Community Link: NAACP Muncie

Community Link: NAACP Muncie

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Each week in Community Link Carolene Mays-Medley and Marco Dominguez take a look at an organization or business that is making a positive impact on the community.

The NAACP began in 1909 to advance justice. Joseph Anderson and George Foley stopped by the WISH-TV studios to talk about the organization’s mission.

“The mission of NAACP is to ensure the political education, social and equality rights of all people,” explained Joseph Anderson, NAACP Muncie branch president. “And to eliminate based discrimination.”

Anderson said reform is one of the initiatives of the Muncie branch.

“Taking a look at the hate crime bill, voter registration,” said Anderson. “Trying to have a positive relationship with our local government especially with law enforcement.”

Anderson and Foley explained the Muncie chapter has also been revitalized.

“It’s been revitalized through community collaboration and support from other folks,” Anderson said. “We have a lot of partnerships with a lot of individuals in our community.”

Foley explained the branch will be hosting a Freedom Fund dinner aimed at growing not just the Muncie branch, but branches across the state.

“Our Freedom Fund banquet is a fundraiser for every chapter throughout the state and the nation,” said Foley. “It helps recruit our youth and it also helps recruit people to join our chapter whether it’s in your city or in your state.”

Click the video to learn more about the NAACP Muncie chapter and the upcoming Freedom Fund.


How to make Apple Pie Tacos

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s dessert … in a taco shell!

Apple Pie Tacos are easy, delicious, and kids love them! 

Apple Pie Tacos

9 soft street-taco shells (see note below)
2 tablespoons raw sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided 
5 ROCKIT® apples, skin left on and diced
2 tablespoon raw honey 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water, plus more
coconut whipped cream 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a plate, sprinkle raw sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix the two together. Spray both sides of the soft taco shells with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly dip both sides in the cinnamon mixture. 
2. Flip a muffin tin over. Place each cinnamon-coated soft taco shell between each of the muffin tins, so that the muffin-tin humps help the taco shell stay in place and formed. Place in the the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. 
3. To make apple filling, combine chopped apples, honey, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water — about another 1/4 cup — as the apples cook to create a sauce-like mixture. 
4. Spoon the apple filling into each of the taco shells. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle cinnamon, or a little granola.  Enjoy immediately! 

Apple Pie Tacos (WISH Photo/Annessa Chumbley)

Note: A tortilla that’s about 3-4 inches across works great. If you need to, you can take a larger wheat tortilla, and cookie-cut it using a 3-4 inch small bowl.