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  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Poll Shows Latest on Senate, Governor's Races (Maryland--Mfume within 1% of Cardin!)

    04/17/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 19 replies · 1,913+ views
    The Washington Post.com ^ | April 12, 2006 | Tim Craig and John Wagner
    It turns out the numbers in the Comptroller's race aren't the only interesting ones in a new poll commissioned by Del. Peter Franchot (D-Montgomery), a hopeful for the office. The same poll, conducted by Garin Hart Yang, showed the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a statistical dead heat between Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Baltimore and Kweisi Mfume, the former congressman and NAACP leader. Cardin had the support of 32 percent of likely Democratic voters, while Mfune netted 31 percent. No other caniddate received more than 3 percent and 32 percent were undecided. In the Democratic primary for governor,...
  • Black vote no longer a lock for Democrats

    03/02/2006 7:16:17 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies · 776+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 2, 2006 | Jon Ward
    Black voters' loyalty to the Democratic Party is no longer a certainty in Maryland, especially among young independent voters, several black leaders say. "We might be the last generation of unabashed loyalists to the Democratic Party," state Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden of Baltimore says. "The Democratic Party is no longer a monolith for the African-American community." Rep. Albert R. Wynn of Prince George's County warns his party's leaders that "black voters can no longer be taken for granted." Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a Republican who is the first black to win statewide office in Maryland, has been...
  • The Democrat's plantation (student newspaper)

    11/11/2005 7:20:16 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 11 replies · 372+ views
    The Daily Illini ^ | 11-11-05 | John Bambenek
    The Daily Illini - Opinions Issue: 11/11/05 Column: The Democrat's plantation By John Bambenek I was always under the impression that being African-American was about having a certain ethnicity. The U.S. Senate race in Maryland has proven me wrong. As the race continues between Michael Steele and Kweisi Mfume, both African-Americans, the Democrats exhibit more and more bigotry. You see, Michael Steele isn't really black according to Democrats. You wouldn't know that by looking at him. He's not black to Democrats, because he's not one of them - he's a conservative Republican. For this, Democrats pelt him with Oreos at...
  • Mfume: Known by the company he keeps

    10/29/2005 12:11:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1,306+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/29/05 | Les Kinsolving
    Whatever did happen to Kweisi Mfume? You remember Kweisi, that one-time Baltimore youth hell-raiser who sired five children out of wedlock – but who reformed himself enough to get elected to Congress and then president of the NAACP. He is currently running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator from Maryland. So what did Kweisi do on Saturday, Oct. 15? Well, he enlisted as one of the speakers at Louis Farrakhan's "Millions More Movement" event – the 10th anniversary of the (alleged) "Million Man March," which never reached anywhere near that number, then or on the 15th. The Washington Post...
  • Kweisi Mfume admits dating a subordinate

    05/17/2005 4:32:31 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 31 replies · 939+ views
    Times Leader/AP Wire ^ | 5/17/2005 | FOSTER KLUG
    BALTIMORE - U.S. Senate candidate Kweisi Mfume said having a romantic relationship with a subordinate while heading the NAACP was a "boneheaded thing to do." Mfume, who is divorced, has previously admitted dating the woman in 1997 and adopting her son. But he denied that any of his personnel decisions were affected by the relationship. "I'm a human being," Mfume said Monday of the relationship. "It was very short-lived and terminated because I recognized it was a boneheaded thing to do. It was my mistake and my mistake solely. That's what makes us better as human beings. Not to repeat...
  • Drudge:Kweisi Mfume and his Ladies

    04/27/2005 7:46:59 PM PDT · by woofie · 50 replies · 1,806+ views
    Drudge ^ | 4/27/05 | Matt Drudge
    Confidential NAACP report claim that Kweisi Mfume gave raises and promotions to women with whom he had close personal relationships... Developing...
  • Turning point for the NAACP?

    01/18/2005 7:20:36 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 2 replies · 197+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | 1-18-05 | www.hotchicken.com
    If you believe like I do that the NAACP has lost touch with the 'black community' listen to this sad story. "During his speeches to Philadelphia children, J. Whyatt Mondesire, the head of that city's NAACP branch, likes to offer $20 to the student who can decode his group's acronym. Many think he is on a recruiting junket for the NCAA. "I've only had to give away my money twice in seven years," Mondesire says. "That's my challenge." That is sad. I was in Baltimore a few years ago, and what I saw made me sick. I was there promoting...
  • Bush and the NAACP

