracy and empowerment. This book discusses the interconnections made between José Calderón’s pedagogy and his history as an immigrant, student, social movement leader, researcher, professor, and community organizer. At the same time, it provides examples of an interactive, intercultural, and interdisciplinary pedagogy that involves both students and community participants as both teachers and learners in social change projects. This style of pedagogy has a particular salience for historically excluded individuals from diverse racial, class, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds, for whom the educational experience can be both an alienating and empowering experience.

Reflections on Charleston

Nine Soldiers Have Died Recently

Nine soldiers sitting in a room, rearming themselves as they did many times before, were joined by another soldier. But this one was special, the nine didn’t see him as enemy, but he saw them as enemy. He knew they wanted to take over the country, to grab society from its status quo.

Nine black Christian soldiers were rearming themselves with ideas from sacred texts; ideas of: community, love, and the Kingdom of God. They were preparing to fight a losing battle for control of society. They were fighting to create a society of absolute allegiance to God, and extreme love for neighbor. They were fighting to create a society of distributive justice and inclusion.

When a person has absolute allegiance to God, they cannot have absolute allegiance to themselves. This soldier from the other side, let’s call him Dylann, that was his allegiance, to himself. Self centeredness is a fertile ground for emotions of insecurity and fear, especially when the self esteem is low. These emotions can highjack an otherwise capable brain which can operate a trigger finger, overriding the will of a sane person.

Those nine fighters were fighting a losing battle because even though there are plenty of fighters in the Christian army, the army lacks direction and focus. The army’s command has forgotten the general’s directive of seeking first the Kingdom of God. If the directive was not forgotten, then why was it not discussed at the prayer vigil? The enemy has penetrated the army’s command and alloyed that pure directive, sending the troops on pointless missions of new choir robes and meditation gardens. The troops are only too ready to pursue these missions because they too have much allegiance to their self centeredness.

Self centeredness is a formable foe; it has control of the planet. To win the war all people who love God must focus on God and love their neighbor as themselves. We must repent, because the life of the planet is at stake.

Donald Martens, June 21, 2015