Welcome to the Long Beach Branch of the NAACP

Since its inception, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was poised for a long, tumultuous and rewarding history. Although it may be possible to chronicle the challenging and harrowing legacy of the NAACP, the real story of the nation's most significant civil rights organization lies in the hearts and minds of the people who would not stand still while the rights of some of America's darker citizens were denied.

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Long Beach Branch NAACP is Deeply Saddened by the Passing of Former CA Governor George Deukmejian

George Deukmejian

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Long Beach Branch NAACP Mourns the Loss of Ghislaine "Gigi" Iliff, Who Helped Launch the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific with Husband Warren. Gigi was called the first lady of the LB aquarium.

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Long Beach Branch NAACP Mourns the Passing of Barbara Bush, Wife of the 41st President and Mother of the 43rd

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Long Beach Branch NAACP Mourns the Passing of Trusten P. Lofland

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Long Beach Branch NAACP Mourns the Loss of of Former Branch President, Charles Townsend


Charles Townsend was the son of James and Ann Townsend and husband of 51 years to Patricia Ann Townsend. He was the father of three living children, Victor Townsend of Fresno, Greta Johnson and Tasha Townsend of Long Beach. He has seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Townsend was born in 1944. He went to Long Beach Poly High School class of 1962 and also attended Long Beach Community College class of 1964. He worked for the Long Beach Naval Shipyard as a Naval Architect Technician and retired after 31 years and 4 months. He served his community as Former President and Vice President of the NAACP and was a Lifetime member. He was a Lifetime member BAPAC and BIG. Townsend was the founding member of Long Beach Lancers Track Club and one of the founding members and Vice President of Central Area. He was associated with the California Recreation Center and Former Vice President of Poly Pop Warner Youth Football Organization. Townsend also served on the Public Safety Commission.


Johnny Reb's Fundraiser

Johnny Reb's Food

Fine Southern Cuisine, Johnny Reb's, has selected the Long Beach Branch NAACP for the fourth time to generate money for educational Programs such as scholarship, stay-in-school, ACT-SO, and our science and technology program. The mission for Johnny Rebs’ Shell Out for Charity is to raise money for local non-profits and to raise awareness of the work they are doing while building bridges of connection. To date, Shell Out for Charity has raised over $1 million dollars and changed many lives. We urge you to go to the restaurant and to Shell Out to help the youth of our community! Cheryl Carter, the owner of Johnny Reb's, is an active supporter of community non-profits such as the Long Beach Branch NAACP. She hires from the community, especially college youth and is also involved in the Long Beach Branch NAACP's culinary arts component of ACT-SO.

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Enjoy fine Southern Cuisine, and support the Long Beach Branch NAACP, and other community programs at the same time!

Sharon and David McLucas Recieved Aquarium of the Pacific Heritage Award

Sharon McLucas

Long Beach Branch NAACP members Sharon and David McLucas were honored at the Aquarium of the Pacific in recognition of their dedication and service to the African-American community. The awards presentation took place as part of the African American Festival on Saturday, February 24. Sharon and David McLucas own Forgotten Images: A Traveling Educational Exhibit and Museum. This exhibit features thousands of artifacts that represent two centuries of the African-American experience in America.


The Long Beach Branch NAACP Congratulates the 2018 Urban Ocean Festival Mural Team

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Urban Ocean Festival was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Continue to help the Long Beach Branch NAACP with environmental projects by e-mailing us at mnaacp@gmail.com. The Long Beach Branch NAACP welcomes youth and adults for this project.


The Long Beach Branch NAACP Encourages You to Join the 2018 ACTSO Program


Long Beach Branch NAACP encourages members to attend community meetings including: City Council Meetings, Long Beach School Board Meetings, the CSU Board of Trustees Open Meetings and Long Beach City College Board Meetings. At these meetings are discussions that directly impact all of us, our children and our city.


FYI About Eduction:

The NAACP strongly believes in the importance of quality public education for all.

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Get to Know Your Politicians:

Know the politicians who represent you! Let them know your concerns and hold them accountable.

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Your NAACP membership is more than a contribution. You are joining the team that has been at the forefront of civil and human rights battles for more than one hundred years.

NAACP membership makes a positive difference in the lives of Americans, and provides an opportunity to become an important part of a network of hundreds of thousands of member advocates.


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The Grand Long Beach is a proud supporter of the Long Beach Branch NAACP.

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Forgotten Images, a traveling Education Museum and Exhibit is a proud partner of the Long Beach Branch NAACP.

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Member Profile: Damon Cagnolatti

Professor Cagnolatti is a full time English professor at Cerritos College. Professor Cagnolatti received his M.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and his B.A. from UC Riverside. He has been the advisor to the Black Student Union, as well as a mentor in the Puente Learning Community, an instructor in the UMOJA Success Program, co-coordinator of EmpowerMENt (a Transfer Pathway for Men of Color to universities), co-coordinator for the Falcon Kids initiative, and coordinator of the iFalcon 3.0 Habits of Mind Student Success Strategy. He is the Habits of Mind coordinator for the State Chancellor’s 3CSN student success initiative, and he is also a member of the 100 Black men of Long Beach. As community educator with the NAACP, Long Beach, he will work to address equity gaps by strengthening partnerships between local K-12 and community colleges, to create programs that aim to increase access to academic resources and boost academic literacy among students, their families, and the community.