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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

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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

NAACP Detroit Branch members discuss the event. (credit: WWJ/Mike Campbell)

March To Mark 50 Years Since MLK’s Walk Down Woodward

A historic event is being planned for this summer in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2013

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Author Says Black Liberalism, Kwanzaa, Are ‘Anti-God’

Swimp added that “no conservative” celebrates Kwanzaa, which he describes as an anti-God, anti-American celebration meant to distract black people from the true meaning of Christmas.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/28/2012

Voters are seen lined up outside Henry Ford High School in Detroit. (credit: WWJ/Bill Szumanski)

Polls Stay Open Late In Detroit

Voters who got in line by 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote, no matter how long it takes — according to state law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2012

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NAACP Campaign Targets 2 Million Unregistered Michigan Voters

With less than two months before the November election the NAACP has launched a campaign to register the estimated 2 million Michigan residents who are eligible to vote but are not registered.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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NAACP: Emergency Manager Repeal Belongs On Ballot

The Detroit branch NAACP, along with local clergy and attorneys for “Stand Up for Democracy” are asking federal officials to force the state to place on November’s ballot a petition that would repeal Michigan’s emergency manager law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2012

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