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NAACP remains as relevant as ever, new interim leader says

NAACP remains as relevant as ever, new interim leader says

As some question the relevance of the NAACP in the age of Black Lives Matter, the civil rights organization’s interim leader closed its national convention on Wednesday by saying that its activist spirit remains as important today as it ever was.

Derrick Johnson, the NAACP’s interim president and CEO, called on the hundreds of members in attendance to “speak for our seniors, whom we must care for; all of our young people, whom we must train and develop; all of the disadvantaged, not only in our community but in every community.”

“If we get together, as we have, and if we stick together as we must, we will continue to overcome whatever challenges confront us,” Johnson said as...

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