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Report: NAACP President Mfume to resign
NJ.com ^ | 11/30/04 | AP

Posted on 11/30/2004 1:47:17 AM PST by kattracks

BALTIMORE (AP) — The president of the NAACP is stepping down as head of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, according to newspaper reports. Kweisi Mfume, who has been president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 1996, planned to make the announcement Tuesday, The (Baltimore) Sun, citing an anonymous source, reported in Tuesday editions.

The resignation was also reported Tuesday in a USA Today opinions column by weekly contributor DeWayne Wickham.

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Last month, the NCAAP announced that the Internal Revenue Service was reviewing the organization's federal tax-exempt status. NAACP chairman Julian Bond said the investigation stems from a July speech he gave that was critical of President Bush. Tax-exempt organizations are required to remain nonpartisan.


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1 posted on 11/30/2004 1:47:17 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks

I question the timing of this /sarc.


2 posted on 11/30/2004 1:48:47 AM PST by Siouxz (Freepers are the best!!)
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To: kattracks
Wickham, who has covered the NAACP for nearly 30 years, quoted Mfume in his column as saying: "I came to the organization at a time when it was in crisis, and I'm confident that I'm leaving an organization now that is strong and stable."

More like he's getting out due to the heat from the commetns and actions from those like Bond

So who's going to replace him?

3 posted on 11/30/2004 1:50:32 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: kattracks
Well, this is an interesting development!

I will be interested to see who ends up replacing Mfume.

4 posted on 11/30/2004 1:50:33 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: kattracks

NAACP chairman Julian Bond said the investigation stems from a July speech he gave that was critical of President Bush. Tax-exempt organizations are required to remain nonpartisan.




you wouldnt expect someone to ENFORCE the rules now would we? /sarcasm


5 posted on 11/30/2004 1:50:54 AM PST by MikefromOhio (40 days until I can leave Iraq for good....)
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To: kattracks

A proper replacement would be Fidel Castro.


6 posted on 11/30/2004 1:51:11 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: kattracks

Morning good news


7 posted on 11/30/2004 1:51:50 AM PST by bmwcyle (I wear sleepwear therefore I think (When they are off I am single minded))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Or Jefferson Davis.


8 posted on 11/30/2004 1:54:36 AM PST by thoughtomator (The Era of Old Media is over! Long live the Pajamasphere!)
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To: kattracks

What a big loss to the African American community. </lie>


9 posted on 11/30/2004 1:59:33 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: kattracks

Kweisi Mfume once had mainstream support from Americans.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People should change its name to the National Association for the Advancement of Liberalized, Disenfranchised Americans. Furthermore, retain Mfume, fire the rest, and adopt a conservative platform.

The other option would be to replace Mfume with Sharpton to reflect the lazy Donkey that the once prideful Stallion, the NAACP, has become.


10 posted on 11/30/2004 2:09:37 AM PST by kipita (Rebel the proletariat response to Aristocracy and Exploitation.)
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To: kattracks
His real name is Frizzle Gray.

Kweisi Mfume, US politician and civil rights activist; Frizzell Gray (Baltimore, Maryland 24 October 1948).
Changed his name in the 70s; "It's West African. I did it at a time when my life was changing tremendously.
My great-aunt suggested it. She said, "Kweisi means 'conquering' and Mfume means 'son of kings.' "

He had a rap sheet in Baltimore longer than your arm as well.

11 posted on 11/30/2004 2:53:19 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: thoughtomator
Or Jefferson Davis

Or, at least......

George Jefferson.

12 posted on 11/30/2004 2:58:09 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: kattracks
This is making me queasy.
13 posted on 11/30/2004 2:58:25 AM PST by snopercod (Bigger government means clinton won. Less freedom means Osama won. Get it?)
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To: Mo1
So who's going to replace him?

Clinton after all he was the first black president

14 posted on 11/30/2004 3:00:45 AM PST by Gone_Postal (government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take it away)
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To: kattracks
Isn't U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commissioner Mary Frances Berry going to be in the streets pretty soon?

