The following press statement was issued by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony regarding the passing of Ron Scott.
The Detroit Branch NAACP joins in a collective chorus with those who both mourn for and salute the life of Ron Scott (community activist, social engineer, and human rights warrior.) Mr. Scott has been a consistent champion for those often left out, overlooked, and marginalized. It is most inspiring and provokes an unrelenting pursuing of justice and fairness when a life such as that of Ron Scott is given to all of us as a model. Ron has been, in many cases, a voice crying in the wilderness when it comes to police and community relations, civil rights, social respect and human dignity for the least of these. He was a constant reminder to both law enforcement and government officials of their duty and responsibility to protect and to serve. We shall remember Ron Scott not because he died most recently, but because he lived most nobly. We thank Ron Scott for his voice, for his tenacity, for his spirit, and for the critical accountability of justice that he demanded for our community. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and supporters. Please know that there is an old African proverb which says:
“Those who we love die only in the physical sense. Their spirit is
continued in the will and determination of those whom they leave behind.”
The spirit of Ron Scott lives on in each individual who is concerned about justice for all.
Detroit Branch NAACP Press Statement — In Memory of Ron Scott
The Detroit Branch NAACP’s Shop Detroit campaign encourages support of Detroit based businesses during the holiday season. The campaign will kick-off on
Saturday, November 28 at 1917 American Bistro located at 19476 Livernois Avenue in the City’s historic Avenue of Fashions. On Saturday, December 5 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., shoppers will be encouraged to visit vendors participating in the 22nd Annual Holiday Christmas Bazaar that will be held at Fellowship Chapel located at 7707 W. Outer Drive. Additionally, during the Shop Detroit campaign, the Detroit Branch NAACP will feature local businesses and special promotions on their social media pages and website. The Detroit Branch NAACP’s Shop Detroit campaign is done in partnership with the City of Detroit and their recent release of “Dream It. Do. It. Detroit,” a neighborhood small business directory.
The Detroit Branch NAACP first began its efforts to increase in-store traffic for Black-owned and Detroit based business in 1988. “The Buy Black, Buy Detroit” Campaign provided a retail shop and services guide to assist holiday shoppers. Now known as “Shop Detroit” the campaign is very much alive covering the entire City of Detroit.
Join the Detroit NAACP Youth Council for their Open House to learn about the great opportunities and programming offered by the Youth Council. It will be an afternoon filled with food and fun! The Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council will also kick-off their 2016 ACT-SO season (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics) with details about the upcoming local competitions.
The Open House is free and open to the public. The Detroit NAACP Youth Council asks for all attendees to bring a can good to help with their can food drive collection.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
For more information please call (313) 871-2087.