I have had quite a few white people reaching out to me asking how they can help support the local Black community. I have referred them to join the local chapter of the NAACP.

There is an NAACP in East Texas that needs your support. I became a member of my local NAACP chapter last year, and I just renewed my membership today and signed up my 9-year-old daughter, Willow, for a Youth Membership, as well.

The NAACP was established in 1908. It was a coalition of people of different races and founding members included Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell. The nonprofit continues to this day to live up to its original mission of pressing our way to social, economical, and judicial justice and equality for all. You can sign up online. Go to NAACP.org.

Search for your area code and then select the closest chapter near you so that they will get credit for you. After you pay for the annual membership, you will receive an email receipt. Shortly, you will be getting your own NAACP membership card in the mail.

Adult membership is $30. The Youth Membership is $10 (without Crisis) or $15 with Crisis.