The Detroit Branch NAACP wishes to congratulate and welcome Lorraine Miller as the new interim President and CEO of the NAACP. Miller will begin her tenure effective November 1, 2013. Miller is a member
of the NAACP National Board of Directors, a former president of the Washington D.C. Branch and was the 35th Clerk of the United States House of Representatives.
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a challenge to Michigan’s Proposal 2. Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, argued the case before the court.
Proposal 2 is a 2006 ballot measure that led to a state constitutional ban on race-conscious college admissions policies, effectively creating two separate and unequal systems for determining the admissions criteria used at state universities.
“This case is ultimately about whether minority students will be allowed to compete on the same playing field as other students. Right now, there are two separate playing fields with two separate rulebooks,” said Rosenbaum. “Minority students and those who support a diverse student body should not have to overturn a constitutional amendment to have their voices heard in the admissions process when everyone else can simply lobby the university.”
Under Proposal 2, donors, athletic officials, church groups, alumni, and others can lobby universities to have their constituents’ affiliations or experiences – such as legacy or athletic achievement – considered in admissions decisions, but students cannot ask that race be considered.
This article was originally posted by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. For the full article please visit http://www.naacpldf.org/press-release/supreme-court-hears-oral-arguments-challenge-michigans-proposal-2
October 21st – Satellite Voting Begins at the East and West campuses of Wayne County Community College District
October 28th – Public Hearing on the Consolidation of Elections – (Moving all odd year election; Mayor and City Council, to even years elections to coincide with Presidential and/or Gubernatorial elections.)
Vote -In – Person ballots end on November 4th
Election Day is November 5th!
(*Note section 168.823)
– Election Inspector Training Coordinator Accreditation Workshop Manual
(*Note Pg. 26 for instructions on examining write-in tallies)
Are you a high school student or connected to a high school student who is a budding chemist, scientist, engineer or doctor? If you are or know of one then we encourage you to sign up and register for the Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Master Class. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics of the Mind competition for high school students. There are five categories high school students can compete in: Science, Entrepreneurship, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Humanities. As we prepare for the 2014 ACT-SO season we are offering enrichment Master Classes to help get our future ACT-SO Olympians ready for our 2014 local competitions. ACT-SO contestants are competing for a chance to win Bronze, Silver or Gold Medals. Gold Medal winners qualify for the National NAACP ACT-SO Competition that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2014. The first Master Class will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M. at the Detroit Branch NAACP Office. The focus will be on the Science Category. The Master Class will give you an opportunity to meet experts in the Science field, ask questions to help you prepare for the competition, and receive tips and pointers on presentation.