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  • DETROIT BRANCH NAACP 69TH ANNUAL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM FUND DINNER SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2024

    Rev. Wendell Anthony|May 9, 2024

    DETROIT – The great philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson left us a prolific paradigm when he said, "Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy." This is why the Detroit Branch NAACP continues to call upon all of us to participate in the preservation of our liberty and the protection of our freedom. The 69th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, at Huntington Place. As we face c...

  • GOVERNOR WHITMER SIGNS NEW VOTING RIGHTS BILLS INTO LAW

    Rev. Wendell Anthony|Dec 14, 2023

    Elected Officials joined in at the NAACP Detroit Office. Statement from Rev, Wendell Anthony It is important to note that every election has a consequential determination on the people's personal situation. Michigan has a Governor who understands the necessity to provide access, information, and protection for those in the family of Michiganders who seek to exercise their voting franchise. The Michigan House of Representatives, under Speaker Joe Tate, and the Michigan Senate, under the Majority...

  • NOW IS THE TIME!

    Rev. Wendell Anthony, President Detroit NAACP|Jun 22, 2023

    DETROIT – As we approach the historic June Jubilee scheduled for June 22-25, we are reminded of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to lift our nations from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." Now is the time for us to re-energize our people and to refocus our efforts on the work that still must be done. Detroit w...

  • DEMOCRACY STILL STANDS!

    Rev. Wendell Anthony, President Detroit NAACP|Nov 26, 2020

    DETROIT – "Posterity! You will never know how much it costs the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it." These are the words of President John Quincy Adams. Today, the freedom of the people in the state of Michigan has been preserved. Let the votes count and certify every vote! The attempt of President Donald Trump and his cohorts to overturn the election of 2020 was brought to a halt in the state of Michigan. After failure in the courts, elimination o...

  • THE REPUBLICAN ELECTION PANDEMIC OF 2020

    Rev. Wendell Anthony, Detroit Branch NAACP|Nov 19, 2020

    DETROIT – 2020 will not only be the year noted for the attack of the coronavirus throughout the nation, but the Republican election pandemic spreading around the nation. If it were not so tragic, it would simply be pathetic. Thomas Jefferson said, "the democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." This latest election debacle occurring in Wayne County, in the city of Detroit, is another example of people trying to take a...

  • THE PLOT OF THE MEAN 13 GOES BEYOND GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER!

    Rev. Wendell Anthony, President Detroit NAACP|Oct 15, 2020

    DETROIT – "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. This comes at a time when silence is betrayal," Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The recent takedown of the thirteen members of this band of domestic terrorists who threatened to kidnap, place on trial, and carry out a sentence on the life of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer should be a call t...

  • ROGUE STATE LEGISLATORS AND THE THEFT OF DEMOCRACY!

    Rev. Wendell Anthony, NAACP President - Detroit Chapter|Dec 13, 2018

    One has to wonder whether or not we actually had midterm elections in 2018. The recent actions by Republican led state legislatures in Michigan and Wisconsin, and election controversy in North Carolina raise serious questions about maintaining the integrity of our electoral process. The actions now taken to undercut the election in the state of Michigan by the Republican dominated state legislature is more crooked than the great train robberies committed by Jesse and Frank James in the Missouri... Full story

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