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  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | 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,...
  • Cardin rally eyes appeal to blacks [Steele R-MD]

    09/28/2006 1:46:40 PM PDT · by Norman Bates · 16 replies · 528+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2006 | S.A. Miller
    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama joined Maryland's top Democrats yesterday to rally for Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin's run for the U.S. Senate in a display of party unity that also highlighted the state party's lack of black candidates for statewide office. The most prominent black Democrats among more than 50 elected officials on the outdoor stage at the University of Maryland College Park were Mr. Obama of Illinois and Kweisi Mfume, the former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president, who lost Maryland's Democratic primary for the Senate to Mr. Cardin. Mr. Obama, the country's only black senator, dismissed...
  • Cardin vs. Capitalism, Matthews' White-Liberal Guilt Trip

    09/14/2006 3:32:25 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 806+ views
    MSNBC-Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 14, 2006 - 18:19 When Ben Cardin, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Maryland, appeared on this afternoon's Hardball, host Chris Matthews played a Cardin TV ad, most of which was taken up by Cardin informing voters that: "I always try to do what's right, what's in the best interest of Maryland families: taking on the drug companies, the oil companies, the insurance companies." Let's first note Cardin's daring admission that he tries to do 'what's right.' Controversial stuff. Actually, come to think of the track record of Maryland politicians when it comes to obeying...
  • Cardin leads Mfume in Maryland Senate race

    09/13/2006 3:10:39 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 23 replies · 1,214+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2006 | MSNBC Staff
    Rep. Ben Cardin led Kweisi Mfume, former head of the NAACP, in Maryland's primary Tuesday, as voters cast their ballots to determine who would be the Democratic Senate candidate in November's election. The seat is currently held by Sen. Paul Sarbanes, who is retiring after nearly 30 years in the Senate. --snip--With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Cardin was leading Mfume, with 45 percent of the vote to Mfume’s 39 percent, or 194,364 votes to 169,953 votes.
  • Cardin Leads Mfume in New Survey USA poll (up 9 points)

    09/11/2006 3:51:01 PM PDT · by okstate · 19 replies · 867+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 11 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Cardin 47% Mfume 38% Rales 7% Undecided 7% Other 1% 424 Likely Democratic Primary voters MOE 4.9%
  • Cardin, Mfume eye prize

    09/10/2006 6:30:12 AM PDT · by no dems · 5 replies · 326+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-10-06 | S.A. Miller; Jon Ward
    The leading Democrat in Maryland's U.S. Senate race yesterday turned to his political machine, built over his 40 years of state politics, to launch an imposing voter-turnout effort before the primary election Tuesday. "We've got to get the vote out, so we need your help today," Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a 10-term congressman from Balti-more, said to about 100 volunteers at a rally in Towson. High overall turnout will benefit him because it will offset the black vote, which accounts for about 40 percent of votes in Maryland Democratic primaries. Most of those votes likely will go to primary rival...
  • Cardin's lead over Mfume up in poll (MD- Steele polling well)

    08/30/2006 10:57:26 AM PDT · by okstate · 11 replies · 624+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 August 2006 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin has increased his lead in the contest for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's U.S. Senate race and likely Republican nominee Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele remains highly competitive in any general election matchup, a poll released today shows. Likely voters in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary now favor Mr. Cardin over ex-Rep. Kweisi Mfume, a former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president, by 43 percent to 30 percent, according to a statewide poll by nonpartisan Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies. In the general election, the poll found Mr. Steele trailing Mr. Cardin 44...
  • Reps. Wynn, Cummings to endorse Mfume

    Maryland Democratic Reps. Al Wynn and Elijah Cummings will endorse former Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) on Wednesday in his bid to win the party's Senate nomination in the Sept. 12 primary, a spokesman for Mfume's campaign said. The Democrats in the Maryland congressional delegation have split along racial lines. Wynn and Cummings, who are black, will back Mfume while Reps. Steny Hoyer, the minority whip, and Dutch Ruppersberger, who are white, have contributed money to Rep. Ben Cardin. Only Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has not given money to either candidate. About 30 percent of Maryland's population is black and...
  • Maryland Senate: Close Race

