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. )
On Tuesday April 9th, at our bi-monthly Allies, Issues, and Action meeting our guest speaker was Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. The Sheriff spoke mostly about public safety in Wayne County. Sheriff Napoleon was extremely specific on crime statistics and he also explained why he believes building a new jail is a necessity. Napoleon pointed to budget cuts as the reason for drastic changes in the Wayne County Sheriffs office. “We are down at least 500 sheriffs; and we no longer have a narcotics unit!” The Sheriff explained. “Wayne County is facing some serious fiscal challenges.” Sheriff Napoleon went on to also discuss the city of Detroit and the issues that it faces. “I have never and will never support the Emergency Manager Law.” Sheriff Napoleon is a candidate for Mayor in the City of Detroit. Napoleon said “I am Running for Mayor because I have hope in Detroit. I understand Detroiters, and I have been here all my life. My mother still lives here and I raised my daughter here. I embody the spirit of Detroit, because I have stayed and fought for a brighter future and today is not the day that I am ready to give up on that fight!”