In commemoration of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 The Greater Grand Rapids NAACP will be hosting a peaceful March at the Blue Bridge downtown Grand Rapids on March 6, 2022 at 1:30pm. Our voting rights are at stake and it is now more important than ever that we take a stand and demand what’s right ! We encourage everyone to come out and support. For more information or if your interested in being a partner contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-719-3478.
NAACPGR, Spartan Nash and Job + Rides are coming together to host a full day hiring event at the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation: This full day event will start at the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation with a breakfast and a brief presentation from NAACPGR and Spartan Nash about this opportunity and the job duties related to the position. Jobs + Rides will then transport the group to the Spartan Nash Facility for a tour of the facility. We will provide lunch and then participants will be interviewed on site. Upon completion of interviews Jobs + Rides will then transport everyone back to the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who is looking for immediate employment.
Below is the event schedule:
9:30-Registration/Continental Breakfast at the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation 1530 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
10:00- Kareem NAACP brief introduction/Kimara gives SpartanNash GRDC Overview/Charles-Jobs + Rides program/ transportation services overview
11:00- Transport applicants from GRTCCT to SpartanNash GRDC , arrive at GRDC by 11:20 am
** Jobs & Rides will provide FREE transportation to and from,
11:20-12:20 Grocery Warehouse Tour followed by a FREE Lunch
12:30pm-3:00pm Start Interviews
3:00pm Interviews conclude transport applicants back to GRCCT
**All Attendees will be given raffle tickets for a drawing for (2) Family Fare Gift Cards and we will supply gift bags with NAACP and SN Swag as well.
**Jobs & Rides will provide (1) pair of steel toe boots as a raffle drawing prize as well
Updated Human Rights Ordinance back for consideration in Grand Rapids City Commission will be voting on ordinance at meeting tomorrow August 26th 7:00pm – https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2019/08/updated-human-rights-ordinance-back-for-consideration-in-grand-rapids.html
Ms. Ellen M. James Trailblazer Scholarship Fund – https://naacpgr.com/ms-ellen-m-james-trailblazer-scholarship-fund/
Grand Rapids cops won’t ask people about immigration status – https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/grand-rapids-cops-wont-ask-people-about-immigration-status-08-25-2019-170024154
LEBRON JAMES SCHOOL CRUSHING EXPECTATIONS … Huge Gains In Test Scores – https://www.tmz.com/2019/04/12/lebron-james-school-students-test-scores/
Black Boys dont need more discipline, they need more mentors. – https://edpo.st/2YUcsI8
Big Sean to open new studio, hold mental health panel im second “DON” weekend in Detroit – https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2019/08/09/big-sean-don-weekend-detroit-block-party-mental-healt-studio/1867399001/?fbclid=IwAR32xsvjC8_ZuEe3BRpC2yCi-Ytn3cA1lfs1jcnrGaO13lEOgX1OH8II4no
Grand City Sports one of the winners at the fourth annual S.A.F.E. task force pitch night – https://fox17online.com/2019/08/08/fourth-annual-pitch-night-awards-programs-money-to-help-curb-violence/
Recap from “All About You” community Giveback – https://naacpgr.com/recap-from-all-about-you-community-giveback/
Greater Grand Rapids NAACP 100th Anniversary Freedom Fund Conference – https://naacpgr.com/greater-grand-rapids-naacp-100th-anniversary-freedom-fund-conference/
Grand Rapids creates police oversight office, names Brandon Davis as the new director – https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2019/08/grand-rapids-creates-police-oversight-office-names-director.html
Photos from the 2019 National NAACP Convention in Detroit “When We Fight, We Win”” – https://naacpgr.com/2019-national-naacp-convention-in-detroit/
Greater Grand Rapids NAACP partners with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on “Lets Talk Health Week 2019” – https://naacpgr.com/lets-talk-health-week-2019/