    08/19/2006 2:20:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 807+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 19, 2006
    In the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of the competitive U.S. Senate contest in Maryland, Republican Lt. Governor Michael Steele slightly trails each Democratic contender. Congressman Ben Cardin (D) leads Steele 47% to 42%. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume (D) leads the Republican 46% to 44% (see crosstabs). This sets the stage for a closely fought general election no matter which Democrat wins the September 12 primary.
  • Steele to Report Strong Fundraising for Second Quarter

    07/08/2006 8:12:39 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 475+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/8/06 | John Wagner and Ann E. Marimow
    Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele (R) will report raising more than $1.8 million during the second quarter of the year, a clip likely to far outpace any of his rivals for the open U.S. Senate seat, according to an internal campaign memo. Steele finished the quarter that ended June 30 with more than $3 million in the bank, according to a memo written by his campaign manager, Michael Levitt, that is circulating in advance of next week's deadline to file reports. Steele's $1.8 million haul exceeded the $1.3 million he raised last quarter. The leading Democrats in the primary...

    07/02/2006 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 638+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Juny 2, 2006 | Matthew Mosk and Claudia Deane
    Former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume leads U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin in what is shaping up to be a racially polarized Democratic Senate primary in Maryland, even as roughly a third of the electorate has not settled on a candidate, according to a new Washington Post poll. For the first time in Maryland history, both major parties have the potential to nominate an African American, and the poll suggests that the hopes of all of the major candidates will depend on their ability to cross racial boundaries for support.
  • Maryland Senate Race May Hinge On Ethnicity (Mfume 33%; Cardin 26%)

    07/02/2006 8:56:20 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 442+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/2/06 | Matthew Mosk and Claudia Deane
    Mfume Leads Cardin In Sharply Divided Primary, Poll Shows Former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume leads U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin in what is shaping up to be a racially polarized Democratic Senate primary in Maryland, even as roughly a third of the electorate has not settled on a candidate, according to a new Washington Post poll. For the first time in Maryland history, both major parties have the potential to nominate an African American, and the poll suggests that the hopes of all of the major candidates will depend on their ability to cross racial boundaries for support. As they...
  • The 'Kweisi Problem'

    06/10/2006 1:23:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 40 replies · 1,694+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/11/06 | Lee Hockstader
    As Democrats elsewhere rub their hands in anticipation of congressional gains in the midterm elections, Democrats in Maryland are gloomily contemplating a scenario in which they may lose a U.S. Senate seat they've held for 30 years. And that scenario has a name: Kweisi Mfume. Smart, personable and politically shrewd, Mfume is not exactly the image of a nightmare candidate. He has the bearing, bona fides and oratorical panache of a senator, and he possesses that priceless commodity for any New Age politician -- a poignant personal narrative. Having run with violent street gangs and fathered five children by four...
  • Mfume decries lack of party support

    Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Kweisi Mfume said yesterday that Democrats risk losing the senatorial election because "old-line party bosses" are undermining his campaign and alienating black voters. Mr. Mfume also would not say whether he would endorse Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, the front-runner for the Democratic Senate nomination, if he should lose to the lawmaker in the September primary. "I can say that there will be people who will feel disaffected [if I am not the nominee]," Mr. Mfume told editors and reporters at The Washington Times. "I've tried to resist the hypothetical question [about endorsing Mr. Cardin]," he said....
  • Maryland Senate: Steele (R) Trails Cardin and Mfume

