PITTSBURGH NAACP BOARD MEMBERS (Photos by J.L. Martello)
The Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP hosted a Night at the Rivers Casino on March 15 at the Rivers Casino, located on the North Shore.
The event, which included food, live entertainment and much more, showed the partnership formed between the NAACP and the Rivers Casino, despite the recent allegations of Blacks not being welcomed at the casino.
It also gave the NAACP an opportunity to reach out to the community.
Constance Parker, Pittsburgh NAACP president, said the event was attended by more than 600 people and was a way to show the community who the NAACP is, what they stand for and that the doors of the Rivers Casino are open to all.
A NIGHT OUT—Charles and Jackie Pendleton spending a night out with each other and the NAACP.
NAACP LINE DANCERS?—No, just a group of people enjoying themselves while line dancing at the Rivers Casino during NAACP Night.
BEAUTIFUL LADIES ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL EVENING—From left: Sherry Sheffield, Christina Figueroa and Michelle Figueroa came out for the Night at the Rivers Casino with the NAACP.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH—Constance Parker, Pittsburgh NAACP president, second from right, welcomes from left: Allyson Wynn, Melanie Harrington and Candi Castleberry Singleton as they enjoy each other company.
DELTAS FOREVER—The Deltas show their support for the NAACP’s Night at the Casino. Sitting, from left: Anita Walker, Imogene Hines and Renee White Carter. Standing, from left: Janice Gladden, Diana Jaden and Curtistine Walker.
LEON FORD SR. spoke about his son’s case. His son, Leon Ford Jr., was left paralyzed after being shot Pittsburgh by police during a traffic stop.
YOUNGER GENERATION—The night was not just for the old, young people enjoyed the evening as well. From left: Mary Parker, Marcus Thompson, Mauve Johnson, Lauren Wallace, Tekky Andrew-Jaja and Abasifreke Ekpe.
AMANDA GREEN-HAWKINS—The Allegheny County Councilwoman speaks to the audience.