No Charges in Shooting of Shoplifter?

March 31, 2021 A Black man, Zhadius Penn, was shot and killed by a security guard at the Ralph’s supermarket in downtown San Diego on the night of February 12th, 2021.  According to news reports, the circumstances were as follows: Mr. Penn was confronted by the guard on suspicion of attempting to shoplift a bottle […]

Time to Fulfill the Promise of Progress

March 26, 2021 Dear Mayor Gloria, We have previously written to you ( about SEED, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, which gave a consistent $500.00 a month to bring people out of poverty with a guaranteed monthly income. Supporters said it would give people the much-needed financial security to find good jobs and avoid debt.  […]

Black-Owned and Operated Coffee Shop Repeatedly Vandalized in Lemon Grove

March 22, 2021   City Manager Lydia RomeroLemon Grove City Hall3232 Main StreetLemon Grove, CA 91945   Re: Black-Owned and Operated Coffee Shop Repeatedly Vandalized in Lemon Grove    To City Manager Lydia Romero, We, the NAACP San Diego Branch, need to know what steps have been taken in regards to upswing in vandalism and […]

Nobody had to die in the City College Underpass

March 15, 2021 The NAACP San Diego Branch is deeply saddened at the deaths and injuries that occurred this morning near City College, when a driver left the road and struck many unhoused human beings.We do not know for certain the reason the vehicle left the road. We do know for certain that none of […]

Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration

March 15, 2021 Dear Mayor Gloria, We are looking forward to working closely with you as you move San Diego to becoming a more prosperous city. There was a program run by other Mayors that could be used to help the economically disadvantaged in our fair city. The program gave a consistent $500.00 a month […]

March 9th “High Risk” Traffic Stop

The San Diego Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has yet to receive a formal complaint about the March 9th traffic stop on Park Avenue where allegations have been made that an officer pointed his gun at an 8-year-old youth. We have, however, reviewed the bodycam video.  We share the […]