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(Black Politics On The Web) –As the NAACP gathered in Hollywood, Fla., over the weekend for its sixth annual Leadership 500 Summit, its president Benjamin Todd Jealous said the 101-year-old civil rights organization is moving in a new direction to draw younger members and to go beyond black issues. Leadership 500, NAACP’s official “young adult” wing, is the brainchild of association chairman Roslyn Brock, who says she conceived the idea to give a means of entry to civil rights activism to anxious young people who’d been lamenting that they wanted to participate but couldn’t get past the organization’s “gray wall.”

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