NAACP president to step down: too little too late!

By Noble Johns

BALTIMORE, Maryland (BNW) – The way them niggers at the NAACP let stupid Bush make a fool out of the Black community in the past two presidental elections, the least Kweisi Mfume could do is get the hell out of the way.

On the local level, the NAACP has never worked for Blacks. When you go to them about a local problem, they have to clear it with the national office, and by the time they get back to you on your problem, they say they can’t help you because you are not a member of the NAACP. So, what in the hell are they for?

In most cases, the NAACP has turned into just another civil rights hustle on the backs of the Black community in order to extort money from racist whites.

It has been said time and time again by local community activists, “That if you are Black and need help against racism in this country, don’t go to the NAACP, get a lawyer!”

NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is stepping down as the head of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, a spokesman said last week.

Mfume plans to make the formal announcement at a news conference later Tuesday, communications director John White said. The organization's legal counsel, Dennis Hayes, will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted, he said.

White would not say why Mfume was stepping down and said Mfume would not comment until the midday news conference.

Mfume, 56, has been president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 1996. Before that, he was a congressman for nine years.

Last month, the organization's chairman, Julian Bond, announced that its tax-exempt status is under review by the government in an investigation he contends stems from a speech he gave that criticized President Bush. Bond said IRS agents were investigating his keynote address July 11 at the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia.

For an organization to keep its tax-exempt status, "leaders cannot make partisan comments in official organization publications or at official organizational functions," according to an October 8 letter to the NAACP from the IRS office in Louisville, Kentucky.

In September, the group launched an advertising campaign aimed at combating what officials describe as stagnant membership growth. The civil rights group, founded in 1909, wants to increase membership by 20 percent, Mfume said at the time.

The group claims 500,000 members, but it has not seen significant membership growth in recent years.

Mfume represented Baltimore's 7th district in the House of Representatives and headed the Congressional Black Caucus before taking over as head of the NAACP. He inherited an organization tarnished by scandal and burdened by a $3.2 million debt.

Before entering Congress, he was on the Baltimore City Council for eight year

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