NAACP Leadership 500 Summit: Roslyn Brock Dispels Myths by Jenee Desmond-Harris at The Root on 25 May 2013.
The author interviews the NAACP National Board Chairman, Roslyn Brock, about her efforts to recruit “movers and shakers” in the 30-50 year old demographic through “The Leadership 500 Summit”. She discussed her role in overcoming some common misconceptions about the organization, and why she feels that this demographic, covering fields such as education, health care , government and even faith leaders can serve as leaders within the organization and beyond. NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is over a century old. What I didn’t know is that they the do not intend to serve the “black-only community”, but rather serve all people regardless of the shade of their skin – look at the increase of the board’s “racial diversity”