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NAACP picks former businessman as new leader

[JURIST] The NAACP [advocacy site], the largest civil rights organization in the United States, has picked Bruce Gordon, formerly an executive with Verizon [retirement press release], to succeed Kweisi Mfume [Wikipedia profile] as its leader. An official announcement is expected after he is confirmed on June 25. Gordon will become the first NAACP president since 1975 who is not a politician or minister.

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