2021 Media News & Media

Local NAACP, a church, local activists honored for human rights work

ARLnow - November 22, 2021

Arlington’s Human Rights Commission is honoring four organizations and two individuals for their contributions to diversity and human rights over the past year. Recipients include a seven-decade-old church in Arlington Ridge, the Arlington Branch of the NAACP and a community activist in the Halls Hill neighborhood.

James B. Hunter Human Rights Award

Arlington County - November 2021

NAACP Arlington Branch is honored to join the ranks of esteemed James B. Hunter Award winners. Congratulations to the other 2021 awardees including active NAACP Arlington Branch member Wilma Jones Killgo, Advent Lutheran Church, Arlington Thrive, Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), and Les Garrison.

ABC Nightline

ABC Nightline - November 2, 2021

Arlington Branch NAACP President and NOVA Black Leaders Interview with ABC Nightline, 10/31/2021 Interview with Mr. Kenneth Morton of ABC on GOTV efforts for either the Democrat or Republican candidates in the 2021 election. Perspective of Black Leaders in Northern, Virginia Interview Begins at 7 Minutes, 30 Seconds.

Upton Hill Park Stewards bestows accolades

SunGazette - October 2021 [link no longer available]

Gabrielle Cantor, Arlington Branch NAACP Chair of the Environment and Climate Justice Committee, was recognized with an award from NOVA Parks (the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority)

The Potomac Flier - November 2021

2021 Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet

ARLnow - September 16, 2021

Arlington’s branch of the NAACP presents the 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony, which will kick off at 7 p.m.

NAACP Advocacy concerning medical care in Arlington County Detention Center 

Arlington cuts ties with jail health-care provider - Washington Post - October 25, 2021

County ditching jail healthcare provider following inmate deaths - ARLNow - October 26, 2021

Medical contractor deal terminated after Arlington County inmate's death, charges filed - ABC7 - October 25, 2021


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