Philly NAACP elects new North Philly Nation of Islam leader president

The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has elected a new president.

Minister Rodney Muhammad has led North Philadelphia’s Mosque Number 12 of the Nation of Islam for 23 years. He’s moving from first vice president to president of the local NAACP chapter.

In his new role, he said he would focus on bringing jobs to the city…

…Muhammad is replacing Jerry Mondesire, who was forced out by the national NAACP amid questions of fiscal mismanagement. Muhammad called the turn of events “unfortunate,” but he said Mondesire helped many people who were victims of discrimination.