WASHINGTON (AP) — NAACP leaders say the next president of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights group needs to be energetic, charismatic and willing to make a personal sacrifice.
The group's board is beginning its search for a successor to outgoing President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who announced this week that he'll step down at the end of the year. The NAACP board is forming a search committee and plans to meet in late October to plan for the leadership change.
Board members say leading a group with 64 board members and a long history is a job that requires a unique set of skills.
Chairman Roslyn Brock said the group plans to continue fighting for voting rights, health care, a higher minimum wage and immigration reform.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
After getting out of federal prison early this week it looks like former state Sen. Manny Aragón isn't at a halfway house after all. He's back at his own house in the South Valley.
The owner and an employee of a local smoke shop are in federal custody accused of selling spice at the Rio Rancho store.
The New Mexico State Police officer who fired his weapon at van filled with kids during a traffic stop gone bad has been fired.
The civil case filed against former cop Levi Chavez in the gunshot death of his wife is coming to an end without a trial.
Could there be a serial dog snatcher in Roswell?
New Mexico is at the beginning of a deep freeze, and state officials are paying close attention.