Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, issued the following statement during the Detroit City Council public hearing regarding the proposed four day curfew extension for the River Days Festival and Annual Fireworks. Please click the link below to read the statement.
Please see the attached press statement and news clip from the Detroit Branch NAACP regarding the proposed four day youth curfew during the River Days festival and City of Detroit Annual Fireworks.
The Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren released its report and recommendations for improving all Detroit schools on Monday, March 30, during a press event held at Fellowship Chapel. Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, serves as one of the co-chairs for the coalition. The coalition met for approximately 100 days to create a comprehensive plan that will imake quality schools for all Detroit children.
To read the full report click on the link below.
DID YOU MISS THE DEADLINE TO COMPETE IN THE DETROIT BRANCH NAACP ACT-SO COMPETITION?
If so, don’t worry, you have an opportunity to compete in the Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Competition. Just click on the flier below to download an application and review category guidelines.
REMEMBER! Click the flier above to download the application and access category guidelines and criteria. For more information please call (313) 871-2087, ext. 2406.
Detroit Branch NAACP ACT-SO Competition is Saturday, March 28, 2015!
Download your application today. ACT-SO, is open to all high school students in grades 9-12. Click the EVENTS tab above and select the Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics link to download the application and the category guidelines.
The application deadline is Saturday, March 21, 2015.
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:
- Performing Arts
- 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
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
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
The Detroit Branch NAACP held a press conference to announce Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. as the Keynote Speaker for the 59th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. Ogletree is a well known lawyer, civil rights educator, author, constitutional expert and people motivator. He is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.
Another special highlight announced for the 59th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner was the Youth Entertainment Corp. The Freedom Fund Dinner Youth Entertainment Corp will receive an opportunity to perform at the Freedom Fund Dinner. It is open to youth ages 15-19. All interested youth should attend the Detroit NAACP Youth Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 P.M. at the Detroit Branch NAACP office.
Additionally, Tonya Allen, President and CEO, Skillman Foundation was announced as this year’s recipient of the Great Expectations Award. Special Guests to this year’s Dinner will include Shaun Robinson Co-Host Access Hollywood and Bryan Smiley, former Detroit Branch NAACP ACT-SO contestant and currently the Manager of Home Entertainment and New Business Development for New Regency Productions at 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers. Smiley was instrumental in paving the way for industry support of 12 Years a Slave.
The 59th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 5:00 P.M. at Cobo Conference Center. For more information please call (313) 871-2087.
Click the link to read the full text of Detroit Branch NAACP’s President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony’s remarks given during the press conference.
Keynote Speaker Press Statement
ART & ESSAY ENTRIES ARE DUE
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
The Art & Essay contest gives students in elementary, middle and high school the opportunity to explain, “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me.” Students may submit either an art entry, essay entry or both. The contest is done in partnership with Coca-Cola and Detroit Public Schools. Students are competing for an opportunity to win cash prizes, and for their winning entries to be displayed during the Detroit Branch NAACP’s 59th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. The deadline for the contest is Friday, March 21, 2014.
Did you miss the Detroit Branch NAACP ACT-SO Competition? If so, don’t worry. The Detroit NAACP Youth Council is hosting an ACT-SO Competition as well. The application deadline for the Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Competition is Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Once you complete the application then click this link to learn about the criteria for each category — http://detroitnaacp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-ACT-SO-Category-Criteria.pdf