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Jun 25, 2013, 17:12 ET

Official Press Statement from the Detroit Branch NAACP: The Supreme Court, a Supreme Over-Reach

 Today's ruling by the United States Supreme Court to eliminate section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, thus negating section 5, is an example of...

Apr 05, 2013, 14:36 ET

58th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

The Detroit NAACP is once again pleased to announce plans for 58th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. As you know, this is one of the...

Nov 15, 2012, 17:40 ET

Detroit Branch NAACP Applauds US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Declaring Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban Unconstitutional

Official Press Statement issued by Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP The Detroit Branch NAACP is pleased to know...

Nov 02, 2012, 17:52 ET

The Detroit Branch NAACP is prepared to Protect the Vote

 The Detroit Branch NAACP in its commitment to voter education, mobilization and protection is prepared to protect the vote for the upcoming...

Oct 12, 2012, 15:15 ET

Detroit Branch NAACP Launches Investigation into Allegations of Rape and Racial Bias at Southgate Manor

 The Detroit Branch NAACP has launched an investigation into the conduct of Southgate Manor nursing home in Southgate, Mich, for placing all of...

Aug 07, 2012, 22:45 ET

Detroit Branch NAACP's Responds to Potential Voter Intimidation Inquiry

 The Detroit Branch NAACP Voter Protection hotline received numerous phone calls that voters were being frisked to gain entrance to Henry Ford...

Aug 03, 2012, 16:42 ET

The Voice Of The People Has Been Heard: Democracy Is Still Alive!!

 The following is being released by Detroit Branch NAACP: The words of Frederick Douglass have even greater meaning today: "Power concedes...

Jul 03, 2012, 17:40 ET

Gov. Snyder Vetoes Voter Suppression Bills

Today marks a significant step in the right direction to protect democracy from those who would attempt to shut the door in its face. The Detroit...

Jun 14, 2012, 18:12 ET

Michigan Court of Appeals Says "Put It On the Ballot!"

The following is a statement by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony: Today I feel that justice stands a little bit taller....

Apr 26, 2012, 20:01 ET

Detroit Branch NAACP Press Statement: Democracy Will Prevail!

Today's actions taken by the Michigan Board of Canvassers in the process of certification for 226,000 signatures to repeal Public Act 4 is a...

Apr 20, 2012, 13:20 ET

Detroit Branch NAACP Announces Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner Keynote Speaker

The Detroit Branch NAACP is excited about the upcoming weekend scheduled for May 5-6th. The recent events in our nation concerning the violent...

Mar 26, 2012, 12:38 ET

Justice & Peace Rally to Be Held in Hart Plaza

Civil Rights, Labor, clergy and community leaders call for justice in Florida teen's murder case and peace here in Detroit A coalition of...

Feb 06, 2012, 15:35 ET

Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl Ad is a Super Flop

The Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President of the Detroit Branch NAACP issued the following statement today concerning the ad of Pete Hoekstra during...

Dec 28, 2011, 23:03 ET
Dec 22, 2011, 10:22 ET

Civil Rights Coalition Applauds U.S. Department of Justice Review of Michigan Redistricting

  The Detroit Branch NAACP, the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC), Latino Americans for Social and Economic Development (LASED) and...

Nov 01, 2011, 22:50 ET

Official Press Statement from Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony; Detroit Branch NAACP Celebrates the Life of Dr. Arthur Johnson

The Detroit Branch NAACP extends sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Dr. Arthur Johnson.  Dr. Johnson was certainly a...

Sep 15, 2011, 13:48 ET

Official Press Statement from the Detroit Branch NAACP

HUD Corrects Error of Evicting 101-Year Old Senior But Will Others Be as Fortunate? The eviction of a 101-year-old senior from her home of over...

Jul 29, 2011, 12:07 ET

B.R.I.D.G.E.S.: Building Resources In Detroit, Giving Expanded Services

The Detroit Branch NAACP 2nd annual B.R.I.D.G.E.S. initiative is underway.  The Building Resources In Detroit, Giving Expanded Service...

Jul 01, 2011, 17:52 ET

6th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Diversity in the State of Michigan, Reverses Lower Court Ruling

The following is a statement issued by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony: We are here to acknowledge and to applaud the...

Jun 20, 2011, 21:42 ET

Detroit Branch NAACP Says Detroit Public Schools (DPS)-Governor Reform Plan 'A Significant Approach,' Calls on Parties to Address Classroom Overcrowding and Structural Inequalities in Public School Funding

Today, at Detroit's Renaissance High School, a jewel in the City's public education system, Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Public Schools...