Flint Community 15-Point Priorities

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NAACP National President Cornell William Brooks presented a 15-Point Priorities list of community concerns during a Public Mass Meeting held at the University of Michigan — Flint on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  To read the full list of priorities please click the link  Flint 15 Point Community Concerns Priorities.

NAACP Public Mass Meeting to Address Flint Water Crisis

FullSizeRenderNAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks will join leaders from the Michigan State Conference and the Flint and Detroit, Michigan branches of the NAACP at a public mass meeting to call for a resolution to the Flint water crisis. NAACP Flint Branch Leadership will share the NAACP’s 15-point priority plan for addressing the Flint water crisis, a comprehensive plan developed with the input of members of the Flint community in cooperation with the Flint branch of the NAACP.

President Brooks, along with local NAACP leaders, is inviting members of the community to attend the meeting and provide feedback and comment on the priorities. Following the community commentary/testimonies, a panel moderated by NAACP Detroit Branch President, Reverend Wendell Anthony, and consisting of experts from the health, legal, and educational fields, will answer questions and provide guidance.

Detroit Teachers Deserve Our Support

20160122_113043Please see the official press statement given at a press conference held on Friday, January 22, 2016, in support of Detroit Public School teachers.  Several members of Detroit’s faith based community along with national, state and local elected officials stood together to call for the Governor, State Legislature and Emergency Manager Darnell Earley to not take punitive actions against Detroit Public School teachers but to take the necessary steps to provide Detroit’s school children with a quality education.

Click the link Detroit Teachers Deserve Our Support to read the press statement in its entirety.

Detroit Branch NAACP Presents Shop Detroit 2015

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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.

 

Detroit Branch NAACP Leads the Way During the NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice Advocacy Day

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On Wednesday, September 16 the Detroit Branch NAACP participated in the America’s Journey for Justice Legislative Advocacy Day in our Nation’s Capitol.  The day began with a rally at Upper Senate Park to culminate the 1,000 mile march that the NAACP began on August 1 in Selma, Alabama.  Upon conclusion of the rally the Detroit Branch NAACP delegation met with U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters;  U.S. House of Representatives members Brenda Lawrence and John Conyers Jr.; National NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks and NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary O. Shelton.  Congresswoman Lawrence provided lunch for the Detroit Branch NAACP delegation.

Additionally, during the Legislative Advocacy Day several issue briefs were presented. NAACP members across the country are asked to seek support for these pieces of legislation from their respective members in Congress.  The proposed pieces of legislation are:

Detroit Branch NAACP would like to thank UAW Ford for serving as a sponsor for our Journey for Justice.

Get on the Bus with Us: America’s Journey For Justice

 

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Join the Detroit Branch NAACP as we support America’s Journey for Justice!

From August 1 to September 16, America’s Journey for Justice – an historic 860 mile march from Selma, Alabama to Washington D.C. – will mobilize activists and advance a focused national advocacy agenda that protects the rights of every American to a fair criminal justice system, uncorrupted and unfettered access to the ballot box, sustainable jobs with a living wage, and equitable public education.

This trip is FREE although space is limited and registration is required! For more information or to RSVP please call (313) 871-2087.  

Click the link below to learn about America’s Journey for Justice

Detroit Branch NAACP Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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The Detroit Branch NAACP held a press conference today, Thursday,
August 6, 2015, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).  Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP was joined by Congressman John Conyers, Jr; Duron Marshall, Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence; Samia Hamid, Field Director, Arab American Civil Rights League; Mary Carmen Munoz, Operations Manager, La SED; Stephanie Lopez Gilmore, Consortium of Hispanic Agencies; Michael Steinberg, Legal Director, ACLU Michigan and Yvonne White, President, Michigan State Conference NAACP to champion the VRA.

Click the links below to read the joint press statement and the remarks given by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Anthony during the commemoration.

VRA — FINAL STATEMENT

Official Statement_50th anniversary Voting Rights Act

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2015 Summer Speakers Series Session 2: Men Breaking Barriers

IMG_3071The 2015 Summer Speakers Series is an opportunity for young professionals to be exposed to individuals who are pioneers in their field, and engage in meaningful conversation in an intimate space.  Speakers will share career advice, industry knowledge , and their personal story of how they have been successful.

Session 2
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Speakers:
Marvin Beatty

Vice President of Public Affairs, Greektown Casino
Partner, Brush Park Development

George Barnes
President & CEO
Heritage Optical & Heritage Vision Plans

Leon C. Richardson
President & CEO
ChemicoMays, LLC

Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP your attendance to Kamilia Landrum at klandrum@detroitnaacp.org.

Official Press Statement — One Nation Indivisible With Liberty and Justice For All

Please see the official press statement from the Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, regarding the removal of the Confederate flag from
Columbia, South Carolina.

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