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Latest Updates from the Branch
News Releases, Media Statements and Media Alerts from NAACP Memphis Branch
NAACP MEMPHIS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HOST
VOTING IS POWER 901 (VIP901) LAW & JUSTICE FORUM
July 10, 2018
July 6, 2018
February 12, 2018
Deidre Malone, President, NAACP, MEMPHIS BRANCH
December 20, 2017 – Memphis, TENN
Today history is being made with the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis statutes from what are now privately-owned parks.
December 5, 2017 – Memphis, TENN
The NAACP Memphis Branch Executive Committee and General Membership have voted not to support Instant Runoff Voting
October 25, 2017 – Memphis, TENN
The NAACP Memphis Branch is stunned and saddened by the untimely loss of Tri-State Defender Publisher, Bernal Smith, II.
September 5, 2017– Memphis, TENN
Committee Brings Platform to Address Health Concerns of the Greater Memphis Area
September 5, 2017– Memphis, TENN
Professor Melissa Harris-Perry and former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. are guest speakers for NAACP Memphis Branch Centennial Freedom Fund Luncheon Celebration
April 14, 2017 – MEMPHIS, TENN
Mid-South couple recorded berating restaurant employees in racist rant
March 22, 2017 – Memphis, TENN
MLGW Receives $1 Million to Address Extreme Energy Burdens
Click here to read letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
Media Coverage about NAACP Branch
Published 11:31 a.m. CT July 6, 2018
The Shelby County Democratic Party and the Memphis NAACP filed separate lawsuits Friday in an attempt to open inner-city early voting sites at the start of early voting.
Posted: Jul 06, 2018 05:11 PM CDT
The Shelby County Democratic party and several other organizations announced Friday they were filing a lawsuit against the Shelby County Election Commission over early voting locations.
July 07, 2018 02:44 PM
Democrats in Tennessee’s largest county and the local NAACP are suing to try to open more early voting sites.
Jan 05, 2018 05:19 PM CST – Memphis, TENN
Hundreds, possibly thousands, are expected in Memphis Saturday for a planned Confederate rally to show support for Confederate monuments.
JANUARY 5, 2018 – MEMPHIS, Tenn.
The Confederate controversy has spilled over in Memphis. Now, there’s a “ride” planned to protest the removal of the monuments.
Memphis leaders are encouraging residents to stay away from the planned protest by Confederate 901 supporters.
Jan 5, 2018 – MEMPHIS, Tenn.
The Memphis Chapter of the NAACP will ignore Saturday’s Confederate 901 rally.
January 5, 2018
The Memphis Branch NAACP is urging Memphians to ignore planned Saturday protests by groups opposed to the recent removal of Confederate monuments.
Jan 03, 2018 05:22 PM CST – MEMPHIS, Tenn.
Organizers of a planned confederate ride Saturday are distancing themselves from hate groups who are also expected to descend on the bluff city.
August 29, 2017
Shelby County Commissioners voted down a switch Monday, Aug, 28, of the county’s health insurance administration contract from Cigna to Aetna.
Aug 03, 2017 10:46 PM CDT
“So what that’s saying is that if can happen in the state of Missouri it can happen in Tennessee, so if you’re African-American be cautious,”
The NAACP Memphis Branch has announced it has hired a new executive director after a 5-month search.
Read recommendations the NAACP suggested in a report released on Wednesday titled “Quality Education For All … One School at a Time.”
Click Here to Meet New Officers, Standing Committee and Ad Hoc Committee Chairs
Deidre Malone Announced as New President/Chairman of the Board of Memphis Branch NAACP
Executive Director Madeleine Taylor Retires from Memphis Branch NAACP
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