Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Is the NAACP Relevant Today?

The NAACP was at one time a powerful organization which maintained a degree of relevance to the black community. In it's current state, the driving ethic is to take money and form partnerships with the highest bidder. This does not liberate the African-American community, but serves to further enslave us in a capitalist society.

NAACP board members must be aware that there is nothing black children or adults can learn about leadership or functional societies from corporations such as Whirlpool, Harbor Shores, or the PGA. They undermine the very purpose for which the NAACP was founded.

Whirlpool Corp. has declared the takeover of the NAACP Twin Cities branch (Mich.). Corporate control couldn't be more clear.

Whirlpool has created many offshoots. Two are Cornerstone Alliance and the Consortium for Community Development. Marcus Robinson, a Whirlpool employee, is president of the later, CCD. He has promised a large amount of money to the state and nat'l. NAACP of undertake the reorganization of our local branch with the specific intention of revitalizing the leadership and membership to please Whirlpool.

We urge everyone to contact the NAACP. Mich. state president Yvonne White, VP James Gill - Nat'l president Ben Jealous -

Rev. Pinkney 269-925-0001