Make Juneteenth Count

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Join the Detroit Branch NAACP on Friday, June 19, 2020 for our Juneteenth Flashmob. Volunteers will be paired in teams to distribute Census + Get Out To Vote fliers in neighborhoods with low Census counts. This family friendly actively is an excellent opportunity to serve the community through impactful and informative action.

The 2020 Census and upcoming elections are critical for the future of Detroit residents. We are completing the Census and voting for equitable representation in the U.S. Congress and funding for our schools, hospitals, fire departments and so much more.

For more information on the Census visit www.2020Census.gov. For more information on the upcoming 2020 elections in Michigan visit www.michiganvoting.org.

Register to Volunteer Here. Text a picture of you, your organization, or family and friends that are volunteering to 313-351-1106. You will receive a custom Juneteenth photo frame sponsored by SnapStation USA.

Press Statement — Warren Police Demonstrate The Need For More Training

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The following press statement was issued by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony regarding the Warren Police Department.

The recent physical take down of Mr. Jaylen Bond, an Amazon delivery service provider, by a member of the Warren Police Department, indicates the necessity for enhanced training.

Click here — Warren Police Demonstrate The Need For More Training — to read the statement in its entirety.

Press Statement — Let Us Seize The Moment

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Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony issued the following press statements regarding Detroit business and corporate leaders calling for an end to racism, injustice and white supremacy.

The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity. There is now another opportunity to do what is right. We have been here before. We have seen the visible and deliberate acts of inhumanity often forced upon the backs and necks of African Americans.

Please click the links
Press Statement — Let Us Seize The Moment
Press Statement — Business & Corporate Leaders for Justice
to read the statements in their entirety.

Press Statement — A Cold Blooded Murder

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Statement by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP

DETROIT – In the words of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey “Being black in America should not be a death sentence.” We agree whole heartedly. Tragically, it is the reality of too many black men across this nation. There are far too many cases of encounters of black men and white police officers that leave us dead. These deaths occur on sidewalks, street corners, grocery stores, sitting in a car, sitting on a couch in your own home, playing in the park, or walking with your child. We die running, walking, talking, not talking, sitting, standing, handcuffed, no cuffs, from the back, or from the front. We die young. We die old. We die in between. The terror of Minneapolis reminds us all of what cold blooded murder looks like. Cold blooded meaning “without emotion, or pity, deliberately cruel, or callous.” Officer Derek Chauvin pins his knee on the neck of George Floyd, with indifference expressed on his face, as Floyd begs for his life “please, please, please, I can’t breathe, please man.” It is clear for any who choose to see that this was a murder. It was without emotion or pity, deliberately cruel and callous. Chauvin pinned him down on the ground like he was a trophy, won on an animal hunt somewhere in the wild. He and the other three officers all violated the sworn oath of the Minneapolis Police Department. The department credo is “To protect with courage. To serve with compassion.”

Click the link — Press Statement — A Cold-Blooded Murder to read the full statement in it’s entirety.

A MIRACLE OUT OF A MAYHEM

“It is hard to believe that what started off as an idea, a suggestion, even a challenge has now evolved into a reality. This truly is the stuff of which dreams are made.” Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP.

April 23, 2020 – Today it was announced that 51,000 Detroit school children and their parents will have access to laptops and the internet. A few weeks ago, this was only a thought in the minds of a few very dedicated people. Now children all around this city, regardless of economic, social or racial status will become more knowledgeable, more prepared, and more confident in their future.

Partners in this effort are the Detroit Branch NAACP, DTE Energy, DPSCD, Quicken Loans, The Skillman Foundtaion, City of Detroit, General Motors, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

To Read the Full Press Statement Click Here.

Coronavirus Tele-Townhall

The disparities in health care are at the forefront of the disastrous effects of COVID-19 in African American communities. Join the Detroit Branch NAACP for a community tele-townhall as we discuss Myths, Medical Treatment and Moving Beyond COVID-19 in Detroit.

Topic: “Coronavirus in the African American Community: Myths, Medical Treatment and Moving Beyond COVID-19.”

Guest speakers:
Dr. M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS; President of Wayne State University
Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH; Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan

Anyone can participate on the call by using the information below. You do not need to sign up for any special accounts to access the information. Invite your friends, family and colleagues to dial in, listen and learn. 

Thursday, April 23, 2020
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Call In Number: 1(301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 879 0479 6472#
Meeting Password: 256 836


Submit your questions in advance by texting (313) 449-8826. 
RSVP today by emailing: info@detroitnaacp.org
Let’s Save Our Community Together!