NAACP gets a new prez and he’s not AARP eligible

22 May


Lots of folks, myself included, have pondered whether the NAACP is really doing enough for young people or any one at all for that matter. Well maybe, just maybe, the good folks at the NAACP were listening. They just elected a new president. His name is Benjamin Jealous and he’s a mere 35 years old. He’s the youngest person to every lead the dusty old civil rights organization.

This Baltimore Sun article notes the similarities between Jealous and Obama (biracial, Ivy League education, lawyer wife, etc). Interesting. More than anything though, I just hope he can actually make the NAACP relevant again. Real talk, I wouldn’t mind a name change too. Who really says “colored people” these days? Anywho, good luck to you Benjamin Jealous.

Leave a comment

Posted by on May 22, 2008 in Uncategorized


Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: