Ben Jealous

NAACP President Even before his election as the 17th president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 2009, Benjamin Todd Jealous already had a resume for grassroots work in the realm of civil rights. From community organizing during his college days at Columbia University, to serving as Director of the U.S. Human Rights Program at Amnesty International, Jealous has made equality his primary focus. His work with the NAACP has allowed him to continue this agenda and achieve gorundbreaking work.

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Mayor of Baltimore Is Unclear on Protesters' Demands

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she is unclear of the demands of a group of protesters that were sitting in at Baltimore's City Hall and led to 16 arrests Thursday morning. The demonstrations were in response to the nomination of int...

NAACP’s New Leader Says He Is 'Humbled' by Selection

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New NAACP Leader: I'm Brown v. Board of Education Beneficiary

NAACP appoints Cornell William Brooks to be its 18th national president.

Former NAACP President Moves to Venture Capital

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Prominent People Who Supported Justice for Trayvon

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Al Sharpton, Michelle Obama and more rallied for justice after Trayvon Martin’s untimely death.

Guess Who Came to the White House State Dinner

Who was Who at the White House State Dinner for France.
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