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NAACP names a new president

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KXAN (Austin,TX)

The NAACP has a new president

35-year-old Ben Jealous is the youngest president in the organizations’s history. He was introduced at a news conference in Baltimore Saturday afternoon.

Jealous is a former News Executive and lifelong activist, who says he is an optimist.

“We are raising black children and the outlook is wonderful in many ways. We have a black man with real shot at the White House and it’s work that this group has done to end and diminish racial hatred, it’s a big part of why that’s possible,” said NAACP President Ben Jealous.

Jealous says under his leadership the NAACP will work harder to connect with people through the internet.


Written by Symphony

May 18, 2008 at 7:52 pm

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