Tuesday, December 07, 2004

NAACP chief weighs in on Bush, IRS

NAACP chief weighs in on Bush, IRS: "NAACP chief weighs in on Bush, IRS
Kweisi Mfume set to step down after nine years
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
By Jonathan Tilove
Newhouse News Service
Kweisi Mfume announced last week that he is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group.
When Mfume, 56, a former congressman from Baltimore, assumed the NAACP helm nine years ago, the organization was mired in debt, division and scandal. He leaves an NAACP more solvent and stable, though its tax-exempt status is under review by the Internal Revenue Service because of a speech its chairman, Julian Bond, made in July at its annual convention, lambasting the Bush administration. "

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