The Detroit Branch NAACP welcomed Leon C. Richardson, President and CEO, ChemicoMays, LLC and Pamela Rodgers, President, Rodgers Chevrolet to the 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner leadership team. Richardson and Rodgers will serve as General Co-Chairs. They will join 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Senior Corporate Chair, Mary T. Barra, CEO, General Motors Company; 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner General Chair, Dr. William Pickard, Global Automotive Alliance LLC and 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner General Co-Chair Charles Nolen, President, Michigan Black Bar Owners Association.
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.
Detroit Branch NAACP 2015-2016 Officers and Executive Committee
(first row, seated, from left to right) Michael Turner; Kevin Tolbert; George P. Barnes, Jr; Detroit Branch NAACP 1st Vice President, Atty. John E. Johnson, Jr.; Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony; Detroit Branch NAACP 3rd Vice President, Alice Thompson; Detroit Branch NAACP Secretary, Dr. Shekitra Green; Detroit Branch NAACP Treasurer, Indira Glass and Detroit NAACP Youth Council President, Lauren Smith.
(second row, standing, from left to right) Atty. Khalilah Spencer; Kenneth Shapiro; Marvel Cheeks; LaKeisha Becton; James Jenkins, Jr; Atty. Richard Mack; Atty. Muddasar Tawakkul; Leon Richardson; Kenneth Harris; Heaster Wheeler and Rashida Tlaib.
Not pictured — Detroit Branch NAACP 2nd Vice President, James Settles; Marvin Beatty; Willie Hampton; Hiram Jackson and Katie Riley.
The Detroit Branch NAACP held its Installation Ceremony for the 2015-2016 term for Detroit Branch NAACP Elected Officers and Executive Committee Members. Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, was sworn in for his 12th term and provided remarks on the direction of the Detroit Branch NAACP for the next two years. Click the link Installation Speech 1-29-15 to read the full remarks.
The Coalition for Justice and Fairness to Reform Law Enforcement issued the following press statement regarding the two slain New York City Police Officers.
DETROIT — The recent shooting deaths of two New York City police officers, Wenjain Liu and Rafael Ramos, leave us both with a sense of deep sorrow and sincere condolences to their families and friends. The killings of these police officers reportedly by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, in no way reflects the thinking or the purpose of any of us who are concerned about the ongoing relations between law enforcement and the communities in which they serve. We neither condone, support, excuse, nor encourage such actions. We do not believe that all police officers are bad nor do we subscribe to all protesters being good. While we condemn the actions of any who take the lives of innocent people, it is precisely why we must come together as people of goodwill to try and develop programs and strategies that bring us together as a community…
Click the link to read the entire statement — Coalition Press Statement 12_22_14
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
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.
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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.