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News :: DNC : Human Rights : Politics : Race
Deval Patrick and the NAACP: Will they stand strong?
11 Nov 2006
As a former New England area NAACP Legal Chair, I read with great interest that Boston NAACP President Leonard (Lenny) C. Alkins is quoted in the Metro recently as saying:

"We are proud of the fact that [Deval Patrick] is African-American, and we do not make any apologies for that."

Sound pretty strong. However, what I discovered is that the NAACP -- the nation's premier Civil Rights organization -- has materially altered its Mission Statement as noted herein. Significantly, they have deleted any talk about "informing the public" and "taking lawful action to eliminate unlawful discrimination."

You can read anothe excerpt from my recent blawg entry below, or just skip to the blawg from this link; also there are movies that highlight some of these issues at the related links; don't hesitate to email me if you have questions because there is a WHOLE LOT going on here.
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Many people have been worried about the NAACP going soft, especially in the wake of California NAACP President Alice Huffman accepting $100,000.00 from the tobacco lobby and $12,000.00/mo. in AT&T telecom contracts she failed to report as noted herein.

Black Health Network director Denise Adams-Sims said:

"I think it is atrocious that the NAACP's influence can be bought, but I do understand it."

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12 Nov 2006