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Theatre Awards & Dinner Show

NAACP Night at the AAMB Museum

Balck History Month

NAACP Night at the AAMB Museum

Recent Events and Celebrations

Solidarity Center Open House

7th Annual MLK
                Sunday Supper

Open House Invitation

Happy New Years and Welcome to 2018!

The NAACP Pomona Valley Branch and the Latino/a Roundtable would like to cordially invite you to our first Open House: Celebrating Solidarity and Diversity through Partnerships on February 3, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will be held at our new shared space that we have named the "Solidarity Center" located at 1460 E Holt Avenue, Entrance 2, Room 6 at the Village on Indian Hill.

This strategic partnership is unprecedented and as we embark on this journey together we recognize that we are building the framework for more organizations to work together for the betterment of their communities.

Our goal for this Open House is to share with our community each respective organization's mission and accomplishments. With all that is happening in our country, we want to paint a clear picture of solidarity and commitment to social justice.

As you can imagine with all the subject matter to share versus our limited time-frame we had to make the heartfelt decision to respectfully deny time for public remarks. There will be plenty of opportunities to speak in the near future at the Solidarity Center as we plan to engage the community frequently.


NAACP and the Latino/a Roundtable

7th Annual MLK Sunday Supper

7th Annual MLK
                Sunday Supper

Sponsored by:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Epsilon Eta Omega & Sigma Rho

January 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Claremeont Graduate University
Academic Computing Building, Room 214
130 East 9th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

During the event, attendees will be led in a group activity, which consists of sharing their thoughts on various reflection words and phrases that will be displayed throughout the room. Examples of the words and phrases are: "fulfillment", "justice", "equity", "civil rights", "love and care", "determination", "bravery", "power", "community and unity", "freedom" and "activism". As part of the activity, able-bodied participants will be instructed to stand next to the displayed word or phrase that best represents their association with an aspect of Dr. King"s philosophy as presented in various questions posed by the group leader - to provoke stimulating discussions in the process. This past year's attendees spontaneously commented about the activity: "This is very informative"; "I am learning a lot; and "We should do this more often.

For More Information: E-mail or call (786)390-3157

NAACP 49th Image Awards

NAACP 49th Image Awards

Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm SHARP

Location: Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Dress code: black tie, Sunday's best

Ticket Prices:*
Orchestra: $500/ticket
Loge: $300/ticket
Balcony: $150/ticket**

*Pomona Valley Branch receives 50% of the proceeds gained from local branch ticket sales **sold until 11/15/2017

Visit the NAACP 49th Image Awards Website.

Education and Equity for PUSD Students

Education and Equity for PUSD Students

November 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Indian Hill Village
Entrance #2
Room #6
1460 E. Holt Ave,
Pomona, CA 91767

Strategic Planning Retreat

Strategic Planning Retreat

December 2
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Indian Hill Village
Entrance #2
Room #6
1460 E. Holt Ave,
Pomona, CA 91767

Help us prepare. Answer strategic planning questionnaire strategic planning questionnaire.

Screening & Discussion


Film Maker Paoul Peck

"I Am Not Your Negro"

November 1, 2017
7:30 PM
Bridges Autorium, Claremont

I am not your negro

Unity and Equality Rally

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park
800 West. Lexington Ave
Pomona, CA
Corner of White Ave. and Lexington Ave.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
10 AM - 12 PM

Unity and Equality

54th Anniversary of "I Have A Dream" Speach

Monday - August 28, 2017- 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join in discussion after watching a DVD of the speech

African American Museum of Beginnings
1460 E. Holt Ave. Entrance#3
Pomona, Calif. 91767

Donations Welcome

Save the Date

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday - June 17, 2017- 11am - 5pm

Truth and Reconciliation

Indian Hill Village
Entrance #1
1444 E. Holt Ave
Pomona, CA 91767

Thursday May 18, 2017
6 PM - 9 PM

At the Museum, February 27, 2017

NAACP Pomona Valley Fundraiser

The Robey Theater Company

Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington

The Los Angeles Theater
514 So. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, April 30, 2017
3:00 PM.
$30.00 per ticket
Contact Hal Jackson,, for more infromation.

