Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony Elected to Remarkable 12th Term As Detroit Branch NAACP President

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Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony has been re-elected as president of the Detroit Branch NAACP. The Detroit Branch NAACP held elections for its Branch Officers and Executive Committee Members to for the 2015-2016 term in late November. The results of the election were announced during the December 18, 2014 General Membership Meeting. Rev. Anthony will begin his 12th term as Detroit Branch NAACP President with an installation service scheduled for January 22, 2015. Rev. Anthony is the longest serving President in Detroit Branch NAACP history.

Click the link to read the full press release — Press Release — Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony Elected to Remarkable 12th Term As Detroit Branch NAACP President

The Coalition for Justice and Fairness to Reform Law Enforcement Issues Call for Action

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Please see the attached press statement given by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP on behalf of the Coalition for Justice and Fairness to Reform Law Enforcement during a press conference held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Press Statment — Coalition for Justice and Fairness to Reform Law Enforcement Issues Call for Action

Detroit Branch NAACP and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to Co-Host a Health Coverage Enrollment Fair

Health Coverage Fair (2)Join the Detroit Branch NAACP and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for a Health Coverage Enrollment Fair Saturday, November 22, 2014 from
10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m..  Attendees will be able to:

  • Speak with Enrollment Specialists
  • Receive answers regarding coverage options
  • Get free health screenings provided by DMC

To pre-register for an appointment please visit insurance.bcbsmseminars.com or call
313-664-2422.

The Question is to Vote or Not to Vote

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Detroit Branch NAACP Young Adult Member Kaylen Ivory, has a special message encouraging youth and young adults, who are registered to vote, on why it is important to Take Your Soles to the Polls.

 

Are You Tired of Being Mad? Take Your Soles to the Polls and Vote Tuesday, November 4

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Are you mad about Michael Brown being shot down in Ferguson?  Are you mad about Eric Gardner being choked to death in New York? Do you know that community policing can be determined by you casting a ballot on election day? Listen as Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, encourages you to channel your anger and frustration into positive action and Take Your Soles to the Polls and vote, Tuesday, November 4.

 

 

 

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

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

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Allies, Issues, and Action: Michigan League of Public Policy

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At the Allies, Issues, and Action meeting on Tuesday, September 23, Renell Weathers with the Michigan League of Public Policy addressed how the State of Michigan’s legislative policies affect cities across the State with a special focus on Wayne County and the City of Detroit. She began with sharing the policy areas that the MLPP focuses on which are Budget, Tax, Healthcare, Poverty Reduction, Jobs and the Economy. She particularly discussed the policies concerning the Family Independence Program (FIP) formally known as Cash Assistance, Education, and Health disparities in the County.

As it relates to the Cash Assistance program she discussed the negative effects of the 48th month rule on families and how the 2011 policy change made nearly 60% of families in Michigan not eligible for Cash Assistance anymore. In regards to education, each student across the State is expected to receive a base of $7251 for the 2014 school year however that number is significantly lower than the 2009 distribution of $7361 and inflation has not been included in the $7251 distribution rate. Lastly, she discussed how 167,000 children in Wayne County are not receiving dental assistance even though the number one illness among children is tooth ache and decay. While there is still much room for improvement, she did comment that the new Healthy Michigan program has assisted nearly 385,000 families with healthcare and that of course is a step in the right direction for our State and families.

As the legislature continues to work on issues, the Michigan League for Public Policy recommends that they continue to focus on restoring the Earned Income Tax Credit, providing programming for children 0-3, reinvest in people and communities, and enact tax reform. More information regarding the work of the MLPP can be found at www.mlpp.org.

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