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The NAACP Milwaukee Branch elected officers and executive committee members in an election that took place on Saturday November 15th.
Fred Royal was elected president. Others elected to office include:
Clarence Nicholas – 1st Vice President
Paul Blackman – 2nd Vice President
Lititia Minor – 3rd Vice President
Eric Johnson – Treasurer
Fifteen persons were elected to serve on the Executive Committee.
All will assume office on January 1, 2015.
According to outgoing president, James Hall, “The election was smooth and transparent.
It reflects that the organization is unified and supports those elected to leadership.
The NAACP continues to play …
Comments of James H. Hall, Jr., President NAACP Milwaukee Branch
Supporting MICAH/WISDOM’S 11 x 15 Initiative
August 20, 2014
The case has been clearly made by Dr. Michelle Alexander and others, that excessive incarceration in the United States imposes a degree of social control unparalleled in world history. Sadly, Wisconsin’s level of incarceration (12.8% of African American working men or 1 in 8) leads the nation (nearly double the national average of 1 in 15). Last year, the BBC suggested that a zip code in Milwaukee may have the highest percent of incarceration …
The NAACP Milwaukee Branch reiterates our prior statements and joins the call for ending the violence that occurs in our community on a regular, almost daily basis.
We abhor the murders and other violence that has plagued our community.
The recent shooting of 10-year-old Sierra Guyton highlights the insanity of it all. Obviously, this criminal conduct is unacceptable and cannot be condoned or tolerated.
We must work with law enforcement and community stakeholders to contain and reduce crime but, beyond that, each of us as individuals, and collectively as a community must be …
By Damon Dorsey
President, Milwaukee Regional Economic Partnership
It doesn’t take a social scientist to tell us that poverty is a persistent problem in Milwaukee and other cities across the country. Poverty has been talked about for years as a problem that must be eradicated, eliminated and destroyed. And I agree that poverty must be eliminated but we seldom hear solutions for eliminating poverty. I propose that the only way to eliminate poverty is to eliminate the apparatus that sustains the poverty industry.
Recently, Aldermen Joe Davis and Ashanti Hamilton and NAACP …
Milwaukee kicked off its celebration of the March on Washington Anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 24th with its own march along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Milwaukee. Pictured in front leading the march are Attorney James Hall, president of the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP and Ralph Hollmon, president/ CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
By Cassandra Lans
Various leaders from Milwaukee are weighing in on what they think about Mayor Barrett’s approach to addressing the increase in gun violence throughout the city. Last week, following the mayor’s announcement of increasing police overtime in the amount of $500,000 and asking the state to match it initiated a mixed response. Several public officials and local leaders responded, and they feel that the violence problem runs a lot deeper than increased policemen on the street.
Alderman Joe Davis was one of the first to respond with the following statement …
NAACP Milwaukee Branch president James Hall confers with the keynote speaker, Leon D. Russell prior to his address. Russell is vice chairman, NAACP Board of Directors. (Photo by Cy White)
Longtime Milwaukeean Rose Lue Hing attended the NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner with her son Michael. (Photo by Cy White)
MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton shared a moment with Milwaukee Alderman Jose’ Perez at the Freedom Fund Dinner. (Photo by Cy White)
On Tuesday, Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan issued his decision to permanently enjoin Wisconsin’s restrictive and burdensome photo ID law, declaring Wisconsin’s photo ID law the strictest in the nation.
The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP, Voces de la Frontera, and twelve individuals partnered in the fight against Wisconsin Act 23. The act requires photo identification to cast a ballot, including absentee ballots. Only around 80 percent of Wisconsin residents already registered to vote possess a driver’s license that meets the Photo ID requirements of Act 23. In addition, to …
On Tuesday, June 19 in coordination with the State of Wisconsin’s celebration of emancipation of slavery in the United States of America, the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice against the City of Milwaukee for its continuous noncompliance with civil rights and equal opportunity laws, policies and rules germane to its contract procurement system and economic development approach.
NAACP president James Hall stated:
“The NAACP’s 102-year mission aims to ensure that the fundamental rights of all Americans are protected and advanced. Our request …
We are troubled by the recent Journal Sentinel investigation  describing the misreporting of hundreds of assault cases by the Milwaukee Police Department, especially the cases involving children.
Although we understand that this misreporting of crime data has no impact on how criminal suspects are prosecuted, there is no question that the integrity of the reported crime data is an important matter of public concern.
Crime reduction has been one of Milwaukee’s signature achievements of the last decade. Under Chief Flynn’s leadership, crime as reported to the FBI has continually gone down …