PHILADELPHIA In ongoing changes at the local chapter of the NAACP, a new slate of officers has taken over leadership of the organization.
Carl Fitchett, pastor emeritus of Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church in South Philadelphia, was named the new president of the chapter.
The other new officers are Rodney Muhammad, first vice president; Rahim Islam, second vice president; Jennifer Whitfield, third vice president; and Shirley Jordan, assistant secretary.
Gill Ford, the NAACP national director of unit administration, said the appointments were made last week following the suspension of president J. Whyatt Mondesire.
The changes were first reported Wednesday by the Philadelphia Tribune.