Check out “@Eric_S_Thomas – Detroit #Census2020 via @CityofDetroit #BeCountedDetroit #BeCountedMI #motownmom

Need Help? Call 2-1-1 (or on a cell phone 800-552-1183) United Way for Southeastern Michigan #motownmoxiemom

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If you or someone you know is in need of help due to this week’s dangerous cold weather, call our 2-1-1 helpline. Lines are open 24/7 to connect you with emergency shelters, utility assistance and other services.

Callers in Detroit can also get connected to free Lyft rides to shelters this week, up to $25/ride.

Call 2-1-1 or visit for more information.

LOVING & LAUGHING is a GREAT RECIPE for a GREAT POP-UP DATE NIGHT for COUPLES! @MrsToyBanks Metro ‏#Detroit #motownmom #313love




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.@NAACP Invites Detroit and Surrounding Cities Residents to 110th National Convention Events taking place July 20 to 24 in Detroit, Michigan @DETROITNAACP ‏

Hello, my name is Marc Banks and as the National Press Secretary for the NAACP, I want to personally invite you to attend the NAACP’s 110th National Convention in Detroit.

I’m excited to share a preview of the exciting speakers and events for the 110th Annual NAACP National Convention taking place July 20 to 24 in Detroit, Michigan. The leading conference on issues impacting the African American community, the NAACP Annual Convention brings together over 10,000 grassroots organizers, policymakers and business and faith leaders for a dynamic series of forums, panels to set the policy priorities to fight against the threats to hard-fought victories.

Under the theme, When We Fight, We Win, this year’s convening will provide opportunities for economic advancement and promote solutions to issues such as police brutality, increasing hate crimes, #LivingWhileBlack, voter suppression, and partisan gerrymandering.

Given the current political and social climate, it is even more important for your audience to have access to these critical conversations, and to the newsmakers.

Key Events: 

Saturday, July 20 
— 10:00 am ET Opening Press Conference

Sunday, July 21 
— 10:00 am ET WIN (Women in the NAACP) Empowerment Brunch – Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Val Demings
— 6:00 pm ET Keynote Address – Chairman NAACP National Board of Directors, Leon W. Russell

Monday, July 22
— 9 am ET Plenary Session – Remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
— 10 am ET Keynote Address – NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson
— 12 pm ET Keynote Address – Honorable Stacey Abrams, Former Georgia House Minority Leader
— 1:00 pm ET Youth Luncheon – Keynote Address Shaun King, Activist
— 2 pm ET Public Policy Workshop – Speakers including Congressman Bobby Scott and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge as well as invited key CBC Committee Chairs (Bennie Thompson, Maxine Waters, Jim Clyburn, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Elijah Cummings)

Tuesday, July 23
— 9:00 am ET Plenary Session – NAACP Policy Resolutions
— 12:00 pm ET Keynote Address – Joe Madison, Radio Host, Activist

Wednesday, July 24
— 9:00 am ET Presidential Candidates Forum (Top 2020 Candidates Scheduled to attend)
— 11:00 am ET CEO Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable
— 12:30 pm ET Keynote Address – Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart
— 8:00 pm ET Spingarn Medal Award – Ambassador Patrick Gaspard
For press credentials for any or all of the events, click here.


In the meantime, please feel free to contact me directly at or 410-580-5701 if you have any questions.


Marc Banks
National Press Secretary
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National Headquarters • 4805 Mount Hope Drive • Baltimore MD 21215
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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Enjoy the Free Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena July 17th, August 1st & August 26th #Detroit #motownmom



Enjoy the Free Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena
Each hour-long session is led by a certified instructor



The Detroit Red Wings are hosting the Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena presented by the team’s valued partner, St. Joseph Mercy Hospitals. Grab your yoga mat and enjoy four hour-long sessions each led by a certified instructor this summer. Men and women of all skill levels and experience are welcome!




These free yoga sessions are being held from 6 -7 p.m. in Chevrolet Plaza at Little Caesars Arena on the following dates:


  • Wednesday, July 17:  Led by Lila Lazarus
  • Thursday, August 1:  Led by Tommy Mack
  • Monday, August 26:  Led by Courtney Welch

How Do I Participate?

