A Thanksgiving Message From Our President

I want to take a moment and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We have been through a lot this year, which makes it all the more important to remember how much we have to be thankful for. From the successful Freedom Fund Banquet, health fair, our voter registrations, GOTV, free legal clinics, to the executive […]

2016 Kankakee County Candidates Debates

These events were sponsored by the NAACP of Kankakee County. Watch the full videos, courtesy of the Kankakee Public Library. States Attorney Republican Ed Glazar and Democrat Jim Rowe faced off in the 2016 Kankakee County States Attorney debate on Tuesday evening, October 18th. County Auditor Candidates Jake Lee (R) and Deborah Woodruf (D) participate […]

Nominating Committee Report 2016

A meeting of the nominating committee was called to order at 5:30 PM on September 15th, 2016 at the NAACP office, The committee chose Brian Noe as chairman and Mary Lacy as Secretary of the nominating committee. The Branch Secretary, Paulette Crank, affirmed that members in good standing were mailed a letter regarding the branch […]

12th Annual Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month Reception

In the interest of celebrating the cultural diversity of our community, the Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership, Inc. cordially invites you to the 12th Annual Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month Educational Gift Awards and Reception. It will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the Fourth Floor Auditorium of the Kankakee Public Library at 1:30 p.m. During the […]

Author Dave Baron On The Crisis Today Radio

Author Dave Baron, who wrote the book about Pembroke, will appear on The Crisis Today radio program on Tuesday, August 2nd, at Noon Central Time (1 PM Eastern). You can listen online at WTHE or on Tunein.

President’s Statement on Police Shootings in Baton Rouge

Kankakee NAACP President Theodis Pace today released the following statement following the fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, LA: Amidst our national convention, we are prayerfully concerned about the preliminary reports of several officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge. As we the NAACP convenes in Cincinnati under the theme, “Our Lives Matter, […]

About Alton Sterling

NAACP Members, Alton Sterling was a 37-year-old Black father of five selling CDs outside of a local store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He did not deserve to die. Yet here we are again. Another Black man slain by police. Another hashtag carrying the fury and pain of his community. And another family deep in mourning […]

Kennedy Middle School Career Day – April 21st

NAACP Branch 3035 President Theodis Pace met with the Kankakee County Economic Alliance this week to invite members to participate in the Kennedy Middle School Career Day event. The Career Day will be held on April 21, 2016 from Noon to 3 PM at the school. Click here for more information.

Dr. Preston Williams Keynote

Dr. Preston Williams Jr. presented an inspirational and very funny keynote speech at the 2016 City of Kankakee Black History Celebration of Education. Dr. Williams spoke of his youth in Kankakee, while offering a guide to youth for a successful future. The Kankakee County Branch of the NAACP was a co-sponsor of this event.

The Rauner Agenda

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 the Kankakee Federation of Labor AFL-CIO will be holding a Public Forum on the effects of the Rauner Agenda for everyday working people. The Kankakee Chapter of the NAACP will also be participating. It will be held at Kankakee Community College from 10 AM to Noon in the Iroquois Room.