Anthony McCarthy, the former spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, has taken a position leading the city's NAACP chapter.
McCarthy’s appointment was announced Friday by Ronald Flamer, the chapter’s new president. He will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations, filling a position that has been vacant since 1995.
“We are excited to have someone of Anthony’s caliber take on this leadership position with the Baltimore City NAACP,” Flamer said in a statement. “He has a strong history of social justice advocacy and brings decades of experience in public service and media to the job.”
McCarthy departed Pugh’s office in November to found a church. He had long...
President Barack Obama, at the time the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the 99th annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati, Ohio.