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
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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.
Newark Branch NAACP asks state officials to install crosswalks and bicycle safety measures on Cleveland Avenue
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
The Newark Delaware Branch NAACP is presenting this alternative plan for the use of foreclosure/mortgage settlement funds to be administered by the State of Delaware. Prior to 1900, racially segregated urban ghettos did not exist. They are the product of a combination of public policies and private practices that began in the reconstruction era and
Newark DE NAACP Branch Chairman of Historical & Community Coordination, James M. Roy, feels public engagement is very important element of keeping the Newark neighborhood where he grew up would not be forgotten. He has contributed the photographs in Making History, the Delaware Historical Society’s newsletter. Now part of a permanent record of the Newark
In follow up to our Branch’s letter to the Delaware the Joint Finance Committee about the lack of diversity at the University of Delaware and UD’s track record on retaining African American students, the Newark Branch NAACP is evaluating the University of Delaware’s 2009 Blueprint for Diversity. We are looking forward to working with the