Alamedan appointed to head NAACP

Ben Jealous—a Rhodes scholar, newspaper editor and political activist—was appointed Saturday to head up the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation. From the AP article about him, it sounds like he’ll be leaving Alameda for Baltimore, where the NAACP is headquartered.

[Ed. note: Angela Woodall’s Oakland Tribune article about Jealous is here.]