Conflict & Justice

The NAACP reaches out to LGBT community

This week, the NAACP's president, Benjamin Jealous, did something previously unheard of for the organization: he encouraged members of New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center to work with him and specifically, to attend the NAACP march for jobs and justice in Washington next month.

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Essence magazine Senior Editor and friend of the Takeaway, Patrik Henry Bass, explains why this visit to the LGBT Center is significant, and what it could mean for the NAACP in years to come.