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are taking action to oust an officer who repeatedly punched a man during an arrest. https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/grpd-officer-who-repeatedly- hit-driver-faces-discharge/2052365519
NAACP Grand Rapids Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAVov6EgtZc
GRPD hold teens at gunpoint for walking in the street. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyYHnTpXMiw
Ferris State group nixes event with Ex-NAACP leader https://www.woodtv.com/news/michigan/ferris-state-group-nixes-event-with-ex-naacp-leader/1818222130
AG Nessel says she expects NAACP to back LGBTQ community https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/02/ag-nessel-says-she-expects-naacp-to-back-lgbtq-community.html
Lets celebrate our very own NAACP GR Executive Committee member Carrie Jackson as she received an award at this years 37th annual Giants Awards. https://www.wktvjournal.org/grcc-recognizes-the-giants-of-our-community/
Two generations of Grand Rapids leaders reflect on how the city’s changed since 1967 uprising http://www.michiganradio.org/post/two-generations-grand-rapids-leaders-reflect-how-city-s-changed-1967-uprising
NAACP planning Grand Rapids protest over family separations at border https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2018/06/naacp_planning_grand_rapids_pr.html
Local organizations team up to build community center https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/grand-rapids-south/local-organizations-team-up-to-build-community-center/69-596449422
BLACK FAMILY DAY AND CHILDREN’S CRUSADE THIS WEEKEND http://mymagicgr.com/black-family-day-and-childrens-crusade-this-weekend/
WHAT’S THE GRAND RAPIDS CENTER FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION? https://www.grcct.com/ignite/
Five African American Women Who Have Shaped Our City http://womenslifestyle.com/five-african-american-women-who-have-shaped-our-city/
A Visit To Grand Rapids and The Launch Of Our New Field Project https://www.policingproject.org/dispatches/a-visit-to-grand-rapid
Cle Jackson: Q&A on 2017/18 in Grand Rapids | WGVU http://wgvunews.org/post/cle-jackson-qa-201718-grand-rapids
NAACP calls for more action after police handcuff and detain 11-year-old girl. Posted 3:52 PM, December 19, 2017, by FOX 17 News, http://fox17online.com/2017/12/19/naacp-calls-for-more-action-after-police-handcuff-and-detain-11-year-old-girl/
Black men call for ‘state of emergency’ in Grand Rapids amid racial tensions. May 10, 2017. http://www.mlive.com/news/grandrapids/index.ssf/2017/05/black_men_call_for_state_of_em.html
Michigan NAACP Fighting Police Practices After 5 Black Teens Stopped At Gunpoint. https://newsone.com/3704412/grand-rapids-michigan-naacp-president-cle-jackson-police-practices-reform-movement/
“Are we at the Grand Rapids Police Department doing all we can to address those issues,” Chief Rahinsky asked. https://www.mibluesperspectives.com/2014/10/17/grand-rapids-police-chief-talks-diversity-at-naacp-dinner/
NAACP offers funding to increase number of black cops in Grand Rapids. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/30/police-academy-scholarship.html
MSNBC: NAACP President: ‘We have to get prepared to vote like we’ve never voted before.’ MSNBC’s Chris Jansing is joined by NAACP President, Derrick Johnson, to discuss the implications of President Trump’s visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin and the importance of voting to address police brutality and hold law enforcement accountable.
CNN: Ballot applications are latest flashpoint in expanded vote-by-mail process In Tennessee, the state NAACP and other voter advocacy groups are challenging a state law that makes sharing the absentee voter application form a felony. “And so what it really says is that we can not give training on how to complete it, how to apply for it or any of those things and we think that is voter disenfranchisement,” said Gloria Sweet Love, president of the NAACP’s Tennessee chapter, to CNN on Thursday.
The Crisis Magazine: President Trump Must Stop Trying to Suppress the Black Vote President Donald Trump is once again using his position as President of the United States to send law enforcement and other officials to the polls on November 3rd , Election Day. These actions are not only unnecessary but a direct and apparent way to suppress the Black vote.