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Topic - benjamin jealous
Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy.
Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he plans to step down by the end of the year.
Initiatives such as New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk program inspire others to racially profile suspects and take the law into their own hands, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Monday.
Analysts, law enforcement officials and, most of all, the media warned of potential riots and violence in the streets after Saturday night's acquittal of George Zimmerman — instead protests across the country mostly were peaceful.
President Obama's failed job policies are facing bitter criticism from black Americans, whose leaders now say black unemployment has grown worse under his presidency.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans "are doing a full worse" than when President Obama first took office.
A North Dakota man is charged with manslaughter after two young brothers from Texas died when authorities say he lost control of his speeding pickup truck and drove over their tent at a campground.
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Monday he hopes the group's resolution supporting same-sex marriage will encourage blacks to support it as a civil right if the question is put to voters on the ballot in Maryland or other states.
Saying it won't let recently enacted voter ID laws suppress turnout, the NAACP on Wednesday launched a nationwide drive to register thousands of mostly minority, student and elderly voters before the Nov. 6 elections.
Leaders of the nation's best-known civil rights organization are teaming up with some of conservatism's top names to call for radical change in the costly way many states deal with convicted felons.
Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod is publicly patching up relations with the NAACP after the group's president condemned her for misconstrued comments she made about race that sparked a national furor.
A national "tea party" umbrella group expelled a prominent member from its ranks over the weekend for a controversial blog post as the conservative movement continued its row with the NAACP over allegations of racism.
But Jealous says the opportunity to work with Kapor Capital was just too tempting, putting him on the cutting edge of helping people who are slipping further behind as the national economy grows.
For his new job, Jealous said he's going to be getting a crash course in technology, investing and even software coding.