From the Desk of the President...

Hello Freedom Fighters, it’s been a while since our last News Letter “The Work”. The Miami Dade Branch of the NAACP had a stellar year in 2018 and with your help we are striving to have an even more exceptional year for 2019. During our last newsletter, we were gearing up for our Freedom Fund Soiree which was a huge Success with over 800 people in attendance. We honored our past presidents and shared a brief History of 30 year existence culminating with Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum providing the keynote address.

The Freedom Fund Weekend of events included a political Round table discussion at Miami Dade College North Campus with local politicians as panelist. Thank you all for your support and stay tuned for our 2019 Freedom Fund Gala. We continued the political roundtable discussion by co-sponsoring with Opa Locka CDC -the Opa Locka Mayoral and Commissioner Forums respectively.

Our civic engagement chair Mrs. Paulette Bartlett did an outstanding Job of registering voters, coordinating rides to the polls and providing dinners for voters at the North Dade Library. With the passing of Amendment 4 Mrs. Bartlett along with our branch members, Civic Engagement partners which consist of local Sororities, Fraternities, Churches, and The Progressive Fire Association continue to register our returning Citizens that are eligible.
We had our election of officers for the Miami Dade Branch and installed our Executive Committee members at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Miami Gardens, Where Pastor Author Jackson III is the Servant Leader and our new Chair of Religious Affairs for the Branch.

We had a significant win with regarding the Fire Fighter Lt. Webster case regarding the defacing of his family photos and draping a noose over the photos as well. Four of the six Fire Fighters have been charged which begins to set the tone that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.

Our young adult committee led by the Dynamic Nandy Godfrey is growing by leaps and bounds and we look forward to engaging more young progressive adults to continue the legacy of the NAACP. There is so much more to share regarding the work that Miami Dade Branch has done regarding Housing, Economic Development, Criminal Justice, and Health Care. You will find some of the information in this edition of "The Work".

Thanks again for your support, please read and share this newsletter with friends and family. I look forward to seeing you at our next general meeting which our generally held on the Third Mondays of every month at New Way Baptist Church 16800 NW 22nd ave starting at 7:00 p.m. Freedom Fighters lets keep the fire burning as we fight for civil rights and social justice for all.

In Unity,
Ruban Roberts
Miami Dade Branch of the NAACP 

Recount of November 2018 Election

Representatives of the Miami-Dade NAACP and the ACLU of Florida gathered outside the county’s Election Department headquarters in Doral to demand all mail-in ballots be counted.

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The NAACP joined with several partners to present Ready, Set, Vote!, on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. on the North Campus of Miami Dade College

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Local branch of NAACP installs new officers
Ruban Roberts to continue as branch president in new term

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Youth and College Division
Annual Black History Dinner & Talent Show
in Miami Gardens, Florida
Youth and College Advisor Ms. Ebony Johnson.
NAACP Attorney Addresses Media After Arraignment of Mark Bartlett

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 05:21 PM

 Attorney Rawsi Williams representing the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP speaks to the media after arraignment for defendant Mark Bartlett in Miami. Bartlett is accused of a hate crime for pulling gun on black teens in Brickell on MLK Day.
Check out the following links below to read more about what occurred:

Civic Engagement & Voter's Registration
The Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP will continue registering voters throughout various locations in Miami-Dade County. During the month of February, the committee met at Starbucks in Miami Gardens located, 19401 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL.

The Miami-Dade Branch partners with various civic minded organizations to register voters.  

If you desire to volunteer and get more involved with this committee, please contact Ms. Paulette Bartlett, Civic Engagement Chair to
The Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP Celebrates the 110th Founder's Week
Connect. Network. Lead.
Nandy Godfrey, Committee Chair
INVITE: Activism and 20th Century Black Miami: A Symposium
Advocate. Build. Empower.
Join the Miami-Dade Branch Housing Committee
Daniella Pierre, Committee Chair
Article: Residents of Liberty Square fight for homes

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Article: Liberty Square: Choose to rise with necessary facts

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The Miami Dade Branch of the NAACP Housing Committee Lead Conversation on Affordable Housing Solutions at Catalyst Miami's Anti-Poverty Summit
Housing Committee hosted a #MyMiamiStory event
Housing Committee attended
South Florida People of Color event
Save the Date!
United States Attorney's Office to host Community Round table Meeting at Miami Dade College, North Campus on April 3, 2019
Key findings from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, released on March 19, 2019, reveal that “Black residents face greater barriers to opportunity and health than white residents.” The finding comes from the 10 th  annual County Health Rankings – an assessment of how well counties across America fare in terms of various health factors – published by NAACP partner, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in conjunction with The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

To learn where your county ranks, visit .
General Branch Meetings are held on the third Mondays of the Month at 7 pm at New Way Fellowship & Praise Church,
16800 NW 22nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL, 33056.

Telephone: 1-877-NAACP-09
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