13th Annual Cesar E. Chavez

Breakfast Fundraiser

Conference Center at the Fairplex
California Ballroom
601 W McKinley Ave, Gate 3
Pomona, CA 91768

Friday March 24, 2017
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
registration begins at 7 a.m.

At the Museum, February 27, 2017

NAACP at the Museum

Black History Matters

African American Museum of Beginnings
Inside the Village at Indian Hill
1460 E. Holt Avenue
Entrance 3, Suite 188
Pomona, CA 91767

Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

At the Museum, February 27, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event

Prison Race 511

Documentary by Dr. Renford Reese

Screening followed by panel discussion

Cal Poly University Library
3rd Floor
Pomona, CA

Monday, January 9, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Prision Race 511, January 9, 2017

Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity, Inc.

Epsilon Eta Omega & Sigma Rho Chapters

6th MLK Sunday Supper

Primm Tabernacle A.M.E Church
1938 S. Towne Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766

Sunday, January 15, 2017
2:00pm - 5:00pm

RSP Link MLK Sunday Supper

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Project

35th Annual Celebration Program

Continuing to Strive for Humanity & Equality

Keynote: Mr. Farrell J. Chiles

Pilgrim Congegational Church
600 North Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA

Sunday, January 15, 2017

35th Annual Celebration Program

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Tribute

Presented by the San Gabriel Valley NAACP

West Covina Civic Center Courtyard
1444 West Garvey Avenue South
West Covina, CA 91790

Monday, January 16, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm

Marin Luther King Annual Tribute, January 16, 2017

End of Year Reception/Installation

dA Center for the Arts
Sat. December 17, 2016
2:00pm - 5:00pm
252 S. Main St.
Pomona, Ca. 91766

Senator Connie Leyva, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Dorothy Shepherd, Mistress of Ceremony
Rev. Jan Chase, from Unity Church, Pomona, Ca. will install 2017-2018 officers
End of Year Reception/Installation, Dec. 172016
Senitor Leyva's: Biography:

Elected to represent the 20th State Senate District on November 4, 2014, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her first term in the California State Senate. The district includes the cities and communities of Bloomington, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Muscoy, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto and San Bernardino. As our State Senator, Senator Leyva is committed to improving California's schools, environment and communities, as well as creating quality jobs throughout the 20th State Senate District and California. She firmly believes that California families benefit most when we invest in and help strengthen small businesses and other job drivers that create good paying jobs in our local communities.During her first two years in office, Senator Leyva authored legislation signed into law to:

  • end the statute of limitations on rape (SB 813)
  • permanently extend overtime for domestic workers (SB 1015)
  • require review of environmental justice impacts on local communities (SB 1000)
  • help crime victims receive compensation (SB 651)
  • protect communities from lead pipe dangers (SB 1398)
  • improve career technical education at California community colleges (SB 66)
  • protect financial security of seniors and their families (SB 426)
  • expand educational services for homeless students (SB 1068)
  • recover and reuse food waste as clean energy and fuels (SB 970)
  • ensure stronger student voices on school boards (SB 532)
  • extend career technical education course options for high school students (SB 1123)

Senator Leyva serves as Democratic Caucus Chair of the California State Senate, as well as on the Education, Energy, Utilities and Communications, Joint Legislative Audit, Rules and Transportation and Housing committees. She also currently serves on the Senate Select Committees on California-Mexico Cooperation, Manufactured Home Communities, Ports & Goods Movement and Women and Inequality: Strategies to Promote Opportunity. A lifelong activist standing up for working people and families, Senator Leyva started working at her local Alpha Beta market as a senior in high school. She served as both Union Representative and President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428, helping grocery workers gain a stronger voice for fair wages and benefits. Following in that tradition of community service and action to improve the lives of others, she was elected in 2004 as the first woman President of the California Labor Federation, representing more than 2.1 million workers throughout the state. Raised in Chino, Senator Leyva has lived in the Inland Empire since she was a small child. She attended local schools and graduated from the University of Redlands with a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders.

