Mission Carroll County Md. NAACP Branch #7014
Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
The NAACP works to educate all political candidates to support policies that improve access to quality education and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare and youth empowerment, with a dedication to removing race-based hatred and discrimination from society.
For questions or more information, please contact me directly: email@example.com Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll County NAACP secretary. Thanks.
Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 Executive Officers and Executive Board Nov. 10, 2016: https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2018/01/carroll-county-naacp-branch-7014.html
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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory MAGIC NEWS BRIEF July 14, 2020
ANNOUNCING OUR BIG DATA BOOTCAMP!
For four years in a row, the role of data scientist has been named the number one job in the U.S. by Glassdoor. What's more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for data science skills will drive a 27.9 percent rise in employment in the field through 2026. Whether you are a student or a professional looking to expand your skillset, this FREE introductory course is for you! Big Data Bootcamp is an 8 week virtual course designed to expose curious and independent learners to python and basic data science and machine learning techniques. We’ll cover the python language, general programming principles, important libraries and tools, and basic ML algorithms.
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ONLINE CTF 002 IS THIS WEEKEND!
Speaking of in-demand careers... our popular entry-level, cybersecurity competition is this Saturday from 11am-3pm EST! Registration for our Online Capture The Flag (oCTF) competition opens tomorrow, July 15th, so be sure to check back and register for this FREE online event! Thanks to our sponsor CTC Technology & Energy, participants will compete for Amazon gift cards while learning ethical hacking skills!
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OUR TWO GAME DEVELOPMENT CLASSES NOW STARTING IN AUGUST
[UPDATE: These 13 week courses are now scheduled to begin in August.] Aspiring game developers can choose from our online classes: Intro to Game Development and Intermediate Game Development. Both classes will teach Unity and C#, and both will conclude with a Game Demo Day where students can share their games with the public via Zoom.
The intro class will focus on learning the basics of game design for 2D scrolling puzzle games, while the intermediate class will introduce 3D design elements and more complex challenges with enemy characters.
Loaner laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. Financial aid is also available.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
- It is arbitrary and capricious. The decision to repeal and replace the 2016 rule was not the product of reasoned decision making as required by the APA. In explaining its rationale for the new regulations, ED rejected prior agency determinations going back decades without explanation, grounded its analysis in fundamental misunderstandings, failed to consider alternatives, and disregarded facts and circumstances.
- It does not comply with Congress’s requirement that the Secretary implement a meaningful process for borrowers to obtain relief. Instead, it establishes an illusory process that makes it practically impossible for students to qualify for borrower defense relief. ED admits as much by acknowledging that only around 4 percent of borrowers eligible for relief will actually get relief.
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Monday, July 6, 2020
Who enforces mask rules in Carroll County?
CORONAVIRUS With coronavirus pandemic ongoing, who enforces mask rules in Carroll County? By SHREEYA AGARWAL CARROLL COUNTY TIMES | JUL 05, 2020 AT 5:00 AM
You notice that many of your favorite local businesses have begun to open their doors after months of closure, per state orders to limit the spread of COVID-19, and have decided to stop by a local business. You walk in and are surprised to find that no one, not even the store owners, are wearing masks. Concerned, you wonder what you should do.
In such a scenario, ideally you would call the Carroll County Health Department rather than the police, according to Andrea Hanley, a spokesperson from the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Carroll County Health Department.
“They [police] are not the ones getting complaints about masks. We’re the ones doing the investigations,” she said. “If we have a problem during the investigation, we will follow up with the police, and that doesn’t happen very often.”
According to Gov. Larry Hogan’s April 15 executive order, “all customers over the age of nine are required to wear Face Coverings while inside the enclosed area of any Retail Establishment or Food service Establishment.”
And “all Foodservice Establishments shall require staff who interact with customers (including, without limitation, delivery personnel) to wear, and those staff shall wear, Face Coverings while working.”
Those who failed to comply with the orders could be subject to a $5,000 fine or imprisonment not exceeding one year.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Sept. 17, 2013: Westminster celebrates diversity at TriStreet block party
By Kevin Dayhoff, 3:45 p.m. EDT, September 17, 2013
July 5, 2020 – I am cleaning some of my old Google Drive files (because I am about to run out of storage capacity.) And I ran across this old article from September 17, 2013 about working with my friend Dr. Darcel Harris. The links still work but it does not provide a preview of the pictures...
Fully equipped with a spatula, sunglasses, hat and an apron, Darcel Harris was all smiles Sept. 15 as she answered questions, cooked hamburgers, and hot dogs and helped coordinate activities for over 300 folks who attended the 11th annual Pennsylvania Avenue – TriStreet Association block party in Dutterer Family Park in Westminster.
The event included multi-cultural food dishes made by residents, local fruits and vegetables donated by local farmers, dancing, pie eating contests, and educational activities for children provided by the Westminster Police Department, the Carroll County NAACP and GROW Mission (God’s Regeneration of Westminster) – one of the many local grassroots community organizations in which Harris participates.
According to Harris, the March 2013 recipient of the of the 21st annual Carroll County Human Relations Commission achievement award, the neighborhood get together was the brainchild of former Westminster City Councilwoman, 1991-1995, Rebecca Orenstein.
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Thursday, July 2, 2020
First Thursdays film series takes on issue of voter suppression
You may also find this information here: CC CAACP website
Attempts to interfere in our election by Russia and other foreign players have received much deserved attention since 2016. But an even more insidious threat to our democracy may be homegrown: voter suppression.
“In a close election the rules matter,” says Rick Hasen of UC Irvine and author of Election Meltdown, “and if the rules can be manipulated it can affect the outcome of elections.”
Recognizing that voting rights are civil rights, the July selection for the MD LMP First Thursday film series is a provocative and disturbing documentary that takes a sobering look at the hydra that is voter suppression: Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.
Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, Rigged chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks - including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in North Carolina and voter intimidation in Texas.
We are honored to welcome a distinguished panel to discuss the film:
David Blight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom
Tim Smith, award-winning producer of Rigged
Gilda Daniels, Associate Professor at University of Baltimore School of Law and author of Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America
The cause and course of racial justice in our nation is intimately bound to the outcome of the 2020 election. It’s therefore incumbent upon all of us to understand the grave and imminent threat that voter suppression poses to “free and fair elections” and what we, as citizens, can do to protect the vote and our democracy.
Please join us on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 7.00p for an important discussion of the issue and this film. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you then.
When you register, you will receive a link and password allowing you to screen the film on your own for free, in advance of the discussion.
Attendance at the panel discussion is also free, but you must pre-register here.
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