Official Press Statement — Being Black is Not A Crime!

The following press statement was issued by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony regarding the shooting of Brennan Walker.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 DETROIT – 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. diagnosed for the nation its most dangerous and deadly spiritual ulcer. Yet today, there are still too many in our communities who have failed to heed his prescription to see our character because they are too blinded by our color.

America still suffers from an illness rooted in an assumption fueled by a false perception and sustained by our racial condition. The recent shooting at 14-year old Brennan Walker, at a home in Rochester Hills, while simply trying to find his way to school, by a white homeowner, is another case-in-point. According to young Mr. Walker, after he knocked on the door for directions, he stepped back, a lady came to the door and started yelling, “Why are you trying to break into my house?” He indicated he was simply asking for directions. Herein lies the assumption. He is a black youth, at a white door, in a suburban neighborhood, therefore he must be trying to break in. Immediate reaction: grab your gun, shoot first, ask questions later.

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Press Statement — Being Black Is Not A Crime

Synergy: A Networking Experience


Synergy: A Networking Experience is an exclusive and cost free gathering hosted by the Detroit Branch NAACP to support our Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. This year the event will be hosted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 9PM at PV Lounge located at 1435 Randolph St. in downtown Detroit.

This years host committee includes leaders of the Detroit Professional network including the Detroit Branch NAACP Young Adult Committee, New Leaders Council Detroit, The Massive Group, LAH Strategies, Posh PR & Events, The Freedom Institute and Mr. Kenny Valentino. We are excited to bring together many of Detroit’s movers and shakers and connect them back to Detroit Branch NAACP through this social and engaging event.

At Synergy there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, music, great people, and a special ticket package offer to attend the 63rd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. This package will only be available during the event for onsite purchases. This dinner is our largest fundraiser and supports our operations throughout the year, in particular, our youth and education initiatives and social justice advocacy work.

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Synergy — A Networking Experience