Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson is also the Executive Director of the non-profit organization One Voice. One Voice got in trouble with the Mississippi Secretary of State two years ago as Mr. Johnson partied on the One Voice dime and treated its money as his own little slush fund. He was fined $500 and One Voice was barred from operating until it complied with state law regulating charities and non-profits. One Voice filed its tax return one year later and well, read the numbers for yourself.
Executive Director: Derrick Johnson
Salary: $125,000 and benefits.
Revenue: $2.2 million
Expenses: $2.15 million
Money spent on grants and similar amounts: $40,000
Employee benefits: $84,306
Payroll taxes: $59,782
Office expense: $109,683
What is interesting is One Voice gave Mr. Johnson a $5,000 a year raise after he got the organization in trouble with the state and misspent One Voice funds on himself.
Board: Safiya Omari, Edward Sivak, Gary Anderson, Alice Stamps
One Voice's website states:
Our Mission To enhance civic engagement in the formation of public policy through non-partisan leadership development, research support, base-building, and technical assistance for advocacy groups, associations, elected officials, and community-based organizations with the purpose of improving the quality of life for vulnerable and marginalized communities in the Southern region. Our Principles Building Community Awareness & Empowerment We build community awareness and empowerment by organizing civic institutions, raising the awareness of diverse constituencies, and participating in community, statewide, and regional coalitions that support and increase the capacity of local organizations. We create new opportunities for community engagement and activism by acting as a fiscal agent for local startup non-profits. Building Community Leadership The Leadership component of One Voice's programs develops the capacity of power and progressive community leadership. We assist local and state elected officials and non-profit leaders with identifying and implementing best practices through training, technical support, and opportunities to further their development as leaders and advocates.
Staff members are:
Shirley M. Mock, Assistant Director of Planning & Government Relations
Sherry Wright, Office & Program Coordinator
Ashley Shelton, One Voice Louisiana Director
April W. Brumfield, Esq., Deputy Louisiana Deputy Director and Staff Attorney
Nsombi Lambright, Director of Resource Development & Communications
Monica Taylor-McInnis, Digital/Print Media Specialist & Civic Engagement
Frank Figgers, Strategy Consultant
Cyd McKenna, Programs Consultant
Zakiya Summers, Events & Communications Director