MLK Day of Service – Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement & Minority Community

Published January 19th

The Manatee County NAACP in partnership with Representative Daryl Rouson, State College of Florida, Mt. Carmel Resource Center, United Community Center, and Manatee Metro Action Plan held the MLK Day of Service Forum entitled Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and Minority Community on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the 13th Ave. Dream Center.  Panelist included Chief Rick Wells (City of Palmetto), Chief Michael Radzilowski (City of Bradenton), Sheriff Brad Steube (Manatee Co. Sheriff), and Larry Eger (Public Defender).  Facilitator was Dr. Willie Holley. This was the 2nd forum held to bridge the divide between the law enforcement and minority […]

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World AIDS Breakfast – December 1, 2015

Published November 24th

Please join NAACP in recognition of World AIDS Breakfast on December 1, 2015 @ 8 AM, St. Mary M.B. Church, 1006 1st Street West, Bradenton, FL

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2014 Freedom Fund Awards Banquet – October 25, 2014

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NAACP holds Community Forum 4/14/14

Published April 24th

The Manatee County NAACP holds community forum to address the offensive and sexiest comments made by CEO of Manatee Boys and Girls Club.  The community attendance was great and questions raised were thoughtful and insightful.  Three (3) Boys & Girls Club Board members were present to hear comments and address the attendees.  We thank the Board for coming out to hear the community’s thoughts on Mr. Dosogne’s comments.  There was a good representation from the clergy present along with our State Representative Darryl Rouson, three (3) candidates running for office, Terri Wonder (County Commission at Large), Rodney Jones (Manatee Co. […]

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Manatee County NAACP Heritage Ball, June 28, 2014

Published April 22nd

Come celebrate with us at the Heritage Ball where we will be paying tribute to our “Trailblazers” in Manatee County on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 7:00 PM Until at the Palmetto Youth Center, 501 17th Street West, Palmetto, FL Join us for a night of entertainment by Bay City Steppers!  We are also paying tribute to our “Trailblazers of Manatee County.  Awardees from the following categories:  Military, Healthcare, Athletics, Entrepreneur, and Political. TRAILBLAZERS: Mr. Steve Lewis – Military Dr. Cliffard Ward – Healthcare Mr. Leon Harris  – Athletics Westside Funeral Home – Entrepreneur Mr. Clarence Love – Political RSVP […]

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Bar-B-Que Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Published April 22nd

Community is invited to attend FREE bar-b-que on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 PM, at 670 20th Lane East, Palmetto, FL.  Just north of RaceTrack in 41 in Palmetto.   Come out to enjoy good food, music, games and meet the new owner of Bayside Villas, formerly known as Highland Apartments.

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NAACP asks Boys & Girls Board of Directors to remove CEO

Published April 8th

The Manatee County NAACP has called for the removal of the CEO of Manatee Boys & Girls Club for racist and offensive words used in an email to staff.  His email stated he will not hire anyone who meets the criteria below: 1. Boys with dreds 2. Teen age girls who had babies 3. College  drop outs 4. Anyone with tatooos, body piercing 5. Anyone who does not take care of themselves physically NAACP, SCLC and attorney met with him to discuss his offensive memo.  He stated he would issue a memo of apology to staff.  During his apology to […]

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Join the oldest, boldest Civil Rights Organization

Published March 27th


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Youth Council Reorganizational Meeting

Published March 7th

Please join the Manatee County Youth Advisors for a meeting on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Palmetto Library at 9 AM.

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Manatee Supervisor of Election adds precinct

Published February 26th

While we don’t always get what we want or the community needs, the SOE did agree to open another precinct.  We applaud this move and hope the community will do what is required of them – VOTE!

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