Naacp President Resigns

Tension between Bruce Gordon and the organization's board led to departure

approach,” says Kevin Powell, a Brooklyn-based author and community organizer. “Many of our traditional organizations are still trying to run [things] in a way that is very archaic. There’s a real struggle between the old ways of doing things, i.e., the civil rights era, and the 21st century way.”

Regardless of who is at the helm of the NAACP, as this storied institution approaches its centennial celebration in 2009, it is the hope of many that its objectives and leadership will align to allow the organization to serve as a catalyst for social change as much in its second century as in its first.

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