    12/22/2004 7:12:51 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 148+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | 12-22-04 | www.hotchicken.com
    In a surprise move, Presiden Bush hosted outgoing NAACP Kweisi Mfume at the White House on Tuesday. As we all know, Billy Clinton was the first black President, but the NAACP has shown no love to W. Even after George appointed black Americans to the top position in the Dept. of Education, as well as the Secretary of State and the National Security advisor, Kweisi and his group refused to recognize them as role models for all Americans. I often refer to the NAACP as the NAALCP or the National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People. If you...
  • NAACP- Is It Relevant? (The Point)

    12/20/2004 4:20:23 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 23 replies · 571+ views
    News Central ^ | 12/14/2004 | Mark Hyman
    The abrupt resignation of Kweisi Mfume as president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People begs the question: is the organization still relevant? Mfume says he stepped down in order to spend more time with his family. Insiders claim he was fired. Black commentator Armstrong Williams wrote that Mfume and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond had been feuding for quite a while. Williams claims that Bond opposed Mfume's efforts to mainstream the group. Bond preferred to keep the organization firmly planted on the far left. Under Mfume's nine-year tenure, the NAACP rebounded from debt, questionable accounting and a...
  • Restored faith, erased a debt (Kweisi Mfume and the NAACP)

    12/02/2004 7:28:46 AM PST · by 2banana · 11 replies · 524+ views
    The Philaqdephia Inquirer ^ | December 2nd, 2004 | Editor
    Editorial | Restored faith, erased a debt Kweisi Mfume was at the top of his game when he unexpectedly got out of politics to take over the NAACP. It wasn't just his personal story of overcoming poverty that made him popular. The Maryland congressman was articulate, smart, and a potential candidate for even higher office. But he heard another call. Mfume became president and chief executive officer of the NAACP in 1996, leaving Congress after five terms to head an organization more than $3 million in debt. His predecessor, Ben Chavis, had resigned amid the scandal of a sexual-harassment allegation....
  • NAACP Chief to Step Down

    11/30/2004 9:04:26 AM PST · by sully777 · 29 replies · 1,811+ views
    AltaVista/NY Times/AP ^ | November 30, 2004
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is stepping down as the head of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, a spokesman said Tuesday. Mfume plans to make the formal announcement at a news conference later Tuesday, communications director John White said. The organization's legal counsel, Dennis Hayes, will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted, he said. Advertisement White would not say why Mfume was stepping down and said Mfume would not comment until the midday news conference. Mfume, 56, has been president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since...
  • NAACP Hasn't Advanced Anything in a Long Time

    07/15/2004 6:46:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,026+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 15, 2004 | John H. McWhorter
    COMMENTARY Why should Bush speak to a hostile group that has outlived its usefulness? Last week, for the fourth year in a row, President Bush declined the NAACP's invitation to speak at its annual convention. Predictably, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume railed that the Bush administration failed to recognize the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group as being significant or important in any way. The sad thing is, the Bush administration's attitude toward the group is justified. The NAACP is stuck in a mind-set that worked 30 years ago but makes little sense today. Mfume and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond...
  • democratic candidates weigh in

    10/01/2003 10:58:27 PM PDT · by demlosers · 2 replies · 99+ views
    ESPN ^ | Wednesday, October 1, 2003
    ESPN.com news services Rush Limbaugh's comments Sunday on ESPN's NFL pregame show regarding Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb have created a firestorm of controversy. And the reaction of many prominent personalities seems to be one thing: Fire Rush. As it turned out, ESPN didn't have the option. Limbaugh resigned late Wednesday night from NFL Sunday Countdown. ESPN accepted the resignation. Prior to the move, Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark urged ESPN to fire Limbaugh. Clark, a retired Army general who entered the race Sept. 17, called the remarks "hateful and ignorant speech." "There can be no excuse for such statements. Mr....
  • Joe Can't Win For Losing With The NAACP

    07/18/2003 6:00:03 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 28 replies · 194+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | July 18, 2003 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Poor Joe Lieberman. Ever since he burst on the national scene three years ago as Al Gore's vice presidential running mate, he's been repeatedly called on the carpet by blacks. Thursday, he apologized to the NAACP for missing the group's candidate forum earlier this week in Miami. He has nothing to feel sorry for. The NAACP and black Democrats have long slammed him for his support of state-funded school vouchers allowing parents to move children from public to private schools and for his 1998 support for California's Proposition 209, which banned state-funded affirmative action programs. These are the two litmus-test...
  • Lieberman urges Mfume for high court: In make-up speech recommends NAACP boss with no law degree

    07/18/2003 12:16:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 109 replies · 774+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, July 18, 2003
    A few days after being declared "persona non grata" by the NAACP, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Lieberman suggested in a speech to the group that its leader, Kweisi Mfume, would make a good Supreme Court justice, the New Republic reported. Mfume, however, has never been to law school. Sen. Joe Lieberman Lieberman had upset the civil-rights leader by skipping a candidate forum at its national convention Sunday, the magazine reported. The Connecticut senator called Mfume the next day to apologize and agreed to come to Miami to speak to the convention Wednesday night. After an apology to the group and...
  • Candidate No-Shows Draw Ire of NAACP (whine alert)

