Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Master Class

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The Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Program is looking for talented high school students!

ACT-SO , which stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific, Olympics, is an Olympics of the Mind.  It is a competition open to all high school students in the areas of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Performing Arts
  • Sciences
  • Visual Arts

To prepare for our upcoming 2014-2015 ACT-SO season we are hosting Master Classes.  The purpose of the Master Class is to help potential contestants prepare for the competition.  The topic of our first Master Class will be Public Speaking.

Join us on:

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10:00 A.M.

Detroit Branch NAACP 

8220 Second Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 871-2087

Detroit Branch NAACP to Host A Take Your Soles to the Polls Community Wide Rally With Special Guest, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

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Take Your Soles to the Polls and Vote
The Detroit Branch NAACP presents A Vote Raiser – “It’s About the Turnout!”
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 A.M.
Fellowship Chapel Dome and Banquet Center
7707 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
Special Guest — Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC analyst, renowned professor, author and lecturer
Each One Bring Two!
Free Food and Refreshments will be provided
For more information please call the Detroit Branch NAACP at (313) 871-2087 or Fellowship Chapel at (313) 347-2820

Take Your Soles to the Polls

Detroit Branch NAACP Press Statement — Release of Federal Oversight of the Detroit Police Department

Please see the press statement issued by Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, regarding the release of federal oversight of the Detroit Police Department.

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Detroit Branch NAACP Presents A Special Forum on the State of Relations Between Communities of Color and Law Enforcement

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Please join the Detroit Branch NAACP on Friday, August 22 from 6-8 PM at Fellowship Chapel for a special forum on the state of relations between communities of color and law enforcement.  This forum is presented in light of several deaths of youth and young adults — McKenzie Cochran in Northland Mall, Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, Eric Garner in New York, Renisha McBride in Dearborn, John Crawford in Ohio, and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  The special forum will serve as an opportunity to have a conversation on strategies and programs to protect and serve minority youth, particularly African American, Latinos, Arab Americans and Muslim Americans

Detroit Branch NAACP Press Statement — Another Black Man Dead

Please see the press statement from Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, regarding the murder of Michael Brown.

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Take Your Soles to the Polls and Vote Tuesday, August 5

 

abc_front-copy The Detroit Branch NAACP wants to remind you to Take Your Soles to the Polls and Vote on Tuesday, August 5 in the Primary Election. The polls are open from 7 A.M. till 8 P.M. Please read our ABC’s of Voting to answer any questions you may have about voting in the Primary Election. Our voter help hotline will be available on Tuesday as long as the polls are open. Please call 313-664-2424 if you have any questions or experience any trouble voting. 

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Detroit Branch NAACP to Hosts July General Membership Meeting and Candidates Fair

Join Us on Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 P.M. for our July General Membership Meeting and Candidates Fair. The meeting and Candidates Fair will take place at Northwest Activities Center located at 18100 Meyers in Detroit.

The Candidates Fair will provide an opportunity for voters to meet the candidates for Congress, Wayne County Executive, Michigan State Senate and House of Representatives. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information please call (313) 871-2087.

Detroit Branch NAACP Supports Mayoral Management and Control of the City’s Water and Sewage Department

Please see the attached press statement from Detroit Branch NAACP President  Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, regarding Mayoral Control and Management of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department.

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Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Wrap Up Meeting and May General Membership Meeting

The Detroit Branch NAACP held a joint meeting for its Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Committee Wrap Up and May General Membership Meeting.  The meeting was hosted by Juliette Okotie-Eboh, Vice President, Community Affairs, MGM Grand Detroit.  Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Committee Members were thanked for their hard work on the 58th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner.  Additionally, State Representative Ellen Lipton (District 27) and Community Activist Helen Moore were the featured speakers for the General Membership Meeting.  Both guests addressed education and the Education Achievement Authority (EAA).  Representative Lipton provided details into her recent Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests made to the EAA and the revelation that the Detroit Public Schools has signed off on $12 million worth of loans to the EAA.  Helen Moore spoke on the continued efforts she and her group, Keep the Vote No Takeover, are leading to provide access to a quality education for all of Detroit’s children.  To view the FOIA documents please visit http://027.housedems.com/resources/publications 

Michigan State Representative Ellen Lipton gives information on what her FOIA requests of the EAA revealed.

Community Activist Helen Moore talks about her education advocacy work on behalf of Detroit’s children.