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NAACP to Choose New President

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NAACP to Choose New President

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is likely to announce this weekend that it has chosen a new president to succeed Kweisi Mfume, who resigned abruptly after nine years as chief executive to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Former Verizon executive Bruce S. Gordon is expected to take Mfume's place and is the only confirmed candidate for the job.