ACT-SO Debrief, Brainstorm and Celebration

On Saturday, June 8th, from 3-5pm, the ACT-SO team will meet at Liberty Station to enjoy one another’s company, graze from the Public Market, and talk about how this ACT-SO season went and what could make it better next year.

We would LOVE for any of our students, parents, and volunteers to come and chat with us about what you liked, what you didn’t like and what you’d like us to try.

We would also welcome anyone with input to come hang out with us and help brainstorm–just be warned: you will probably be asked to help with anything you suggest!

If you plan to come, please drop us a line at [email protected] so we can arrange for you to find us.

Fifth Annual Interfaith Prayer Vigil

“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer, until I prayed with my legs.”

–Frederick Douglass

In 2016, the NAACP adopted a resolution, proposed by the San Diego Branch, designating August 11th as a National Day of Mourning for African Americans killed in police interactions. Our first interfaith prayer vigil was celebrated on August 12, 2016.

Please join us as we gather for an evening of prayer to mourn all African Americans who have been killed by the police.  We will also pray for other matters of concern including civil rights, jobs, education, health care, and housing.

The Vigil will occur on August 16th, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Christ United Presbyterian Church of San Diego
3025 Fir Street
San Diego, CA 92102

For more information, email religion@sandiegonaacp.org or call 619-263-7823.


National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed in Police Involved Interactions

WHEREAS, the NAACP affirms the constitutional right of all citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and

WHEREAS, the NAACP recognizes that police officers are sworn to protect all of the citizens in the communities in which they serve; and

WHEREAS, police killed at least 336 Black people in the United States in 2015; and

WHEREAS, Black people in the United States are three times more likely to be killed by police than white people, and

WHEREAS, 30% of Black victims killed by police in 2015 were unarmed compared to 19% of White victims; and

WHEREAS, in 97% of the killings of Blacks in police involved interactions in 2015, none of the officers involved were charged with a crime.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognizes the 11th day of August each year as a National Day of Mourning for African Americans Killed in Police Involved Interactions.

The State of Black America®

Every year, the Urban League publishes a report on the State of Black America. This year’s report focuses on voting rights, and the myriad ways they are under attack, both from the usual suspects and new threats made possible by the Internet.

Remember Them this Memorial Day

This year, the Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial will be honoring Doris “Dorie” Miller, the first African-American Navy Cross recipient.

We will never forget nor cease to be grateful for his service and that of all those who have fallen in our service.

June 6, 2019 General Membership Meeting

We met at 6pm, June 6, 2019, in the Community Room of the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue.

You may view the interactive meeting packet online.

Or, if you prefer to download the entire packet, you may.

There were very late (right up to an hour before the meeting) changes to the reports, as well as an error in construction, so that several items were not available at the time of the meeting. These items were:

The meeting packet has been updated to include these items.

NAACP Support for Students of Bell Middle School

Dear Community Members,

We are writing today to affirm the NAACP San Diego Branch’s commitment to the students of Bell Middle School, and to assure the Community that those students will continue to receive all the programs (and more) to which they have become accustomed in the last few years.

We are very well aware that some persons have made public certain controversies regarding the administration and funding of the programs the NAACP has been conducting with Bell.  The fact that there have been controversies is certainly true.

However, the NAACP San Diego Branch has never allowed, and will never allow these controversies to in any way diminish the experience of the students at Bell Middle School.  Even when other parties have “canceled” events with less than 24 hours’ notice, the Branch and Bell staff have worked together to make the events happen on schedule.

Now that these controversies have finally been definitively resolved, the students at Bell can in fact look forward to smoother, more consistent and richer experience than ever before.

Please note that this letter is addressed to you, the Community, and not to the staff or students of Bell Middle School.  That is because the staff and students of Bell Middle School are already fully confident in our commitment, and are looking forward with enthusiasm to better NAACP support of their success than ever before.

Thank you for your attention,

Clovis Honoré
President, NAACP San Diego Branch

Trenelle Cannon Legal Fund

On May 7, Trenelle Canon had an encounter with the officers of the San Diego Police Department Gang Unit. By Trenelle’s account, he was unarmed and yanked roughly from the vehicle, and both Trenelle and the officer lost balance and fell to the ground. At this point, the video speaks for itself:

Police footage shows controversial arrest of Tranelle Cannon

On Tuesday Trenelle Cannon, 20, was arrested by San Diego Police in Chula Vista, California for outstanding warrants for firearm possession and robbery. His girlfriend filmed his arrest where a group of officers swarm him and one punches him on the ground and posted it online where it sparked outrage.

SDPD protects and serves young Mr Cannon (using its officers fists while they hold him and his 150 pounds with their combined half ton of weight.)

Mr Trenelle’s mother is raising funds to serve in her son’s legal defense.

Click here to support #justicefortrenelle organized by Leticia Bates

On may 7th 2019 my son was picked up by the sdpd and gang unit on a warrant. He was yanked out the car by the first officer who approached the vehicle, due to the impact of being forcefully pulled out the car they lost balance.

If you cannot donate via GoFundMe, Ms Bates is also collecting shoes:

Hello, I am Trenelle Cannon’s mom. The first fundraiser for my son will be a shoe drive. So if you have any shoes  that are still in good condition that you want to donate that would be great. There is a company that will take your shoes and will cash you out for them. The money that we get from the shoes will be donated to my son’s lawyer fees. We have chosen a lawyer and total the cost will be $15000. 

I can be contact by email: [email protected]
Or you can contact me by cell via text: 6192520595

We can find a place to meet or you can drop donations off to me on an arranged basis! Anyone who wants to give cash donations can contact me at the information listed above. Thank you everyone in advance thank you for all the prayers and comforting words you all have expressed! God bless.