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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 …
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 …
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By James H. Hall
President NAACP Milwaukee Branch
The question is often and repeatedly raised as to why joblessness and unemployment are so high in Milwaukee’s African American community, particularly as to African American males; why entrepreneurial opportunities for minorities here are documented as among the lowest in the nation; and why racial disparities here are among the greatest in the nation.
While there are many factors, the recent Federal review and findings regarding the Westlawn Project point to an important part of the answer.
These findings by the United States Department of Housing …
The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The keynote speaker, Hilary Shelton, Senior vice president for Policy & Advocacy/Director, NAACP Washington Bureau and Milwaukee NAACP president James H. Hall, Jr. have a brief conversation prior to Shelton’s address to the capacity filled event. (Photo by Cy White)
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)
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On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP – Young Adult Committee will be hosting “The Freedom Party,” at The Polaris, Hyatt Regency Rooftop (333 W. Kilbourn Avenue). An After Party to the NAACP’s Annual Freedom Fund Dinner— the annual fundraiser for the local branch to support programming efforts, which also takes place at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee-Downtown, in the Grand Ballroom— the social gathering was designed to engage and attract young professionals to become more involved with the organization.
Organizers hope to bring together young and older adults …
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 …
This week’s Certification decisions by two separate districts of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals addressing challenges to Wisconsin’s Photo ID requirement does not change the current status of the law. Wisconsin’s Photo ID law remains enjoined for the April 3 elections. These two Certification decisions send all aspects of Attorney General Van Hollen’s appeals of two injunctions – issued by Judges David Flanagan and Richard Niess – to the Wisconsin Supreme Court for review. The Supreme Court has discretion to accept or reject these appeals.
The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP …
Thousands of protesters travelled to Madison on Saturday for the anniversary of Governor Scott Walker’s attack on Wisconsin workers by stripping collective bargaining rights. Members of The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP stood strong a year ago and continue to stand against the governor’s extreme policies that continue to hurt Wisconsin and especially Milwaukee. The number of African Americans protesting is growing, and they wanted their presence known at the State’s Capital in Madison. (Photos by Robert A. Bell)