Hey, the NAACP could use the "kinder, gentler" touch that Berry would bring...*BARF!*

I wouldn't put this beyond them, though...

15 posted on 11/30/2004 3:02:51 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: kattracks

Probably no connection but I see where Tavis Smiley is leaving NPR.

Let's see, why should I care about what happens to the NAACP?


16 posted on 11/30/2004 3:06:00 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Miss Marple
I will be interested to see who ends up replacing Mfume.

I hear that Al Sharpton needs a job.



Of course, when it comes to race-baiters, they are all interchangeable and indistinguishable, one from another.
17 posted on 11/30/2004 3:36:12 AM PST by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: kattracks

Mfume will be joining the fundraising arm of the her heiney campaign for senate re-election.


18 posted on 11/30/2004 3:52:41 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH)
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To: kattracks

Maybe he's positioning himself for a run at Kofi's job.


19 posted on 11/30/2004 3:54:37 AM PST by Klatuu
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To: kattracks

Mfume realizes that what Julian Bond did to GW Bush has set American Blacks back to the dark ages. The NAACP has no political power whatsoever. Being Black, liberal and Democrat ain't where it's at!!!! Mfume saw the handwriting on the wall and either got out or was pushed out by Bond, the lunatic left-wing "traitor" Democrat!!! Blacks better wake up and get with the program. They are going down fast!!! Both the Congessional Black Caucus and the NAACP have been reduced to social and meeting clubs, that's all!! And....I must say American Blacks did this to themselves!!!


20 posted on 11/30/2004 4:22:54 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: kattracks

Rumors in Maryland that he will run for Senate in '06. Sarbanes is 71 and hasn't announced his intentions. Could pit him against Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.


21 posted on 11/30/2004 4:31:46 AM PST by Righthinker
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To: kattracks

We know about the IRS rules that he's been allowed to violate, but I wonder what else he's into. The liberals are always the worst offenders of whatever they're complaining about. If he's anything like Jesse Jackass, he's got at least one mistress and a few illegitimate kids running around. When you're the man, you don't have to obey annoying rules.


22 posted on 11/30/2004 4:34:12 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: Caipirabob

Wasn't Mary Frances Berry supposed to step down several years ago and refused to let the new guy in.?


23 posted on 11/30/2004 4:43:06 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: SkyPilot
And about a million illegitimate children. Father's Day in that household must be crazy.p>
24 posted on 11/30/2004 4:45:16 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: mariabush

O.J.Simpson would be the ideal candidate to replace Mfume. He is so honest and full of integrity that he will be a great fit for the NAACP...yep, the glove fits.


25 posted on 11/30/2004 4:52:25 AM PST by Jose Roberto
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To: kattracks

hummm....stepping down....or getting out of the fray of the IRS investigation......


26 posted on 11/30/2004 4:55:53 AM PST by smiley (Watch out Dems! I'm a William F. Buckley Conservative!!)
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To: MikeinIraq

Hey Mike....you wouldn't be heading for the state of Indiana in 40 days would you?....:)


27 posted on 11/30/2004 4:57:06 AM PST by smiley (Watch out Dems! I'm a William F. Buckley Conservative!!)
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To: Siouxz
Kweisi Mfume

aka Frizell Grey

28 posted on 11/30/2004 5:03:21 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Thud

This report of the IRS reviewing the NAACP's tax exempt status is music to my ears.


29 posted on 11/30/2004 5:08:50 AM PST by Dark Wing
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To: kattracks
Did you say a job was opening up?

30 posted on 11/30/2004 5:11:42 AM PST by Khurkris (That sound you hear coming from over the horizon...thats me laughing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Agreed.

The NAACP is now as leftist and corrupt as the Democratic party.

31 posted on 11/30/2004 5:12:56 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: SkyPilot

"Kweisi Mfume"

Kwazy Mfume, tricks are for pimps!


