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.
The Detroit Branch NAACP held its Kick-Off and Passing of the Gavel ceremony to officially launch the 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner on
Thursday, February 12, 2015. The 2014 Chairs passed the gavel to the incoming 2015 Chairs. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan also purchased the first ceremonial ticket. Additionally, the theme for the 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner was unveiled. This year’s theme is:
Measured by Practice, Treasured by Sacrifice
The 60th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Cobo Conference Center. For tickets and sponsorship information please contact the Detroit Branch NAACP at (313) 871-2087.
2015 Senior Corporate Chair
Mary T. Barra, CEO, General Motors Company
2015 General Chair
Dr. William Pickard, CEO, Global Automotive Alliance, LLC
2015 General Co-Chair
Charles Nolen, President, Michigan Black Bar Owners Association
Please see the attached press statement from Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, regarding Mayoral Control and Management of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department.
On Saturday, January 25 the Detroit Branch NAACP and UAW Ford reconvened the Voices for Action for the release of the Executive Summary from the forums held last June during the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Walk celebration. In addition to the findings being released there was a special panel discussion that dealt with the recent comments made by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s disparaging comments about Detroit in The New Yorker. The panel, “In the Tradition of Dr. King – Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” was moderated by Devin Scillian, anchor for WDIV Channel 4. The panel featured:
- Nolan Finley, Editor Page Editor, Detroit News
- Honorable Brenda Jones, City Council President, City of Detroit
- Brenda Lawrence, Mayor, City of Southfield
- Rochelle Riley, Columnist, Detroit Free Press
- Shirley Stancato, President & CEO, New Detroit
- Bankole Thompson, Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle
In addition to the report being released, and the panel discussion, closing remarks were also brought by Detroit’s Mayor Duggan. Mayor Duggan addressed what he termed the “inequality of opportunity” residents in the City of Detroit face and his plans to combat the issues plaguing Detroiters.