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Please join NAACP President Cornell Brooks on a conference call to provide an update and strategies for addressing the police violence and senseless killings in our communities, across the county. Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Time: 9:30PM – 10:30 PM; EST Dial In Information: 877-922-9344 Code: 1490610#
Dear Honorable members of the Joint Finance Committee, Newark Branch NAACP has written you in the past regarding the deficiency of diversity programs at the University of Delaware, as evidenced by UD’s poor performance on student of color recruitment and retention rates. Of the approximately $120 million of state funds appropriated to the University of
TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE May 14, 2016 St. Johns Church Newark Branch NAACP thanks our members, area residents and UD students for participating in the Town Hall meeting at the University of Delaware. We owe special thanks to Pastor Hackett of St. Johns Church, Newark City Councilwoman Jen Wallace, State Representative
The Newark Branch NAACP thanks the University of Delaware for making the draft of their Action Plan for Diversity publicly available. We will be carefully reviewing the Action Plan to evaluate its ability to meet the present and future needs of the community, including enhancements to people of color and low-income student recruitment, retention and
Having first learned about this issue from the National NAACP twitter feed, the statement below is in response to the October 27, 2015 article in the University of Delaware student newspaper. As the adult affiliate of the UD Chapter of the NAACP, we are supportive and proud of the students who are organizing to address
The Newark Branch NAACP has adopted a family for the holiday season for more than a decade. Adopt-A-Family has helped Delaware families in need since 1973 and is coordinated by the Division of State Service Centers in all three counties. The Adopt-A-Family program aids families in crisis – those struggling with illness, homelessness, domestic violence,
A Call for Safer Chemicals and Safer Processes by Addressing Legacy Communities, Health Disparities and the Climate Crisis Town Hall Come learn from local and national experts how to compel our environmental regulatory system to make the conversion to safer chemicals and safer processes a priority; and to promote “precautionary” safety measures, as opposed to
Our 19th annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Perfect Lodge Saint David’s #1 in Wilmington. Click here to download our Awards Booklet.
On August 6, 2015 Newark Branch NAACP members Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Common Cause, and Delaware Sierra Club for a press conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Justice Department has called this Act the most effective civil rights law ever passed in this country.
Dear Governor Markell, Mayor Sierer, Ms. Cohan and Mr. Zegeye, We are writing to express our concern about the lack of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety on Cleveland Avenue in Newark, particularly in the area near Alder Creek. The recently redeveloped Cleveland Heights public housing project, now known as the Alder Creek community, will be