For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP
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Annual Freedom Fund, November 4th
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August 8, 2017
King County NAACP Decries Officers Riding Behind Families of Police Shooting Victims at Umoja Fest
The Stranger SLOG
On August 5, community members gathered in the heart of the Central District to celebrate the Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival and Parade. Aside from marching bands and dance groups, family members of Giovonn Joseph-McDade, Charleena Lyles, and Che Taylor, all of who were fatally shot by police, called for police accountability and justice as they walked down 23rd Avenue. Parade onlookers echoed their calls as they walked by, but fell into "dead silence" when they saw about 10 Seattle Police officers biking directly behind the three families, said Sheley Secrest, vice president of the King County NAACP.
July 29, 2017
Seahawk Michael Bennett helps lead benefit in the park for Charleena Lyles' family
The Seattle Times
The rally and benefit, also hosted by the local NAACP, marks the latest community response to the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles by police last month.
Mural in West Seattle featuring NAACP ACT-SO participant Mahala Provost! Way to go, Mahala, we're so proud of you! Thanks to the artist who painted this brilliant piece.
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