With Kwesi Mfume stepping down as President and CEO of the NAACP, the search has been underway for his successor. The NAACP search committee has recommended Bruce Gordon, a former Verizon executive for the post. The full NAACP board will vote on his appointment when they meet in Atlanta on June 25. Gordon retired in December 2003 after 35 years at Verizon. Insiders say Gordon was chosen by the committee for his extensive business background.
Mexican First Lady’s Dad Bites The Big Enchilada
Dr. Alberto Sahagun de la Parra, father of Mexican first lady Marta Sahagun, died of cancer this morning. Mexican President Vicente Fox (who you will remember made that little comment about Mexicans taking jobs in America even blacks wouldn’t take) is flying to be by his wife’s side this evening. Dr. Sahagun practiced medicine from 1947 to 1986 in Zamora, Mexico and founded his own local hospital there.
Logistics In The Works
Angela M. has kindly forwarded a mock-up list to organize our July 16 gathering in Maryland. I will review the list over the weekend and share it with the group on Monday. The object of the logistical planning will be to determine an effective way to purchase food items, paper goods, entertainment items (such as games, etc.) and coordinate who will bring items such as utensils and the grill itself. Please be sure to hold Saturday, July 16 on your calendar. In addition, we are also attempting to make that Saturday night a party night. A few of us are planning to go out dancing at an area club. Angela M. is researching some venues. I’ll get my shorts ready for the barbecue and my dancing shoes ready for our club night - hope I don't get them mixed up!
Your Blog…. Turn It Out
This blog, like the United Nations, is comprised of folks of all races. For that reason, you’ll notice that our opinions and viewpoints will be fairly different and add to a broad discussion of any/all of the topics that are posted. It stands to reason that we want your opinion, but we also ask that you be mindful of the opinions of others. This isn’t to say that we won’t have instances when the blog heats up – we all remember when my business was put on front street a short while ago – but overall, let’s strive to speak in general terms, rather than focusing on any one person. I value your opinion and the blog is enriched by each person’s take on issues. Please speak freely. No one is above anyone here and one opinion is no more important than another. Sit back, write what you feel, keep it real and enjoy the blog!
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