Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to those Fathers who show up for their families and those fathers who would like to show up for their families but are not able to because of a multitude of society constraints. As we celebrate this historic weekend with the implementation of a federal Juneteenth Holiday; let us rejoice in that celebration and recognize all the fathers and father figures who have helped make this a reality for the country. Let …

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