Detroit Branch NAACP Selects New Executive Director

DETROIT (February 4, 2019) – Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, announced at his recent installation, beginning a historic 14th term, the appointment of the Branch’s new Executive Director.

“Our search committee was appointed in July of 2018.” Said Rev. Anthony. “They held several meetings and now the work is completed. Nearly 70 applications were received, locally and nationally. After a review of all the applicants, it was narrowed down to four and of that four, three were interviewed. After much deliberation, conference calls, and discussion, the search committee brought forth a recommendation to our board for the new executive director for the Detroit Branch NAACP.

Today, we wish to announce that the new director, following the likes of former Executive Director’s:

  • Joann Nichols Watson, former Detroit City Council Member and now professor at Wayne County Community College District;
  • Attorney John E. Johnson, Jr., former City of Detroit Corporation Counsel, now Executive Director for Michigan Legislative Black Caucus;
  • Heaster Wheeler, former Assistant Executive for Wayne County and now Assistant Secretary of State;
  • Donnell White, now the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Strategic Partnerships for Chemical

Our new Executive Director, as recommended and accepted by the Board is, Ms. Kamilia Landrum.”

“Kamilia is a child of the NAACP. She was a leader in our Youth Council. She served on the national board of directors for the NAACP. She is also involved in several community organizations. Most recently she organized our Take Your Soles To The Polls campaign for voter registration and mobilization, Back to School initiatives for Detroit Public School students, and our Second Chance Initiative for non-violent offenders seeking to have their records expunged in the criminal justice system.

She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration and Management from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University. She is a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.”

Press Release — Detroit Branch NAACP Selects New Executive Director





“After Ferguson and New York…The City of Detroit Must Take Steps Now”

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.

“After Ferguson and New York…The City of Detroit Must Take Steps Now”

Allies, Issues & Action: Ron Scott

Unnamed(1)On Tuesday, January 14 the Detroit Branch NAACP held it’s latest Allies, Issues and Action Meeting. Our special invited guest was community activist Ron Scott. Scott spoke on the recent lawsuit filed in Federal Court against 12 auto insurance and rental car companies. The plaintiffs are compromised of African American, Arab American, and Latino collision shop owners and customers. One of the claims in the lawsuit is that the 12 auto insurance and rental car companies practice redlining. Attorney Charles Busse, who is representing one of the plaintiffs, spoke at the meeting as well.  Busse states that  when minority customers have to file an insurance claim if they use minority owned collision shop owners they are sent to a special investigative unit because of a presumption of fraud.  The lawsuit was in filed in the United States District Court — Eastern District of Michigan.

The next Allies, Issues & Action Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.




Detroit Branch NAACP Urges Citizens to Vote!

Detroit Branch NAACP Take Your Soles to the Polls Press Conference with Mayor Dave Bing, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, and a community coalition encouraging citizens to vote Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Please see the attached press statement given by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, in a press conference held today with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. Joining Rev. Anthony and Mayor Dave Bing were: (Listed as pictured)

Chris Michalakis, President, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
Atty. Nabih Ayad, Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL)
Donnell R. White, Executive Director NAACP
Midlred Madison, League of Women Voters Detroit
Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey
Detroit Director of Elections Wesley Williams
Atty. Nabih Ayad, Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL)
Therese Tran, President, Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote Michigan (APIA Vote Michigan)
Freda Sampson, Michigan Round Table for Diversity and Inclusion

Press Statement– Take Your Soles to the Polls