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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
MEDIA STATEMENT ON ELECTION COMMISSION LAWSUIT
July 6, 2018
NAACP Memphis Branch Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon to Feature National and Local Powerhouses
February 12, 2018
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 Coverage about NAACP Branch
Shelby County Democrats, Memphis NAACP sue over early voting sites
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.
Shelby County Democratic Party & Others File Lawsuit Against Election Commission
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.
Tennessee county Dems, NAACP sue to open early voting sites
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.
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 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
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
Deidre Malone Announced as New President/Chairman of the Board of Memphis Branch NAACP
MADELEINE TAYLOR RETIRES
Executive Director Madeleine Taylor Retires from Memphis Branch NAACP
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