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NAACP will oust its president and revamp to better combat "an uncertain era" under Trump – Los Angeles Times

Saying it needed “the right leadership,” the nation’s most prominent African American advocacy group announced on Friday that it was ousting its president and embarking on a period of soul-searching to reposition itself in an “uncertain era” in the fight for civil rights.

The move from the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People comes as the group has been seen in some circles as taking a back seat to both longstanding and newer civil rights groups and movements that have risen to prominence in battles over police shootings, immigration and LGBT rights.

These groups and movements include the American Civil Liberties Union, which recently gained wins against President Trump in federal courts, and Black Lives Matters activists, who won private meetings with President Obama as they grew a youth-centered grassroots movement against racism and police violence.

For the the venerable NAACP, its new mission involves modern branding techniques and greater outreach.

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