Please see the following press statement from Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony regarding the grand jury’s decision to no indict Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown.
- Speak with Enrollment Specialists
- Receive answers regarding coverage options
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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.
The Detroit Branch NAACP and Detroit NAACP Youth Council ACT-SO Program is looking for talented high school students!
ACT-SO , which stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific, Olympics, is an Olympics of the Mind. It is a competition open to all high school students in the areas of:
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
To prepare for our upcoming 2014-2015 ACT-SO season we are hosting Master Classes. The purpose of the Master Class is to help potential contestants prepare for the competition. The topic of our first Master Class will be Public Speaking.
Join us on:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
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
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
Please see the following press statement from Detroit Branch NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, regarding the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
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.