And The New N.A.A.C.P. Head Is . . .

WHICH OF THESE GUESTS WOULD MAKE YOU STAY UP LATE TO watch Nightline? Jesse Jackson? BEN CHAVIS? That's the dilemma the N.A.A.C.P. has in picking a new executive director -- they have talented candidates, but only one marquee name. According to sources both on and close to the N.A.A.C.P. search committee, Jackson and Chavis (an official with the United Church of Christ) now head the short list for the top spot. A choice will be made April 9. It's a tough call: Chavis probably can't generate the kind of attention the N.A.A.C.P. needs, but the mediagenic Jackson may be too big...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!