32 posted on 11/30/2004 5:16:44 AM PST by adam_az (Nov. 3, 2004: Our Republic is Secure!)
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To: kattracks

The NAACP was ever nonpartisan?


33 posted on 11/30/2004 5:19:06 AM PST by TheRatHunter
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To: kattracks

Bill Cosby would be a great replacement!


34 posted on 11/30/2004 5:20:05 AM PST by woofer2425 (Kerry LIED)
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To: pbrown
The NAACP is now as leftist and corrupt as the Democratic party.

The NAACP is still trying to push their "oil for food" like scams on "their constituencies"

35 posted on 11/30/2004 5:22:01 AM PST by alrea (Help wanted: Dir. of Homeland Security, State of New Jersey. Must be willing performer, & Democrat.)
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To: kattracks

I heard that Armstrong Williams will be the new President. Is that true? :)


36 posted on 11/30/2004 5:25:49 AM PST by cold_dead_fingers (Skinny chefs and Democrats... you can't trust either.)
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To: SkyPilot

...."Kweisi means 'conquering' and Mfume means 'son of kings.......

He thought the movie "coming To America" was real.


37 posted on 11/30/2004 5:33:46 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic.....)
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To: Khurkris

He got a job.... his own reality tv show on Spike no less.

It's positively disgusting.


38 posted on 11/30/2004 5:36:01 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic.....)
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To: SkyPilot
Additionally, this guy has sired enough children to fill an orphanage.

His choice of namechange to Mfume was interesting. It would appear that he has named himself in a code that is self degrading to the nth degree. (MoFuMe?)

39 posted on 11/30/2004 5:38:22 AM PST by JesseHousman
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To: kattracks
Hmmmm, Queasy Infamey to step down during IRS investigation of his organization.

Hmmmm, Dan Blather to step down during investigation of his forgery scandal.

Do we have a parallel universe here?

Leni

40 posted on 11/30/2004 5:45:06 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: JesseHousman

5 kids by 4 different women?


41 posted on 11/30/2004 5:46:45 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: icwhatudo

I think it was more like several dozen.


42 posted on 11/30/2004 5:52:27 AM PST by JesseHousman
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To: alrea
The black people need to wake up. The Dims use them to push their agendas.

Are the blacks who follow the democratic party blind or stupid?

43 posted on 11/30/2004 6:03:27 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: kattracks

Good riddance.


44 posted on 11/30/2004 6:06:38 AM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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To: kattracks
I think when Bush snubbed the speaking invitation to appear at the NAACP convention without a serious backlash, the writing was on the wall that this organization had finally lost any claim to be an independent advocate for black interests.
Everyone now recognizes that, like the Teamsters Union is run by gangsters, the NAACP has been taken over by the Democratic Party. Now, it's primary role is to keep the black voters on the Democratic Party plantation as a dependable voting block.
The NAACP must re-examine it's mandate and re-dedicate itself to it's original goals or it will be replaced by newer, more relevant groups.
45 posted on 11/30/2004 6:30:19 AM PST by finnigan2
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To: SkyPilot
He had a rap sheet in Baltimore longer than your arm as well.

And something like 7 illegitimate children.

46 posted on 11/30/2004 6:32:00 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Righthinker

Frizzell Gray vs Mike Steele for US Senate. Oh please Lord, bring that one on...!


47 posted on 11/30/2004 6:32:13 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: kattracks

More children?


48 posted on 11/30/2004 6:33:07 AM PST by DOGEY
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To: bert
"He got a job.... his own reality tv show on Spike no less."

And that will give him an audience of, what...his immediate circle of friends?

49 posted on 11/30/2004 6:56:33 AM PST by joebuck
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To: Klatuu
"Maybe he's positioning himself for a run at Kofi's job.

Or maybe he wants a shot at the just as lucrative job that Kofi's son Kojo is occupying.

50 posted on 11/30/2004 6:57:49 AM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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