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NAACP may suspend “life” membership Of Former Board Member

NAACP may suspend “life” membership Of Former Board Member

NAACP may suspend “life” membership Of Former Board Member

Court says directors followed the procedures spelled out in the Constitution and Bylaws
An appellate court in Louisiana has held that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has appropriately followed its own internal rules in suspending a “lifetime” member for five years for conduct “inimical to the best interests” of the Association. The Court upheld the action to suspend the rights of Ernest L. Johnson, a former member of the national board of directors. According to the Court’s opinion, the NAACP was originally incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in New York in 1911 and was exempt from federal income tax as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code. In 2019, the 501(c)(3) organization changed its name to NAACP Empowerment Programs, Inc...

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