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    NAACP President Ben Jealous Attacks Voter Suppression Laws

    (AP) — The president of the NAACP says laws that aim to undermine the coalition that helped elect President Barack Obama are the No. 1 issue facing Americans. Benjamin Jealous told a Salt Lake City audience on Friday that the nation’s power structure has seen the way blacks, Hispanics and students of all races are voting and it r …

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    Ben Jealous, President of NAACP, to Step Down in January

    In a surprise move, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, 40, has announced that he is stepping down from the position in January, 2014, reports USA Today. “Leadership knows when to step up and when to step down,” Jealous said. “This day I can say with pride that I’m prepared to step down and make room for the next person who will lead this organiz …