Communications, Press & Publicity Committee

The Tri-County Branch maintains a local website, a Facebook page, and hosts a radio program each Sunday morning at 8:30 am on WZZA-AM 1410 to share with listeners the activities of the NAACP. The Communications Committee is responsible for the disbursement of press releases, branch meeting notices, and publicity about events.

In addition, this committee shall:

  1. Seek to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding
  2. Work to eliminate employment segregation and discrimination in those industries including radio, telephone, television, motion pictures, newspapers, books, related computer communications, business, cable television, and social media
  3. Seek to ensure Black and minority ownership and control of print and electronic media – both hardware and software
  4. Monitor local and national media, especially advertising performance
  5. Provide the National Office with research and data on those local businesses engaged in communications
  6. Seek to ensure that all people have a meaningful right to choose from, and have access to, a variety of high quality telecommunications goods and services at reasonable cost
  7. Endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Unit and the Association in the local press and on radio, television, and other media
  8. Attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups
  9. Seek to counteract derogatory and erroneous statements in local news media about African Americans and other minority groups
  10. Be responsible for forwarding to THE CRISIS items covering Unit activities and important local affairs although no publicity shall be released without first being approved by the President of the Unit
  11. Act as far as possible as an agency for the promotion and sale of THE CRISIS