Dinner and Conversation with Inspector General Robert J. Devlin, Jr.

Greater New Haven NAACP: Please see information about 2 upcoming events:

Please join us for the General Meeting, Thursday, June 15th at 6pm

At the Dixwell Congregational Church, 217 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven

Come enjoy Dinner and Conversation with Inspector General Robert J. Devlin, Jr. and the IG Team

Come hear about the role of the Inspector General, the investigative process, police shootings,

video clips of cases and more..

*Join us for a Community Self-Care Day, Raising Mental Health Awareness

Sunday, June 25th, 2pm – 5pmat Dixwell Congregational Church, 217 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven

There will be: Chair Massages, Guided Medication, Licensed Therapists, Refreshments and more….


In partnership with New Haven Symphony Orchestra please join us for a curated event in dedication of Helen Hagan, the FIRST Black Woman to graduate from Yale University and world renown pianist.

WHERE: Gather at BLOOM 

794 Edgewood avenue

New Haven, CT 06515

WHEN: May 6, 2023   TIME: 12-3pm

Please come! Come network with Exceptional Black Women and Femmes, share what you’re up to, eat great food, learn about Helen Hagan who is from right here in New Haven and enjoy being in Community!

Live music of Helen’s work provided by New Haven Symphony Orchestra!

Food provided by Orchid Café

John Lewis Voting Rights Act of Connecticut (Senate Bill 1226)

Please join us…

You are invited to attend the New Haven Townhall for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of Connecticut (Senate Bill 1226) on Thursday, April 20th, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, ConnCAT, 4 Science Park.

Refreshments will be served.


Connecticut needs its own state level voting rights act.  Legal Defense Fund (LDF), Greater New Haven NAACP, Common Cause in Connecticut, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU CT), LatinoJustice PRLDEF and other organizations and speakers including key elected officials will provide an immediate call to action plus resources for ongoing action to get a Connecticut Voting Rights Act over the finish line this legislative session!

When: April 20, 2023
 Orchard Cafe at ConnCAT (4 Science Park, New Haven, CT 06511)
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM


Annual Freedom Fund Dinner: Save The Date!


The Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP

106th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

This is POWER!


Thursday, May 18th ~ 7:00 pm

OMNI New Haven Hotel at Yale

155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT

Our 2023 Honorees:

Valencia A. Goodridge

Chaka Felder-McEntire, Ed.D

David Asbery, Ed.D

Dirk C. Johnson, MD

Ruby Melton


Tickets are $100; Every ticket includes an Annual NAACP Membership


For Sponsorship and Ad information, please e-mail: naacpffd@gmail.com


*FYI: The application for the Greater New Haven NAACP 2023 Scholarships for

High School graduating seniors from the Greater New Haven area is available!

*Please visit: http://naacpnewhaven.org/2023-academic-scholarship/ for scholarship application packet

Completed application must be uploaded to: https://bit.ly/GNH_NAACP_Scholarship2023

***The deadline for application submission is April 7, 2023.

*Please note, one of the scholarships is for a student planning to attend Southern Connecticut State University in the Fall.


Please join Epsilon Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, as part of their Omega Uplift Series panel discussion.

Wednesday, March 29th, at 6:00 pm

 They are so excited about their upcoming Uplift Series, as they Salute prominent Women Leaders in the Greater New Haven Area.

Join in and hear the lively conversation with the Women, in honor of Women’s History Day.

Topic: Omega Uplift Series #18 A Salute to Women in Leadership

Time: Mar 29, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 838 3877 0570

Passcode: OPPF1911



Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:30 pm

At: POSSIBLE FUTURES BOOKSTORE, 318 Edgewood Ave., New Haven

Special Guest will be U. S. Postal Service, featuring the unveiling of the “Ernest J. Gaines” Stamp, the newest Black Heritage Stamp.

The 46th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Ernest J. Gaines (1933-2019). Best known for novels “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “A Lesson Before Dying,” Gaines drew from his childhood as the son of sharecroppers on a Louisiana plantation to explore the untold stories of rural African Americans.  #BlackHeritageStamps and #ErnestGainesStamp

We will also have the Honorable Clifton Graves sharing Black History Information and celebrating the 114th Anniversary/Founding of the NAACP

NAACP members discuss fake state police tickets

Governor orders independent review after audit showing troopers falsified data on traffic records

Governor orders independent review after audit showing troopers falsified data on traffic records

The governor has asked the former United States Attorney for Connecticut to conduct an independent review after a recent audit that found as many as 26,000 tickets state troopers issued included falsified information.

The audit, which was completed last month, found hundreds of Connecticut state police troopers falsified information on at least 26,000 traffic stops from 2014 to 2021, skewing reports on the race and ethnicity of pulled-over motorists, according to an audit.

Data analysts with the University of Connecticut said the reports resulted in too many drivers being identified as white. They cautioned, however, that they did not try to determine whether the records were intentionally falsified or were wrong due to carelessness or human error.

Gov. Ned Lamont said that, based on a recent audit that “revealed a troubling number of erroneous records in the Connecticut State Police records management system and the State of Connecticut’s traffic stop racial profiling database, he is commissioning an independent review to determine how and why this misconduct occurred, why it went undetected for so many years, and what reforms should be implemented to ensure that such misconduct does not reoccur.”

His office said the review will also determine whether changes to the IT platforms or training materials could prevent mistaken entries.

Connecticut State Police Colonel Stavros Mellekas said he issued an order Monday to all state troopers, instructing them to cooperate with the investigation and come forth with relevant information.

“The Connecticut State Police takes this matter very seriously and we have already instituted several reforms based on the recently released audit. We look forward to continuing that work. We welcome this investigation and will cooperate fully,” Mellekas said in a statement.

Lamont has asked former United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirdre Daly, an attorney at Finn Dixon and Herling LLP, to conduct the investigation. 

“I have ordered a comprehensive and independent investigation of possible misconduct by the Connecticut State Police based on the information brought to light by the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project,” Lamont said in a statement. “I have great faith in the overwhelming majority of our troopers, and to protect public confidence in them we must get to the bottom of this and learn how it happened, why it happened, and how to prevent it from ever happening again. I am glad that someone with Deirdre Daly’s experience and credibility has agreed to undertake this important work.”

Daly and her team will interview troopers, constables, and others who might have relevant information, the governor’s office said.

Lamont said anyone who wishes to contact Daly may do so confidentially by filling out the form online at fdh.com/confidentialform or calling 800-711-6348.

The results of the investigation will be shared with the public.

“It is critical that Connecticut residents have trust in the State Police, just as it is critical that troopers earn that trust each and every day,” Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said in a statement. “I am confident that this investigation and the resulting recommendations will make good on our commitment to building trust between law enforcement personnel and the local communities in which they serve.”

The governor said the investigation team expects the review will take at least three to six months, but the timing of the investigation is largely dependent on how many people will need to be interviewed and how cooperative these witnesses will be in the interview process.

Lamont’s office said the state maintains “one of the nation’s most robust racial profiling data collection and analysis programs.”

However, the recent audit by the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project found that members of the Connecticut State Police overreported at least 26,000 racial profiling records - 3.2% - between 2014 to 2021 and underreported at least 16,000 records -2.4% - from 2015 to 2021, the governor’s office said.

Lamont’s office said that, although the total number of erroneous records and troopers with significant discrepancies declined each year, the report found that some troopers continued to have a significant number of over and underreported records as late as at least 2021.


At Stamp Unveiling, A Civil Rights Champion Remembered