    04/25/2006 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 14 replies · 701+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 25 April 2006
    April 25, 2006--Democratic Congressman Ben Cardin is maintaining a substantial lead over Lt. Governor Michael Steele in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Senator Paul Sarbanes. Cardin now leads 45% to 35%, a slight decline from our previous poll. Cardin's lead has been shaved only by increased voter uncertainty; Steele's support is still at 35%. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume (D), who has often been neck-and-neck with Steele in our surveys, is now slightly ahead, leading Steele 42% to 38%. The Senate contest echoes the race for Maryland Governor, where the incumbent Republican Bob Ehrlich trails two Democrats when voters...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Cardin's cash edge over Mfume draws ire of black Democrats [MD Senate race]

    02/06/2006 9:55:01 AM PST · by Coop · 32 replies · 854+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/2/06 | Jon Ward
    ANNAPOLIS -- Black Democratic lawmakers yesterday attributed Kweisi Mfume's paltry war chest to their party leaders' efforts to ensure that Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin wins the Democratic nomination for Senate. "The Democratic Party ... [has] tried to orchestrate Ben's success from the outset. Them boys got together and said, 'Ben's the one,'?" said Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, a black Baltimore Democrat who has endorsed Mr. Mfume. "It's a problem because of the message that it sends to individuals who may be interested in the future in holding elected office, especially African-American young people," said Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden,...
  • Support follows racial lines

    01/12/2006 11:04:23 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-12-06 | S.A. Miller
    Endorsements for U.S. Senate candidates are dividing along racial lines in Maryland's Democratic Party. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who is white, has received more than 100 endorsements for his Senate bid, but just seven have come from black Democratic officials. Kweisi Mfume, who is black and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has received 29 Senate endorsements, but just two have come from white Democratic officials. Racial issues have disquieted state Democratic leaders, who have borne long-standing complaints of ignoring black voters that Mr. Mfume himself reiterated during a speech last summer.
  • 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...
  • MD Senate 2006: Cardin 45% Steele 40% (Steele 47% Mfume 40%)

    07/19/2005 12:43:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 1,198+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 19, 2005
    July 19, 2005--Democratic Congressman Ben Cardin leads Republican Lt. Governor Michael Steele by five percentage points in the race to become Maryland's next United States Senator. The latest Rasmussen Reports Election 2006 survey finds that Cardin attracts 45% of the vote to 40% for Steele. Four percent (4%) say they would vote for someone else and 11% are undecided. Steele, however, leads former Congressman and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume by seven points, 47% to 40%. The survey margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. It is unusual for a Republican to be...
  • Questions for Bruce S. Gordon (NEW NAACP HEAD SAYS "Mfume belongs to yesterday"

    07/09/2005 6:31:05 PM PDT · by paulat · 9 replies · 835+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 7/10/05 | Deborah Solomon
    [snip] You're a former executive at Verizon. Would it be fair to describe you as the first president in the 96-year history of the N.A.A.C.P. with no experience in civil rights? No. Not at all. I feel that my civil rights activities have been in the economic arena, where people get jobs. [snip] The last role I had at Verizon was president of the retail-markets group. I also managed corporate advertising and brand management. I spent a lot of my career at Verizon going out and acquiring customers. I think that some of the same marketing techniques I used there...
  • Knock, Knock, Knockin’ Down “Kevin’s” Door (ex-con son of would-be senator Kweisi Mfume)

    07/04/2005 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 634+ views
    Knock, Knock, Knockin’ Down “Kevin’s” Door City Paper Digi-Cam 2237 Linden Ave. The real estate listing spoke of great promise for the house at 2237 Linden Ave., a three-story attached single-family home with a garage and a nice-sized yard: “Vision, enthusiasm & dreams are great tools when looking at this property,” the Jan. 4 listing gamely read. “Reservoir Hill is the next Mecca for visionaries & trendsetters. Invest now & gain instant equity on settlement day.” The asking price: $135,000. Then the house fell down. And now, it seems, no one was responsible for it—especially Michael Mfume, the ex-con son...
  • Search for Leader Exacerbates NAACP Woes (IRS query & Kweisi Mfume resignation leave a hole)

