Today's Date: July 4, 2022
VNA Health Care Discusses the Importance of Mammography and Cervical Cancer Screenings   •   EA SPORTS™ F1® 22 Launches Worldwide Today   •   Wan Bridge Launches Georgetown Heights, its First Build-To-Rent Community in Central Texas   •   Four recipients of the 2022 Awards of Excellence in Nursing announced from Indigenous Services Canada   •   New Survey Reveals Lack of Knowledge among U.S. Women about Uterine Health, Including Fibroid Symptoms and Treatment Options   •   NCCI Golf Event Generates $25,000 for Kids' Chance of America Scholarships   •   Mia Becar to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign   •   Checkmarx' Ana Lucia Amaral Honored as a CRN 2022 Woman of the Channel   •   Equitable Bank Releases Inaugural ESG Performance Report   •   Tractor Supply Company Celebrates Service Members With Nationwide Discount on the Fourth of July and Announces Grant Donation fo   •   Eight Ameriprise Financial Advisors Named to the Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors List   •   RNR Tire Express Surprises Tampa-Area Woman with New Car in Mother's Day Giveaway   •   Mrs. Flowers Takes the Helm at Comfort Home Care, Rockville, MD   •   Global Surrogacy Services Announces Outreach to Potential Gestational Surrogates in Three Southwestern States   •   Citizens for Judicial Fairness and Reverend Al Sharpton Applaud Nomination of Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to Third Circuit   •   Cinemark Brings the Ultimate Cinematic Experience to Riverton with Mountain View Village Theatre Now Open   •   Closing the Health Disparity Gap for Black Women   •   Xfinity Stream app Launches on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD   •   Tracey Hayes from MicroAge Named on CRN's 2022 Women of the Channel Power 70 Solution Providers List   •   Five Bluum Standouts Honored on CRN 2022 Women of the Channel List
Bookmark and Share

Texas NAACP Prepares For MLK Day Celebration

 

 

 

PARIS, Texas---The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced today that Campbell Soup Company’s (NYSE:CPB) Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale will serve as grand marshal of the Martin Luther King (MLK) day parade, to be held here on January 16.

“For the Paris community, 2009 was a year marked by high racial tensions”

Organized by the local chapter of the NAACP, this year’s MLK day parade will be themed “Unity in the Community.” A number of city and county officials will participate in the parade, including Mayor Jesse Freeland, City Council Members, Sheriff BJ McCoy, Police Chief Bob Huntley and Fire Chief Grooms. The NAACP expects more than 1,000 people to attend the fifth annual parade.

A series of incidents in 2009 sparked racial tensions in the Paris community. In early 2009, U.S. Department of Justice officials attempted to moderate tensions between whites and African Americans in the east Texas town.

“For the Paris community, 2009 was a year marked by high racial tensions,” said Reverend James Price, President, NAACP-Paris Chapter. “This year’s MLK Day parade provides an ideal venue for us to find common ground among all residents of our community. In addition to celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. King, we are hopeful that the parade will be another step in uniting our community. The NAACP recognizes that this journey must include the whole community—residents, city leaders and corporate citizens such as Campbell Soup Company and others.”

Campbell has operated a plant in Paris since 1964 and employs approximately 1,000 people. The company and its employees have been actively involved in many community initiatives, including the local United Way campaign and numerous grants awarded through the Campbell Soup Foundation to local nonprofit organizations. O’Neale, 59, has spent more than 20 years leading global diversity efforts across a range of industries and cultures. During her career, she has been a corporate executive, business leader, consultant and author.

O’Neale said, “I am the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King's work and am truly honored to represent Campbell Soup Company on this day of unity as we celebrate the life and dreams of Dr. King. Campbell has long been an active participant in Paris, and we are committed to contributing to the advancement of the city. As a company whose products are enjoyed by people of all races and from all walks of life, we recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in all facets of our company and business.”

The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Jan. 16 at the MLK Church of Christ, 195 MLK Drive and will proceed to the Saint Paul Baptist Church 454 2nd Street, where O’Neale, Rev. Price and Police Chief Huntley will address the audience.

Campbell will provide parade goers with free soup, Pepperidge Farm products and V8 juices following the parade at St. Paul Church.

About the NAACP

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 racial hatred and racial discrimination.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,” “Arnott’s,” and “V8.” For more information on the company, visit Campbell’s website atwww.campbellsoup.com

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News