NAACP Memphis Branch announces Benjamin L. Crump as Featured Speaker at The 2016 Freedom Fund Luncheon

Benjamin L. Crump, the Florida civil rights attorney who has represented high-profile pro-bono cases such as the family of Trayvon Martin and the family of Michael Brown, both young men killed in racially charged cases, will be the featured speaker at the 2016 40th Anniversary Freedom Fund Luncheon hosted by the NAACP Memphis Branch. “Mr. Crump has taken a personal interest in protecting the downtrodden people of this country and using the law as it is supposed to work for everyone,” said Madeleine C. Taylor, executive director Memphis Branch NAACP. “His consistent and relentless work continues to shine spotlights on legal injustices, and we are thrilled to have him sharing his knowledge, experience, and insight at this event.” The work Crump has done while fighting to preserve justice has earned him recognition as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, Ebony Magazine’s 100 Most influential African Americans, and the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award. In addition to his legal work, Crump sits on the Board of the Innocence Project and the Equal Justice institute. He has served as General Counsel to the Florida State Conference of the NAACP and is a Life Member of the NAACP and Urban League. Crump’s article, “The Police Don’t Shoot a White Man in the Back; Representing Minorities in Police Brutality Cases,” brought attention and critical acclaim. His work and writings have also been featured in documentaries such as BET’s “I am Trayvon Martin: A family’s fight for Justice,” and NPR’s “How a Lawyer Got America Talking About Trayvon Martin.” “Issues of police brutality, justice, and the oppression of minorities are finally getting deserved attention,” Taylor said. “And Mr. Crump is at the forefront of these issues. We can’t wait to hear what he has to say.” About the Memphis Branch of the NAACP The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The Memphis Branch is the largest branch in the organization.

New Seafood Nutrition Partnership Memphis Website Features Helpful Health Information

Site Is a Great Resource to Help Improve Your Heart Health

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) Memphis, together with The Carter Malone Group, has launched a new, Memphis-focused website to encourage Memphians to improve their heart health by eating at least two seafood meals a week.

The site,, has information about upcoming health events, recipes, an introduction to eating healthy and sharing those habits on social media. There is a link to take the Healthy Heart Pledge, SNP’s national pledge to help Americans improve their heart health by eating seafood at least twice a week.

“We’ve seen excellent progress in the Memphis market in terms of people knowing about the health benefits of seafood,” said Linda Cornish, executive director, Seafood Nutrition Partnership. “This site gives Memphians another educational tool to guide them down a path to a healthier diet and lifestyle.” It also links to the national website that gives more information on the national campaign.

Since 2014, the national non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership has been working in Memphis to spread awareness of healthy eating and the benefits of seafood, hosting health fairs and nutritional seminars. The Memphis SNP Team is available to attend local events to educate the public on the benefits of eating seafood at least two times a week.

Along with launching the new site, SNP Memphis is also promoting a new social media hashtag, #Seafood2xWkMEM (seafood two-times per week Memphis), for Memphians to share their healthy eating habits.

SNP Memphis will be involved in the Southern Women’s Show at the Agricenter from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 13, and the My Healthy Tennessee Health Fair on Saturday, March 12 at Raleigh Assembly of God Church. For more information please contact or call 901-278-0881.

For every Memphian and Shelby Countian who takes the pledge, we are donating a can of seafood to the Mid-South Food Bank.

About the Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c) 3 whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. Through its education efforts, the organization aims to help Americans gain the skills to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. SNP is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the NCD Roundtable. For more information visit: