Statement on the Atlanta Mass Shooting

“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere,” M.L. King, Jr.The Maricopa County Branch NAACP aligns with the position of the NAACP National Office in condemning the recent and horrific violence against Asian American citizens. In light of this, let it be said that we support the dismantling of systematic and structural racism in all its forms.The Maricopa County Branch stands in unity with any and all Americans who have and are experiencing hate crimes. …

A Matter of Equal Justice

It has come to the attention of the Maricopa County Branch NAACP (MCBNAACP) that Black LivesMatters Protestors (who participated in several protests in Phoenix, AZ), may be subjected to “gangaffiliation enhancement” charges which will result in harsher punishment. The MCBNAACP views thispossible action as a threat to equal justice and request the removal of the “gang affiliationenhancement” charges. Princess Lucas-Wilson, MSW, CPM3rd Vice PresidentChair Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement CommitteeMaricopa County Branch NAACP

False Text Messages

It has come to the attention of the Maricopa County Branch NAACP that text messages claiming to be from the NAACP have been sent to members and supporters of the NAACP.  These text messages claim that the NAACP “has evidence of violence toward black people” and other such claims.  These messages have not been confirmed as official or authentic from the NAACP National Office or any other NAACP Unit.   Sincerely, Karen Hardin, Ed. – President