PRESS RELEASES

May 2017

San Joaquin Council of Governments: 2018 Regional Transportation Plan

April 2017

NAACP Forum: Mostly Civil, Some Spark

NAACP Town Hall Features Area Leaders

Press Release: NAACP Stockton Branch 2017 Annual Prayer Breakfast

Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency

October 2016

Mayoral Candidates Talk Stockton Ahead of November Elections

July 2016

City of Stockton, CA Passes Kids' Beverage Ordinance

DA to Mom of Teen Shot by Stockton Police: "We Failed You."

May 2016

BNR: 'Sanders Speaks in Oakland, Stockton, Salem' & 'Bernie Wins West Virgina'

March 2016

CDC Doctor Explain Containing a Health Crisis at NAACP Prayer Breakfast

September 2015

I Could Hardly Breathe': Teen Beaten By Nine Police Officers for 'jaywalking' Speaks Out on Being Choked By the Cops, as Violent Arrest Video Sparks Angry Protests

Hostile Arrest of Black Teen in Stockton

California Police Officer Scuffles with 16 year old Over Walking in the Bus Lane

August 2015

General Membership Meeting: Tori Verber-Salazar, SJC District Attorney

July 2015              

Journey For Justice: Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

April 2015 

General Membership Meeting

March 2015

General Membership Meeting

2015 Religious Affairs Prayer Breakfast

February 2015

2015 Youth Summit

Huffman, Leader of State NAACP in Stockton

January 2015  

General Membership Meeting

December 2014  

General Membership Meeting

November 2014 

General Membership Meeting

2014 Freedom Fund Gala: NAACP Honors Community Leaders

October 2014  

NAACP Stockton Branch Host Candidates Forum

September 2014  

REACHing Everyone Is Goal of Stockton Activist

August 2014 

NAACP Forum Turns Into Broader Discussion About Stockton

April 2014  

NAACP Stockton Branch Holds Prayer Breakfast

March 2014

Press Release: NAACP Stockton Branch 2014 Annual Prayer Breakfast

February 2014

NAACP Youth Summit

November 2013

NAACP Presents Freedom Fighter Awards

April 2010

Zephanii Smith '12 Elected to NAACP National Board of Directors

December 2005

NAACP Stockton Branch discusses Reports of Racism

MONTHLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Our General Membership Meetings are not only an opportunity to hear updates on projects that the committees are working on, but also an opportunity for members to discuss any community concerns. Guest speakers generally grace our membership meetings every month that extend to law enforcement, city officials, and other local organizations. It is highly encouraged that members participate and let their voices be heard.

CANNABIS TOWNHALL MEETING

NAACP NEWS

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  • 25 Feb 2018 8:20 PM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    At their February 22nd meeting, the SJCOG Board awarded a total of $19.63 million of competitive funding from the Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Program and the Measure K Smart Growth Incentive Program to 21 projects and plans.

    The Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Program provides funding to help expand and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and facilities within San Joaquin County. The Measure K Smart Growth Incentive program provides funding for infrastructure enhancements that will assist local agencies to better integrate transportation and land use. These funds are used to support infill development, neighborhood revitalization, and downtown improvements. READ MORE


  • 06 Jun 2017 7:48 PM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    Seven months ago, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a young Stockton man he said was threatening him with a gun in an apartment complex parking lot.

    This week, authorities finally released the identity of the deputy, Michael Knight, who joined the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office three years prior to the fatal shooting. His name was provided by the Stockton Police Department, the lead investigating agency.

    The man Knight killed was Keenan “Peppy” Bradley, 21, a Stockton native and 2014 graduate of one.Charter High School who was working as a security guard at Amazon in Tracy at the time of his death Nov. 1.


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  • 18 May 2017 8:53 PM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    Stockton city, county and community leaders gathered at the 2017 State of the City to hear the city’s goals and accomplishments since electing its new Mayor Michael Tubbs.

    Public safety, the economy and education were the focus of this year’s Stockton State of the City address.

    Ambitious and excited, newly elected Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs wants the next four years to be a time of change.

