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.
A historic event is being planned for this summer in Detroit.
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.
Voters who got in line by 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote, no matter how long it takes — according to state law.
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.
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.
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.