Category: News Briefs Published on Monday, 16 September 2013 12:14 Written by D.L. Chandler/Newsone
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After 104 years, the nation's largest – and oldest – civil rights organization should evolve and move in to the future for the first time with a woman at the helm.
So now, as NAACP senior executives begin a national search for a new president, perhaps they only need to look down the hall where Roslyn Brock, the NAACP's national chairman, works in her Baltimore office.
Cottman's piece highlights that Brock, a 29-year-member of the NAACP, succeeded Julian Bond as the national chairman in 2010 and is the youngest person to do so. Brock is also the lead person that organizes the NAACP's Leadership 500 Summit, which serves as a vast network of business leaders, educators, activists and other like minds.
Cottman cited Ebony magazine's suggestions for potential presidents: Stefanie Brown James, a former national field director and youth and college director of the NAACP and the director of African-American voting for the Obama 2012 campaign; Aisha Moodie-Mills, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; Maya Wiley, President of the Center for Social Inclusion; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and counsel-director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; and former Bennett College president Julianne Malveaux.
In addition, a Change.org petition has been circulated entitled, "NAACP: Hire the First Woman President in the NAACP's 104-Year History" and shares the text found in the BlackAmericaWeb.com report.
Sign petition here.
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