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Latrivia Welch
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NAACP Memphis Branch
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MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE CONFEDERATE 901 RALLY

Deidre Malone, President, NAACP, MEMPHIS BRANCH

MEDIA STATEMENT REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE STATUES

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.

MEDIA STATEMENT ON INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING

December 5, 2017 – Memphis, TENN

The NAACP Memphis Branch Executive Committee and General Membership have voted not to support Instant Runoff Voting

NAACP MEMPHIS BRANCH SADDENED BY LOSS OF BERNAL SMITH, II

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.

NAACP MEMPHIS BRANCH TO HOLD HEALTHCARE DISCUSSION

September 5, 2017– Memphis, TENN

Committee Brings Platform to Address Health Concerns of the Greater Memphis Area

CENTENNIAL FREEDOM FUND LUNCHEON

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

VIRAL RACIST RANT

April 14, 2017 – MEMPHIS, TENN

Mid-South couple recorded berating restaurant employees in racist rant

TVA ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN MEMPHIS

March 22, 2017 – Memphis, TENN

MLGW Receives $1 Million to Address Extreme Energy Burdens

NAACP LETTER TO GOV. BILL HASLAM

Click here to read letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Media Releases

LATEST ON PLANNED CONFEDERATE 901 CARAVAN THROUGH MEMPHIS SATURDAY

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.

MEMPHIS PREPARES FOR CONFEDERATE 901 RALLY SATURDAY

 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.

CITY LEADERS URGE RESIDENTS TO AVOID CONFEDERATE STATUE PROTEST

MEMPHIS, TN

Memphis leaders are encouraging residents to stay away from the planned protest by Confederate 901 supporters.

NAACP WILL IGNORE CONFEDERATE 901 RIDE

Jan 5, 2018 – MEMPHIS, Tenn.

The Memphis Chapter of the NAACP will ignore Saturday’s Confederate 901 rally.

NAACP LEADS COALITION CALLING FOR BOYCOTT OF MONUMENTS PROTEST

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.

CITY LEADERS WANT FOLKS TO STAY AWAY FROM CONFEDERATE 901 RIDE THIS WEEKEND

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.

COUNTY COMMISSION VOTES DOWN HEALTH COVERAGE CHANGE

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.

THE NAACP IS URGING EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DRIVING WHILE BLACK THROUGH MISSOURI

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,”

NAACP MEMPHIS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MEMPHIS, TN

The NAACP Memphis Branch has announced it has hired a new executive director after a 5-month search.

NAACP REPORT ON CHARTER SCHOOLS

Read recommendations the NAACP suggested in a report released on Wednesday titled “Quality Education For All … One School at a Time.”

2017 NEW OFFICERS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Click Here to Meet New Officers, Standing Committee and Ad Hoc Committee Chairs

DEIDRE MALONE NEW NAACP PRESIDENT

MEMPHIS, TN

Deidre Malone Announced as New President/Chairman of the Board of Memphis Branch NAACP

MADELEINE TAYLOR RETIRES

MEMPHIS, Tenn.

Executive Director Madeleine Taylor Retires from Memphis Branch NAACP

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