    05/21/2005 8:05:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 542+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/21/05 | ERIN TEXEIRA
    Search for Leader Exacerbates NAACP Woes By ERIN TEXEIRA, AP National Writer Sat May 21, 5:35 PM ET AP Photo: Kweisi Mfume, left, president and chief executive officer of the NAACP, with Julian Bond, NAACP... Perennial worries about the effectiveness of the 96-year-old NAACP have been heightened recently by the ongoing search for a president to replace Kweisi Mfume, who resigned last year and has since been accused of giving preferential office treatment to an employee he was dating, creating a toxic work atmosphere. Add in financial worries and an IRS query into its nonprofit status after group leaders made...
  • 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...
  • Mfume addresses allegations of favoritism [favored a subordinate he was dating while NAACP...

    05/16/2005 4:14:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 1 replies · 476+ views
    Mfume Addresses Allegations of Favoritism By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press Writer 47 minutes ago Casting himself as a determined underdog in the race for U.S. Senate, Kweisi Mfume said Monday that he wanted to erase doubts caused by allegations that he favored a subordinate he was dating while NAACP president. An internal memo from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People outlined alleged claims that a woman who once worked at the civil rights organization had threatened to sue over Mfume's relationship with a subordinate. "This whole issue of doubt in the minds of people is a natural...
  • Pattern of abuse claims at NAACP kept quiet

    05/08/2005 10:04:34 AM PDT · by mathprof · 17 replies · 1,452+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/8/05 | Kelly Brewington, Ivan Penn and Greg Barrett
    The same day in May 1999 that Kweisi Mfume abruptly announced that he would not be a candidate for mayor, an internal investigative memo was sent to top officers of the NAACP describing allegations of Mfume's mistreatment of female subordinates at the organization's Baltimore headquarters. For the next five years, the civil rights organization - still recovering from the 1994 sex scandal under former Executive Director Benjamin F. Chavis - kept that memo secret and did nothing more, even as Mfume refused to answer any questions from the board's lawyers about the allegations. But in an internal report last year,...
  • New Memo Offers View Of Mfume's NAACP

    04/30/2005 12:36:44 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 35 replies · 1,469+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/30/05 | Matthew Mosk and Cheryl W. Thompson
    The screaming match between Monica McCullough and Tiffany Hawthorne at the NAACP's national headquarters in Baltimore was getting out of hand when three co-workers tried to intervene. But it was too late. McCullough had lunged over a colleague and struck Hawthorne in the face. The fight that ensued sent Hawthorne to Mercy Hospital's emergency room with swelling and bruises to her face and hands, according to her application for a protective order. The two women were granted restraining orders. The Feb. 26, 2004, altercation, described in the court document, bolsters claims in an internal NAACP report made public this week...
  • Kweisi Mfume gets cold shoulder from Dems

    04/29/2005 9:49:59 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 34 replies · 1,579+ views
    Gazette ^ | 04/29/05 | Thomas Dennison
    c E-Mail This Article by Thomas Dennison Staff Writer Apr. 29, 2005 ANNAPOLIS -- Six weeks into Kweisi Mfume's campaign for the U.S. Senate, Democrats here and nationally believe the former congressman from Baltimore is being shoved aside or written off by powerful forces within the state party. Many Maryland Democrats -- black and white -- are shying away from Mfume's candidacy and privately criticizing his campaign for not being well-organized. Critics say his troubled childhood as a street hustler in Baltimore, followed by controversial new allegations about his tenure as the president of the national NAACP, will make him...
  • Mfume Accused of Favoritism At NAACP

