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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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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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