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

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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 — 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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Detroit Branch NAACP Announces Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. as Keynote Speaker

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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

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Detroit Branch NAACP February General Membership Meeting and Education Forum

Please join the Detroit Branch NAACP for our February General Membership Meeting and Education Forum.

What are the education topics that matter to you?
How do we create solutions that work?

Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:00 P.M.
Second Baptist
441 Monroe St,
Detroit, MI 48226
In partnership with:

  • AFT Michigan
  • ACLU Michigan
  • AAUP AFT
  • Black Family Development
  • MOSES
  • Youth Voice

    Refreshments will be served. Free Parking is available in the garage that is located directly across from the Atheneum Hotel on Brush St between Lafayette and Monroe. The church is able to validate tickets from this garage only.

    For more information please call (313) 871-2087

 

 

Detroit Branch NAACP to Host an Affordable Care Act Enrollment and Education Fair

 

Affortdable Care Act COPYThe Detroit Branch NAACP will host an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Education and Enrollment Fair on Tuesday. February 18, 2014 from 6:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Fellowship Chapel located at 7707 W. Outer Drive in Detroit. The fair will begin with a live broadcast by Radio One Detroit’s Mildred Gaddis. During the fair there will be an opportunity to speak to enrollment specialists, ask questions regarding current health care issues. Health care consultants will be available to sign up individuals for the Affordable Health Care program. Additionally there will be a health fair providing free health screenings, a panel discussion and workshops to provide the community with information on the ACA, Medicaid expansion in Michigan and a financial literacy workshop to answer questions on the tax implications of the ACA.

“The Detroit Branch NAACP is committed to providing access and opportunities to make sure all are able to get questions answered and sign up for the Affordable Care Act,” said Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP. “We know that access to quality, affordable health care will be a benefit to all in our community.”

The Affordable Care Act Education and Enrollment Fair is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and done in partnership with ACCESS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Detroit Medical Center, James E. Wadsworth Jr. Community Center, LA SED, Michigan Chronicle, OFA, Radio One, and United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

This event is free and open to the public. Those who plan to attend should call (313) 664-2422 to RSVP.

Detroit Branch NAACP General Membership Meeting and Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion

Join the Detroit Branch NAACP on Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 P.M. at Northwest Activities Center (located at 18100 Meyers in Detroit) for the final General Membership meeting of 2013 and a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act. Panelists will include representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield and National NAACP’s Health Advocate. This is your chance to ask questions and be informed on how the Affordable Care Act can work for you.

Celebration of the Life of “Madiba” Nelson Mandela

The Detroit Branch NAACP held a press conference with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Shahida Mausi-Johnson from The Right Productions to unveil the plans for the special tribute to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.  The tribute will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.  at the Music Hall Center for Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public, but does require tickets.  For more information please read the following press statement. (Photos courtesy of Kwabena Shabu CCSD/Detroit)

Press Statement — Celebration of Nelson Mandela

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Detroit Branch NAACP Joins the World in Mourning the Passing of Nelson Mandela

Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, issued the following statement regarding the passing of Nelson Mandela. May his spirit continue to live on amongst each one of us.

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Detroit Begins A New Chapter

Please see the attached press release regarding United States Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes ruling on Detroit’s eligibility for bankruptcy. You can also catch Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony live tonight on MSNBC as a guest on the Ed Schultz Show.

Press Release — Detroit Begins A New Chapter

Detroit Branch NAACP Executive Director Donnell R. White to be recognized during BUF Connect!

The Black United Fund of Michigan (BUF) has a new initiative BUF Connect!, that is designed to attract young professionals between the ages of 20 and 45 years to introduce them to BUF of Michigan’s mission and goals for the specific purpose of reinvesting in the communities where they live, and support organizations that can make a difference. On Friday, September 20, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at Avis Ford Automobile Dealership (29200 Telegraph Southfield, MI 48034), Mr. White and other young professionals will be highlighted. We encourage all young professionals in this demographic to support this event and the leadership of the nations premier Branch of the NAACP.