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Posted at 5:49 PM ET, 08/12/2010

NAACP will not move to D.C.

By Washington Post editors

The NAACP will not move its headquarters to Washington, D.C., from its current home in Baltimore.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced Thursday that it has no plans to move. Roger Vann, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for the civil rights organization, says the “timing was not right.” The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Development Corp. officials announced that the organization planned to stay at a meeting Thursday.

In 2006, D.C.'s city council approved a $3.5 million grant to help the NAACP move. But in 2007, the organization said it was postponing the move while it worked out details of selling its building in northwest Baltimore.

Vann says they weren't able to pass the move through internal processes in time to take advantage of a “very good offer.”

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | August 12, 2010; 5:49 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland  
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Too dangerous.

Posted by: slim2 | August 12, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Let the NAACP stay in Baltimore. This organization is out dated and useless. At one time in history, the NAACP had a purpose. This organization supports illegal immigration and don't speak out against it. Black U.S. citizens are hurt the must with by the influx of illegal aliens into the United States settling in black neighborhooods.

Posted by: Ward4DC | August 13, 2010 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Keep racism out of DC!

Posted by: thebossman | August 13, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

DC should have at least required it to change its name to something not racist before handing over $3,500,000.

Posted by: jiji1 | August 13, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

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