“My restaurant was displaced from Downtown Cincinnati to make room for the soccer stadium in the West End. I reached out to Joe Mallory, First Vice President of the Cincinnati NAACP for assistance in finding a new location. After speaking with him, I knew that things would be set into motion and that God would see me through. When Joe used his political and negotiation skills to reach a more favorable outcome for me and Just Cooking, I had the resources I needed to re-open my business in a new location in Bond Hill as an owner, rather than leasing space. I am forever grateful to the Mallory family and the Cincinnati NAACP.”
Owner, Just Cooking
Labor & Industry Committee
We are proud to have helped pass the City of Cincinnati Environmental Justice Ordinance
Advocated for local non-profit implementation of a community-driven economic development rubric! Began planning for a housing conference to be held in 2022!
Legal Redress & Public Safety Committee
We responded to more than 100 calls for help in 2020 alone. Calls spanned from basic information requests to needs for legal representation. We’ve assisted several community members with legal representations related to real estate, juvenile, and civil rights violations.
We’ve partnered with several local organizations, including the Social Justice Center of the Southwestern Ohio Urban League, the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC), The Cincinnati Black United Front (CBUF), and other local attorneys.
Prison/Jail Support Committee
A young man had been assaulted by deputies in the Hamilton County Justice Center and we were able to work with Sheriff McGuffey to eliminate a “One Punch for Pain” policy that the previous administration had in place.
Political Action Committee
We seamlessly transitioned from in-person events to virtual forums during the global Coronavirus pandemic, keeping voters engaged and informed. One Judge praised our forums for probing the judicial candidates and ended a long-delayed effort of conducting an analysis of other methods to increase diversity in the Jury Pool.
Political Action, Criminal Justice & Voter Empowerment Committees
In our GOTV efforts, we have distributed over 10,000 copies of our GOTV Candidates’ flyers in 2020-2021, which assisted in the effort of informing and empowering our communities, helping voters make history in electing the first woman Sheriff in Hamilton County.
We are currently building a relationship with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office with a laser focus on transparency and accountability.
We have created a pledge built on community expectations and campaign promises for the new Sheriff, and we hope to continue to grow the relationship between the Sheriff’s office and our communities. This collaborative growth in transparency has already led to the activation of more cameras within the Justice Center that also includes sound which was not activated prior to the inquiry. We are still pushing for body cameras on Correctional Officers in this County and across the state. But we appreciate the genuine efforts of transparency the current Sheriff’s Office is providing.
Voter Empowerment Committee
We distributed 2500 voting pieces door to door. 8 political forums, registered 85 people, and completed registration training of 15 people.
We are proud to have supported our adopted class of South Avondale Elementary in many ways, and partnered with the City of Cincinnati (Office of Human Relations) and the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints (West Chester) to expand our Annual Winter Coat Drive.