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Official Site of the Macomb County Branch NAACP
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
This is the official site for the North Macomb Michigan NAACP Branch founded in February 2021.
If you are interested in continuing to advance the over one-hundred-year legacy and mission of the NAACP, join our Branch! We are focused on community building in Macomb County!
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After the MSU shooting, students marched on Lansing, and democratic leadership acted swiftly to introduce common sense gun reform legislation. When thousands of kids marched to the Tennessee State Capitol after the latest school shooting and 3 democratic representatives joined their demands for reform, the Tennessee legislature didn’t act to introduce gun reform legislation. Instead, they voted to expel 2 of the 3 members who joined the students. The two members who were expelled, Representative Justin Jones and Representative Justin Pearson, are both Black. Representative Gloria Johnson, a white woman, was spared by one vote.
Yet in the midst of darkness, we see leaders rise. Representative Pearson and Representative Jones have stunned people nationwide with their wisdom and powerful speeches that are reminiscent of speeches made during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. We are watching as Tennessee leaders become national figures for democracy and civil rights in the current day and age.
Before being elected to the Tennessee House, Representative Jones was an activist that helped get the statue of the first Grand Wizard of the KKK and Confederate General, Nathan Beford Forrest, removed from the Tennessee House in 2021.
Last month, Tennessee Republicans introduced a bill about expanding death penalty options. Republican Rep. Paul Sherrell asked for an amendment to include “hanging by a tree.”
But we shall overcome. Just yesterday, the Nashville City Council voted unanimously to reappoint Justin Jones to the open seat, even with threats from the legislature to pull funding from the city if they did so. After the vote, he made his way to the Tennessee House to be sworn back into his office. On the steps of the Capitol, Jones said, “Today we are sending a resounding message that democracy will not be killed in the comfort of silence.” Moments later, arm in arm with Representative Gloria Johnson, he triumphantly returned to the House Chamber to resume his position. The Shelby County commissioners will meet April 12th to discuss reappointing Justin Pearson to his seat.
The late Representative John Lewis, who marched in Selma, but first had his skull fractured on “Bloody Sunday”, who partook in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, and so much more once said, “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” Justin Jones and Justin Pearson are carrying on his legacy of "good trouble" in Nashville and truly showing that the power belongs to the people.
The recent social media posts about Robert E. Lee by the Office of the Macomb County Prosecutor, Peter J. Lucido is a strong reminder of the wise words of Mother Rosa Parks - "We still, today, have a long way to go and we have to continue our work." As a steward of the dynamic legacy of the NAACP, our Northern Macomb County Branch NAACP will remain steadfast and determined in continuing our work to advance and promote civil rights, human rights, equality, and justice. We stand on our ability to build a community where all are welcome, and we invite all to join us in this important work.
If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Macomb County Branch NAACP or would like to become a member, please email us at email@example.com.
Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido will prosecute if abortion is allowed in Michigan. Read more at the Macomb Daily.
On March 30, 2022, our Branch hosted a virtual candidate forum for candidates running for office in Macomb County. Moderated by our Political Action Chair Emily Mellits, our forum featured candidates running for seats in U.S. Congressional Districts 9 and 10, as well as seats for the Michigan House of Representatives.
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