Mfume out at NAACP

The Baltimore Sun reports Tuesday that Kweisi Mufume is stepping down as head of the NAACP. He cites spending time with his family, etc., but he is gearing up to fill the seat of Maryland Democrat Senator Paul Sarbanes, 71, who really ought to retire when his term expires after 2006.

Mfume, born Frizzel Gray, served as Congressman of Maryland's 7th CD (Baltimore) from 1987-1996. In July, Mfume famously accused the President of treating blacks like prostitutes.

With Julian Bond's latest rants still ringing, it doesn't look like the NAACP will find any constructive leadership.



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