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  • Abrupt departure leaves observers wondering 'why' and 'what's next'

    Kweisi Mfume's abrupt departure as head of the NAACP left some observers wondering where he will go - and whether there's more to why he left. He said yesterday that he wanted a vacation after nearly nine years, and he might explore opportunities in...
  • NAACP stability restored, Mfume moves on

    Kweisi Mfume announced his resignation as president of the NAACP yesterday, calling it "the most rewarding and most fulfilling position of my life" while leaving a hole at the top of the organization he saved from scandal and the brink of bankruptcy....
  • Writing off people as hopeless is unfair, as Mfume's life shows

    KWEISI MFUME arrived at the NAACP headquarters nine years ago as Benjamin Chavis made for the door, hoping nobody noticed the shadow of scandal and unpaid bills trailing him. The whole country noticed. But Chavis, the ousted president, wouldn't answer...
  • NAACP'S future holds conflict between old, new attitudes

    In the NAACP's heyday, church ladies used to sign up members every Sunday, and families gave newborns lifetime memberships as baptism gifts. Today the 95-year-old civil rights group with a history of defending the rights of minorities, grapples to...
  • Committee named to find new NAACP president

    NAACP Chairman Julian Bond named a nine-member search committee yesterday to replace Kweisi Mfume, who announced last week his resignation as president of the Baltimore-based civil rights group. The committee includes members and staff of the National...
  • President has meeting with Mfume

    After four years of refusing to meet with the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, President Bush sat down at the White House yesterday with NAACP President Kweisi Mfume. Mfume called it a "very frank, open meeting" that he hoped would mark...
  • NAACP refuses IRS demand for documents

    Charging that an IRS audit was "motivated by partisan politics," NAACP Chairman Julian Bond announced yesterday that the civil rights group would not comply with the federal probe alleging Bond had inappropriately intervened in the presidential campaign...
  • Hundreds apply for NAACP top post

    A search firm hired by the NAACP has interviewed more than 200 applicants vying for the top job at the nation's oldest civil rights organization, while NAACP Chairman Julian Bond and others have come up with their wish list of additional candidates. For...
  • Pattern of abuse claims at NAACP kept quiet

    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...
  • NAACP continues culture of male leaders

    When the vacancy opened this winter for president of the nation's oldest civil rights organization, many within and outside the NAACP said it was time a woman held the job. After all, men have overseen the group's day-to-day leadership since 1916. But...
  • NAACP calls for 'fair play' in selection of Supreme Court justice

    MILWAUKEE - The new Supreme Court justice must be a strong advocate for civil rights, and NAACP members are pressuring lawmakers to make that a priority in the selection process, NAACP officials said at the group's annual convention yesterday. "We very...
  • Bush, NAACP remain apart as convention opens

    As NAACP delegates gather this weekend in Milwaukee for the group's 96th convention, it will mark a year since Chairman Julian Bond's searing critique of the Bush administration, triggering an IRS audit that nearly cost the organization its tax-exempt...