NAACP South Dade

About Us

South Dade Branch of the NAACP and our strategic goals

We welcome members who live or work south of Flagler Street in Miami-Dade County (Florida), so long as you share our goals. Miami-Dade County is larger than four U.S. states, and our local community clamored for a voice closer to its needs and concerns. We hope to be able to respond to those needs, and we welcome participation in this project.

In March 2020, the Florida State Conference — working with representatives of branches throughout the state — published our strategic goals for 2020 and beyond.  They’re ambitious in terms of reach, membership growth, and how we hope to improve lives in our community. 

The history of the NAACP is a fascinating one. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the foremost, largest, boldest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the United States. It’s more than 500,000 members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil and economic rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and voter mobilization. Sit down for a bit with a cool drink and read more here.

Our Mission

We are committed to advocating for our communities.

Including in the wider county area — and on providing community resources that will help advance educational and socioeconomic goals of the residents within the South Miami-Dade County area.We are committed to working closely and well with the Miami-Dade NAACP branch, whose focus is on the communities in the northern end of our county.

The overarching mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equal rights of all persons and to eliminate racial discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.


Harold Ford
Carole Jackson
First Vice President
Tanika Bennett
Second Vice President
Cardelle Hayes
Third Vice President
Merline Malcolm
Rubiett Jenkins
Allison McMillon
Assistant Treasurer

Committee Chairs

Dr. Keitha Burnett
Don Bickham
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs
Diego Lazcano
Communications, Press and Publicity
Community Coordination
Attorney Melba Pearson
Criminal Justice
Cardelle Hayes
Economic Development
Harold Ford
Pamela Brown-Eyo
Environmental and Climate Justice
Rubiett Jenkins
Hollie Rozier
Freedom Fund
Dr. Martha Bertin
Labor and Industry
Attorney Melba Pearson
Legal Redress
Dr. Arabella Walker
Membership and Life Membership
Carole Jackson
Political Action
Prison Branch
Religious Affairs
Young Adult
Amber Robinson
Youth Works
Yolanda Ambrose
Women in the NAACP (WIN)