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“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

― Zora Neale Hurston


Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of People is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The Minneapolis NAACP Branch is just one of the hundreds of chapters fight for justice.

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  • Gary Andrews
    Re Edina, had a much smaller, but related experience with Edina law enforcement. Had not been to “downtown” Edina for several years, was going to a movie with my friend. It was dark, raining, visibility low, and I turned left where I had always turned in the old Edina. I was immediately stopped by a female officer, and she was noticeably hostile. Lights were flashing, pedestrians gawking. Sounds typical, I know, but what stays with me is that she said, “What are you doing here?” We said that we were going to a movie, and she issued a citation. Then post citation she followed us to the parking ramp of the theater.

    I suppose the reader might think the below is irrelevant, but I was adopted and raised white. So I tended to think that it should matter whether or not I present as alien or threatening. It doesn’t, does it?

    Stats: Me: Adult Mexican heritage, 71 at the time.
    Vehicle: Late model Nissan
    Dressed: high-end casual
    Her: Very white, 65 at the time
    Dressed: High-end casual

    My friend, who was on the open passenger’s side acted as a buffer and peacemaker.
    I tend to be sarcastic, and was ready to indulge. I didn’t. But really, “What are you doing here?”,,,

    At any rate, after reading the Edina article in today’s Strib I wanted to share. Curious how many non-whites have experienced similar interactions with Edina’s “professional” force?

    Gary Andrews
  • Kym Young
    Looking for a lawyer who is willing to take on a case of medical malfeasance and civil rights violations. Please contact [email protected]
  • Baillie Schwint
    Hello, I am trying to reach Nekima Levy-Pounds to request a key note speaker for a social justice conference being held in St. Cloud at St. Cloud State University. If anyone could provide me her email it would be much appreciated! My own email address is [email protected]
  • Lydia Howell
    MEDIA REQUEST for FRI. JAN.22 (8:30AM) on KFAI RADIO for NAACP President NEKIMA LEVY-POUNDS to talk about proposed integration plan by MN DEPT. OF EDUCATION. Please contact me asap. Lydia Howell (hsot of CATALYST:politics & culture) home phone (612)354-3762 [email protected]
  • Debra Tucker
    I am trying reach Jason Sole or anyone that is able to help me with a discrimination issue. The police and the court appointed attorneys are holding our black men in the legal system by adding charges on them since they have no evidence on one charge they are allowed to add charge after charge trying to get one to stick. I know because as a member of the NAACP out of the Michigan area. I have seen this so many times and now to have it be done to my own son. Is just far to much. They are displaying the actions that if we can’t kill them all then we will jail the rest. My question is how long will we allow this clear cases of injustice to happen. Please let me know what I can do at any time to help break these barriers. Please respond to me with any help that you can assist me with on this matter.
    Thank you so much for your time
    Debra Tucker