    04/27/2005 8:05:23 PM PDT · by jdm · 14 replies · 519+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2005 | Matthew Mosk and Cheryl W. Thompson
    Allegations detailed in a confidential NAACP report claim that Kweisi Mfume gave raises and promotions to women with whom he had close personal relationships while he was president of the nation's oldest civil rights organization. The 22-page memorandum, prepared last summer by an outside lawyer, did not accept as true the claims lodged against Mfume by a female employee but determined that they could be "very difficult to defend persuasively" if she filed a lawsuit. Mfume, 56, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, has denied the allegations. In an interview yesterday, he said the allegations in no...
  • 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...
  • Md. Congressman Won't Seek Senate Seat

    04/13/2005 9:11:31 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 671+ views
    BALTIMORE - Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D) said Wednesday he won't seek the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Paul Sarbanes. Ruppersberger said "there is a great deal for me to continue to accomplish in my role on the (House) Intelligence Committee." Kweisi Mfume, a former five-term congressman and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and activist A. Robert Kaufman have said they'll seek the Democratic nomination in 2006. Democratic representatives Benjamin Cardin and Chris Van Hollen also have both expressed interest. On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele has said he is...
  • Steele could have edge: In a face-off with Mfume Republican might draw more of needed white votes.

    03/20/2005 6:00:00 AM PST · by billorites · 6 replies · 1,262+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 20, 2005 | David Lublin and Thomas F. Schaller
    Sen. Paul Sarbanes' pending retirement raises the tantalizing possibility that Maryland will soon become only the fourth state ever to send an African-American to the U.S. Senate. Former congressman and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume has declared himself a Democratic candidate. Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is the most likely contender for the Republicans. A battle between two African-Americans for Maryland's first open Senate seat in 20 years would make for a major national political story in 2006. Who would be favored in a Mfume-Steele matchup? Maryland is a blue state where no Republican Senate candidate has broken 41 percent since...
  • Mfume Announces 2006 Senate Bid (QUEASY ALERT!)

    03/14/2005 9:07:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 41 replies · 816+ views
    BALTIMORE -- Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said in a statement Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2006. "It is with great pride and deep humility that I announce to you today my candidacy for the Senate of the United States," Mfume said in a three-page statement made available to reporters at a news conference in Baltimore. Mfume, who was a five-term U.S. congressman before becoming president of the Baltimore-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, issued the statement after incumbent Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes announced that he will not run for reelection.

    03/14/2005 8:24:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 112 replies · 3,258+ views
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Kweisi Mfume made no secret when he stepped down as president of the NAACP that his sights were set on a Senate seat. But the former congressman said he would wait for Democratic Sen. Paul Sarbanes to decide whether he would stay or go. Three days after Sarbanes, 72, announced that he would not seek a sixth term, Mfume set a news conference Monday at Baltimore's Camden Yards baseball stadium to announce his intentions. Mfume, 56, left the House in 1996 after five terms to become president of the Baltimore-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored...
  • Mfume, O’Malley Lead 2006 Democratic Pack for Md. Senate, Poll Shows (Maybe Mfume vs. Steele?)

    01/16/2005 6:41:04 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 40 replies · 4,505+ views
    Roll Call ^ | January 12, 2005 | Josh Kurtz
    Mfume, O’Malley Lead 2006 Democratic Pack for Md. Senate, Poll Shows By Josh Kurtz Roll Call Staff Wednesday, Jan. 12; 11:35am Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley and former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume are running neck and neck in a new independent poll on the 2006 Maryland Senate Democratic primary, with Rep. Benjamin Cardin close behind.
  • Bush Meets With Bush-Hating NAACP

    12/21/2004 1:47:11 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 31 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 21, 2004 | Limbacher
    President Bush today had the first meeting of his presidency with the Bush-hating Democrat group NAACP. You know, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the extremist group that called the GOP "the dark underside of American culture" and that ran a sickening campaign against Bush in 2000. "It was a very frank and a very open dialogue," lame-duck NAACP boss Kweisi Mfume told reporters afterward. "We both have real differences." The White House gave no description of the meeting/confrontation, but press secretary Scott McClellan said the president had looked forward to it. "The president is always open to...
  • Bush holds first NAACP meeting of his presidency

