April 14, 2013
Rev. Edward Pinkney, BANCO
Press Conference, Sunday April 28, 1pm
Cobo Hall Convention Center
1 Washington Avenue
Black groups, churches, the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), and community activists from across the US will protest the NAACP dinner (funded by corporations.)
NAACP has done almost nothing to improve the lives of African-Americans. Our communities are in crisis on many levels. The incarceration rate of black men and women is extraordinarily high; family life is being destroyed. The NAACP has failed for decades to represent the interests of African-Americans and is out of touch with the community.
The only word that can define the gross negligence of the NAACP is betrayal. The organization has abandoned our community's morality, and our economic and educational needs - for corporate money.
The NAACP is corrupt from the top to the bottom. We do not believe the NAACP has ever been concerned with helping black people with local, state, or national problems.
We are demanding that the NAACP president Ben Jealous and the national board resign and the membership elect the president and the board. We are demanding the NAACP non-profit status be revoked.