(ˈmfu meɪ)
Kweisi (Frizzell Gray),
U.S. politician and civil-rights leader: president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 1995.
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Christopher Mfume, managing partner at CLD Partners, told the Urban Design and Architecture Advisory Panel in June 2018 that the properties would be spared.
The service lasted nearly two hours, with dignitaries in attendance including former Maryland representative and NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume and current Maryland Rep.
Gordon and his predecessor, Kweisi Mfume, did not report to the full board of directors.
Kweisi Mfume of Maryland, was vying for the Democratic nomination, but lost in the September primaries.
Kweisi Mfume had already served in Congress for 10 years when the Maryland Democrat was named a Rising Star in 1996.
Several candidates, including pro-abortion Congressman Benjamin Cardin and pro-abortion former Congressman Kweisi Mfume, are actively seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat in Maryland.
5 Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume says a disturbing "Robin Hood in reverse" policy in the United States over the past few years has given more to the "haves" and less to the "have-nots." He also sharply rebukes California's Ward Connerly for importing his divisive anti-affirmative action campaign into Michigan.
Last December, Fred Shuttlesworth resigned as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights organization that was co-founded by Martin Luther King Jr., writing, "Deceit, mistrust and a lack of spiritual discipline and truth have eaten away at the core of this once-hallowed organization." Shortly thereafter, Kweisi Mfume announced he would be leaving his position as president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the country's oldest civil rights group, amid accusations that he had pandered to the right.
When Kweisi Mfume became president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1996, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group was mired in debt and scandal, and its membership was in decline.
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