(Trice Edney Wire) – The NAACP board of directors has elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York. Russell replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership.
In December, the Cleveland County branch of the NAACP swore in its second ever female president, Sharon Martin.Martin previously served as the 2015-16 branch chaplain under past president the Rev. Melvin Clark.
JERSEY CITY – The Jersey City branch of the NAACP will elect a new president tomorrow after an abrupt postponement earlier this month pushed the election back two weeks. Four candidates – Jennifer Watterman, Joan Terrell, Nathaniel Legay, and Mofalc Meinga – are vying for the presidency, seeking to succeed Bill Braker, a retired Jersey City police officer who decided not to run for re-election.
Tessa Hill-Aston will retain her presidency of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP after being re-elected to a fourth term Tuesday night over newcomer Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon. “I will continue to do the things that I’m doing with the good group of people that I have working with me,” Hill-Aston said.
McAlister had allegedly used the debit card attached to the NAACP account to make personal purchases at Discount Smokes, Tobacco Shack, Walmart as well as Clark and Speedway gas stations. There were also checks from the NAACP payable to Cablevision, US Cellular, to Roger Bryden for rent and written out to McAlister herself, according to the warrant.