    12/21/2004 1:24:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 52 replies · 1,555+ views
    AP ^ | 12/21/4 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    WASHINGTON --President Bush met Tuesday at the White House with the outgoing head of the NAACP, the first meeting of his presidency with the nation's oldest civil rights group. "It was a very frank and a very open dialogue," NAACP President Kweisi Mfume told reporters afterward. "We both have real differences." The White House did not provide a description of the session, but Bush press secretary Scott McClellan said the president had looked forward to it. "The president is always open to talking to people who want to work together on our common challenges and our shared priorities," he said....
  • WSJ: Free Speech vs. Tax Code -- Defending the NAACP from the IRS.

    12/14/2004 5:29:24 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 489+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 14, 2004 | Editorial
    Kweisi Mfume recently announced his departure as NAACP President, and not a moment too soon. His tenure has been a disaster for the storied civil rights organization, driving it deeper into liberal irrelevance. But that doesn't mean it still shouldn't be defended against the current IRS probe of its tax-exempt status. Back in October the NAACP was informed that it may have violated a law that prohibits charities, churches and other nonprofits from engaging in partisan activities. Under Mr. Mfume and chairman Julian Bond, the group has accused President Bush of being at war with black America; compared Republicans to...
  • NAACP Head Mfume Didn't Retire, He Was Booted Out

    12/06/2004 10:28:05 AM PST · by eyespysomething · 64 replies · 2,706+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | December 6, 2004 | Armstrong Williams
    NAACP Head Mfume Didn't Retire, He Was Booted Out by Armstrong Williams Posted Dec 6, 2004 Don’t believe the well scripted press conference where former President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Kweisi Mfume, announced his resignation. Mfume did not resign from the nation’s oldest and most prestigious civil rights organization. He was kicked out, following a long simmering feuded with NAACP Chairman Julian Bond. The two began feuding after Mfume nominated National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice for his 2003 NAACP Image Award. Furious that Mfume was reaching out to the Bush...
  • Mfume On O'Reilly Factor (Says Why The IRS Should Investigate The NAACP)

    12/05/2004 8:02:58 AM PST · by rpage3 · 13 replies · 1,473+ views
    FOX News ^ | 12/02/04 | FoxNews
    BILL O'REILLY, HOST: Our "the top story" tonight, the president of the NAACP steps down. According to the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" Kweisi Mfume's contract was not renewed. But he says he wanted out to spend more time with his teenage son. Mr. Mfume joins us now from Baltimore. All right. KWEISI MFUME, RETIRING NAACP PRESIDENT: Hi there, how are you? O'REILLY: I'm ok. MFUME: Good. O'REILLY: I have to ask you these questions. We have a secret source inside the NAACP. All right. This is what our secret source said. It says you and Julian Bond (search) did not see eye...
  • Mfume quits NAACP post, cites family reasons

    11/30/2004 10:46:39 PM PST · by kattracks · 25 replies · 909+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/01/04 | Steve Miller
    BALTIMORE — Kweisi Mfume, the man who took the NAACP from rags to riches during his nine-year tenure as its president, stepped down yesterday, citing a commitment to family and a need for a "new challenge." [snip]Mr. Mfume, 56, said his immediate plans were to take a vacation and to spend more time with the youngest of his six children, a 14-year-old boy.     "I don't want to miss another basketball game or another PTA meeting," Mr. Mfume said. "I need a vacation. I haven't had one in a couple of years."     He dismissed as inaccurate speculation that he was...
  • 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...
  • Report: NAACP President Mfume to resign

    11/30/2004 1:47:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 115 replies · 8,251+ views ^ | 11/30/04 | AP
    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. [flip]Last month, the NCAAP announced that the Internal Revenue Service was reviewing the organization's federal tax-exempt status. NAACP chairman Julian Bond said...
  • Kweisi Secretary Paige Still Waiting for the Phone Call

