NAACP civil rights group chief says he's being fired

The president of the NAACP said on Friday he was being dismissed after three years of leading the biggest U.S. civil rights organization as the group said it is seeking a more confrontational strategy against President Donald Trump.

By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON Cornell Brooks, who also is the chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since mid-2014, said the group's chairman and vice chairman told him on Thursday that his contract would not be extended when it expired at the end of June.Brooks gave no reason for his dismissal. The NAACP said in a statement that its leadership would announce "an organization-wide refresh" on Friday."I'm disappointed and mystified," Brooks said in ...