NAACP names new President…NEWS that matters

17 05 2008

No this isn’t about some young startlet’s cocaine binge or who broke up with who…

This post is dedicated to the NAACP naming its new President! 

The NAACP is one of the oldest civil rights organizations; founded on February 12, 1909, the organization’s mission is to fight for the rights of people of color. The NAACP has been at the forefront in lobbying for change and movements such as: anti-lynching, fighting disenfranchisement, and anti-jim crow laws. If you don’t vote, then you are using NAACP in vain. If you are a minority attending a Predominantly White Institution, and you don’t know your history- You are using NAACP in vain. If you are a person who knows not what the NAACP stands for….well you know the rest. Go do a little history lesson at www.naacp.org.

Ben Jealous, an activist and former news executive, has been named the 17th President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 

“I’m excited,” Jealous told The Associated Press. “I think that it’s a real affirmation that this organization is willing to invest in the future, to invest in the ideas and the leadership of the generation that is currently raising black children in this country.”

Jealous is a California native and alumnus of Columbia University; he attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. NAACP is in his blood, as five generations have been involved with the NAACP. He started work within the organization in the early 1990’s as a community organizer. 

Congrats to the NAACP and Jealous; I pray that you attain all of your goals during your administration.

I think it is time to renew my membership…. 🙂

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Full article here:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080517/ap_on_re_us/naacp_president;_ylt=AtpbUKhHf_iW6GM96.4n2edH2ocA

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