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Chaka Fattah

Obama to address NAACP convention in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA President Barack Obama will visit Philadelphia to deliver the keynote address July 14 at the 106th NAACP Annual Convention, the organization announced Wednesday. The conference, called "Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice," will come at a time of racial unrest throughout the country. "That's a great moment," said Rodney Muhammad, president of Philadelphia's NAACP chapter, upon hearing the news of Obama's visit. While in Philadelphia, Obama will also attend an event for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, a White House official said. It is the second time during his presidency that Obama will speak at the NAACP's national...