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NAACP delays move to Washington

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Problems with fundraising have delayed plans by the nation's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, to move headquarters from Baltimore to Washington.

President of NAACP steps down

BALTIMORE, March 4 (UPI) -- NAACP President Bruce S. Gordon is stepping down after just 19 months in office, The New York Times reported.

Bono to receive NCAAP award

BALTIMORE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Irish rocker and activist Bono will receive the NAACP Chairman's Award, NAACP board chairman Julian Bond said in Baltimore.

Black leaders urge more HIV testing

TORONTO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A coalition of African-American leaders is reportedly calling for an urgent drive to increase AIDS testing and awareness programs in their communities.

NAACP headquarters may move to D.C

BALTIMORE, May 6 (UPI) -- The chairman of the NAACP said Thursday he wants to move the headquarters of the nation's oldest civil rights organization from Baltimore to Washington.

Race relations focus of NAACP convention

MILWAUKEE, July 10 (UPI) -- NAACP Chairman Julian Bond kicked off the group's annual convention in Milwaukee with a call for better race relations at home and abroad.

NAACP chooses new president

ATLANTA, June 26 (UPI) -- The NAACP has named former Verizon Communications executive Bruce Gordon to the post of chief executive and president of the civil rights organization.

Responsible Lending Act bill protested

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. civil rights groups and consumer organizations Friday protested proposed legislation they said would gut protections against predatory lenders.

NAACP refuses to comply with the IRS

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The NAACP is refusing to give the U.S. Internal Revenue Service documents the agency requested in an investigation into alleged improper political activity.

Winfrey in NAACP Image Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, producers of the NAACP Image Awards telecast said Wednesday.

IRS investigates NAACP's anti-Bush talk

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- NAACP leaders are questioning the timing of an IRS investigation into the civil-rights group's tax-exempt status saying the probe is politically motivated.

NAACP fight with GOP boils hotter

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The NAACP's spat with the Bush White House kicked up a notch Thursday as U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige publicly rebuked the civil rights group.

NAACP leader criticizes GOP

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 (UPI) -- NAACP Chairman Julian Bond told the group's annual convention in Philadelphia the Republican Party "(appeals) to the dark underside of American culture."

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Hank Snow in 1914; singer/songwriter Lloyd Price, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Crickets guitarist Sonny Curtis (age 70), and Dave Prater of Sam and Dave, both in 1938; Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist with the Ventu
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
By United Press International
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Julian Bond
SLP99010903 - 10 JANUARY 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Julian Bond, chairman of the Board of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), makes a point during a press conference, prior to a kick-off program, commemorating the 1999 Birthday Celebration Program of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Harris-Stowe State College. January 9. .wy/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, (born January 14, 1940) is an American social activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He was the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond was elected to both houses of the Georgia Legislature, where he served a total of 20 years. He was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1998 to 2010.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Bond and his family moved when he was five to Pennsylvania, when his father, Dr. Horace Mann Bond, was selected as the first African-American president of Lincoln University, his alma mater. Bond first studied at George School, a private Quaker preparatory boarding school near Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Beginning in 1957, Bond attended Morehouse College, a historically black college in Atlanta. While there, he earned a varsity letter for swimming. He also helped found a literary magazine called The Pegasus which was founded by his friend. He worked as an intern at Time magazine. He was also a member of the only class taught by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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