Hilton Smith elected Cleveland NAACP president, Judge Sara Harper wins other contested race as third vice president, national NAACP watchdog the Rev. Gill Ford, who was sent in to supervise election, says 'racism is not dead,' Rev Caviness is first vice president, Bishop Perry is second vice president, Amos Mahsua is treasurer, Arlene Anderson secretary, Marcia McCoy assistant secretary, 3 make the short list for executive director, 24 win slots for executive committee, retired Plain Dealer reporter Richard Peery says new leaders should watch Governor Kasich and not let him 'run the NAACP'
The Rev Hilton Smith, who was elected the 34th president of The Cleveland NAACP by its members during an election held on Nov. 11 at The Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Cleveland By Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- T he Rev. Hilton Smith, senior vice president for corporate and community affairs at Turner Construction Company in Cleveland and an associate minister at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, is the new chapter NAACP president, NAACP officials said Sunday after an all afternoon election at The Cathedral Church of God in Christ . Also a former Cleveland School Board president, Smith, 66, beat longtime NAACP affiliate Jocelyn Travis and member Clint Bradley to become the 34th president of the local chapter that celebrated its 100th year anniversary this year . He told reporters aft