Press Statement — Remembering Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian – Gone But Never To Be Forgotten

Please click the link, Remembering Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian – Gone But Never To Be Forgotten, to read the statement in its entirety.

SAVE THE DATE: NAACP National Convention is Virtual This Year!

The NAACP National Convention will kick off virtually from
August 2 to August 15.

In the wake of a COVID-19 reality and the aftermath of global uprisings against racism in our country, it is more important than ever that the 111th National Convention takes place, and in a manner that safely empowers and equips our network of activists for the work we need to do during this critical election year.

Over the course of two weeks, the NAACP Virtual Convention will provide two modules, one tailored to our members, and another open to our supporters and activists at large to convene critical discussions and programs concerning the most pressing issues in our communities today.

The 111th National Convention will include enriching sessions such as:

  • Coronavirus and Our Community: Health and Wealth in our new normal
  • Election 2020: Mobilizing the Black Vote
  • State of the NAACP Address
  • Hollywood Bureau Screening Series
  • ACT-SO Presentations and Awards
  • And more!

Registration is opening soon. Sign up for updates for the convention here.

2020 ACT-SO Showcase

ACT-SO is one of the crown jewels of the NAACP. It showcases the many talents of our young people. Join us on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. as we showcase some of our former local and national winners and learn about our upcoming 2020-2021 ACT-SO season!

Make Juneteenth Count

Join the Detroit Branch NAACP on Friday, June 19, 2020 for our Juneteenth Flashmob. Volunteers will be paired in teams to distribute Census + Get Out To Vote fliers in neighborhoods with low Census counts. This family friendly actively is an excellent opportunity to serve the community through impactful and informative action.

The 2020 Census and upcoming elections are critical for the future of Detroit residents. We are completing the Census and voting for equitable representation in the U.S. Congress and funding for our schools, hospitals, fire departments and so much more.

For more information on the Census visit For more information on the upcoming 2020 elections in Michigan visit

Register to Volunteer Here. Text a picture of you, your organization, or family and friends that are volunteering to 313-351-1106. You will receive a custom Juneteenth photo frame sponsored by SnapStation USA.

Press Statement — Warren Police Demonstrate The Need For More Training

The following press statement was issued by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony regarding the Warren Police Department.

The recent physical take down of Mr. Jaylen Bond, an Amazon delivery service provider, by a member of the Warren Police Department, indicates the necessity for enhanced training.

Click here — Warren Police Demonstrate The Need For More Training — to read the statement in its entirety.

Press Statement — Let Us Seize The Moment

Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony issued the following press statements regarding Detroit business and corporate leaders calling for an end to racism, injustice and white supremacy.

The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity. There is now another opportunity to do what is right. We have been here before. We have seen the visible and deliberate acts of inhumanity often forced upon the backs and necks of African Americans.

Please click the links
Press Statement — Let Us Seize The Moment
Press Statement — Business & Corporate Leaders for Justice
to read the statements in their entirety.

Press Statement — A Cold Blooded Murder

Statement by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP

DETROIT – In the words of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey “Being black in America should not be a death sentence.” We agree whole heartedly. Tragically, it is the reality of too many black men across this nation. There are far too many cases of encounters of black men and white police officers that leave us dead. These deaths occur on sidewalks, street corners, grocery stores, sitting in a car, sitting on a couch in your own home, playing in the park, or walking with your child. We die running, walking, talking, not talking, sitting, standing, handcuffed, no cuffs, from the back, or from the front. We die young. We die old. We die in between. The terror of Minneapolis reminds us all of what cold blooded murder looks like. Cold blooded meaning “without emotion, or pity, deliberately cruel, or callous.” Officer Derek Chauvin pins his knee on the neck of George Floyd, with indifference expressed on his face, as Floyd begs for his life “please, please, please, I can’t breathe, please man.” It is clear for any who choose to see that this was a murder. It was without emotion or pity, deliberately cruel and callous. Chauvin pinned him down on the ground like he was a trophy, won on an animal hunt somewhere in the wild. He and the other three officers all violated the sworn oath of the Minneapolis Police Department. The department credo is “To protect with courage. To serve with compassion.”

Click the link — Press Statement — A Cold-Blooded Murder to read the full statement in it’s entirety.