A Weekend Filled With Hope!

75, 000,000 plus people cheered on Saturday, November 7th when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were announced as the President and Vice President Elect of the United States of America. For many, including me, this signaled a return to democracy, truth, honesty and working together to uphold the words in our country’s founding documents. The message delivered by the Vice President and President elect on Saturday, gives us hope and restores our faith that the …

Statement on the Death of Carlos Ingram Lopez

The Maricopa County Branch-NAACP supports Tucson Branch NAACP and Mayor Regina Romero(Tucson, Arizona) in the quest for police reform and community reconciliation in the unfortunate deathof Carlos Ingram-Lopez. Mr. Ingram-Lopez died in April and his death and questionable restraintmethods used by police officers have only been recently shared in the media. The Branch regretsanother human life lost in the custody of police or as a result of over-policing. We believe anindependent FBI investigation will better …

Memorial Day 2020: “Remembering Those Who Served and Who Are Serving”

On Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020 we traditionally remember those who served in theArmed Services and those who gave everything for the freedoms, we enjoy. Somehistory accounts attribute the origin of the Memorial Day celebration as startingwith former slaves on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC when they honored 257 deadUnion Soldiers. These Union soldiers were buried in a mass grave in a Confederateprison camp and accordingly, the former slaves dug up the bodies and …