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Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention
Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention

The NAACP will hold its 2017 national convention in Baltimore, the nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Wednesday. The decision could mean an economic boost of as much as $10 million to the city two summers from now. Officials with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Baltimore's pitch to host the July meeting – an annual event for more than a century – was so strong they would have awarded it to the city for 2016 were it not for a potential conflict. Baltimore is considered a front-runner for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which also takes place in July. "We had one of the best bid presentations...