San Antonio has elected their next NAACP San Antonio Branch President, Dr. Gregory Hudspeth
The people voted and our new San Antonio Branch, NAACP President is Dr. Gregory
Hudspeth. The SA NAACP vote took place November the 8th at the Barbara Jordan Center. The vote was then counted that evening with Dr. Hudspeth claiming the win. Dr. Hudspeth ran against Ms. Cassandra Littlejohn with 147 votes for Hudspeth and 74 for Littlejohn. This election comes at the retirement of past SA NAACP President Mr. Oliver Hill. We thank Mr. Hill and his family for their many devoted years to the San Antonio NAACP Branch, and now it's time for change. Change is inevitable with time.
The NAACP has shown itself to be irrelevant in todays generation, something we spoke to each candidate about prior to the election and they agreed while knowing they can change that. We asked Dr. Hudspeth in our last article October 30th, “What are the top 3 problems in San Antonio that you’re going to address as NAACP president?” His reply was, “I see four problems areas in San Antonio rather than three: education, jobs, housing, and the criminal justice system."
When asked if Dr. Hudspeth planned to get the younger generation involved, Hudspeth added, “Our NAACP Youth Council and ACT-SO programs have done well. However, we do not have a college chapter on each of our college and university campuses. I will increase youth participation by having more college chapters established here in San Antonio.” To read the full interview with Dr. Hudspeth please go to saobserver.com.
The NAACP VISION STATEMENT, on the San Antonio Branch's website states: The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
The NAACP MISSION STATEMENT, on the San Antonio Branch's website states: 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.
We have high hopes for Dr. Hudspeth, for him to lead our NAACP within our community where an unarmed black teen, Charles Roundtree, was just killed by SAPD the other week. Nothing from NAACP. We are still experiencing 10 years of Bexar County's Election Administrator, Jacquelyn Callanen keep all voting info from blacks in San Antonio- nothing from NAACP. The County and City have held 1,500 jobs from blacks as previously reported, this is a fact- nothing from NAACP. After speaking to the newly elected Dr. Hudspeth we believe he will be present and will keep the NAACP VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT ALIVE.
Dr. Hudspeth is excited to bring the younger generation into the good fight for justice and equality but how he does that will be interesting. 18 - 20 something year olds do not follow 90 year olds. And 90 year olds do not follow 18 year olds, their is a huge gap that needs to be bridged. Dr. Hudspeth has taken on the challenge and the community stands behind him while expecting our voices to be heard and the advancement of colored people to take steps forward not back.