NAACP

Kid Rock performs a halftime show during a game between the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions on November 25, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NAACP Detroit Defended Giving Confederate-Flag-Waving Kid Rock Award In 2011

The NAACP local president defended the group’s decision at the time to give Kid Rock the award and said the Grammy-nominated musician isn’t a racist.

CBS Detroit–07/13/2015

Paul Prange, Tom Canedo,  Hiram Jackson, Rev. Wendell Anthony, Carol Cain, David Blaszkiewicz, Nancy Kaffer and Rodrick Miller at the  Michigan Chronicle’s  “Pancake and Politics” forum. It airs as a special “Michigan Matters”  11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Monica Morgan)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Talk Of Race, The Motor City And DPS Highlights Michigan Chronicle’s ‘Pancakes And Politics’

There was a lot more than flapjacks being served up at the Michigan Chronicle’s first “Pancakes and Politics” forum of the 2015 season as the Detroit-focused panel engaged in heated conversation over race.

03/27/2015

Actor Mark Ruffalo appears in a crowd at a protest of water shutoffs in Detroit on July 18, 2014. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Detroit Water Service Shutoffs Are Discriminatory

“The folks who are being cut off are almost one hundred percent African American.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said April 26 that the NBA is investigating Sterling for alleged racist comment. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Sterling Controversy Swirls Around NAACP

Sterling has not commented on the controversy, which has cost him a $2.5 million fine and a lifetime ban from the team and league.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2014

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WATCH: NAACP Detroit President Talks Clippers’ Sterling Fallout, Freedom Fund Dinner Roundtable Celebrates Small Business

The time to talk about race relations in our region and country has never been more needed according to Rev. Wendell Anthony as the Detroit branch of the NAACP prepares for its 59th annual weekend of festivities which concludes Sunday with the Freedom Fund Annual Dinner at Cobo Center.

05/02/2014

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NAACP Won’t Give Sterling Life Achievement Award

The NAACP says Donald Sterling will not be receiving its lifetime achievement award from its Los Angeles branch after the Clippers owner allegedly made racially charged comments in a recorded conversation.

97.1 The Ticket–04/28/2014

Charles Ogletree Jr. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ogletree To Speak At Detroit NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

Leaders with the Detroit branch of the NAACP have announced author and Harvard University law professor Charles Ogletree Jr. will serve as keynote speaker for the civil rights organization’s annual fundraiser.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

Thousands attend the Freedom March rally in Hart Plaza. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Freedom Walk Brings Thousands To Hart Plaza

President of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, the Reverend Wendell Anthony, says they’re here to continue Dr. King’s work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2013

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Sharpton, Rev. Jackson, Ben Jealous To Attend Freedom Walk In Detroit

Prominent national figures will be in Detroit later this month for the 50th Anniversary March of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2013

Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi Announced As Detroit NAACP Dinner Speaker

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi will deliver the keynote address at the civil rights organization’s 58th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2013

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