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.
Register to Volunteer Here. Text a picture of you, your organization, or family and friends that are volunteering to 313-351-1106. You willreceive a custom Juneteenth photo frame sponsored by SnapStation USA.
“It is hard to believe that what started off as an idea, a suggestion, even a challenge has now evolved into a reality. This truly is the stuff of which dreams are made.” Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP.
April 23, 2020 – Today it was announced that 51,000 Detroit school children and their parents will have access to laptops and the internet. A few weeks ago, this was only a thought in the minds of a few very dedicated people. Now children all around this city, regardless of economic, social or racial status will become more knowledgeable, more prepared, and more confident in their future.
Partners in this effort are the Detroit Branch NAACP, DTE Energy, DPSCD, Quicken Loans, The Skillman Foundtaion, City of Detroit, General Motors, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The disparities in health care are at the forefront of the disastrous effects of COVID-19 in African American communities. Join the Detroit Branch NAACP for a community tele-townhall as we discuss Myths, Medical Treatment and Moving Beyond COVID-19 in Detroit.
Topic: “Coronavirus in the African American Community: Myths, Medical Treatment and Moving Beyond COVID-19.”
Guest speakers: Dr. M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS; President of Wayne State University Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH; Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan
Anyone can participate on the call by using the information below. You do not need to sign up for any special accounts to access the information. Invite your friends, family and colleagues to dial in, listen and learn.
Please see the press statement below issued by The Coalition for Justice and Fairness to Reform Law Enforcement. There will be a community wide meeting Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at the Detroit Branch NAACP followed by a community wide statement discussing next steps.
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.