A reorganization of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP will take place Monday 7 p.m. at Messiah Baptist Church, 210 Congress Street, according to branch President Carolyn Vermont. Scot Esdaile, Connecticut NAACP State Conference president, will chair the meeting ordered by leaders of the national civil rights organization. The National Board of NAACP ordered “all elected officers [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Bobby Simmons'
April 21st, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events
April 4th, 2013 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
When you’re outgunned nearly 10 to 1 by the city’s Democratic registration, it’s hard to bore through the party layers. But this is an election year for the all-Democratic City Council as well as five seats on the Board of Education where city Republicans could regain footing through minority-party representation controlled by members of Connecticut’s [...]
April 1st, 2013 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events
Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez has filed a complaint in state court seeking to invalidate last month’s 5-4 vote by the Board of Education granting a three-year contract to Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, claiming Vallas lacks the certified credentials to serve as school chief. She’s represented by Norm Pattis, the lawyer who persuaded [...]
April 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Dissension within the ranks of the Greater Bridgeport NAACP branch as well as non-compliance processing financial information have reached such a boiling point the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has ordered “all elected officers and executive committee members be removed” and the local branch reorganized including [...]
March 28th, 2013 · 5 Comments · News and Events
Board of Education member Bobby Simmons has provided OIB the letter in question that led to his suspension as a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People by the national civil rights organization’s President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous who claims Simmons and three officers prepared an unauthorized letter removing two [...]
March 28th, 2013 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Bridgeport Board of Education member Bobby Simmons has been suspended as a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, accused of an unauthorized attempt to remove the names of two officers as signatories of the local Bridgeport branch account at People’s United Bank, according to a letter issued by Benjamin Todd [...]
March 5th, 2013 · 35 Comments · Education
The day after the Bridgeport Board of Education approved by a 5-4 vote a three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, members and supporters of the Connecticut Working Families Party are lashing out, including Maria Pereira, one of three WFP school board members who voted against Vallas.