Senator Leyva and her husband Al live in Chino and are the proud parents of adult twin daughters, Allie and Jessie.

Community-Oriented Policing Taskforce

Oct. 27, 2016

Community-Oriented Policing Taskforce, Oct. 27, 2016

City Limits

Nov. 3, 2016

City Limits, Nov. 3, 2016

Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 20, 2016

Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 20, 2016

Pomona Mayor and City Council

Candidate Forum

Sept. 22, 2016

Pomona Mayor and City Council, Candidate Forum, Sept. 22, 2016

"The New Jim Crow" Coming to

The African American Museum of Beginnings

July 31, 2016

The new Jim Crow, July 31, 2016

Breaking the Silence

Sexual Abuse Awareness

There is Life, Hope, Healing & Forgiveness on the Other Side of Abuse

Dr. Gloria Morrow, keynote speaker

Saturday, April 23, 2016
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3901 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Ticket price: $10.00
Purchase tickets at

For more information, download the Flyer.

The Things that Make Men Cry

by Dr. Gloria Morrow

Friday, June 24 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 25 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 26 @ 4:00 PM

Barnsdall Gallery Theater
4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

For ticket information and additional details download the performance flyer.

Also, see the production team and cast.

Meet the Author

Tracy Chiles McGhee

Melting the Blues

Presentation / Book Signing

African American Museum of Beginnings
1460 East Holt Avenue, Entrance 3
Pomona, CA 91766
Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Download the event flier.

American Injustice:

Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Bryan Stevenson Pomona College presents: Bryan Stevenson who will speak on "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference."

8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Bridges Auditorium

The event is free, but tickets are required. The Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP Pomona Valley is holding 25 free tickets. The deadline to RSVP and get tickets is February 15th. If you would like to attend please contact Jeanette Ellis-Royston by February 15th. Tickets are also now available through the Bridges Box Office (10 am-4 pm Monday - Friday; 909-607-1139).

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley
& the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez

Breakfast Fundraiser

March 25th, 2016
8 AM - 10 AM
Registration 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
at the
Conference Center at the Fairplex
California Ballroom
601 W McKinley Ave, Gate 3
Pomona, CA 91768

Download the event flyer with RSVP contact information.

Mental Health 101 Training Workshop

SMental Health 101

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Presenter: Riley Tuff
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Clergy Academy

Hosted By:
Brown Memorial Temple
1761 West Holt Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

Download contact information and event flier.

Fabian Nunez event

Join the Pitzer College Student Senate in welcoming Former California State Assembly Speaker Hon. Fabian Nunez back to his alma mater! Fabian graduated from Pitzer College in 1997 and went on to become an influential Latino leader in California. Fabian will be speaking about his experiences in politics and will be answering questions from members of the audience during a Q&A session.

Fabian Nunez was recognized as the "Public Official of the Year" by Governing Magazine in 2004 and authored Assembly Bill 32, a landmark climate change legislation that has become a blueprint for other states and the U.S. Congress in addressing environmental challenges. He currently serves on the U.S. Soccer Federation Board of Directors and previously served on the University of California Board of Regents. To learn more about Fabian Nunez, visit his profile at

This special event is part of "Student Voice Week" and the "Mindful of the Future" Speaker Series sponsored by the Student Senate. The event is open to the public and will be held in the Founder's Room in McConnell Center on Monday, February 1st at 4:15pm. See the Facebook event for more details.

