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.

2015 Freedom Fund Banquet

Save the date! November 7th The 2015 NAACP Branch 3035 Freedom Fund Banquet will be held on November 7th at the Hilton Garden Inn, 455 Riverstone Parkway in Kankakee. Our special guest speaker will be South Carolina State Representative Jenny Horne. You may remember Ms. Horne’s incredible speech in the South Carolina Assembly during the confederate […]

Journey For Justice

As the march from Selma to Washington, DC continues, the National NAACP’s “America’s Journey for Justice” prepares to move through Virginia and into Washington, D.C. for a massive advocacy day.

Racial Taboo Townhall Meeting October 27th

The Kankakee County Branch NAACP will be co-sponsoring a townhall meeting on race, featuring the film Racial Taboo, at the Kankakee Public Library auditorium on Tuesday October 27th, 2015 from 6 to 8 PM. The meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the relationships in our society between people of various races, to […]

2014 Freedom Fund Banquet November 1st

All In For Justice and Equality! The Annual Kankakee County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held on November 1st, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 455 Riverstone Parkway in Kankakee. The networking hour begins at 5 PM with the banquet and special program starting at 6 PM. Our theme this year is “All In […]