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.
‘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.
“The folks who are being cut off are almost one hundred percent African American.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
President of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, the Reverend Wendell Anthony, says they’re here to continue Dr. King’s work.
Prominent national figures will be in Detroit later this month for the 50th Anniversary March of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi will deliver the keynote address at the civil rights organization’s 58th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.