My view of the NAACP evolved over the past year to the point that I've decided to renew my membership in the NAACP Cincinnati Branch. The organization demonstrated greater relevance last month when both presidential candidates came to the NAACP annual convention held in Cincinnati OH.
In conjunction with those speeches, the NAACP sent a questionnaire to both candidates with questions on issues important to people of African descent. These issues include not only basic civil rights, but also criminal justice, economic development, education, election reform, health, housing, labor and international relations. All of the questions reflect issues that have been developed by the NAACP grassroots membership and the Board of Directors and are priorities for the NAACP.
Anyhow, I invite all villagers to download and read the full Q&A session with both candidates. How often have you thought that it would be good to go beyond the commercials to get insights from the candidates on the issues?
I'm interested to hear your village voice on the answers provided by McCain and Obama. What say u?