For more information about the event, email me at

Josue Pasillas '17
Vice President
Pitzer College Student Senate

Human Trafficking

Speaker: Noel Wiggins

Noel Wiggins is a seasoned professional with expertise in the nonprofit, public and private sectors. Her public service career began with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities as a community liaison. Later she joined the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development (EOCD); and staffed a legislator's office. Noel joined EOCD as Director, Office of Community Action then promoted to Director, Office of Community Services responsible for grant management and technical assistance for numerous housing networks. Ms. Wiggins will deliver a meaningful understanding of Human Trafficking and will answer questions concerning this new gang crime.

Stop Human Trafficking logo

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare (Bldg. 1-D)
255 E. Bonita Avenue, Pomona, CA 91769
No Charge, Public invited.

Download the event flier.

34nd Annual

Pomona Inland Valley

Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration

'Courage: The Pathway to Justice'
Let Justice Roll Down like Waters & Righteousness Like
a Mighty Stream

Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
Pilgrim Congregational Church
600 North Garey Ave., Pomona

Free and open to the public
Keynote by Dr. Devorah Liberman, President of University of La Verne

Download the event flier.

Recent Events and Celebrations

In celebration of Black History Month

the Pomona Valley Film Society


Cabin in the Sky

Saturday, Feb. 27, 6:00 pm
$5 donation
The Theaters At
Village Academy
Holt at Indian Hill
Use Entrance 4

For more information, download the Flyer.

NAACP Night at the AAMB

Embracing Black History through Quality Family Time
Children Are Encouraged

Monday, February 29th
4:30PM - 6:30PM
1460 E. Holt Ave.
Entrance 3, Suite 188
Pomona, CA

For more information, download the Flyer.

End of the Year Reception - Sat. Dec. 19

Check out our photos from this wonderful reception.

With guest speaker Dr. Wilma Ellis-Kazemzadeh

Dr. Wilma Ellis-Kazemzadeh
Dr. Ellis-Kazemzadeh's topic will be
Sat. Dec. 19, 2015
3pm - 5pm
Kennedy Austin Foundation Center
2501 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, Ca.

Community Dialogue #10 - Sat. Nov. 21

America's Journey for Justice and Equality Continues
Sat. Nov. 21, 2015
3pm - 5pm
Kennedy Austin Foundation Center
2501 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, Ca.

Luncheon for Local Veterans - Sat. Nov. 21

November 21. 11:30am - 3:30pm
African American Museum of Beginnings
(Inside The Village at Indian Hill)
1460 E. Holt Ave.
Entrance 3, Suite 188
Pomona, CA

The African American Museum of Beginnings is hosting a luncheon to honor local veterans. Wayne Carlton, NAACP veteran affairs chairperson, is one of 4 honorees. Let us support this timely and heartfelt community event.

The African American Museum of Beginnings is hosting a luncheon to honor local
Download the luncheon flyer.

Community Dialogue#9 - Sat. Oct. 24

America's Journey for Justice and Equality Continues
Discussion: Legislation, Resolution and Policy Review for Change
Sat. Oct. 24, 2015
3pm - 5pm
Kennedy Austin Foundation Center
2501 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, Ca.

America's Journey For Justice

September 30, 2015

Amos Young address America's Journey For Justice
Amos Young
addresses the attendees

Among the many wonderful speakers Kyle Brown, Jose Calderon, Diane Lawson and Amos Young provided copies of their talks. Take the links.

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin provided press coverage. Check out pictures from the event at the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP photo gallery.

Installation of 2015 - 2017 Officers

Macedonia Community Center
Sat. June 27, 2015

2015 Installation of Officers

"Community-Police Relations:

Strategies & Remedies"

with Robin Toma

Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:00 A. M. - 1:30 P. M.

(speech at 12 noon)

Join us at the Kennedy Austin Foundation - 2502 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA, for a light lunch and a talk by Robin Toma, Executive Director Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. Check out our flier for more information.


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The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.


The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.


The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution - the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.