    “The future of Stockton looks like us so, however hard we are willing to work and collaborate and problem-solving that’s the future of this community and I’m confident at least with the people I work with the people are really trying to move forward,” he said.

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  • 23 Jun 2015 4:02 PM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress in race relations.

    Commenting on the Charleston tragedy on June 18, President Obama said, “The fact that this took place in a black church obviously also raises questions about a dark part of our history. This is not the first time that black churches have been attacked. And we know that hatred across races and faiths pose a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals.”

    He quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. following the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.

    “The good news is I am confident that the outpouring of unity and strength and fellowship and love across Charleston today, from all races, from all faiths, from all places of worship indicates the degree to which those old vestiges of hatred can be overcome. That, certainly, was Dr. King’s hope just over 50 years ago, after four little girls were killed in a bombing in a black church in Birmingham, Alabama,” Obama recalled. READ MORE

  • 23 Apr 2015 10:43 AM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL IS CONFIRMED BY A FINAL VOTE OF 56 YEAS TO 43 NAYS

    On April 23, 2015, the United States Senate voted, by a margin of 56 yeas to 43 nays, to confirm Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States.  This vote came after a delay of more than 170 days; only 2 U.S. Attorneys General in history saw longer confirmation delays.

    On November 8, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General.  Mr. Holder had announced his retirement in September, 2014.  Prior to serving as U.S. Attorney General, Ms. Lynch, served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  Even her detractors admit that she is extremely qualified, and she makes history as the first African-American woman to serve in the position.

    As the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Ms. Lynch earned praise for her work fighting sex trafficking, police brutality, terrorism, and religious and racial hate crimes. In fact, throughout her 30-year career, she has distinguished herself as tough, as fair, an independent lawyer who has twice headed one of the most prominent U.S. Attorney’s offices in the country.  She also traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, in 2014 as part of the U.S. official delegation before the United Nations Covenant to Eradicate Racial Discrimination.  At that time, her mastery of the issues as well as her ardent support and understandings of the positions was impressive. READ MORE

  • 13 Apr 2015 8:39 AM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    By Mike Klocke
    Record Editor
    Posted Apr. 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM 

    STOCKTON — With Maya Angelou's stature, persona and brilliance, there probably wasn't much in her life that could be chalked up to coincidence.

    But here's one: A forever stamp was dedicated to one of America's most-noted poets this week, and she grew up in an Arkansas town named ... Stamps.

    An unveiling ceremony was held earlier this week in Washington, D.C., with such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young attending.

    On Saturday morning, young and old in Stockton — a community with distinct ties to Angelou's life — celebrated the stamp in a moving ceremony at the library branch that bears her name. READ MORE
  • 09 Apr 2015 9:57 AM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    BY SOLEDAD O'BRIEN  SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 

    This is the way it often begins. A police officer stops an African-American man who has been tagged as a suspect. By the end of the encounter, the unarmed “suspect” is dead and a debate begins as to why it happened.

    This time it was 50-year-old Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., stopped for a busted tail light, then shot from behind as he fled.

    We know it happened because there was videotape. Just like there was when alleged cigarette peddler Eric Garner was choked to death by police in Staten Island, or when an officer fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was playing with a toy gun in a Cleveland park. There were over 200 cameras at an Ohio Walmart where police shot and killed John Crawford Jr. after he picked up a BB gun.

    Yet even with videotape, these dead black men are not necessarily even statistics — because no statistics are kept. We don’t know how many more there are like them, how many incidents happened out of sight, or for what reason or to what end — or how many more there will be. READ MORE

  • 09 Apr 2015 7:51 AM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

    (CNN)The world learned his name after he was killed by a South Carolina police officer.

    But in his life, 50-year-old Walter Scott was also the father of four children and served in the Coast Guard, his brother said.

    "He was outgoing -- loved everybody, (was) very known in the community and got along with everybody," brother Anthony Scott told CNN's Don Lemon. "All the family loves him, and his kids loved him."

    It's unclear why Walter Scott decided to run away from Officer Michael Slager after a traffic stop Saturday morning. Anthony Scott said his brother had had trouble with child support, but he wasn't prone to violence. READ MORE

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