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Denise Oliver-Velez Honored by NAACP

From the NAACP Facebook Page

Denise Oliver Velez–applied cultural anthropologist, writer and revolutionary–was a part of the Young Lord’s Party, which rallied a crew of women that fought for open enrollment in the City Colleges of New York, for the formation of Puerto Rican Studies Programs and bi-lingual education in grade schools. #‎WHM2014

Congratulations, Sis Dee!

About the NAACP

Our Mission

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.

Vision Statement

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

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  1. DeniseVelez

    thanks for linking to their join page!

    In tough times like these – with so many policies under attack from the right – it’s key that we sustain groups that have never stopped fighting and the NAACP is one of them that deserves our support in $$$.  


  2. Otteray Scribe

    One of these days our paths are going to cross. I am envious of those who have already had a chance to spend time with you.  

  3. princesspat

    Reading your articles and following your work is an inspirational education for me.

    My appreciation to both you and JanF for keeping the conversation going.

  4. I can remember like yesterday I first became aware of Sister Dee.  It was in a work on Valery Jarrett and I was like Inigo Montoya when he got smoked by Wesley.  Who is this? I must know!  Instant Professor Crush.  I couldn’t believe what she was serving was free, I felt guilty like I was stealing an education, and this is just her internet presence.

    I can’t imagine what it must be like to have her actually instruct you, but I know if I were ever up in very cold New York i’d audit if she’d let me.

    Ima say it I saw what they said about her when she did that IF thing over there. I swear I’d of broken the time space continuum, but then there’s reasons all kinds of things happen.  : )

    Congratulations slightly older Auntie it’s an honor to know you.

  5. HappyinVT

    I’ve been absent lately (again) for personal reasons and find this!!

    So happy for you!

    (And I couldn’t resist.)

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  6. emeraldmaiden

    A well-deserved honor. Hope you don’t mind if I’m proud of you, even though I only know you in pixels.

  7. Diana in NoVa

    It’s a privilege to know you, and an honor to “grow” with you. Thank you for educating us all and for battling the assaults on the integrity of the 99 percent.

    Rock on!

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