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 …

History vs. Hope

History vs. Hope Criminal and Social Justice Maricopa County Branch NAACP Princess Lucas-Wilson, MSW, CPM 3rd Vice President Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Chair In addition to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus on our communities across the county, within the last 30 days, we have become aware of three incidences in which African Americans have needlessly lost their lives. Ahmed Aubrey while jogging, Breonna Taylor while sleeping in her own home and George …

NAACP-Maricopa County Branch Statement Re: Ryan Whitaker – May 29, 2020

The Maricopa County Branch of the NAACP expresses regret in another life having been lost involving a police shooting. The “Branch” regrets the tragic result of an alleged domestic violence call to the house of Ryan Whitaker Thursday, May 21st in Ahwatukee. Our cares and concerns are for the Police Officers acting in the line of duty, as well as justice for the Whitaker Family. Realizing the extra stress and heightened tension imposed on everyone …

NAACP’S Maricopa County Branch Statement Re: George Floyd – May 29, 2029

History vs. Hope Criminal and Social Justice Maricopa Count Princess Lucas-Wilson, MSW, CPM 3rd Vice President Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Chair In addition to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus on our communities across the county, within the last 30 days, we have become aware of three incidences in which African Americans have needlessly lost their lives. Ahmed Aubrey while jogging, Breonna Taylor while sleeping in her own home and George Floyd for …

Arizona COVID-19 Testing

WHEN: Saturday, May 16th-7 AM to 12 PM DRIVE-THRU/WALK-UP TESTING LOCATION: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church-1401 E. Jefferson St.-Phoenix, AZ  85034 REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION: Scheduling an appointment is recommended – call 602.889.9401or complete registration online at equalityhealthfoundation.org/prbc , If you are having COVID-19 symptoms, or think you may have been previously infected, get tested. We’re all in this together. Equality Health Foundation™, in partnership with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and Sonora Quest Laboratories™ is proud to provide FREE drive-thru and walk-up testing on Saturday, May 16th or, on additional …