Black People Politics : NAACP dismisses its president in 'systemwide refresh' - Derrick Johnson named interim CEO

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    NAACP dismisses its president in 'systemwide refresh'

    Washington (CNN)The NAACP is shaking up its leadership, voting to dismiss its president, Cornell William Brooks, in what it called a "system-wide refresh."


    "The NAACP intends to aggressively and nimbly respond to the current climate of political unrest, as well as the assaults upon human and civil rights that threaten our very democracy, as only it can," the NAACP said in a release Friday ...

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/naacp-dismisses-president-cornell-williams-brooks/

    NAACP dismisses its president in 'systemwide refresh'

    Cornell Brooks will remain at the organization until June 30, the end of his current term.
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    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) voted on Friday May 19, 2017, to dismiss Cornell Brooks (pictured) as its president



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    NAACP ousting president to better combat 'uncertain era' under Trump

    Saying it needed “the right leadership,” the nation’s most prominent black American advocacy group announced on Friday that it was ousting its president and embarking on a period of soul-searching to reposition itself in an “uncertain era” in the fight for civil rights ...

    http://nypost.com/2017/05/20/naacp-ousting-president-to-better-combat-uncertain-era-under-trump/

    NAACP ousting president to better combat 'uncertain era' under Trump

    Saying it needed “the right leadership,” the nation’s most prominent black American advocacy group announced on Friday that it was ousting its president and embarking on a period of
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    Vehemently disagree, Cornell is and has been doing, a fine job under the circumstances :facepalm:



    NAACP will oust its president and revamp to better combat 'an uncertain era' under Trump


    The move from the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People comes as the group has been seen in some circles as taking a back seat to both longstanding and newer civil rights groups and movements that have risen to prominence in battles over police shootings, immigration and LGBT rights.

    These groups and movements include the American Civil Liberties Union, which recently gained wins against President Trump in federal courts, and Black Lives Matters activists, who won private meetings with President Obama as they grew a youth-centered grassroots movement against racism and police violence ...

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-naacp-cornell-brooks-20170519-story.html

    NAACP will oust its president and revamp to better combat 'an uncertain era' under Trump

    In a push to better combat the Trump administration, the NAACP says it is pushing out its president and revamping its strategy.
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    Cornell W. Brooks, president of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, speaks regarding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, on Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. (Michael B. Thomas / Getty Images)

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    Cornell has had little to no support during his extraordinary leadership, and we refuse to amalgamate our group efforts, across the board :facepalm:


    NAACP Is Looking For New President, 'Retooling' Entire Organization


    The NAACP, America's oldest civil rights group, is replacing its president, Cornell William Brooks, and planning a "transformational retooling," according to the group's board of directors.

    Brooks, who has been the president of the NAACP for three years, will not be retained once his contract is up at the end of June, the chairman and vice chair of the board of directors say ...


    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...r-new-president-retooling-entire-organization

    NAACP Is Looking For New President, 'Retooling' Entire Organization

    Cornell William Brooks has led the civil rights group since 2014. The NAACP says it won't be renewing his contract, as part of a "transformational retooling" of the entire organization.
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    NAACP President Cornell Brooks speaks on the eve of President Trump's inauguration outside Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York on Jan. 19. After three years under Brooks' leadership, NAACP is looking for a new president.

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    America Ferrera Wants To Change The Way Americans View Activism

    America Ferrera wants to keep the activist momentum going in the United States.

    And with her new organization, Harness, the actress is hoping to turn many citizens’ interest in various social justice issues into action. The group hosted an #ActivismIRL event with Cosmopolitan.com and Twitter on Thursday in an attempt to turn hashtag activism into real change ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-ferrera-wants-change-way-201317413.html

    America Ferrera Wants To Change The Way Americans View Activism

    America Ferrera wants to keep the activist momentum going in the United States.
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    This isn't a system wide anything. They haven't done similar to the local and regional heads




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    A Fiery Force For The Left, North Carolina NAACP Chief William Barber To Step Down

    North Carolina NAACP President William Barber, a liberal force against the state's attempts to limit voting rights and ban gay marriage, will step down from the organization next month.

    He will also continue to serve as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C. and stay on the board of the state's NAACP, the organization said ...


    http://www.npr.org/2017/05/11/52790...rolina-naacp-chief-william-barber-to-step-dow

    A Fiery Force For The Left, North Carolina NAACP Chief William Barber To Step Down

    Barber organized the "Moral Mondays" protest movement and fought fiercely for voting rights as well as gay and transgender issues in the state.
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    Rev. William Barber speaks to a crowd at a rally in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2015 after the beginning of a federal voting rights trial.

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    NAACP Ousts President As Organization Heads Vigorously In New Direction

    ... While the organization searches for new leadership, the NAACP will be led by Board Chairman Leon W. Russell and Vice Chair Derrick Johnson, both of whom were elected into their positions in February.

    Brooks, who recently staged a sit-in protest against the appointment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, told the New York Times that he was “somewhat mystified and disappointed” by the decision, citing his love for the work and activism he exemplified during his time as president ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/naacp-ousts-president-organization-heads-214323869.html

    NAACP Ousts President As Organization Heads Vigorously In New Direction

    The NAACP, one of the country’s longstanding racial justice and civil rights organizations, pledged to execute a vigorous “transformational, system-wide refresh” to help better position them to confront today’s urgent fight against injustice.
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    How liberals are killing the NAACP

    The NAACP is lost, and radicals like Melissa Harris-Perry have some suggestions for a new direction. Unfortunately, they’ll send the organization further down its current path toward irrelevance ...

    http://nypost.com/2017/06/07/how-liberals-are-killing-the-naacp/

    How liberals are killing the NAACP

    The NAACP is lost, and radicals like Melissa Harris-Perry have some suggestions for a new direction. Unfortunately, they’ll send the organization further down its current path toward
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