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The NAACP released the following statement regarding a donation made by Warren and Oveta Gardner

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The NAACP elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York. He replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership.

Earlier this afternoon, Andrew Puzder, who the NAACP officially opposed, withdrew his nomination to be President Trump's Secretary of Labor.

In a historic showing, minority actors were nominated in the Academy Awards’ four major categories.