    09/15/2004 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Sthitch · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Kweisi Mfume, President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said today that an invitation to Secretary of Education Rod Paige to speak at an Ohio NAACP dinner was not withdrawn at the request of the NAACP national office. Mfume said: "I found out about this matter on late Friday and I am appalled that something like this has taken place without my knowledge or authorization from my office. There was no directive given by the National NAACP to withdraw an invitation to Secretary Paige. The decision by the Ohio State Conference of the NAACP to...
  • NAACP Leader Plans To Apologize To Bush Cabnet Member (update)

    09/12/2004 4:55:55 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 45 replies · 1,963+ views
    AP ^ | September 13, 2004
    Baltimore, MD -- The national leader of the NAACP says today he will personally apologize to U-S Education Secretary Rod Paige for the withdrawn invitation to speak at the organization's Ohio Dinner. Kweisi Mfume is president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He says he was "appalled" when he found out about the snub on Friday. He says the national organization never ordered the withdrawal. He called the decision by the group's Ohio State Conference wrong. Paige at first was invited to talk about education reforms, but the organization rescinded that on Tuesday because of a...
  • Bush and Blacks

    08/03/2004 5:52:24 AM PDT · by Warrior Nurse · 27 replies · 1,160+ views
    City Journal ^ | 21 July 04 | Charles Sham
    “We’ve got a president that’s prepared to take us back to the days of Jim Crow segregation and dominance,” says NAACP president Kweisi Mfume. Republicans’ “idea of equal rights is the American flag and Confederate swastika flying side by side,” says NAACP chairman Julian Bond. And the leaders of this supposedly nonpartisan organization are surprised President Bush declined to attend their convention last week? Instead, tomorrow the president will address the National Urban League, a black organization whose mainstream leadership is focused on ideas for improving life in inner cities rather than on politics and racial demagoguery. The president will...
  • * Welcome to the DNC 2004 Awards Show! * Freepers Choice Awards Galore

    08/02/2004 6:40:41 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 30 replies · 4,110+ views
    2 August 2004 | CounterCounterCulture
    Welcome to the DNC 2004 Awards Show! "I'm opinionated and off my meds, so you can Shove it!" Back by popular demand (OK, maybe I'm projecting), is the DNC 2004 Awards Show! You’ve watched the convention, now vote for your favorite moments. This is truly a Freepers Choice Award Show. 40 awards total to be doled out. Who annoyed you the most? Who wouldn’t leave the stage? What were the worst quotes? The most overused clichés? Who caused you to use the most barf bags? Well, sit right back and check out the nominees and relive the experience…*** 2000...
  • Shame at the NAACP (From the College Front)

    07/26/2004 3:05:41 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 3 replies · 757+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has had an admirable and impressive history, but the organization's future seems to be growing bleaker as the days pass. That's because the two men in charge of the association, Chairman Kweisi Mfume and President Julian Bond, are far more concerned with their own political motivations and personal benefit than with the true advancement of the black community. The NAACP recently held its annual convention in Philadelphia, and it was big news that President Bush declined an invitation to speak. After initially suggesting that the problem was merely...
  • NAACP - Nonpartisan Branch of the Democratic Party

    07/16/2004 9:17:32 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 8 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | July 16, 2003 | Andrew Jaffee
    NAACP: Nonpartisan Branch of the Democratic Party By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 16, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms NAACP Chairman Julian Bond claims his organization is “nonpartisan” while at the same time using vitriolic rhetoric to attack the Bush administration. Why would President Bush wish to speak before the NAACP after the way in which they’ve treated him? Some claim Bush should swallow his pride and speak before the group in the interest of “outreach.” I would argue that Bush has already engaged in more outreach than any other administration in U.S. history: 2001: President George W. Bush appoints: Condoleezza Rice, Assistant...