Click here to sign up. Each session is open to the first 450 people who register. Please look out for future emails to register for the other upcoming sessions.



Don’t Forget




Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to stay healthy this summer and enjoy time at Little Caesars Arena. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle.




Find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit #motownmoxiemom

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  • Food banks and free food pantries in Detroit as well as Wayne County, plus other services Click here

If you have an exclusive food giveaway event coming up, please leave in the comments.

.@NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in #Detroit #motownmom cc @DETROITNAACP ‏#LivingWhileBlack July 20-24, 2019.


Contact: Austyn Ross



NAACP to Host 110th National Convention in Detroit

NAACP to highlight 110 years of civil rights history, and the current fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, education equality & more


BALTIMORE — Thousands are expected to gather in Detroit to commemorate the NAACP’s 110th National Convention from July 20-24, 2019. With the theme, “When We Fight, We Win,” the convention will bring together elected officials, members, organizers, faith-leaders, entertainers, and young leaders for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to problems like police brutality, racism, #LivingWhileBlack, voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering and sexual violence and mental health in the Black community.


“Much has changed since the creation of the NAACP 110 years ago, and as we highlight these achievements during this year’s convention, we cannot forget that we’re still tirelessly fighting against the hatred and bigotry that face communities of color in this country,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO. “With new threats emerging daily and attacks on our democracy, the NAACP must be more steadfast and immovable than ever before to help create a social-political atmosphere that works for all.”


Among the key events, the Presidential Candidates Forum, CEO Roundtable, LGBTQ, Legal and legislative workshops will bring together some of the brightest minds in the Black community and help hone strategies for moving forward in the face of growing racism and an all-out assault on civil rights in this country.


Other highlights include the awarding of the prestigious Spingarn Medal, the NAACP ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) final competition and awards ceremony, and a career fair.


More information about the 2019 NAACP National Convention, including a schedule of events and registration details, can be found here.


Press interested in covering the convention may apply for credentials here.



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Founded in 1909, the NAACP 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. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

#Detroit : Time is almost up! Nominate an older adult for the 2019 70 Over 70 Awards! via Hannan Center @ageoutloud | nominations close on Friday, June 28! #motownmom


Time is almost up!
Nominate an older adult for the 2019 70 Over 70 Awards!

Help us recognize the human potential that continues and grows with age. Nominate those 70 and older who inspire you and reflect the diverse interests, accomplishments, and lifestyles of older people in Michigan.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:

  • Art
  • Changemaker
  • Civic/Community Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Unsung Hero

Click HERE for award descriptions and to submit a nomination. 
Don’t delay – nominations close on Friday, June 28!

Click Here to Submit 70 Over 70 Nomination
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Register your Camper for Camp Africa Summer today! @TheWrightMuseum #motownmom Save your child’s spot in one of our summer sessions NOW!

Save your child’s spot in one of our summer sessions!
Hello Camp Africa Parents!
The Charles H. Wright Museum is excited to announce the 2019 SUMMER Camp Africaprogram!
Camp Africa is a free week-long day camp open to children ages 7 – 12, featuring activities centered around science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Campers will be able to explore the wonders of African American history and culture while learning key core subjects to help them grow as learners.
Camp Africa Summer will be held in five sessions, each lasting for one (1) week from July 8 – August 9, 2019, 8 AM – 3 PM daily.
Are there minimum age requirements to enroll in Camp Africa Summer?
Each camper must be at least seven (7) years old, and no older than twelve (12) years old to participate.
Will there be food provided?
Yes, campers will receive lunch. Due to serious food allergies, peanut products (whole peanuts, peanut butter, etc.) are not permitted on the premises.
Does registration cover all days of the program?
Registration covers the week that you have registered for only. Campers will not be admitted into additional sessions of Camp Africa Summer.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For additional questions, comments, and concerns, contact Yolanda Jack at (313) 494-5820.
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History | 315 East Warren AvenueDetroit, MI 48201

R.E.A.L Read.East.Art.Learn Free summer camp hosted by #MackIsAlive #Detroit starting July8th #community #motownmom #art Pre-registration Required

Here’s a Summer Enrichment Camp that’s healthy for your young people. Our Capacity is 20 participants. Let’s not delay….
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