With the recent resignation of NAACP President Ben Jealous (pictured), the organization finds itself looking for new leadership. In the organization’s 104-year history, a woman has never held the top post – but a new petition hopes to change that fact.
A piece and petition launched by BlackAmericaWeb.com writer Michael H. Cottman delves in to why the NAACP needs to consider this radical change in light of Jealous stepping down. Jealous, who was the organization’s youngest president, resigned in order to spend more time with his wife and family. Although the rigors of the position are certainly demanding, Cottman feels it is prime time for a woman to lead.