    07/14/2003 7:36:34 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 7 replies · 165+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 14, 2003 | NEDRA PICKLER
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Three of the Democrats' nine presidential contenders drew the wrath of the president of the NAACP on Monday for skipping the group's candidate forum, reflecting a growing sentiment among blacks that their loyalty to the Democratic Party is being taken for granted. The six Democratic presidential hopefuls shared the stage with four empty chairs, each labeled with the name of a White House candidate who didn't make it. They were President Bush (news - web sites) and Democrats Joe Lieberman (news - web sites), Dick Gephardt (news - web sites) and Dennis Kucinich. While Bush's absence...
  • NAACP President Assails Three Democrats

    07/14/2003 9:54:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 661+ views
    NAACP President Assails Three Democrats By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 12:28 p.m. ET MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NAACP President Kweisi Mfume criticized Democratic presidential candidates Dick Gephardt, Joe Lieberman and Dennis Kucinich on Monday for skipping the group's presidential forum, saying the three have become ``persona non grata'' among black voters. Mfume lashed out at the three during a speech to about 1,000 gathered for the NAACP's convention. Each time Mfume mentioned their name an organmaster played a death knell chord. ``In essence, you now have become persona non grata,'' he said. ``Your political capital is the equivalent...
  • NAACP Calls for New Emmett Till Probe - with both suspects dead, what's the point?

    02/01/2003 5:50:12 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 390+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 1, 2003 | By RON HARRIST / Associated Press Writer
    FEBRUARY 01, 04:35 ET NAACP Calls for New Emmett Till ProbeBy RON HARRIST Associated Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The NAACP is calling for prosecutors to reopen the Emmett Till murder case, a possibility the Mississippi attorney general says is remote because the years have wiped away the evidence in the black teenager's 1955 slaying. The call for a renewed investigation follows a PBS documentary last month about the killing, which became a catalyst for the civil rights movement. The film included the recollections of Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who died last month at age 81 in...
  • NAACP President Blasts Papers On Minority Hiring

    10/24/2002 9:05:13 AM PDT · by GeneD · 20 replies · 204+ views
    Editor and Publisher Online ^ | 10/23/2002 | Joe Strupp
    BALTIMORE -- Kweisi Mfume, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), accused newspapers of not doing enough to recruit and retain minorities and urged editors meeting here this week to "support opportunity" for minority journalists. Mfume, a former Baltimore-area congressman, made his remarks during the annual Associated Press Managing Editors conference. He also urged editors not to think of the NAACP only for stories related to so-called "black issues." "Often times, the NAACP is relegated to the civil rights reporter and coverage is generated by what happens in the black community," Mfume told...
  • The Campaign to Control America’s Vote [PFAW alert!]

    10/20/2002 7:50:17 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 31 replies · 751+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 2002 | Patrick J. Reilly
      The Campaign to Control America's VoteLiberal Group Leads Fight Against Bush Judicial Nominees and School ChoiceBy Patrick J. ReillySummary: Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen is the latest victim of People for the American Way's campaign against President Bush's judicial nominees. On September 5, the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 10-9 party-line vote rejected her nomination to the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. When the electronic voting machines introduced in last month's Florida primary elections failed to correct the voting irregularities that appeared during the state's 2000 presidential election, People for the American Way (PFAW)...
  • Texas flunks election reform

    07/09/2002 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Alissa · 1 replies · 197+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | July 9, 2002 | Deborah Kong
    HOUSTON — An NAACP report inspired by the 2000 presidential election, when thousands of minority voters' ballots didn't count, has found that most states have made little progress in reforming their election systems. Six states received failing grades in an NAACP report released Monday, though some officials immediately disputed the findings. The states that received an F were Delaware, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Vermont. Florida, where the results of the 2000 presidential race remained in dispute for more than a month, got a D. "It was disappointing to look at the grades of some of the states knowing...
  • National NAACP says it supports continued Confederate flag protest

    04/21/2002 7:44:13 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 27 replies · 437+ views
    WIS TV ^ | April 20, 2002 | Brett Witt
    NAACP president Kweisi Mfume says leaders at the civil rights organization are firmly behind local protests over the Confederate flag, "If South Carolinians want to put it in their backyard and hoist it in the air, that's their business, but when you take a symbol of hate and division and you then put it on the ground, paid for by all of the citizens in this state, that's our business." Mfume visited a welcome center on Interstate 77 near Fort Mill on Friday to support members who are picketing because the Confederate flag continues to fly on State House grounds....