Jeremiah “Spoon” Witherspoon, Jr, nephew of the late-Blair County NAACP President Donald E. Witherspoon, has been recognized many times for his efforts to support youth engagement, fitness, and mentorship with his program Leaders of Tomorrow. He was named Treasurer of the organization in the spring of 2021, along with the entire standing board of theContinue reading “Scorchin’ Boxing Gym, under leadership of Blair County NAACP Treasurer Jeremiah Witherspoon, announces local boxing exhibition”
Throughout the month of October and into the month of November, the Blair County NAACP conducted several meetings to raise voter awareness and mobilize souls to the polls. The Blair County Branch, under the leadership of President Andrae Holsey, co-organized and hosted a Candidate forum with Indivisible – Blair County and the PSU Altoona PoliticalContinue reading “Blair County NAACP creates partnerships to mobilize voters”
The local/state election for 2021 is right around the corner. Vote! Our lives depend on it!
A few weeks ago at the RTE 22 Rock & Blues Festival, hosted by ActiveAltoona.com, The Pennsoulvanians reminded us that the Keystone State does indeed have SERIOUS soul. But, don’t worry if you didn’t experience Chet Denny and the gang. They will be the entertainment for the Blair Co NAACP’s First Annual Freedom Fighter GalaContinue reading “RTE 22 Rock & Blues Festival”
This past December, the Blair Co. NAACP Chapter #2252 bid farewell to its president of the past 3 decades. Blair Co. NAACP past-President Don “Spoon” Witherspoon passed away on December 27th, 2020, at the age of 77, from complications related to COVID-19. Don was a father-figure to the community, a mentor to the troubled, andContinue reading “Celebrating the life and legacy of Blair County NAACP past-President, Don Witherspoon”
“Since the death of George Floyd, many African Americans have continued to be killed by the hands of police. We are Done Dying!” NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference, May 25, 2021