Detroit Branch NAACP Expresses Strong Concerns Over Proposed Four Day Youth Curfew

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.

Press Release — Detroit Branch NAACP Expresses Significant Concerns to Proposed Four Day Youth Curfew

Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, interview on WXYZ regarding proposed four day youth curfew

Where Would We Be Without The Fight For Freedom?

 

The Detroit Branch NAACP hosted the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall at our first Freedom Fund Dinner.  We continue on in a tradition of excellence and outstanding achievement as we welcome Vice President Joe Biden to deliver this year’s keynote remarks.

 

Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at the Detroit Branch NAACP’s 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

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The Detroit Branch NAACP held a press conference, Tuesday, April 7, announcing that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at the 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. The Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Cobo Conference Center in Detroit.

“We are extremely pleased that Vice President Joe Biden has accepted our invitation to come to the City of Detroit in celebration of the 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner,” says Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP. “ As many may recall our first speaker was the Honorable Justice Thurgood Marshall.  It is historically inspiring that 60 years later a tradition of excellence and outstanding achievement in the cause of freedom and justice will be continued by our Vice President. We invite everyone to share in this historic moment.”

The theme for this year’s dinner, “Celebrating Freedom: Measured by Practice, Treasured by Sacrifice,” pays homage to 50 years since the historic march in Selma (Bloody Sunday) that paved the way for the signing of the Voting Rights Acts of 1965.

“General Motors is honored to support the Detroit Branch NAACP and all that it does to promote diversity and inclusion in our community,” says Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors Company and 2015 Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner Senior Corporate Chair.  “We salute Reverend Anthony and his team for their efforts.  We are also excited to have Vice President Biden deliver remarks and witness firsthand the comeback and teamwork throughout the City of Detroit.“

Additionally, Rev. Anthony announced this year’s special awardees.  They are:

  • Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan, 13th District), who will receive the James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award;
  • Attorney Benjamin Crump, who will receive the Ida B Wells Freedom and Justice Award;
  • Kary Moss, Executive Director, ACLU – Michigan, who will receive the Mary Church Terrell Freedom and Justice Award;
  • Jessica Care Moore, Artist, Activist and Creator of Black Women Rock, who will receive the Great Expectations Award; and
  • Kevin Tolbert, Executive Director, UAW-Ford, National Programs Center, who will receive the Great Expectations Award.

 

 

Detroit Branch NAACP 2015-2016 Installation Ceremony

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(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.

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

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.

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

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 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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