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Clyde C Coger Jr

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Nov 17, 2006

NAACP 'Systemwide Refresh': Derrick Johnson named interim CEO - First Action

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 ...


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) voted on Friday May 19, 2017, to dismiss Cornell Brooks (pictured) as its president

By Saba Hamedy, CNN
Updated 8:02 PM ET, Fri May 19, 2017


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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 ...

By Associated Press
May 20, 2017 | 12:43am

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 ...

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 ...


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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