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By GREGORY KANE | December 13, 1998
NAACP President Kweisi Mfume showed uncommon wisdom in declining to run for mayor of Baltimore. Now those of us concerned about the future of the nearly century-old civil rights organization can heave a sigh of relief.Mfume's leadership is needed more in the NAACP than as mayor Baltimore. Any of the politicians who have expressed an interest in running for mayor can lead Baltimore. The NAACP requires special leadership -- as Benjamin Chavis Muhammad, who preceded Mfume at the helm of the organization, proved.
By Orlando Sentinel | December 20, 1991
NationsBank Corp. and the NAACP have unveiled a $1.1 million pilot program to establish community development offices that will promote lending to minorities and small businesses in several states.NationsBank is the company formed by the merger of NCNB Corp. and C&S/Sovran Corp., effective Dec. 31. The first five Community Development Resource Centers, to be staffed by the NAACP, will be in Austin, Texas; Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia,S.C.; and Richmond, Va. NationsBank will be based in Charlotte.
May 5, 1991
Rosetta Stith, principal of the Laurence G. Paquin School for Expectant Teen-age Mothers, received the Woman of the Year Award in education from the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and the Alpha Zeta Chapter, on March 17 at the annual Finer Womanhood Observance.*Brooke Erin Phillips, a junior at the Catholic High School of Baltimore, has been awarded the Xerox Award for academic achievements in the humanities-social sciences field.*Juliana Harris of Towson State University has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to be an exchange student in Barcelona, Spain, for the 1991-'92 academic year.
By Meredith Cohn | March 9, 2012
Saturday marks the seventh annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the NAACP is hosting a public lunch and panel discussion at Coppin State University . The day is coordinated nationally by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health . It aims to raise awareness about impact the epidemic is having on women and girls. The forum is open to the public and there are still tickets available. They can be reserved here .  It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coppin's Physical Education Complex & Multipurpose Gym, 2523 Gwynns Falls Parkway in Baltimore.
February 14, 2013
As Maryland lawmakers debate whether to ban capital punishment in the state, The Sun will host prominent advocates on both sides of the issue for its first Newsmaker Forum of 2013. National NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, who has helped marshal support for the repeal effort, and Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, an opponent of repeal, will answer questions from Sun editors and members of the audience. The event will take place from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at The Sun building, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore.
Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley this week announced his longtime aide Jeanne Hitchcock will lead his lobbying efforts during his final year in office. Hitchcock, who will also keep her role as secretary of appointments, will take over as chief legislative officer. She began working for O'Malley in 2000 as a deputy mayor in Baltimore, a role that included lobbying state and local lawmakers. O'Malley said in a statement that "I know that her wealth of experience, wisdom, and commitment to forward progress for our State will serve the people of Maryland well.
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2010
National journalism groups have weighed in at the Court of Appeals in a high-profile dispute over whether the Maryland State Police should turn over to the Maryland NAACP files showing how the agency handled five years' worth of complaints of racial profiling in traffic stops. The NAACP's effort to see the internal police documents has drawn a brief from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, joined by the Society of Professional Journalists. The national NAACP had also filed a brief in support of the state NAACP.
By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2010
The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People appears to have elected a city social services officials as its president this week, making Tessa Hill-Aston the first woman to serve in the top local office in almost 30 years. A final tally of votes was not available Wednesday, but early results showed Hill-Aston leading her opponent, former longtime branch president G.I. Johnson, by large margins. Her slate of preferred candidates also looked to have made a clean sweep of positions on the branch's governing body.
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2000
A supporter for local NAACP presidential candidate Larry Young said yesterday the election committee had "hijacked the process" by leaving the former state senator's name off the ballot Tuesday. C. Patrick Blake, a Young supporter, also called "totally erroneous" the finding that some of the people who had signed Young's nominating papers were ineligible to do so because they were not members in good standing. "The people who signed are current officers of the Baltimore City branch," said Blake.
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | June 11, 1995
Members of the Anne Arundel County NAACP will settle a contested election for chapter leaders when voters go to the polls again June 28.Election officials of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People informed director Jean Creek and defeated challenger Gerald Stansbury on Friday of the new election, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bates Middle School in Annapolis.The new date comes nearly one month after the national NAACP postponed a vote for chapter leadership, saying too few of the approximately 1,000 members were notified of the new polling date.
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