“Civil Rights Hero- Congressman John Lewis- Gone Too Soon”

We mourn the loss of this iconic leader gone too soon! We must be resolved to continue the legacy of Congressman John Lewis who fought for justice and equality.  Each one of us must carry on his fight for democracy while we remember this stateman’s courage to fight for “The Beloved Community.”  We must honor Congressman Lewis with a resolve to mobilize voters and vote for humanitarian leaders to follow in his path.  Voting to …

4TH OF JULY

Life Every Voice and Sing Until Earth and Heaven Rings! Rings with Justice and Equality for All. This weekend we celebrate the anniversary of American Independence that was achieved in 1776. This weekend I encourage everyone to celebrate this great nation and reflect on how great it can be when we all work together.Today, I present each one of us with a 4th of July 2020 call to action. That “call to action” is to …

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 …