Just moments ago in front of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, the Detroit Branch NAACP and Michigan State Conference NAACP announced the filing of the Federal Challenge to the current Emergency Manager Law in Michigan. Gathered together were members of the Detroit Branch NAACP Executive Board, Legal Counsel and Plaintiffs for the lawsuit, and concerned citizens in support of Detroit Branch NAACP’s actions.
The following statement and revenue recommendations for the City of Detroit were given by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, during the press conference.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 the Detroit NAACP Youth Council held its Annual elections and the new leadership is ready to start the year off right! We invite you to join us on May 15, 2013 at 6:00PM as they are sworn into office!
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
2nd Vice President
The Detroit Branch NAACP 58th Annual Fiight For Freedom Fund Dinner was another success! Thank you to our guests, sponsors, supporters and volunteers. Here are just a few highlights from the Dinner. Stay tuned for more to come.
Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, 58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Donnell White, Executive Director Detroit Branch NAACP.
2013 Ida. B. Wells Freedom and Justice Awardee Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Congressman John Conyers, Rev. Anthony and Mary Blackmon, Chair, Detroit Branch NAACP Art & Essay Committee with the 23rd Annual Art & Essay Winners.
Great crowd at the 58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner!
Photos courtesy of Andre Smith and Rogers Foster
This month at the Detroit NAACP General Membership meeting, we discussed Detroit Water and Sewage. As we all know, without water there is no life. Keeping that in mind, Detroit’s Water and Sewage department has become a very important topic of discussion as the department restructures itself, it will undoubtedly affect all of us in one way or another. Rodney Johnson, Assistant Director of Commercial Operations and Public Affairs of the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department and James George, Assistant Director of Finance, were both on hand to represent the Water and Sewage Department. “We are in a restructuring mode”. James George explained. “We are trying to reduce cost as much as we can by restructuring the way we do things!” Rodney Johnson and James George both discussed possible layoffs in the future. “We are trying to achieve a higher efficiency rate which means will reduce our administrative costs and employees will be cut” Rodney Johnson explained to us. Many questions came up concerning water rates, the new water Authority, sewage and drainage, effects on the environment, and how much money the water department profits each year. They were also asked about Genesee County and what happens to our water rates if Genesee County receives water from another entity, will Detroiter’s rates be affected? The Answer, Absolutely!
The Detroit Branch NAACP will match opportunity with potential when it hosts the 8th Annual Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! – A Super Career Expo. The career expo is free and open to the public and will feature several workshops. Workshop times are scheduled as follows:
9:30 A.M. — Worker’s Right – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
10:10 A.M. — Career Pathways to Entrepreneurship — McDonald’s
10:40 A.M. — Interviewing Skills and Resume Writing – Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC)
10:40 A.M. — Social Media and the Workforce – WardHill Omni Media
11:20 A.M. — Career Pathways to Entrepreneurship — McDonald’s
1:00 P.M. — Interviewing Skills and Resume Writing — DESC
9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. – Dress for Success Strolling Fashion Show – Jackets for Jobs
A computer resource center will be on-site for individuals to apply for jobs online. On the spot interviews are likely so all attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately in professional attire.
- Auto Zone
- Beaumont Health Systems
- Detroit Electrical Joint Apprentice
- Focus: Hope
- McLaren Macomb
- Michigan Civil Service Commission
- Secret Service
- Starfish Family Services
- The Art Institutes of Michigan
- United States Steel
- Ypsilanti Community Schools
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! is presented by the Detroit Branch NAACP along with its bronze sponsors McDonalds. Additional partners are the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), Detroit Public Library, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Jackets for Jobs and the State of Michigan – Talent Connect.
On Wednesday April 12, 2013 the Detroit NAACP Youth Council and Host & Hostess committee joined forces to prepare for the 58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. At the meeting Mrs. Genevieve Bellamy addressed the young people teaching them about the importance of the civil war and civil rights movement. Mrs. Bellamy was a starting member of the Host & Hostess Program. Additionally, the young people are preparing for their joint community service event on April 20, 2013.
The Detroit NAACP Youth Council continues to meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00P.M. at the Detroit NAACP Office (8220 Second Ave. )
Click the link below to read the official press statement of Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony as unveils the details of the 58th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.